While on the set of his new project Aim High, Jackson Rathbone spoke to MovieWeb about his forthcoming work on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (video attached).
According to Rathbone, he's been going back and forth between Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Los Angeles, California, and he has had the opportunity to meet and speak with director Bill Condon about the films.
We met in Baton Rouge earlier this month. We’ve been kind of going back and forth between Baton Rouge and Los Angeles. They just started filming, they finished the South American portion of filming already. I go back to Baton Rouge here in two days, so then I’ll be getting back into the works and getting vampire-d out, not having blood on me but being kind of blood-thirsty.
Rathbone also admitted he and his Twilight castmates will be enjoying playing catch-up on the set of the fourth and fifth Twilight film.
Every time we get back together for another Twilight film, it’s a family reunion. You know, these are artists and kids that I’ve grown up with over the past three or four years now. I mean, it’s been a while, so every time we get back together it’s exciting to see where everyone’s been, what they’ve done with their career, what they’ve done with their lives. It’s sad to see the end coming, but at the same time it’s very rewarding that we’ve been able to be a part of a series that’s touched the lives of countless people. It’s really exciting.
Jackson Rathbone also talked about how he is excited about moving forward with Bill Condon for the last two (while not downgrading the work of former directors Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, and David Slade).
We always like to step it up. I think that’s the motto of any artist: never be satisfied always try to step it up. I think that’s what we’ve achieved with the Twilight films. Not to say that Twilight the original wasn’t good . . . Are you kidding? That movie was beautiful, and it set a certain tone, and what Chris Weitz brought to New Moon kind of elaborated on that. Then, what David Slade brought to Eclipse was a darker, more visceral side. I mean, each director has brought their own tonality, their own landscape ideas for these particular films. So now we’re with Bill Condon and the last two, and it’s really exciting. I’ve been a fan of his since like Gods And Monsters, you know, his early work, so to be working with them, to be meeting with him and talking with him about this is extremely exciting.
The interview was published two days ago, so presumably Rathbone is in Baton Rouge carrying out these plans at this very moment!