Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale” in the Twilight Saga) has been doing a lot of press lately, which is a great thing of course, and the latest interview comes from Lite Rock 99.3 from Brevard. Through the discussion, Rathbone issued a few updates about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
“It’s been a fun shoot so far. We’re about halfway through the process . . . It was a lovely time being in Baton Rouge,” he explained, gushing about his good luck in having family in the area to provide him delicious home-cooked meals on his off-time.
He also talked about the progression of the Twilight films in quality over the course of the Saga.
“I think each film just keeps getting better and better, you know, with the different slate of directors we’ve had, and now we have the amazing Bill Condon, and he’s been a dream to work with. So, I think this is going to be the best one,” he said. “There’s some very exciting moments in the film that Melissa Rosenberg our amazing screenwriter and Bill Condon, our wonderful director, kind of put together to kind of showcase the highlights of this film and to bring the book to life.”
As for doing his own stunts in Breaking Dawn, as he does in most of his movies, he explained that he did so even with a broken rib. Apparently, he was carrying “a bunch of gear” while working with his band, 100 Monkeys, and he tripped on some wires and cracked his rib, but he kept it a secret from the crew so as to still be able to do the stunt-work for the film. “It was painful, but it was worth it.”