This 1 Skill within the ‘Twilight’ Baseball Scene Was Real

by Jeremy Spirogis
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) right before the Cullens have their baseball game in

The film Twilight isn’t a beloved movie for everybody, however for its followers it actually was and nonetheless will be. It kickstarted this large popular culture phenomenon and pulled Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart into the highlight. It has cringey dialogue and the primary film clearly had a lesser finances than the remaining. But followers adore it simply the identical. 

One of probably the most memorable scenes includes “America’s favorite past time,” and one ability in that half wasn’t CGI. 

Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) right before the Cullens have their baseball game in 'Twilight.'
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) proper earlier than the Cullens have their baseball sport in ‘Twilight’ | Summit Entertainment

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The baseball scene in ‘Twilight’ is likely one of the greatest scenes within the film

For Twihards, listening to Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole” brings a few ton of various feelings. But principally, it reminds followers of the now-famous Twilight baseball scene.

As slightly refresher for people who want it, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan are at a reasonably strong level of their relationship. Sure, he’s nonetheless a vampire who yearns for Bella’s unusually potent blood. But she is aware of his secret at this level they usually’re form of simply having time collectively. 

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Bella already met his house-full of vampire relations, so now he’s bringing her to slightly outing: they’re going to play baseball in a thunderstorm. This is as a result of the metallic bat hitting the ball at vampire-strength is just too noticeable with out the added thunder. Things take a foul flip when James, Victoria, and Laurent present up. James takes Edward defending Bella as a problem to hunt and kill her. You know, common vampy issues. 

Jasper’s bat abilities are 100 % legit, no CGI

Before James is available in and ruins the enjoyable, although, the Cullens and Bella have a grand time. They’re all in baseball hats and outfits. Edward is carrying a baseball jersey whereas Rosalie is in full uniform. And Emmett? Emmett is sporting a really cute tracksuit. 

It’s one of many few instances that audiences get to see Edward carefree and laughing. It’s additionally a good time to see the Cullens simply having fun with one another as common siblings and oldsters would. 

Alice is the pitcher, however Rosalie, Jasper, and Carlisle all bat on this scene, whereas Bella is the umpire. Before Jasper will get as much as bat, he does a couple of tips spinning or juggling the bat round. And it seems that’s 100 % actor Jackson Rathbone’s real-life ability. 

“In the baseball scene, the vampire baseball from Twilight, you see Jasper twirling a bat round. Now that was really simply me, hanging out between filming,” Rathbone instructed PopSugar in 2018. “I used to be simply practising, simply making an attempt to do one thing fascinating with the bat once I stepped as much as that plate there. But lots of people thought it was pretend with CGI. It was not CGI and I can nonetheless do it to this present day.”

A number of prep had to enter making the well-known ‘Twilight’ baseball scene

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Even although that was Rathbone’s personal expertise, everybody needed to put together for this scene. In an oral historical past for Entertainment Weekly in 2018, director Catherine Hardwicke defined that Kellan Lutz (Emmett) and Rathbone have been athletic, however Ashley Green (Alice) had by no means pitched earlier than and Nikki Reed (Rosalie) had by no means slid into residence base. 

“We went into training,” Hardwicke stated. “Rob [Pattinson], as a U.K. person, did not play baseball… There was a lot of training, so that was camaraderie-building. We went to an indoor gym in Portland where everyone learned to play baseball.”

Despite Rathbone’s bat trick being actual, there have been nonetheless a number of particular results that went into the scene. For occasion, they used a treadmill-type method to get the nomadic vampires to appear like they have been strolling quicker than they actually have been. Thanks to Hardwicke and Elliot Davis, who was in command of cinematography, it ended up being one of many coolest-looking elements within the movie. 

“I remember thinking, on the page, ‘How are we going to make this look cool? How is this not going to be just B-movie camp?’” Rathbone stated. “But luckily we were in the hands of an incredible cinematographer — and of course Catherine Hardwicke directed the hell out of it.”

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