Comic-Con’s Breaking Dawn Panel from a 12-year-olds Perspective
(Please welcome a new guest contributor, Naomi, age 12)
When I found out that I was going to Comic-Con for the Breaking Dawn panel I was thrilled! Of course, the long trek from the parking lot with our heavy stuff and then sleeping on cold, wet, hard ground was not ideal, but it was worth it for the experience.
I was interviewed by two journalists, talked with fellow line members, and got autographs from Twilight stars such as Ashley Greene, Boo Boo Stewart, Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser.
During the panel, everyone went crazy for Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. I was disappointed that Kristen Stewart appeared as if Comic-Con and the fans don’t matter enough to brush your hair or wear a top that your bra doesn’t show through.
Some of the questions from fans were hilarious (as were Kristen’s confusing and weird answers).
One question was from a little girl, maybe 6, who asked Robert “Did you like having a baby with Kristen?” Rob answered, “By the look on your face, you ‘d think you were asking something else,” which seemed a weird comment to make to a kid! Since the questions had to be approved, apparently someone thought this was a good question for the panel. Rob’s answer seemed to indicate that he thought what she was really asking was “Do you like having sex with Kristen?” Whether this is what she meant or not, I felt it was odd he replied in this way. She was like 6!
Rob went on to say he loved babies and being in movies with them. Many of the other panelists noted the birth scene was one of their favorites. I don’t understand why so many of them name this scene as their favorite as it is a scary scene that involves lots of pain for Bella.
Though it was fun to experience all the fandom craziness in one room, I wished the other panelists – Nikki Reed, Ashley Green, and Elizabeth Reaser, would have had more questions directed to them. There is more to Twilight than the big three! My personal favorite was Ashley Greene because she gave worthwhile answers that were not super weird (like Kristen) or creepy (like Rob) or full of himself (Taylor), and, unlike some of the others, she didn’t hog the microphone or go on and on.
If I get to go to Comic-Con next year, I hope they will have more questions for all of those on the panel, not just the big three. And I hope that the stars come through and give autographs for those in line again! That was a definite highlight, especially when Elizabeth Reaser asked me about my “Team Wilson” button and I got to tell her about my mom’s book.