'86 Rabbit

A FANGirl's Forkstress of Solitude

No Contacts

I’ve seen an interview or two with Robert Pattinson in which he said he had problems with the contacts and didn’t want to wear them in New Moon. I can relate. I wore contacts for about two years, and my eyes never really adjusted. They’re just too sensitive. I can’t imagine having to convey emotions and subtle reactions with my eyes, to be blown up on the big screen and scrutinized, when they feel like there is sand in them at all times. And I didn’t even have colored contacts. On top of the pain distracting from the scene, I’m sure the colored bit partially obscuring your vision would make it extremely difficult to react to the others in the scene. I’ve seen movies in which people were wearing colored contacts, and at times their eyes didn’t seem to be looking in quite the right direction. I didn’t notice any scenes like that in Twilight, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a problem on set, only that none of those shots ended up in the film. Here’s hoping he doesn’t have to wear them, and Edward’s eye color can just be done with CGI.


February 19, 2009 - Posted by | Actors, New Moon, Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. You know there’s one tiny moment when Edward is talking to Bella at the salad bar when it looks like he is not looking at her while talking. I wondered if it was the contact issue. Didn’t stop my tongue from wagging, though…

    Comment by Spank Ransom | February 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. Oh yeah, I forgot about that part. I noticed that too.

    Comment by '86 Rabbit | February 25, 2009 | Reply

  3. Given the budget they’re working with this time around, I also hope that R-Patts gets his way and they do the eye color using CGI (or whatever). I’ve got my own ulterior motive here, though: when watching Twilight (er, several times…), I found it really distracting (and amateur-ish) that you could see the edges of the contacts in some of the close-ups (and there were a LOT of close ups – lol).

    Enjoying your blog!

    Comment by Snarkier Than You | February 25, 2009 | Reply

  4. Thanks for stopping by!

    Yes, seeing the edge of contacts was distracting. At one point I was laughing because of all the extreme eye close-ups. It was like a bad western.

    Comment by '86 Rabbit | February 25, 2009 | Reply

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