Broadway World has a rather interesting interview with Paul Becker
, the man behind all of the choreography in Breaking Dawn
– Part 1 and Part 2. Here Paul talks about getting the job, working with Bill Condon
, and even getting a cameo appearance in the film. Read more below:
PC: You appear at the memorable wedding in Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Part 1, do you not?
Pb: [Laughs.] Yes. Actually, it was really funny – as you know, Bill Condon
, the director, wrote Chicago and so he brought me in to choreograph Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Part 1 and Part 2. And, so, I showed up on set and we were all having a good time, and, then, when I showed up on set for the last day of filming, where we were doing the big wedding scene, and I go into my trailer and I find there is a suit there. So, I say to the Ad, “Why is there a suit in there?” and, she says, “Bill Condon
wants you to get into wardrobe.” And, I say, “What?! What do you mean ‘wardrobe’?!” And, so I put on the suit and I go onset and Bill is there and he puts his arm around me and says, “I got you in Chicago and now I’m gonna put you in this one.” And, so, he put me in the scene.
PC: What a great story.
Pb: Yeah, it was really fun. It was nice of him to do that.
PC: How did you get involved with Bill on Twilight in the first place? Was it just the Chicago connection?
Pb: I’m not sure – we never actually met on Chicago, but my girlfriend Sharon Leal
was in Dreamgirls
that he directed so she had known him. I had never met him before Twilight, though. One of the producers called me – I just got a random phone call one day and someone said, “Bill Condon
saw your material and he would like to meet with you.” And, so, I was actually filming the TV series Hellcats
at the time, in Vancouver, so I just went over to the Twilight set and I could not believe how hi-security it was – I mean, you could not get on the set!
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