With “The Oprah Winfrey Show” set to air its “Twilight”-themed episode on Friday (April 23), we can already imagine the talk-show host introducing the cast in her trademark vowel-hugging inflection: “Taay-LOR LAUT-ner! Kris-TEN STEW-art!” Or maybe, “Ro-BERT PATT-inson!” But Twi-Hards will have to wait until the show airs to find out for sure.
Details about Winfrey’s “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” show are being as closely guarded as the KFC recipe. What we do know, though, is that fans will get their first look at the David Slade-directed third film in the franchise. The unveiling was first teased on the official“Twilight” Twitter account: “Visit our social networks after to chat live with surprise guests from the cast.” The tweet continued, “After the trailer launch, stay for a live video chat at 8:15 p.m. ET/ 5:15 p.m. PT with Bryce Dallas Howard, Nikki Reed and Julia Jones!”
That, of course, seems to imply that Reed (Rosalie Hale), Howard (who takes over as vampire Victoria in “Eclipse”) and Jones (Leah Clearwater) will appear on the chat show and then go online afterward. Who else the Queen of Talk will interview from the immensely popular vampire series remains to be seen.
Even more tantalizing than Oprah’s guest list is the promise of the best glimpse so far at “Eclipse.” The June 30 release recently hit a few speed bumps, as word leaked that additional scenes required re-shooting. A peek at some of the special effects and character-driven scenes that Ashley Greene recently raved about could make everyone forget very quickly about any anxiety over potential release delays.