Eclipse's Kiowa Gordon, Plus Twilight Tidbits Return
07.09.10 by REELZ
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took a big bite of the box office last week ... and is sure to again this weekend, given the devotion of self-proclaimed "Twi-hards." Hollywood Dailies co-host Stephanie Simmons attended last week's Twilight Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, and shared her photos and reactions with us to help kick off the return of Friday's "Twilight Tidbits." Check out what Stephanie told us after the jump, and be sure to tune in to Hollywood Dailies at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT tonight to catch the latest news on Eclipse and the upcoming two-part Breaking Dawn.
If you're a Twilight guru, you'll know why Phoenix is so important to the story and why I was so excited to meet fans at a convention there. (Bella lived in Phoenix before moving to Forks in the first movie and book.) One of the highlights was the booth that offered temporary tattoos, placed on the upper right arm of honorary members of the wolf pack — with a lasting strength that changes depending on how hard you scrub in the shower!:) The fans talked me into getting one, but mine did NOT come off in one shower, like the lady applying it promised! Quite a challenge dressing for Hollywood Dailies the rest of the week with my slowly fading arm decor. My co-host, Matt, certainly had a fun time teasing me about it. Oh well, all fun and totally worth it!
At the event, I also had the chance to interview one of the wolf packers, Kiowa Gordon, who is from Arizona so this convention was extra special for him. As a big thank you, he sang to fans and jumped up and down on the stage with his Arizona-based band Touche. During our interview, Kiowa even told me that he went to high school with half the crowd at the event! Not something you see everyday, and I was certainly blown away by that kind of support. Pretty awesome!