Michael Sheen is set to appear on the big screen as the character Aro for the last time in the Twilight Finale later this month and he has been talking about the big battle scene at the end of the movie. Michael claims that he went prepared for spending weeks in the cold, only to discover that it was all being shot in a studio.
Sheen told Collider, “Because it’s set outside, I thought we were going to be in the forest, for weeks and weeks and weeks, and that I needed to bring all of my warm clothes. So, when we were doing the costume design, I’ve learned from experience that, if you’re going to be somewhere cold and doing a lot of night shoots, you should have a warm costume. I made sure that my costume was layers and layers with a cloak and really heavy things.”
He added, “Then, of course, I turned up on day one, and we were in a studio. It was all CG with green screen. I was boiling, for weeks and weeks and weeks. We were on this snowy set with all the other vampires. Team Aro were at one end, and then Team That Lot were at the other end, miles away from each other, so we couldn’t even talk to each other. We just had to stay at either end of this huge set.”
Michael continued, “There were poor vampires that had to stand around, for ages and ages. At least, for me, I was involved in it, all the time, so I had something to do. A lot of other people just had to stand there. And then, towards the last day of the battle scene – and I think it might exist on the DVD – there was this huge dance that happened, where the Cullens had choreographed a dance. So, as they said, ‘Action!,’ they suddenly went into this choreographed dance routine to ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).’ It was fantastic! That broke the boredom, for once.”
You can see Michael Sheen starring alongside Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner for the final time, when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is released on November 16.