Stephenie Meyer incited a phenomenon in Young Adult fiction fans that hadn’t been seen since Harry Potter when her Twilight Saga series became one of the biggest hits of the decade. Unsurprisingly, they too were quickly adapted for the big-screen, only making the fandom even more passionate. Dedicated fans sold out theaters long before the films premiered and have watched each of the five films over and over again. As with every film and major series, a lot more goes into bringing the film to the big screen than many fans realize. Take a look behind the scenes of the Twilight franchise with these 10 secrets that have been spilled over the years!
10. The Volturi
It took a lot of hard work to create the unique look of the Volturi, particularly their blood red eyes. Special effects designer Cristina Patterson Ceret actually hand-painted each set of contacts lenses worn by the Volturi actors. Costume stylist Tish Monaghan also revealed that there was so much more to the Volturi’s wardrobe than just black. “I carefully color graded the shades of black on the characters in the chamber to show the ascent of power, with Jane and the other leaders being the darkest shade of all.”
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