Every actor has their method, a way to get into the grove of their character. Where I do not remotely consider myself an actress, whenever Forever Twilight In Forks (FKA Stephenie Meyer Day) rolls around, I too have my methods. Getting away from real life and hopping back into the twilight world is tough sometime, especially when having ten billion things on my mind! So I make sure I take the time starting around this time (July) to really channel my Bella Swan.
Of course I watch the movies, re-read blog posts about clothes, come up with questions I’d ask Bella and then answer them as Bella… but a favorite of mine – Listening to the soundtracks.
I have such a strange personality even I can’t put my finger on it. I guess being a Gemini is really the only way I can explain it. I’m chill and carefree on the outside, but on the inside its like a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions… sometimes I swear I have so much going on in there not only do I have me, but I’m fairly certain I have 3 more of me from past lives. Sometimes, depending on what day you catch me on, a little bit of that chaotic makes its way to the outside, and that usually comes with so many more emotions other than “chill” one of the biggest ones being nostalgia.
Whenever I put those soundtracks on it’s as if nostalgia grew a 5 pound hand and smacked me across the face. Even though the movies weren’t as spread out as some, each soundtrack seemed to come out in a different stage of my life. So naturally when I listen to them, I think about those times. And for that, I think my favorite soundtrack would have to be Eclipse.
Eclipse was the soundtrack I listened to non stop the summer I graduated college. It was ALSO the summer I first planned on going to Forks and exploring it for the first time. (It’s also obviously the soundtrack I listened to while driving to Forks on only 3 hours of sleep) That is THE soundtrack I put on when I want to get pumped. It’s as if I’m completely and 100% back in the days when we all ate, breathed and lived twilight. It’s as if nothing ever changed. It reminds me of why I still do this, and why I had a crazy idea to go to Forks in the first place. It’s so special to me in so many ways I can go on forever, so I’ll let you guys share your stories.
“Just for tonight, darling, let’s get lost.”