'Twilight' Actors Surprise Fans During 4-Day Camp Out


Thousands of diehard "Twilight" fans from all over the world gathered for several days last week as they awaited an early screening of the first of two films covering the last of four books: "Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

If you passed by Chick Hearn Court between Wednesday and Sunday, in the space between the L.A. Live Plaza and the Staples Center, you would have seen two large "tent cities" filled with moviegoers who spent as long as four days outdoors awaiting the film. They endured cold and rain, but on Sunday morning, when Time Warner Cable treated fans to breakfast from Corner Bakery, their spirits were high. They knew something special was in store for them, but they did not know what.

Then, again thanks to Time Warner, fans were treated to appearances by five of the films' stars, who spent several hours giving autographs and taking pictures with fans. As they worked their way down the line, the actors and actresses signed everything from movie posters to guitars to copies of the Twilight books.

Asked about the apparent obsession that motivates people to camp out for the better part of a week, Peter Facinelli, who plays vampire doctor Carlisle Cullen in the films, said, "If I wasn't in the movies, I'd probably be here camping out with my daughters, just because they love the movies so much. It's so cool how this movie brings all these people together. I was going down the line signing autographs, and there were people from Brazil, France, Canada, all over the world...and they're all here for the love of these books and this franchise."