Cute interview with Kevin Smith’s daughter’s endorsement of ‘Twilight’

Director Kevin Smith has a sweet interview with MTV in which he and his daughter talk about the movie Twilight. He said he saw it with her and his wife in the theater and didn’t really get it, and that “I found it as impenetrable as an Israeli film.” Smith explained “I was not who it was made for, I am not a 14 year-old girl.” He then asked his daughter Harley, who turns 10 next month, what she thought of the film and how many times she’d seen it. She came out holding the Twilight book and chewing gum and shyly said she’s seen it ten times. When her dad asked her if the film loses appeal for her after the 10th time she shook her head no. Haley didn’t really explain why she liked it, but when the interviewer mentioned character Edward Cullen she blushed and started smiling wide like she couldn’t help it.

I was over at my neighbors’ house yesterday and two of their boys around Hayley’s age were watching Twilight and talking about how great it was. I have yet to see it although I definitely should as it’s become such a phenomenon. From what I can tell it’s more popular with tweens and teens than adults and doesn’t have the universal appeal of a series like Harry Potter. Do we have any older fans of Twilight here and what do you like about the movie and/or book series?

Kevin Smith is next working on a movie called A Couple of Dicks, which will star Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. It’s the first time he’s directing a movie he didn’t write. He describes it as a “buddy cop flick” that will transcend our expectations and is a throwback to solid guy films like 48 hours.

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  1. photo jojo says:

    Very sweet. :)

  2. Y says:

    You can’t view it outside the U.S :(

  3. Celebitchy says:

    Y it works for me fine and I’m in Germany! I will look for it on YouTube, sorry!

  4. Dorothy says:

    I saw the movie and read the books only because they are so popular I wanted to see what I was missing. My opinion the books are pretty good (her other book The Host was much better!) the movie didn’t do it for me. I thought it had an odd flow, my friend who watched the movie with me but did not read the books said she liked it but it was not life changing. None of the actors in the movie can come close to how attractive the vamps in the book are supposed to be this is including the edward cullen character!!!

  5. RJ says:

    I didn’t hear of this book or movie until *literally* two weeks before the movie came out. I was kinda iffy when it came to watching it, as I am not into chick flicks, but my friend convinced me to go… and it was amazing. I can’t even tell you why! I hardly consider myself an adult at 21, but it did have an appeal to it, and I may go see the next one!

  6. Sissy says:

    I’m 27, and I liked Twilight. I’ve read all of the books. The movie isn’t as good as the book, but I thought it was decent.

  7. Sissy says:

    Dorothy, I’m glad to hear that you liked The Host. I plan on reading that soon.

  8. Bodhi says:

    I’ve read them all & seen the movie & I give them a resounding “meh”. The Sookie Stachouse series is WAY better.

    And Harley is a total cutie!

  9. JD says:

    I saw the movie before reading the books and didn’t really get it. After I read the books I watched it again and it was a fair interpretation but lacks in the build up and background the books supply. The books are much better. I’m curious to see how they’ll put the other books onto film.

  10. jsan says:

    My husband and I watched it the other day on DVD to see what the fuss was about. There is no flow, it’s either badly directed or edited or both. The main actress was also unbearable to watch, surly, twitchy and there is a hospital scene where we just burst out laughing as the acting was unwatchable.

  11. the original kate says:

    that is fricking adorable.

  12. JapJay says:

    Her name’s Harley, not Hayley. Jeez.

  13. flatbellydance says:

    I’m 34, and I’ve chimed in a time or two on the subject of Twilight. I liked it. I liked the movie for what it was, a cult-ish, dark, hipster teen flick – very different than the books. And I liked the books for what they were – junk food reading with a girlie/mystical edge.

    I admit it; I’m a 14 year old deep down, but that’s not something I’m either ashamed of, or willing to let go.

  14. Felicia says:

    I love Kevin Smith! I can’t believe his little girl is already a young lady! So adorable and he seems like a great dad!

  15. cookies says:

    im 21 one and i like the twilight series . . i saw the movie before i read the books my first impression of it was that it was an ok movie i didnt get it much . . so i went and got all the books and read them in about a week then watched the movie again i didnt like it as much the second time just cause alot of stuff was left out . . but im hoping the new moon movie will be better i know they cant put every detail of the book in the movie i just hope they dont change to much . . especially the ending when edward proposes to bella that has to be left in .

    anyway kevin smiths daughter is so adorable . .

  16. Paulette says:

    Cute girl, she looks nothing like Kevin Smith except for the eyes maybe.

  17. SixxKitty says:

    I have read the books, but won’t see the movie, I saw RPatt and decided he is so not Edward I would be let down.

  18. Lynn says:

    I read all the books before seeing the movie. I am very ambivalent about the books, which I could go on about, but can be summed up by saying: good storytelling, bad writing. As for the movie, I thought that Kristen Stewart’s acting was pretty good (I thought the “surly twitchyness” was appropriate for the character she was playing–a teenage girl in a town she hates). Robert Pattinson was weaker…I felt like he was concentrating so much on his American accent, he forgot to act. I found the directing, production, and especially the makeup appalling. The vampires looked like clowns…certainly not possessed of otherworldly beauty as described in the books. And Jacob’s hair was laughable. Additionally, the CGI was clunky and not well integrated into the visuals of the movie. I wanted to like the movie, but it just was not able to tell the story in a coherent fashion.

  19. Christina says:

    I’m 28 and love the saga. I’ve read all 4 books twice. I thought the movie was okay when I saw it in the theaters but then once it came out and I watched it a few more times, it has grown on me and I am looking forward to the rest.

    But the books are the best!

  20. Julia says:

    I liked the Twilight series alot! Still haven’t seen the movie, but I think it’ll be pretty good. Since I liked the Twilight books so much I bought The Host…ugh it was awful! I could hardly force myself to finish it just to see what happened in the end. I gave it away as soon as I finished reading. I say rent if from the libary if you must read it, DON’T waste money on buying it.

    I agree the Sookie Stackhouse books are great too!

  21. Magsy says:

    Eh, maybe I’m missing something.