New Moon Scoop: Michael Welch on Movie Within the Movie

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It's a beloved, unusually comedic moment in the New Moon novel:

Bella tries to get over Edward by going on what becomes a three-way date with Jacob and Mike Newton.

In a new interview with MTV, actor Michael Welch - who plays Newton - goes into detail about the outing. He specifically explains the unique movie-within-the-movie that viewers will see on the big screen.

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On the date, Bella, Mike and Jacob take in a horror film. But director Chris Weitz chose to actually insert his own made-up film into the mix.

"The film is called Face Punch," said Welch. "It's an action film. We started out with a few other comical names, but it turned out those were actual films so we couldn't use those titles."

Does this fake movie play any significant role in the story? No. But are fans clamoring for every nugget of New Moon news they can get? Oh yes.

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New Moon Quotes

[from trailer] The absence of him is everywhere I look. It's like a huge hole has been punched through my chest.

Bella Swan

Alice Cullen: It's time, it's time.
Esme Cullen: Happy Birthday, Bella.
Alice Cullen: Let's open your presents, there'a a cake too.
Bella Swan: Alice, that cake could feed fifty. You guys don't even eat.