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Twilight’s Baseball Scene is Recreated in New Music Video with Peter Facinelli


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Tessa Violet recruits Twilight star Peter Facinelli to feature in her new music video, which recreates one of the most iconic scenes from the movie. Although the last Twilight film was released almost 10 years ago, the teen vampire-themed franchise has remained popular to this day. The movie has partly lived on thanks to TikTok, as users often recreate and parody scenes from the franchise.

The Twilight series, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, first hit theatres in 2008 and was determined to leave an impact on audiences. The story followed Bella Swan and Edward Cullen and their relationship for five films, ending with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in 2012. Offering romance, mystery, and a large helping of cheese, the films were well-received by fans of the books. However, many others picked on the films for their overly cringy moments. One of the most infamous scenes from the first movie was the baseball scene, where the Cullens and another rival vampire clan squared off.

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In the music video for her song Games with lovelytheband, Violet recreates the baseball scene featuring Edward and his vampire pals. The video is impressively similar to the original scene as Violet states that they "intentionally tried to mimic all those shots, shot-by-shot" according to an interview with CinemaBlend. Facinelli's appearance can be seen towards the end of the video, although it's clear that he is portraying himself and not his character Carlisle Cullen as Violet addresses him as "Peter." Check out the full video as well as a quote from Violet below:

We intentionally tried to mimic all those shots, shot-for-shot. The directors and they had previously recreated this scene in their kitchen one night just for kicks and put it on Twitter and it kind of went viral. So, they came into it with some expertise on how do we mimic this shot-for-shot. And then of course the music video has more because that scene is shorter than the song. It was super fun.

During his cameo, they hilariously acknowledge the fact that Facinelli was quite obviously CGI'd into the video as Violet states "I can't believe you're really here in this location with me," to which Facinelli replies "I know, I really am here in this location with you". Violet shares that she reached out to his team and, other than suspecting the video may be making a mockery of the series, Facinelli was all in. Violet explained, "We reached out to his team and asked ‘hey, would you want to do this?’ and at first he was like ‘you’re not making fun of Twilight right?’ And we’re like, ‘No! We stan Twilight!’"

Clearly, the resurgence of the franchise on social media has been significant, as it was down to Violet's awareness of Twilight TikToks that made her want to pursue a Twilight theme for the video. And she doesn't part from the theme there, as she has recently released new merchandise with "Team Tessa" written on it to commemorate the "Team Jacob"/"Team Edward" debate of the late 200os. This music video is not the first of recent years to pay homage to a classic 2000's movie, as Ariana Grande released her "thank u, next" video in 2018 which featured concepts from four of her favorite movies including Bring It On, 13 Going On 30, Legally Blonde, and Mean Girls. So hopefully the trend doesn't end with Violet's tribute to Twilight as it would be great to see some more adaptations of other iconic movies.

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