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June 29, 2010

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Who says “Twilight’’ is just for tweens? We chatted with some surprising fans of the wildly popular vampire franchise. —TERRI SCHWARTZ

GALINA DAVIDYUK

Anesthesiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Team Edward or Team Jacob? “I am definitely . . . well, am I a team? Let me think about it. I never thought about it this way. I don’t know if I can pick one. I think they are very different and I really like both of them, and I think that’s the whole idea.’’

Favorite “Twilight’’ book: “The first one [‘Twilight’], I think I like the most. The movie is definitely my favorite.’’

Craziest Twifan moment: “A lot of them actually. I watched the same movie, ’Twilight,’ three times in the same day. I haven’t done anything like that in a while.’’

Thing you’re most looking forward to in “Eclipse’’? “I like the scene where [the vampires are] training at night, and then at the very end with the battle scene,’’ she said. Davidyuk said she also was looking forward to seeing the vampire royalty, the Volturi. “The way they arrive, they’re a very threatening force.’’

PEBBLES

Radio personality, Jam’n 94.5 FM

Team Edward or Team Jacob? “I know it should be a simple question, but it’s not, especially since I go back and forth.’’ Pebbles’s ultimate decision: Team Switzerland.

Favorite “Twilight’’ book: “The first one, only because I kind of look at it like it’s my first love because it’s the one that first got me into it.’’

Craziest Twifan moment: “When ‘New Moon’ came out, I went — I think — to see the movie six times the week it came out. I went twice the same day.’’

Thing you’re most looking forward to in “Eclipse’’? “Probably the tent scene,’’ she said, referencing a scene where the film’s three protagonists have to sleep in very close quarters for a night in the mountains.

SUE WEAVER SCHOPF

Associate Dean and Lecturer at Harvard University Extension School

Team Edward or Team Jacob? “I’m Team Edward, I’m afraid. You’d think when you’re an adult who is teaching literature at Harvard, you wouldn’t be choosing teams, but I’m hard-core Team Edward.’’

Favorite “Twilight’’ book: “When all is said and done, because of the huge buildup of the first three novels, ‘Breaking Dawn’ is my favorite.’’

Craziest Twifan moment: “You would laugh if you could see my office. It’s full of every ‘Twilight’ artifact ever,’’ said Schopf. She said her students, who were beyond ecstatic when they found out she would be teaching a course on vampires in the fall, started giving her mass quantities of “Twilight’’ merchandise, which she keeps in her office. Her favorite? A life-size cardboard cutout of the film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.

Thing you’re most looking forward to in “Eclipse’’? “What’s most interesting in the third book to me is the triangle that develops between Bella, Edward, and Jacob. The whole dilemma of being deeply in love with one person who might not be the best for you.... That’s a very interesting dilemma for me.’’ Schopf’s also excited to see director David Slade’s take on the action sequences.

LAURA MCDOWELL

Manager of Media Relations, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls

Team Edward or Team Jacob? “Team Edward. Although I’d rather be warm than cold, but I’m still Team Edward.’’

Favorite “Twilight’’ book: “I liked ‘Eclipse’ the best, and that’s why I’m really looking forward to the movie.’’

Craziest Twifan moment: “I would say reading one book and then wanting to read them all.’’ She desperately tried to get them from her co-workers and friends so she didn’t have to wait a moment after she finished a book. “I would stay up later than I normally would to read them,’’ after she put her children to bed.

Thing you’re most looking forward to in “Eclipse’’? “I’m really looking forward to how much of the details from the books they include. I like the scene called ’Compromise’ [between main characters Bella and Edward]. I don’t know if it’s going to be in the movie.

LUCILLE MAGNUS

Retired high school teacher

Team Edward or Team Jacob? “Definitely Edward. He’s in such pain I think and he’s so beautiful,’’ Magnus said, adding that he reminds her of James Dean. “He is definitely the one I am drawn to, not that there’s anything wrong with Jacob. He’s OK.’’

Favorite “Twilight’’ book: “The fourth [‘Breaking Dawn’] is very exciting, but unlike a lot of people, I liked the second one [‘New Moon’].’’

Craziest Twifan moment: “I bought the DVD (which I rarely buy movies), and I would watch certain scenes alone when my husband wasn’t around because I felt a little embarrassed....One day my son came in and he said, ’How many times have you seen this, mom?’’’

Thing you’re most looking forward to in “Eclipse’’? “I might say [the tent scene ] just because I remember it very well.’’ She’s also interested in seeing the Native American wolf pack lore on the big screen “because it was a fairly big piece of the book.’’

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