You know, I’ve struggled for years to think of ways to bring Alice content to YouTube. There were already so many Alice-related tutorials regarding her hair, makeup and clothing options that it seemed like an over-saturation to add more clutter to that segment. More importantly is the fact that although I love Alice, I’m really not an expert when it comes to hair styling or makeup artistry, so it would have felt more than a little disingenuous to attempt to dispense that kind of advice.
However, with the rise of The Storytellers: New Voices of The Twilight Saga, I wanted to make something that would really showcase my love and understanding of Alice’s character. I’ve portrayed her professionally at four events so far – with a fifth, Forever Twilight in Forks, happening this September – but there isn’t an abundance of footage out there that shows my acting capabilities as Alice.
So I created some.
“Dear Bella” is a YouTube series that I conceptualized in order to offer a “behind the scenes” look at what Alice was thinking and feeling during integral points of The Twilight Saga. In it, Alice speaks directly to the camera in video diary-format, offering Bella her unique perspective on key situations throughout each novel.
The first episode was posted this weekend and starts at the very beginning: when Alice sees Bella becoming part of the Cullen family after Edward makes his decision to return to Forks from Denali. It was shot in one take and was 100% improvised, which I’m very proud of.
The next installments will follow the chronology of Twilight, and a new episode will be coming this weekend! Click the photo below to see Dear Bella #1 – I’d love to hear your thoughts!