“Twilight” Cast Evacuated From Canadian Coastal Town After Tsunami Alert
Filming on the set of Part I of The Twilight Saga finale, Breaking Dawn, was halted Friday after the cast and crew was evacuated from the coastal city of Tofini, British Columbia to safer ground in Port Alberni following a tsunami alert. Series stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart were among the cast members who were evacuated from the filming location following this morning’s deadly earthquake in Asia.
“Due to the tsunami advisory, filming of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has been delayed. All cast and crew were evacuated to the movie production’s base camp. Everyone is safe and sound,” Summit Entertainment confirmed to Entertainment Tonight this afternoon.
Canadian-born actress Tinsel Korey, 30, who plays the wolf pack’s Makah Emily Young in the saga, Tweeted, “They’re evacuating us 4 a tsunami [sic] warning. If this is my last my tweet. I love you. The end. Hugz.” She later added: “If this is the moment. Then I’ve lived a good life. And I’m thankful 4 everything I’ve been given.”
After a devastating 8.9 earthquake hit Japan early Friday, celebrities from across the Globe have taken to Twitter to express an outpouring of love and support for those affected by the natural disaster.
Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am. is worried that he can’t reach friends in Asia. He wrote: “I’m worried about my friends from smap smap, verbal, kage son, and all my friends I care about . I can’t reach any of them in Japan.”
Ciara: “I am sooooo sad to hear about what’s happening in Japan. It breaks my heart. Let’s pray for the families and their country!”
Taylor Swift: “I’m sending my thoughts and prayers and love to those in Japan who are hurting…”
Cher: “Anyone know about wailea Maui! Have home & friends! No answers from them! Concerned.”
Nia Vardalos: “All in Japan and surrounding areas, we love you.”
Paris Hilton: “The images on the news are breaking my heart. I am so worried for everyone in Japan. My thoughts are with you Japan. God bless you all.”
Lea Michele: “So devastating to hear about the huge earthquake & tsunami Japan. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there.”
Katy Perry: “My prayers go out to anyone that is being effected by the disaster in Japan… #prayforjapan.”