Twilight star shot film here

Twilight star shot film here
From left to right: producers Ann Ruark and Michael Pruss.

Over the last few weeks, apart from the Formula One night race, people in Singapore have also been caught up in another glamorous sport - celebrity- spotting.

Hollywood stars Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, both 24, have been in town for the past month or so to film the sci-fi romance Equals directed by Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, 2011).

Stewart is best known for starring in the vampire-romance series Twilight, while Hoult recently played a zombie in romantic comedy Warm Bodies (2013).

They were seen filming at a Keppel Bay condominium, unwinding at Sentosa on the zipline and luge, hitting nightspots such as Loof and popping into a 7-Eleven store.

While the stars were not doing any current press interviews, Life! caught up with the film's producers Michael Pruss (Breathe In, 2013) and Ann Ruark (The Beaver, 2011) at Infinite Studios.

As it was a closed set, the meeting took place at a cafe located on the premises.

Pruss, 34, says he would have preferred to keep the shoot tightly under wraps as they want to "keep a mystery to the film". He adds: "In my absolute naivety, I attempted first of all to really regulate social media - we were monitoring it very closely."

But when they shot at upscale condominium Reflections at Keppel Bay, people were taking photos from the 65th floor and posting them on Twitter and Instagram.

Pruss says: "After the first few pictures, I was a little bit annoyed and now I'm just (shrugs shoulders), you know what, it's good publicity for us, I guess. With Nicholas and Kristen, we have big film stars and I understand the curiosity factor and I hope people will love the film."

Equals is slated to be released here towards the end of next year by Shaw.

Before coming to Singapore, the production team had spent about a month in Japan.

Filming here has just wrapped and the movie will be going into post-production.

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