The greenlighting of New Moon back in November was no great surprise, with Twilight‘s box-office grosses reaching the gazillion dollar mark and a legion of Twilighters eagerly awaiting part two of the quadrilogy. What is surprising is the turn-around for New Moon: the movie has a US release of November 20 and many of the cast haven’t even seen the script yet.

Crikey.

Happily, New Moon cast members Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz were at Push‘s L.A. premiere just last night and they didn’t sound too disconcerted, sharing their excitement with Collider.com. Gathegi, who returns as dreadlocked Frenchman Laurent, said: “We haven’t even begun filming yet and we’ll be in theatres on November 20th watching the movie. That’s wild!”

Lefevre will also be there when filming starts in Vancouver in mid-March. “I don’t know anything, except that I’m in the books, so the idea that it has a release date is unfathomable.” The comely Canuck returns as vamp-with-a-vendetta Victoria, and is firing up for another crack at Bella. “She has to be destroyed to cause Edward pain, and he has to be destroyed because he killed James – it’s a dual approach. I’m just trying to figure out how to channel that much anger; it’s dark place to be.”

Click here for more from the New Mooners and a glimpse of the Push hysteria.

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