In 2008, three actors' lives were sent into a whirlwind when the first of the movie series in which they starred was released. Few knew Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner before "Twilight" but now, screaming fans follow them wherever they go.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1," the first installment of the final film in the series, is in theaters. In a recent conversation with the trio, they reflected on their amazing journey.
Q: Are you kind of blase about another movie in the series, or is it as exciting as ever?
Pattinson: I'm always kind of nervous when they open. I get asked all of the time about the success of the series and about it being phenomenal and all that, but you never know when that might just possibly end randomly. We were in Stockholm the other day and there was this event with about 10,000 people who were all going crazy. I was like, "Whew, they're still there." It was kind of a relief .
Stewart: They all feel different to me, but in a way, very much the same. Rob said something the other day that is perfect. … It's like going back to school. We're going back to these sets and seeing everyone again and starting the process again; but at the same time, it's something completely new, like a new school year. There's seriousness but also a real lightness to this one. It's kind of weird.
Lautner: To me, it's very exciting. The excitement is always through the roof, and it's great to be back. I'm really proud of this one because it's much more mature, but with all of the same characters. You get a chance to see them in a different light. And for me, Jacob goes through a lot in this movie. He starts the movie as one person and ends it as another.
Q: Are fans maturing along with you all?
Pattinson: No, not at all, although people always thought that our fans were really young girls — but that's not true. The loudest screamers are the ones that are in their 30s. It's been a while since I've been to one of those screaming fests, but in Stockholm people were getting crushed and passing out and stuff. They had to be lifted out of the crowd.
Lautner: Years later, they still are just as passionate. The thing that I remember was the first time that I saw fans with actual tattooed pictures of us on their bodies. There's one woman who has the entire "New Moon" poster on her back.
Q: Kristen, I notice that you're wearing a cast on your wrist. Was that a "Breaking Dawn" injury, or an injury from "Snow White," the film you're making now?
Stewart: I'm constantly hurting myself on these films. This isn't from "Breaking Dawn," although I did break my thumb when we made the film. I play a vampire in it so I'm a little more physical than before. This injury is from when I punched a dwarf on the set of "Snow White."
I'm trying to do as many of my own stunts as possible. It's sort of fun to let loose. I hurt myself and didn't even know it until later.
Source | Thanks to @vonch