Memoriesssss…like the corners of my mind…No, our eyes aren’t watery – we are straight up CRYING today, because the shooting of Breaking Dawn is officially over. You know what that means, right? No more Twilight movies in production! Ever! Guises…it’s OVER. Okay, so maybe it’s more like the beginning of the end, but we’re still feeling emotional and nostalgic. Some memories we’ve reflected on today as we’ve looked back on three magical years together:
A time when Robert Pattinson was just “that guy with the hair” to us. How naive we were.
Nikki and Kristen‘s hand-holding BFF-ship (oh, how times change).
Cathy Hardwicke just being Cathy! Kooky ol’ Cathy.
Comic Con! Kristen wore flip flops!
The 2008 MTV VMAS – the hottest the cast has ever looked on a red carpet, ever.
Rachelle LaFevre…so beautiful, so missed. Er, what – are we being dramatic?
The evolution of everyone’s red carpet style. Yes, there was a time when Ashley wore flip flops on carpets and Rob wore all black suits, and oh, they looked adorable.
Taylor Lauter, pre-abs.
Edi Gathegi and Cam Gigandet, two of our fave dudes (with the best last names) from the first film who left us too soon. RIP Laurent and James.
We dug through a ton of photos today to bring you some of our favorites from the fall of 2008, when Twilight was just being released and the cast had yet to be propelled into mega-fame. Think of it as a Twilight 2008 yearbook, with this as our sign-off: It’s so hard 2 say goodbye 2 yesterday.
Well done Nikki Reed. The Twilight actress is allegedly dating American Idol contestant Paul McDonald. We’ve long given up on watching Idol, so we have no idea if this dude is the next big thing or the next Blake Lewis. Either way, he’s kinda already won by landing Nikki. The two met at the premiere of Red Riding Hood – McDonald was there with the Idol crew, Nikki was supporting Twilight director and pal Catherine Hardwicke. Nikki actually approached McDonald, introduced herself, gushed and then awkwardly ran away, leaving McDonald to declare, “Was she a famous actress or something? I’d hang out with her.”
You want to see that interaction on tape, you say? You’re in luck! Check out their flirtation below. Nikki even blogged about their meeting, writing:
Finally Paul McDonald, with all 32 teeth sparklingÃ‚Â (assuming he still has his wisdoms in) walked my way. I turned red (duh), lookedÃ‚Â to the ground and told him I thought he should be the next American Idol, andÃ‚Â that I needed to walk away because I was overwhelmed and speechlessÃ¢â‚¬Â¦andÃ¢â‚¬Â¦wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I still may have not matured past the age of 12.
Maybe the entire world has already seen a young Kristen Stewart in this Porsche commercial from 1999, but it is new to us. Watch and “Awwww” with us, please:
The woman (let’s stop calling her a girl, shall we) has an enviable resume that blossomed shortly after this commercial was shot. You know, when she worked with A-Listers David Fincher and Jodi Foster on her first movie, Panic Room. We first caught wind of Kristen in Into the Wild. She was completely captivating onscreen, and when we weren’t marveling over her acting skills we were enviously drooling over her legs. As Em in Adventureland she encapsulated everything it means to be a teenage girl in coming of age over the summer: insecure, awkward, flirtatious, unsure of herself and yet wildly confident.The break up scene in New Moon crushes us every time (specifically the seasonal change sequence) and we think her turn as a terminally ill teen in The Cake Eaters is some of her finest work – and at such a young age to boot.
We’ve included some of our favorite onscreen Stew moments below the jump, as well as a giant gallery of the actress through the years. She’s starred in over 25 movies (including Breaking Dawn 1 and 2 and On the Road) in 21 years – not bad, eh? And share your favorite onscreen Stew-moments with us too!
RPattz was cornered at the Golden Globes for some dish about what to expect other than the softly lit, tender lovin’ we got a glimpse of. “I think I’m sniffing” is what he had to say about himself in the still, with his characteristic down-playing (only increases our love for you Rob, FYI). “I love how they release that for the first one. Just give it all away, you know?” he added, laughing.
About the scene itself (and other intimate scenes in films like Bel Ami and Remember Me) Rob reckons that all the choreographed sexin’ makes it a whole lot of awkward rather than hot. He revealed, “It’s always awkward in a way if you’re doing it with anybody. It really depends on how it’s staged and stuff. It’s like doing Twister.” Right… but this time it’s Twister with KStew. Makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
Kristen Stewart (photos) may try to be unassuming and unglamorous in real life, but this new Vogue cover proves she sure can step up her game when she wants to. KStew graces the February cover of the fashion magazine and inside, there’s an eight page fashion spread shot by Mario Testino (check out the photos here). Sure, she looks amazing, but it’s the interview that’s worth checking out too. Stewart discusses her favorite hobbies (cooking, golf), her thoughts about Bella Swan (she’s “a character who is embedded in so many people’s psyches at this point”), and exactly how she plans to spend her $25 million Twilight paycheck. Sadly/understandably, all talk of Robert Pattinson is off-limits, but to make up for that, we do have a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the Vogue cover and mini-interview with Stewart after the jump.
…And it doesn’t sounds like something most Twi-hards will really be into. Robert Pattinson has accepted the lead in Cosmopolis, a David Cronenberg film that also co-stars Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti. Pattinson will play Eric Packer, a financial whiz who’s the target of an assassination plot. Like Twilight, the film is based on a book, written by Don DeLillo, but that’s where the similarities end. Deadline.com describes the plot as “a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place.” And how we love a good limo-based movie. My Chauffeur, anyone?
What say you, Twilight fans, will you see the film regardless of the subject? Or do you just wish Robsten would keep making romantic supernatural movies forever? We do love how both Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have stuck to their indie/non-blockbusters ways when they branch away from The Twilight Saga, so we admire this latest choice.
“I’m not gonna lie. He’s a very, very handsome man,” revealed Reese Witherspoon to USA Today. But of course, is our response, because that paragon of steamy, sparkly manliness she’s referring to is Robert Pattinson, future babydaddy of our dreams. We’d also like to thank the blonde adorbsÃ‚Â actress for complying with an earlier request: whenÃ‚Â Reese got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, we’d asked her to dole out more dish on RPattz in the next interview she gave. For that we got a fair amount of snark, with people commenting that we were asshats for daring to ask an Oscar-winning actress such mundane questions. Guess what people… she’s dishing (whut with a sprinkle of hah).
Spending a fair amount of time with him on the set of Water for Elephants, Reese has become quite the authority about His Royal Sparkles. She continued, “The fervor and madness and girls waiting at 5 a.m. on a set in the middle of nowhere just to see him. He’s sweet and loving and has the nicest family. Kristen (Stewart, Pattinson’s girlfriend) is really sweet, too. He’s a very sensitive soul. He worked really hard. He looks great in the movie, too.” Ã‚Â Excuse us while we melt.
Possibly the only girl on the planet who’s not smitten by RPattz is Reese’s daughter, Ava, who at 11, hasn’t read the Twilight books yet. But because she’s the luckiest 11 year old ever, she got to meet him anyway! And Mom’s reading list is A-Ok with us. Reese commented, “I really liked them, me and all my 30-year-old friends! I love the books.” Just another reason why we like Reese so much.
rnrnWe have never stepped foot into a Twilight convention, but having braved the red carpet at the premiere of Eclipse this summer, we know how passionate and intense Twi-Hards can be about the stars of this awesome series. Which is why we were stunned to learn this morning that Bronson Pelletier, the actor who plays werewolf tribe member Jared, was assaulted while attending a Twilight convention over in Knifecrime Island (aka England).rnrnLest you think that he was beaten up by a gaggle of screaming, autograph-seeking fanatics, Radar Online reports that Pelletier ran afoul of four drunken men staying at the hotel where the event was being held. Fortunately, Pelletier was not seriously injured, but he did end up suffering a broken nose after the tossers repeatedly attacked him with headbutts. No motive was given for the crime, but we can only assume that the guys were card-carrying members of Team Edward.rnrn[Photo: Getty Images]
We are Harry Potter nerds, and as such, anyone involved in the franchise can do no wrong in our eyes. However, we found a quote from a recent interview with Emma Watson to be kind of peculiar. Emma explained the romantic element of the final Potter films, she said “This kiss between Hermione and Ron is highly anticipated, it’s been building up for eight films now. And Harry Potter is not Twilight, you know; we’re not selling sex.” Don’t get us wrong, we love everything about Emma, we love her new pixie hair, and mostly we love Hermione Granger, but we found this to be weird, since Twilight is 3,000 pages of sexual tension and about 2 pages of island sex.
These are the books where the main characters do it all of two times (in no gratuitous detail, thanks for nothing, Stephenie Meyer) before a monster starts growing inside Bella, trying to punch, kick and eat it’s way out.Ã‚Â Sure, there’s the mental image of Robert Pattinson biting his pillow to downy bits which we’d pay good money to see, but there’s only about 2% more sex in Twilight than there is in Harry Potter. Just, you know, to clarify. Of course we don’t blame Emma for not reading the books, girlfriend has movies to shoot and Ivy League universities to attend.
To be fair, it was mostly vamps, but not allvamps at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. Look at the hosts: Glee studs AND Katy Perry, who visited various high-school stereotypes through the show. Cue a gazillion costume changes (we like geeky Katy the best). And watching them were young Hollywood’s finest, including Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, approximately 3 million peeps from Twilight, Megan Fox, Channing Tatum, Sandra Bullock, Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Ellen DeGeneras, David Beckham (wtf?), and The Kardashians. And my oh my, didn’t they look pretty? And some, well, didn’t.