Breaking Dawn Part 1 didn’t quite bring in as much box-office cash as the biggest Twilight movie so far, New Moon, but its $139.5 million opening places it at #5 of the all-time biggest debuts. It’s hard to remember that this mega franchise comes from humble indie roots — but one of the biggest reminders of that is how some of the stars are planning their post-Twilight futures.
Take Nikki Reed, for example. The actress who first came to Hollywood’s attention as the 13-year-old co-writer and co-star of Catherine Hardwicke‘s Thirteen wants to return to her first passion, writing.
“I’m working on a screenplay now,” she told TheFABlife last week. “It’s not autobiographical, but it’s based on a distant, distant family member. And I’m writing music with Paul, and I write on my blog all the time. And I’m thinking about a novel idea right now, so writing is probably my number one priority.”
After all the kerfuffle over Nikki’s quote in Seventeen magazine about not being best friends with the entire cast, we asked which co-stars and directors she’s dying to work with again.
“All of them for different reasons. Right now I’m such a huge fan of Bill Condon‘s, that’s right there in the forefront of my mind. He’s so talented. I was a fan of his long before the series. But all of them for different reasons — Chris Weitz is so talented, David Slade, Catherine Hardwicke who I’ve worked with numerous times. Being in Breaking Dawn and having so many great scenes to work on with Kristen was so great. She and I have been close for many years. It was really exciting to be able to do that with her. And Elizabeth Reaser and Michael Sheen. It’s like, gosh, I don’t know. There is not one!”
Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Garrett Hedlund were all on hand to celebrate New Moon director Chris Weitz‘s latest film, A Better Life. The actors — who will be promoting their own films, On The Road and Abduction, this fall — posed for photos on the red carpet, checked out the movie and hung out at the after party.A Better Life is a step in a different direction for Weitz, who also helmed American Pie and About A Boy. The story follows a Mexican immigrant working in California illegally, as he tries to carve out a better life (OIC what we did there) for him and his son.
We were pleasantly surprised to see that Kristen’s red carpet outfit was as “her” as it could possibly get: black v-neck tee, 7 for Mankind denim jeggings, and some killer Brian Atwood pumps. Kristen later changed into sneakers (duh) for the after party, where she shared some laughs with Chris and Taylor. What do you think of her dressed down look? Do you love it, or do you wish she ditched the jeans for one of her infamous minis?
The Twilight photos keep pouring in from Europe.New Moon stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner have been to Paris, London, and now Madrid for three consecutive premieres, and the jet-setting appears to be wearing on Robsten‘s red carpet composure. While the cast consistently looks fab (check out Stewart’s bangin’ pumps), it seems Pattinson caught a case of the chuckles in Spain. Pattinson’s giggly face is a welcome alternative to Edward Cullen’s often stoic, albeit handsome, facial expression. [Photos: Getty Images, Splash News Online]
How much do you love this photo of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart promotingNew Moonin Paris? Rob’s lookin’ all flirty while KStew lays on her best “bitch please” face in response. Or maybe they’re just making fun of director Chris Weitz‘s mustard pants (see below for reference).
The pair joined Chris and co-star Taylor Lautner at the photocall, where Kristen continued her streak of fashion wins in this J Mendel dress and stunning heels. Serious swooning going on over here. More pics below. [Photo: GettyImages]