Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson ready for ‘Twilight’ curtain call
BY CINDY PEARLMAN November 4, 2012 8:48PM
(L-R) ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART star in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 2 Ph: Doane Gregory © 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.
Updated: December 6, 2012 6:07AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — How do you end a movie franchise where four films have amassed more than $1 billion in domestic grosses at the box office and worldwide ticket sales top $2.5 billion?
You really do celebrate at the break of dawn.
“My last day of playing Edward Cullen was actually quite lovely,” Robert Pattinson said last week. “Kristen [Stewart, his co-star and on-and-off girlfriend] and I were swimming in the gorgeous waters of St. Thomas. I was Edward for the last time as the sun was coming up, which was a nice and calming way to end it.”
And “it was also hilarious,” he adds. “We spent the entire series filming in the most miserable conditions. Then we end on the beach in the Caribbean?”
Too bad the “Twilight” experience hasn’t always been calm, romantic seas for its stars. The finale, “Breaking Dawn: Part 2,” opens Nov. 16.
For Pattinson, the blast of fame has been jarring, never more than the last months during his breakup scandal with Stewart. Reportedly, the two have reunited.
“It’s scary. I wouldn’t mind a little anonymity,” he says. “If I had a little bit more control over my public image … that would be nice.”
Stewart says that the movies have changed her. “I think I’ve grown up a little bit,” she says.
In “Breaking Dawn: Part 2,” Bella (Stewart) and Edward (Pattinson) strive to protect their young daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) from the Volturi. Upping the ante is the fact that Bella is now a full-fledged, red-eyed, strong and sinewy vampire and mama to a baby vamp.
“It was like breaking her in like a car. How fast does she go?” Stewart says of finding her inner vampire.
She admits to vampire envy.
“I broke my thumb the first day of being a vampire,” she says. “I was doing intense action and went too hard. That was frustrating, but it was fun. Bella had been on the sidelines for so long.”
As for her new look, she embraced it: “I kept thinking, ‘I think those red contacts will look pretty good.’ ”
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