SAN DIEGO — Days before the world learned there was trouble in paradise, "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were acting goofy, like a couple of kids in love.
She was polite when talking about the arc of her character, Bella, over the five "Twilight" films, the last of which, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," is now in theaters. A glib Pattinson, better known as Bella's vampire lover Edward Cullen, played the role of the disinterested actor whose attention drifted.
He giggled during her answers. Reflecting on the movies, his answers went from serious to humorous, all in one sentence.
When asked to explain the "Twilight" phenomenon, Stewart says, "as a person, there is no way to describe it."
She turned to Pattinson to get his response. "What was the question?" he asked of her. Slightly frustrated, she repeats the query to him. There was no indication of animosity. If anything, their real-life chemistry was easily what you might expect between Bella and Edward.
"It's strange, very strange," Pattinson says, "except it doesn't get as strange as (going) around biting other people."
Career wise, the two went from unknowns to box office draws.
Personally, there was an invasion of privacy. When Stewart admitted they were an item last year, they quickly became paparazzi mainstays. Word then had it they split, allegedly over her tryst with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.
She quickly made a statement to apologize to Pattinson. Recent reports indicate Stewart and Pattison are back together.
"Twilight" co-star Taylor Lautner may have been prophetic when joking about Bella and Edward's future in a make-believe sequel.
"Twenty years from now, maybe Bella and Edward get a divorce?" he deadpanned.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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