Kristen Stewart initially had no interest in taking on the role of Bella in Twilight. She revealed to Australia’s Sunday Mail: ‘The script was forced on me. It was in a stack of studio movies of ‘Smart options for Kristen’. I thought ‘This is crap, you’re going to present a completely ideological idea of love to 11-year-olds and that’s so not right’. You’re setting them up for total disappointment’.’
But the full script eased her fears: ‘I’m not OK with the idea of ideological men where they’re perfect and you’re not, but that’s not what we have here. Our character is so tortured and not OK.
Kristen on costar Robert Pattinson‘s fans: ‘Some are rabid
and just look at me with disdain. I remember we did a signing at a
bookstore and, after being there a couple of hours, we had to leave,
but there was still this wall of people waiting to get Rob’s autograph.
I saw people looking at Rob and the prospect of not getting to meet him
after waiting for so long, they just wanted to die. It was scary. I
thought: ‘If we leave, there is going to be a riot’..On her chemistry with Robert: ‘He’s a good actor and has a really insane work ethic. He is really sensitive. He’s perfect. He’s my perfect Edward.’ Romance between Rob and Kristen during the shoot in the Oregon wilds was reported.
off-screen chemistry was enough to concern Catherine Hardwicke, who revealed she
was worried their closeness would mean the end of Kristen’s
relationship with her boyfriend of five years, actor Mike Angarano.
Kristen: ‘We were fine. I have not left my boyfriend for Robert Pattinson. But
we went through a lot together. It is crazy to go through something
that heavy in real life. At the end of it you are inevitably going to
have something. I know a version of him better than anybody else in the world because I did this movie with him.’
On the future of Twilight’s franchise: ‘I
would love to follow the character for that long. It would be an
experience that I’ve never had before. I’m low-profile and I know
everybody’s like ‘well, wait until the movie comes out’, but it (fame)
still doesn’t really matter. You pull that to you. If you want that, you will get it. But if you don’t want it, you will repel it at least a little bit.
Twilight is really huge right now and everybody’s freaking out over it,
but it will go away soon and I will be back to doing what I’m used to
doing, which is weird little movies that nobody sees.’ Photo: Fame.