Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Immortal Beloveds:
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have been living their lives under a microscope ever since landing the lead roles in the first Twilight film. Stewart, who'd appeared in films like Into the Wild and Panic Room, was slightly more well-known at the time than Pattinson, whose biggest claim to fame was the small role of doomed Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The story is a familiar one by now. The Twi-hards, who up until then only had the use of their imaginations to get a picture of the sparkly, chivalrous, dreamboat vampire of Stephanie Meyers' novels in their heads, collectively decided to hate Pattinson's guts and began to petition against his casting -- until Summit wisely began to release pictures of him in costume as the marble-skinned Edward. An obsession was born that has led to mobs of girls following Pattinson's every move (even causing him to get hit by a NYC taxi recently), but surprisingly, it hasn't yet translated to interest in seeing him in other films. His indie drama Little Ashes was critically panned and ignored by audiences. Stewart, on the other hand, has had buzz building for months around her upcoming rock biopic The Runaways. As Bella, she's merely tolerated by some Twilight fans, and downright hated by many more, but that's what tends to happen to actresses who take on a role that every girl familiar with the character has pictured herself in. I predict that Stewart will survive the Bella backlash and eventually emerge with a long and fruitful career.
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Thanks to RobPattzNews for the heads up