The Washington Post sat down with Kristen, Rob, and Bill Condon during the LA Press Junket. Here are some excerpts from the article.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson sit side by side on a sofa at the Four Seasons hotel, discussing the end of the five-film project that made them famous and brought them together…..The pair finish each other’s sentences during a recent interview as they talk about how much their lives have changed since the first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008.
“After the first one, I mean, it’s a different world you’re living in,” says Pattinson, 26.
“Also, we’re at that stage of life when things are shifting anyway,” adds Stewart, 22, who was just 17 when she first played Bella Swan.
Global fame makes growing up challenging, they say, acknowledging they’ve become more insular.
“It’s a really weird thing because you kind of have to hide,” Pattinson says, “and hiding really destroys the thing which, for one thing…”
Stewart interjects: “That fuels you as an actor.”
“Yeah. It destroys your fuel,” he continues, “and also it destroys — you get to the point where you start to lose interest in things because you spend so much time…”
“Guarding,” Stewart says.
“Yeah, and that’s your world,” Pattinson says. “Your world gets smaller. There’s a massive contraction. And the weirdest thing is the more you contract it, the more the (public) interest goes up. It’s so crazy. There’s no way around it. You’re either on a 24-7 reality-TV show, or people think you should be.”
“No, it’s hilarious,” Stewart says, not looking like she finds it very funny. “Either way, people are like, ‘Ugh. Famewhores.’”
But she has wanted every “Twilight” film to be successful and knows it’s not popular to complain about the personal costs of fame.
“This is a really scary question to answer because people instantly just hate you for even saying that anything is close to unsavory or whatever or however you want to put it,” she says.
Stewart said it’s been an indulgence to play the same character for so long, but there is some relief in having reached the end of her story.
“There are so many beloved moments in this series that we would think about for five years,” she said. “They weigh on you, whereas in a normal movie, you’ve got five weeks, five months… We, for five years, have been waiting for the story to be told. And now that it is, I don’t want to say that I’m so excited that it’s done, because that sounds like I just don’t want to do it anymore, but I’m just excited that we don’t have that on us anymore.”
“Doing press for a different movie, you’re literally just talking about the movie,” Pattinson says. “This, 90 percent of the time we’re talking about our lives rather than the movie.”
“But this is it,” Stewart says. “It definitely makes today easier.”
For the full interview, including Bill Condon’s comments, head over to the Washington Post