Would a Twilight reboot be any good without Kristen Stewart to play Bella Swan?
While Lionsgate has made it clear that they would be open to the idea of a Twilight reboot, Kristen Stewart appears to be continuing to distance herself from the Twilight saga. According to PEOPLE, Kristen Stewart recently stopped by the The Ellen DeGeneres Show and opened up about her “awkward” Twilight experience.
The interview started with Ellen DeGeneres displaying a picture of the last time Kristen Stewart was on her show. Kristen and Ellen determined the picture was taken roughly five years ago. Ellen DeGeneres then proceeded to get Kristen Stewart to open up about how the role of Bella Swan and the Twilight saga really made her feel.
As fans know, Kristen Stewart was fairly young when she was first cast as Bella Swan. According to Kristen, it was an “awkward” time in her life when she was between 17 and 18 years old. This was a time when Kristen was still transitioning from being a teenager into being an adult.
The way Kristen explained it during the interview was that her Twilight experience was more or less her version of college. Given her age, it would have been immediately after high school that she jumped into the Twilight saga and then it consumed her life for the next several years. Stewart told Ellen that looking at pictures of her Twilight days was almost like looking through a college yearbook.
Awww, Kristen Stewart said filming 'Twilight' was 'uncomfortable' 🙁https://t.co/yCURgk9qdA
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When looking at the photo Ellen displayed, Kristen commented on how uncomfortable the hair extensions she had to wear were.
“I don’t jump right back into those memories but as soon as you see pictures, you’re like ‘Oh God, it’s like yesterday.'”
While there is little denying her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight saga is ultimately what skyrocketed her career, Kristen still describes it as an incredibly “awkward” time in her life. Despite the fact that it was a large franchise that started her career, Kristen has been more interested in smaller and independent films as of late. She claims she prefers to go with her gut.
“I’ve been rarely let down by following my gut and being drawn to creative endeavors that feel right without any explanation.”
Kristen Stewart has a starring role in a film called Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk which hit theaters yesterday.
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Stewart talked to Ellen about how personal things in her life were no longer personal while she was part of the Twilight franchise. She became someone people looked up to and wanted to know everything about. While part of her believed it may have been a good experience for helping her come out of her shell, that did not make it any less awkward for someone who was still a teenager when everything started. Ellen did agree with Kristen that she was a “shy person by nature” and also questioned whether there was a chance the franchise helped Kristen blossom in the entertainment industry.
You can watch the full interview between Kristen Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres below.
Unfortunately for Twilight fans, this means unless Kristen Stewart’s gut tells her to revive her Bella Swan role, the chances of her being a part of a reboot (if a reboot ever happens) are slim.
Is A Twilight Reboot A Possibility?
While Inquisitr has previously reported that Kristen Stewart has been pretty blunt about her lack of interest in playing Bella Swan, some fans of Twilight still want to know whether or not a reboot of the saga is possible.
According to Parent Herald, hopes for a Twilight reboot resurfaced when Lionsgate chairman Patrick Wachsberger made a statement that the company would be open to a Twilight reboot if the author was interested in doing a reboot or a spin-off.
As fans well know, there are many different directions a Twilight reboot could take with or without Kristen Stewart as a member of the cast. They could fast forward and focus the story on Jacob and Edward and Bella’s daughter, they could retell the story from Edward’s point of view instead of Bella’s, or they could turn the novel The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, also written by Stephanie Meyer, into a movie. This particular novel focuses on the life of one of the newborn vampires created during Eclipse.
What do you think about how negatively Kristen Stewart feels about her Twilight experience? More importantly, would you be interested in seeing a Twilight reboot without her?
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