Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson used to be one of Hollywood’s most talked about couples because of their portrayal of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. Their on screen romance became real but that almost didn’t happen because the actor admitted that he nearly got fired from the first movie. According to E! Online, his agents flew to Canada where they were shooting the film to calm him down.
“I didn’t have to kiss anybody’s [butt] the entire time,” he recalled. “I don’t think I did, anyway.”
Pattinson reportedly had conflict with the series creator Stephenie Meyer over character motivation. He told Yahoo! Movies that he took his acting so seriously that he ended up fighting with everybody in control all the time where he almost got fired.
The 31-year-old actor may have also been overly sensitive because the role of Edward Cullen in wasn’t originally meant for him. According to reports, Meyer’s first choice for the role was Henry Cavill, who is known for playing Superman in Man of Steel. But the hunky actor looked too mature to portray the role of a teen-looking vampire.
If ever Cavill got the part, then the romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson probably wouldn’t have happened since the two fell in love on the set of Twilight. While the Cosmopolis star struggled with getting along with his colleagues, the award-winning actress also had gone through a lot while filming the blockbuster series.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last year, Kristen opened up about her Twilight years. According to Us Weekly, she admitted that she felt uncomfortable having hair extensions since her character required her to have long hair. She also claimed that the film was something she really invested in.
“It mattered to so many people. Something personal became not the most personal thing, which is awesome because to share that is great, but at the same time I was 17 or 18 when it all kind of went down, and that’s the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird [time],” she confessed. “But at the same time, it was good. It kind of forced me to stand at attention in this way.”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had to deal with having a high-profile romance, but it got more complicated when the actress was caught making out with Rupert Sanders. Her affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director prompted the British heartthrob to end their four-year relationship. The Personal Shopper star not only had to deal with a broken heart, but also public scrutiny for cheating on her boyfriend.
“It was incredibly painful,” she told The Daily Beast of the split in 2015. “Not all of my friends have been through what I’ve been through, or what some people have tasted at a relatively speaking young age, and we were not expected to do anything. Everything that we did was explorative, and a meditation on what we already knew.”
Despite the complications that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had to face during their Twilight years, the former lovers showed interest in doing another film. According to Metro, the daring actress was asked if she would like get back on the set and reprise her role as Bella Swan.
“We kind of finished the series. We made five movies. I think we kind of did it justice,” Stewart replied to Press Association.
Kristen was also asked if she would return if Stephenie Meyer wrote another book, she replied: “I would definitely be the first to read it, yeah.”
Robert Pattinson sparked rumors of another Twilight movie when he started talking about a reboot and spin-off. Yahoo! Movies asked him if he would ever go back and reprise his role as Edward Cullen alongside Kristen Stewart.
“I mean, I’m always kind of curious. Anything where there’s a mass audience — or seemingly an audience for it — I always like the idea of subverting people’s expectations,” Robert said. “So there could be some radical way of doing it, which could be quite fun. It’s always difficult when there’s no source material. But, yeah, I’m always curious.”
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