Fans of Twilight will finally get to see the whole saga comes to an end with this week's release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. But before you catch Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the film's stars acting out the highly anticipated scenes, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the red-hot actors were doing before they were cast in the series. Some were unknown, others were child stars, so let's take a look back at their careers.
Robert Pattinson joined his Twilight buddies Taylor Lautner, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, and Peter Facinelli at this evening's MTV VMAs in LA. Robert introduced an exclusive clip from Breaking Dawn Part 2 and also thanked the fans for their many years of support. They're gearing up for the release of the final film on Nov. 16. One of the series's stars was absent — Kristen Stewart's in Toronto premiering her On the Road. She stepped out with her other castmates Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund, looking gorgeous in a sheer Zuhair Murad gown.
It's the last year at Comic-Con for the Twilight crew, and the Cullen family got their own press conference to talk about Breaking Dawn Part 2. Cast members Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, and Nikki Reed sat down to discuss their last film as the vampire clan. Like their costar Robert Pattinson mentioned during the other press conference, they had some funny ideas about a possible reboot, and they shared cute stories from their overall Twilight experience. Here's what they talked about:
On their character development over the course of the series:
Jackson Rathbone: "When we first see Jasper, he was kind of tweaker, like a heroin junkie going through withdrawals. He's like a guy on a diet seeing a bunch of donuts. [In Breaking Dawn Part 2] it's the first time we see Jasper at ease a little, but then all hell breaks loose.
Peter Facinelli: [joking] "In Twilight I started dying my hair blond, then wigs, and the wigs went through transformation. In Breaking Dawn it's longer."
Nikki Reed: "Rosalie finally smiles. . . . The audience roots for Rosalie a little more."
On the future of the series;
Jackson Rathbone: "Maybe they'll reboot it and call it The Amazing Twilight."
On the future of the cast:
ER: "I hope we're all healthy and nobody's on Celebrity Rehab."
Find out what else the cast spilled about, including what they're fans of, after the break.
Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone posed on the red carpet together last night in Toronto. The pair went north of the border to show off Breaking Dawn Part 1, which is in theaters now! The Breaking Dawn reviews aren't exactly glowing, but that shouldn't stop fans of the series from turning out in force this weekend to see Edward Cullen and Bella Swan finally tying the knot. Jackson was greeted with lots of love from fans yesterday, and tweeted to the well-wishers, "Thanks again for all the love!"
Just a few days ago, Ashley was in NYC for a Cinema Society screening with costar Nikki Reed. Donna Karan sponsored that event, and the designer's relationship with Ashley is apparently just beginning. Ashley Greene is the face of DKNY Jeans, and an enthusiastic one at that. She said of signing on, "I immediately said yes. I previously had a bit of a relationship with Donna Karan to begin with. It’s just a very organic fit. . . . I actually really do love her clothes, and I feel like [Donna's] a very empowered woman. It just kind of fits right in with everything that I’m a part of already."
As Jasper and Alice in the Twilight saga, Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone have spent a lot of time together over the years, and the pair's easygoing chemistry proves it. We sat down with the duo at the recent Breaking Dawn Part 1 press day to chat about the latest film in the series, which features a pretty impressive dance scene between the two! We also talked about the mementos Ashley took home from the set and the much-anticipated wedding scene. Check out the video, and in case you missed it, watch our interviews with the Breaking Dawn stars from Monday night's big LA premiere!
The Breaking Dawn Part 1 gang reconvened for an afterparty in LA last night following their big LA premiere. Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, and Kellan Lutz horsed around with series creator Stephenie Meyer, as well as leading lady Elizabeth Reaser. The bash was conveniently held at the Nokia Theater, where all the fun had gone down prior to the screening. It seemed all the stars were in a great mood, and Kellan was effervescent when we caught him on the carpet and he gushed about all the opportunities Twilight has given him.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were cute on the red carpet, but they evidently skipped the bash. She looked amazing in a high-slitted J. Mendel gown and spoke with us about the amazing Carolina Herrera dress she gets to wear as Bella Swan. She said, "I was very relieved to love it as soon as I put it on." Robert, meanwhile, said the thing he'll miss most about Edward Cullen is the opportunity to work with his castmates. He said, "I've grown up with them, so it's like leaving school. You might not necessarily see anyone again!"
Ashley Greene told us she loved spending more "girly" time with Kristen Stewart while filming Breaking Dawn now that their characters are sister-in-laws. At a Twilight fan event in San Francisco, Ashley was joined by Nikki Reed, Charlie Bewley, and Jackson Rathbone, who said he's ready for Bella and Edward to "make babies!" Hear from all the cast members in today's PopSugar Rush!
The Breaking Dawn Part 1 cast continued their concert tour with a stop in San Francisco last night. Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Charlie Bewley were all on hand at The Fillmore auditorium for the event, which included performances by Aqualung, Sleeping at Last, and Lucy Schwartz, who are all featured on the soundtrack. We chatted with the stars on the red carpet, and Nikki explained how she's juggling all the Twilight press with life as a newlywed while Ashley opened up about working with Kristen Stewart. Jackson shared memories from his jam sessions with Robert Pattinson and Charlie talked about being embraced by the whole cast. Check back for more on today's PopSugar Rush!
The excitement continues on Monday when the stars descend on LA for the Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiere, and it looks like fans are already gearing up for the big day since hundreds of Twihards have started camping out in front of the theater.