Robert Pattinson, in Dolce & Gabbana, and Kristen Stewart stayed close as they left the Madrid premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2 last night and headed to the afterparty. Kristen wore a bright yellow Dior dress for their big Spanish debut, while Rob was in Dolce&Gabbana. It was the end of a long promotional day for Robert and Kristen. They kicked things off at an a.m. photocall, then swung by the studios of the TV show El Hormiguero. Rob, Kristen, and their costar Taylor Lautner have been crisscrossing Europe over the last few days talking up the last Twilight film. The picture arrives in US theaters today — check out our review of Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Kristen Stewart helps bring an end to the Twilight franchise in Breaking Dawn Part 2, out today. No longer an awkward high school student, Kristen's character Bella Swan is now a confident — and lethal — newborn vampire. The end of Twilight might make you think the sun is setting on the undead trend. But last month, just in time for Halloween, Vamps was released, reuniting Clueless director Amy Heckerling with two of the film's actors, Alicia Silverstone and Wallace Shawn. The movie stars Alicia and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23's Krysten Ritter as New York socialites who happen to be undead vampires. Did we mention the love interest is played by Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, Dan Stevens?! Female vampires are still having a moment, with Bella emerging as a vampire and Elena sinking her teeth into her new vampire form in The Vampire Diaries. See some of our other favorite female vampires in films and TV now!
The arrival of Breaking Dawn Part 2 signifies the end of an era. Since Twilight debuted four years ago, the vampire craze has waned significantly. And even though vampires supposedly never age, there exist a few noticeable differences in the looks of our favorite undead cast. So in honor of the franchise's last hurrah, see how each character has been updated beauty-wise.
Until now, the Twilight story has revolved around the Romeo and Juliet-esque romance between a stoic vampire and a swooning human. Not anymore. Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final chapter of the film series adapted from Stephenie Meyer's novels, is a whole new ball game, as Bella (Kristen Stewart) has completed her transformation from fragile, lovestruck teen to powerful newborn vampire and mother. Whether you'll enjoy Breaking Dawn Part 2 really depends on what your stance is on the film's predecessors, because it really is standard Twilight. It's more of the same bad special effects, cheesy dialogue, and laughable moments during tense intervals.
The movie opens following the birth of baby Renesmee, but because she's half vampire, she's growing out of the toddler stage pretty fast. Bella has recovered from that time she was dying (a couple days ago) and is having trouble keeping her fangs out of nearby hikers. Edward (Robert Pattinson) comically watches as his new bride adjusts to her powers and grapples with the news that Bella's BFF Jacob (Taylor Lautner) has "imprinted" — that's a werewolf way of saying he's formed an unbreakable bond — on little "Nessie." Alas, their family bonding time is cut short when the Volturi, headed by creepy-guy extraordinaire Aro (Michael Sheen), get word of Renesmee. They mistakenly believe her to be an "immortal child," and making children into vampires is a big no-no in the vampire world. The Cullens call on all their friends and family throughout the world as witnesses to their daughter's true nature, and meeting all these unusual new characters is one of the film's highlights. Find out what else I took away from the film when you read more.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner were game for an appearance on Spanish variety show El Hormiguero today. They played games and joked around while promoting Breaking Dawn Part 2. Kristen was on the program earlier this year as well, as she talked up Snow White and the Huntsman with Charlize Theron.
It was a busy day in Madrid for the trio, who also stepped out for a photocall this morning and a premiere tonight. Kristen wore a ladylike black and white dress and later changed into a bright yellow number. It's been a whirlwind few days for the stars after kicking off the week with the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in LA and then heading straight to London, where they hit the red carpet yesterday.
All eyes were on a neon-clad Kristen Stewart, in a Dior dress and Barbara Bui stilettos, at today's Madrid premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2. She was joined by her constant red-carpet companions Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson for the latest leg of their international press tour. The trio flashed smiles for photographers before heading inside, where fans eagerly waited to screen the final installment in the Twilight franchise.
The film opens at midnight, and some analysts predict Breaking Dawn Part 2 will earn at least $130 million during opening weekend. So far, reviews have been less than glowing, but that isn't deterring die-hard fans from swooping up tickets. Before saying farewell to Edward, Bella, and the entire Cullen clan, be sure to catch up on all the films with our comprehensive recap of the entire Twilight Saga.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson continued their Breaking Dawn Part 2 press tour this morning in Spain. They linked up at Madrid's Villa Magna Hotel for a photocall along with Taylor Lautner. Last night, the trio was in the UK for a premiere there. Kristen wore a sexy lace Zuhair Murad jumpsuit to their London event, and changed into jeans and a bomber jacket for their Breaking Dawn afterparty. Today, though, Kristen was a bit more covered up in a black and white Julien Macdonald dress. The next few days will bring Kristen, Robert, and Taylor around Europe in the run-up to the overseas debut of their final Twilight film. Fans in the US, though, will be able to see their finished product starting at midnight tonight.
Kiowa Gordon plays wolfpack member Embry Call in the Twilight Saga, and the actor stopped by our LA studios just before Breaking Dawn Part 2's big LA premiere this week to talk about what he will and won't miss about being a part of the franchise. Kiowa also responded to rumors that a film focused just on the Twilight wolfpack might be in the works and weighed in on whether he thinks Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be good parents after seeing them play the role on screen.
Melissa Rosenberg had already found success writing for TV and film before she signed on for the Twilight series, but her work on the franchise's first four films propelled her to become the highest-grossing female screenwriter of all time. We caught up with Melissa by phone after Breaking Dawn Part 2's big premiere this week to ask her about the rumors of a potential spinoff movie and to weigh in on the twist ending in BD2 that author Stephenie Meyer has alluded to in recent interviews. Read on for more from Melissa about how Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart influenced her take on Edward and Bella and for her reaction to the final Twilight film's "breathtaking" end sequence.
How was the premiere?
Melissa Rosenberg: Amazing! It was definitely the best premiere of the five. We were just really committed to having a good time since it was the last one. It's really for me, being with Stephenie, like, 'What are we going to work on next together?' Or just like, 'I’m gonna miss this.' And that's what all the producers and, you know, Bill [Condon, director] and everybody, yeah, so kind of looking forward now to what can we do next?
So you think you'll collaborate in the future?
MR: Oh, definitely. I mean, I definitely would work with Summit again. That's a great studio. Would I do any more Twilights? It's entirely up to Stephenie whether she wants to pursue that at all.
I was hearing rumors there might be a spinoff — a wolf pack spinoff or something along those lines. Have you heard anything about that?
MR: You know, anything is possible, but . . . it's entirely up to Stephenie. She has ownership on all levels of the Twilight franchise, and she will either move forward — I mean, there's any number of characters you could follow in that movie. You could take the small wolf, the third wolf from the right, and you would have a complex, intense background and backstory, because she's developed his world.
Did you see yourself catering to Robert Pattinson's and Kristen Stewart’s strengths or even consulting with them on anything over time, since they've lived in these characters for so long?
MR: Well, definitely. Already in the first Twilight, before they were cast, and then once they were cast and I had the chance to see who they were, and their pacing, and their strengths, and their impact on the character. I absolutely wrote with them in mind. They became Bella and Edward for me, and they would consult.
Read the rest of Melissa's interview after the jump.
Onscreen vampires traditionally struggle with taming their carnal urges, but in Breaking Dawn Part 2 (out Friday) Edward Cullen doesn't have to worry anymore since his wife, Bella, is now a vampire, too. Judging by the book, we can expect more sexual tension and some actual sex in the final installment of Twilight. After playing Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows earlier this year, Johnny Depp joined the ranks of other vampire eye candy who grace the big and small screens. And while most of these bad-boy vampires have a dark (and bloodthirsty) side, we just can't help but be drawn to their fanged charm. See some of the sexiest vampires in pop culture, and tell us: would you do, dump, or marry them?