Though some fans of Twilight may have taken the films very seriously, the main cast of the popular franchise may have even given the most loyal fans a run for their money at times. This was especially true when the first film of the series, Twilight, was being filmed. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, in particular, were slightly obsessed with the proper portrayals of Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen.
Both Stewart and Pattinson have been candid about the fact that they had a very intense connection to the first Twilight movie. The pair were determined to make the film something other than just a cheesy teen romance film. Pattinson once joked that he was so intense about the film, he was sure it was going to win Oscars. In fact, his passion for the film pushed the rest of the cast to be more intense about the movie also.
Kristen Stewart revealed that the ‘Twilight’ cast was obsessed with the movie
And the cast’s obsession wasn’t just limited to the Twilight set. In an interview with Collider, Stewart revealed that even after they’d wrapped for the day, the would still discuss the film nonstop. “Especially when you’re on location you’re secluded and in this place and we had this big huge cast and they’re all actors,” Stewart shared. “They’re not just like, ‘Oh, we’re making this movie.’ So even when we went back home at the end of the day, whenever we would hangout it would pretty much revolve around the movie.”
Though it was great that the cast of Twilight was passionate about the film, that intensity occasionally caused problems as well. Stewart recalled that Pattinson, in particular, would sometimes be so in his head that he struggled to film a scene. Occasionally, it fell to Stewart to calm her fellow castmate down, but he wasn’t always appreciative of her lending a helping hand.
Stewart occasionally had to calm Robert Pattinson down
“So we all had that in us, but Rob really sometimes got…we wouldn’t be able to shoot a scene,” the Twilight star shared. “It was like, ‘We’re not going to be able to get anything in the can if you don’t just calm down.’ So, yeah, there were times where I had to like sort of do that. And he hated me too when I did that. The problem was that any time you’d say, ‘No, you’re really good.’ ‘No! You think that I need that?!’ It’s like, ‘No. I’m just actually being genuinely honest because I really like what’s going on here.’ I think it had a lot to do with the part that he was playing.”
Clearly, Pattinson and Stewart took their roles in Twilight very seriously. It’s no wonder that the first film, in particular, has a very broody and intense feeling to it. We’re interested to see if Pattinson will bring that same level of intensity to his upcoming film franchise as Bruce Wayne in The Batman. Only time will tell if he can outdo the moodiness of Edward Cullen.