Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart pretty much made the Twilight Saga what it is. Robert and Kristen’s ability to breathe life into their characters helped cement the Twilight movies as a moneymaking franchise on and off screen.
However, K. Stew revealed that R. Pattz’s famous brooding on the first film was almost nixed by movie execs and that higher-ups wanted her to smile more throughout the movie (gasp)! Can you imagine a cheery Edward and a smiling Bella? Twilight just wouldn’t have been the same, and who knows if it would have had the strong following it does today. Probably not.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Stewart spoke about Twilight, saying, “We wanted it to be not so polished. Catherine [Hardwicke, the first film's director], was all for that. But we were getting notes from the studio. They wanted me to smile all the time. They wanted Rob to be not so brooding. We were like, ‘No! You need to brood you’re a** off.’”
As for Stewart’s smiles or lack thereof offscreen, Pattinson said, “No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”
Despite the negative press Stewart finds herself the target of, Pattinson is always there to defend her and vice versa. Even though Stewart never has to defend Pattinson or his acting, she does. Her latest positive critiques about him were about his movie Cosmopolis.
Kristen Stewart’s image has been molded by paparazzi and the media into what they think is sellable. They’ve cast her as the snobby, awkward brat who refuses to smile or converse. Frankly, Stewart is a snob with a greater than thou attitude, or at least that’s what the paps want you to think. Robert Pattinson on the other hand, is a lovable goof whose amazing talents as an actor and musician have won over many in the media. Lucky him.
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