Kristen Stewart has admitted that her shyness and unwillingness to be the centre of attention may have given people the wrong impression of her, back at the beginning of her acting career.
The actress, who played Esme Cullen in the film franchise, believes there should have been far better representation.
Erstwhile “Twilight” star and indie film darling Robert Pattinson says it feels like “not a day has passed” since he filmed the “Twilight” franchise. Pattinson, who stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T to talk about his new sci-fi film “High Life,” joked that he “stopped mentally progressing around the time when I started […]
Stewart is writing and directing an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch' 2011 memoir "The Chronology of Water."
From custom-made Bond cars to houses that homed Twilight characters there is a serious business for OTT merchandise.
Robert Pattinson has revealed that he got the tone of his morose teenage vampire Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' movies so wrong to start with that he was threatened with being fired.
Robert Pattinson told the New York Times that his rebellious behavior almost cost him the role of Edward and that his agents had to fly in to straighten him out.
Two films take Felton to second place – ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’, which made over £320million worldwide and a meta-appearance as himself in Russell Brand comedy ‘Get Him To The Greek’. There’s also his early work in movies like ‘Anna and the King’ to consider and this year’s Jesus-themed drama ‘Risen’ earned a solid £37m from a £16m budget.
How, then, did star Kristen Stewart – herself the focal point of many bad 'Twilight’ reviews - not only escape from the franchise unscathed but become an A-list actor with serious indie credentials? Stewart cleverly leaned into the awkwardness of that character, so when she eventually left Bella and the Twilight saga behind after five movies, she could finally emerge from her YA chrysalis and display her true colours. Notably, every single movie Kristen Stewart has made since 'Twilight’ in 2008 has been an improvement on the last.
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ took some serious flak in 2015. Critics and Hollywood stars lambasted its political stance, but for us, the furore over its use of fake plastic babies was much more fun to follow.
As Ben Affleck knows all too well, ’Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ has been slated by critics. Despite the bad reviews though, the film has already made more than £470 million at the global box office and will spawn a number of sequels.It just goes to show that bad reviews don’t always mean you’ve got a flop on your hands. Here are 10 films that felt the wrath of the people paid to see movies, while still raking in the money from audiences handing over their hard-earned pounds.(N.B. We’ve used film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes to measure critical reaction and are counting the worldwide gross).
Not many actors go as far as Michael Madsen, who used to have a section on his website dedicated to rating his own movies – sample title: “Species 2, Big Mistake” – but there are plenty of examples of stars who slagged off their projects after the fact. For a guy who was more or less unknown (except to hardcore ‘Harry Potter’ fans) before becoming Edward Cullen, the 29-year-old sure hates the franchise which made him.
It’s as if George Lucas was trying to win a bet – what was the worst comic-book character he could adapt into a film, and what would people least like to see in it? The answer was 'Howard: A New Breed Of Hero’, and Howard the Duck having sex with a lady. Said lucky lady was Lea Thompson, she of the mother-son combo from 'Back To The Future’, completing her 80s double-header of weird movie romances.
Too bad, forums around the world were clogged with fanboy rage at Cruise’s casting as Lee Child’s literary hero ‘Jack Reacher’ – a former military police major and full time juggernaut. ’Jack Reacher‘ proved to be a decent-sized hit (pun intended) and a sequel is currently in production, so we take a look at some other casting outrages that had the fans furious at first, but eating their words in the end. In 2005 the knives were certainly out for Daniel Craig upon the announcement that he would replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
Author Stephanie Meyer has marked the tenth anniversary of the first ‘Twilight’ novel by writing a completely new version of the book that swaps the genders of the lead characters.
Check out our sparkling set of ‘Twilight’ trivia, the kind of facts and in-jokes only super-fans will already know… There’s another unfinished Twilight book First of all, did you know that the series’ author Stephenie Meyer was writing a companion novel called 'Midnight Sun’? “If I tried to write 'Midnight Sun’ now, in my current frame of mind,” said Meyer, “James would probably win and all the Cullens would die. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on .” Also notice how EL James, who based her ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ series on ‘Twilight’, has ripped off the concept of 'Midnight Sun’ wholesale for her new book 'Grey’ – which is the first 'Fifty Shades’ book retold from the perspective of Christian. The author wanted totally different actors for the lead roles Before Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were cast in the lead roles, Stephenie Meyer had her own dream cast: she wanted 'Sucker Punch’’s Emily Browning for Bella, Superman Henry Cavill for Edward, other Superman Tom Welling for Emmett, Charlie Hunnam for Carlisle, Rachael Leigh Cook as Alice and Olivia Wilde as Rosalie.