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Robert Pattinson on 'Twilight' finale: 'It's the end of an era'

January 17, 2011 |  3:01 pm


Public speaking has never been Robert Pattinson’s favorite part of his job. But presenting the Golden Globe to director Susanne Bier for her drama “In a Better World” Sunday night proved to be a welcome respite for the actor, who’s knee deep in the middle of filming “Breaking Dawn,” the final installment of the “Twilight” saga, which will be split into two parts.

“It’s been really hard shooting both films at the same time,” admitted the 24-year-old star, moments before he had run backstage to present his award with “Tron” star Olivia Wilde. “But it’s the end of an era.”

That era certainly will be one that Summit Entertainment, the films’ distributor, not to mention the franchise’s devoted fans, will be sorry to see go. Starting with 2008’s “Twilight,” the fantasy romance that first saw Pattinson’s handsome, brooding vampire encounter his mortal love, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), the movie series has taken in roughly $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office, as audiences lined up to see Swan wrestle with her feelings for her immortal boyfriend and her best friend, Jacob (Taylor Lautner), a werewolf, over the course of the next two films, 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and 2010's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

At the start of the first part of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” Bella consents to Edward’s marriage proposal — Edward’s condition if he is to grant Bella’s request that he transform her into a vampire — and the young couple are wed before heading to a remote island getaway for a honeymoon.

Speaking by phone this month, director Bill Condon, who’s helming both installments of the finale, said he has been thrilled with what he’s seen from his leads. “All the characters are moving [in this chapter]," he said. "It’s really about the passage from adolescence to adulthood, and they all seem energized by that. It’s the stuff they are all connecting to in their lives.”

As for Pattinson specifically, Condon added, “Now he’s dealing with a character who’s like him. The final movie allows us to step behind the curtain of what it’s like to be a vampire. It doesn’t seem that exotic anymore; It’s trying to be more real.”

The director, though, was reticent to share any details of the production, which is filming in both New Orleans and Vancouver, Canada, with a jaunt to an island off the coast of Brazil — a location that might in the end prove the most memorable to Condon, because the entire cast and crew needed for the honeymoon scene was stranded after a long day of filming.

“It was incredible. We got caught in the middle of this huge rainstorm — I’ll remember it forever,” Condon said. “Eighty people sleeping on the floor of the set. We couldn't leave.”

— Nicole Sperling

Photo: Robert Pattinson at the 68th Golden Globes. Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images.

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It will really be sad when Twilight ends. :'(

This movie needs to hurry up and come out then the second installment of this last movie will shortly appear afterwards.

Yes it will be sad when twilight comes to an end :(

i am so sad that the last twilight is coming to an end however u still get to see your favorite stars in other movies. we fell in love with robert pattinison because he played edward. i can not wait to see him in his next films. he caught our eye and now he is ours...i wish him the best forever............

Yawn. Just hurry up and get it over with.

I think that the Twilight series is one of the best to read and has the best ending of any series I have read.

I am 65 years old and A non-stop reader and would like to thank the young lady for writing a set of books like no other. I think she has great imagination and a good story teller. The movie had a great cast and director.

I was expecting one more...but too much expansion of such serious leads to tediousness...but still not the right time to say good bye to twilight..

i really wished it would hurry im so excited to see it I loved all the books read all 4 in a week .. i am now reading the shortend second life of bree tanner and just read the teaser of midnight sun I really hope she decides to finish and publish this book i think it will be awsome

the end of a love storie is a real opportunity of the actors to show of what they're made, but in the other hand is really sad the end of extraordinary movies about twilight, still loving the real and the fantasy.

I know , i will miss Twilight-saga. :( The best movies/books ever, and even the actors are perfect!! *Robert Pattinson.*<3 Daaamn.! :P

What will i be watching then.. ?? :/

It will be very sad to see the Twilight Saga end. I just hope that the time for them to come out hurries up and gets here soon. I am rereading the last book in the installment. This was the best saga that they have made.

I wish it was here all ready, and also wish it was nit coming to an end. So sad but it has been a really good ride.

But we can always hope for a REMAKE :))))))) some day :)))))))....

I wish that Breaking Dawn wasnt released so far apart! I dont want to see it end..(STEPHENIE WE WANT MORE! lol) I love the whole cast and even when I finished Breaking Dawn (the book) I wanted it to continue so badly! This is a story that could go on and on...so many adventures...Couldnt they release Breaking Dawn part 2 in June instead?!

I hate to see Twilight go... but I can't wait for Breaking Dawn! I hope you got some great footage for all the "extra" stuff on that island in Brazil! I think that would be a great clip... talking about being stranded and actually staying on the set!!!

I have just feel in-love with the movies,and edward lol.If it wasnt for Robert Pattinson i dont believe i would watch it,now dont get me wrong i like jacob specialy here lately lol but i am TEAM EDWARD an always will.It is exciteing knowning that the last movies are comming come an all us twilight fans will FINALY see the transformation of bella,something we have been waiting for since the first movie.It will also be sad to see the movies end.What will us twilight fans have to look forward to????I wish i was bella :)

stephanie needs to finish midnight sun & then another movie from that. then about jacob & the cullen kid (edward's & bella's daughter) getting married & making edward a grandpa..... us fans can think of alot to keep it going... you just
never get tired of watching the movies or reading the books.

sounds like have worked raely hard on this they deserve a well erened rest after filming x big fan of the saga cant wait till november 2 c breaking dawn x

It's been quite a ride for the young stars and I'm sure that Twilight has opened so many doors for a lot of them. I wish them nothing but the best!

I can't believe that it is already the end but I'm sooooo ready for it to come out..

I'm going to miss Twilight sooo much! Ugh I don't want it to be over. :'(

I'm going to miss Twilight sooo much. I don't want it to end :'( its going to be sad when its all over. :(

this is one of my favorites i mean the love is so great and vamps are my thing at my age of 15. the books that i have read are very good i can picture the events happening in my head it makes it where i am watching the movie it self. sometimes i would have to stope an think wait that movie has not cam out yet. lol . well cant wait till the last one to come out
much love
Gabby mixon

It is truly the end of an era. Cant believe it is all coming to an end :'( It's gonna be so sad to see it go down in the annuls of movie history. Twilight fans are the most devoted fans ever...

I can't wait to see Breaking dawn me and my daughter are excited .

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