After playing the parts of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen for so long, is it any wonder that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson can get heated talking about their characters? When EW sat down with the two stars and their director Bill Condon to talk about the upcoming Breaking Dawn Part 1 (in theaters Nov. 18), the penultimate chapter of the Twilight Saga, the 25-year-old actor spoke frankly. “Look, there are a lot of moments when Edward sort of acts like a p—y,” Pattinson said. “You can quote him on that!” Stewart laughed.
One example from Breaking Dawn? [Spoiler Alert!] When Bella is gravely ill, due to her pregnancy, yet still wants to spend time with the third prong of Twilight’s love triangle, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). “My wife is dying, I have completely f—ed up my life and hers, and Jacob’s like [To Bella] ‘Hey, baby, you don’t look too bad to me,’” Pattinson said. “And I’m just sitting there, like, with a bucket collecting [Bella’s] vomit. That really wouldn’t happen. I should have thrown the vomit at him.”
Pattinson also has some tongue-in-cheek criticism of his character in relation to the highly anticipated flurry-of-feathers scene. “I wanted to have it as a line so much,” Pattinson told EW, switching to an American/Edward Cullen accent. “I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One,'” he laughed. “And then he’d start crying. By the way, that’s what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! ‘I ruined this bed!'”
And then, of course, there’s the wedding scenes, which truly affected Stewart, much to a teasing Pattinson’s amusement.
“I could see her getting sort of emotionally affected by it and I almost didn’t want to stay at the end of the aisle,” Pattinson said. “I wanted to go down and say, ‘Stop being ridiculous’ [laughs].”
“I wanted to run down the aisle,” Stewart said. “I was literally pulling away from Billy [Burke, who plays her father]. Now it’s a trip to watch the wedding scenes especially. It was so volatile and emotional — I was being such a crazy person.”
For more with Stewart, Pattinson, and Condon — as well as exclusive images from Breaking Dawn Part 1 and this year’s Fall Movie Preview — pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, Aug. 12.
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