Kristen Stewart giggles when asked about chemistry with Robert Pattinson

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I have a confession to make – I finished reading New Moon last night. It took me a couple weeks, and at times I found the writing juvenile and annoying. I wanted to yell at Bella to sleep with Edward already, or at least make out with Jacob, and I get the fact that the vampire/werewolf angle is just a way to represent teenage sexuality, but it was too glaringly obvious and contrived. It wasn’t like I couldn’t put the book down, and I didn’t buy it myself – my husband brought it back from a trip for me. New Moon made me kind of ache for the intensity of first love, even as I rolled my eyes at how over the top it was. That said, I do want to find out what happens next and will probably read the next book in the series, Eclipse. I’ll also finally give in and rent Twilight soon, although I won’t bother to read it.

Hearing R-Pattz explain his character Edward in the video above, taken during a Comic-Con press conference yesrterday morning, I have to admit I’m excited to see finally see Twilight and the much-anticipated follow-up, New Moon, out this November. Pattinson has a lot of insight into his character, and he seems perfect to play Edward. I really get his appeal and started to get a little swoony over him as he talked about Edward.

The real story in the press conference at Comic-Con is that someone asked Stewart and Pattinson about their off-screen chemistry and Stewart got visibly annoyed about it and refused to even give a bland quote. This came, ironically, right after she assured the crowd that journalists “can ask me anything.”

At around 2:00 minutes into the video above, a journalist asks “please each of you tell me the one Twilight question you never want to answer again.” Pattinson quips “What’s it like kissing Taylor Lautner?” Lautner says he doesn’t want fans to ask him to growl any more, and that they can wait for the movie. A kind of high looking Stewart assures us “You can ask me anything you want.”

Then 3:00 minutes in a guy from FirstShowing.net, chimes in with “This question is for Kristen and Robert. You guys have great chemistry on film, romantically. Is there any chemistry off camera?” Kirsten rolls her eyes and mumbles something and then starts giggling and looking embarrassed when a moderator chimes in to say “We talked about that point, personal questions. So why don’t we ask the next question?”

I tend to agree with Kaiser’s assessment that there is some romance there, or else Stewart would have calmly answered the question with some lame statement about how they’re friends or got to know each other while working together. She could have said something like “I understand that we sell magazines, but at the end of the day we’re just doing our jobs. If people think there’s more there, then that means we did a good job.” Instead she looked shocked and then was giggling like a fool.

At the end of the press conference you can see Pattinson looking at Stewart for a moment across the table, kind of serious and concerned like “why didn’t you handle that better?” Life probably doesn’t exactly imitate art in this case, though, and I bet that Kaiser is also correct that Stewart isn’t pining for Pattinson. If he has something going on the side with his other co-star, Emilie de Ravin, she’s likely to be playing it cool without being clingy. I see Pattinson as a guy who could be semi-serious about the women he’s dating, but who is probably playing the field as you would expect from someone in his position. He may have some similarities with the mature lovelorn vampire he’s playing, but he’s not about to get all wrapped up in one woman, as elusive as Stewart might be.

Video via Perez Hilton

Here are photos from yesterday at Comic-Con. Outdoor photos thanks to Fame Pictures. Indoor photos credit: Mavrixonline.com. The indoor photos are from a later press conference, not the one shown above.

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  1. m says:

    Robert is adorable and always so shy. It was uncomfortable for both of them.

  2. lulu says:

    she seemed stoned, everything is funny when your wasted.

  3. craziness says:

    They are going to milk this “chemistry” thing until the four movies are finished and released. OF COURSE there’s chemistry — they’re both beautiful, sexy and very young. Four years from now, when the movies are history, they’ll move on to bigger and better things — including hyping ‘chemistry’ with other co-stars.

  4. headband says:

    They’ve been told to play it up as though there is a real-life relationship between the two- they’re legally not allowed to say that there isn’t. Part of the contract for the movie series. They want people to BELIEVE.

  5. ash says:

    queen of awkward, miss kristen stewart. heyoooo.

    oh taylor, so adorable.

  6. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Hey even the pros get nervous during public speaking events, particularly when they’re answering questions in front of thousands of anxious hyped-up comic nerds. I’ll give Stewart a pass on getting the giggles, but no mercy or forgiveness for thinking she can step into Joan Jett’s combat boots. The movie producers must have wanted to make the movie on the cheap side or else they would have gone with a more experienced actress who actually looked the part.

  7. Miranda says:

    She is so hideous in personality and appearance.

  8. me says:

    if the book “new moon” (which I literally finished mere minutes ago…) makes you yearn for your first love (even if only in a PG rated kind of way) you HAVE to READ “Twilight”. The book is phenomenal and the movie does NOT do it justice. Just my advice….

  9. jabberingaway says:

    the guys gave great answers and responses at this press conference…. the hunched over actress with her hands all over her hair may very well be stoned…. who knows and who really cares except it would be nice to see a girl who is empowered,confident,alert and can stand on her own when being interviewed. Is that too much to ask? chemistry? i saw nothing from this interview, maybe a little glance saying: wake up dumbo.

  10. K McFarlane says:

    I think she was just giggling at what a stupid question it was. That’s why she says “Are you kidding me?”. I didn’t see anything to make me think there’s anything going on between them.

  11. Carrie says:

    I just think Kristen is not comfortable in front of big audiences ie. MTV awards – she dropped the award on the stage. So what if they have some infactuation going on it will most likely die off after the release of Breaking Dawn.

  12. Kimberly says:

    What the hell is up with that girl’s (Kris Stewart) mullett?? WTF? No it doesn’t look good on a man, so why as a woman wear it?

    As for R Patterson. Ya. not hot. Used to be cute, but clearly drinks too much. Bad skin and too much hair dye. Not cute at all.

    sad, he’s just too young for “Just for men”

    saw the cast while they shot the first movie. Back before they let the partying age them prematurely. Sad.

  13. Bee says:

    What the hell is up with that girl’s (Kris Stewart) mullett?? WTF? No it doesn’t look good on a man, so why as a woman wear it?

    @Kimberly, Kristen Stewart’s hairstyle is for her role as Joan Jett in a new movie.

  14. Sarah says:

    LOL @ lulu’s statement. So true.

    Besides… I don’t think they’re dating… she seems too off for him… maybe a fling… or maybe she tried a publicity stunt on her side to get even more ppl into that scenario of them being involved… like maybe she tried to pull a Mariska Hargitay/Chris Meloni stunt… pretending there *is* more without actually being that way… Or mabye not… mabye she was just plain stoned. Yeah, she was just wasted. Gosh, girl, that’s gross! My 2 cts…

  15. Cristy says:

    Let me just say that I have not seen Rob and Kristen smiled so much in weeks… that pretty much covers it.

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