Do Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have a name as a couple? You know, like “Brangelina”. I guess people call them “Rob-sten” but that’s totally boring. How about “Sparkle-Stew”? That’s cute, right? Okay, well, we’ve got some additional information on Sparkle-Stew. First of all, some sources are claiming that People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2009 is none other than Sparkles himself. People will announce this stuff officially on Wednesday, and the Sparkles thing might just be a rumor. But I’ll buy it. I think he’s People’s Sexiest.
Next up: Sparkles’ red carpet interviews at the New Moon premiere. There’s nothing earth-shattering in here, but I found a couple of things interesting. Sparkles on Edward and love: “The fact that this is a guy, a character who so many people think is this ideal man who has to be literally humiliated and beaten physically and mentally and emotionally, and still the girl he thinks he doesn’t deserve loves him. I didn’t make any sense what so ever.” Aw… slightly cute. On the red carpet, that little bitch Ryan Seacrest tried to get his hands on Sparkles too – and when Ryan asked about Pattinson’s relationship with Kristen, Robert’s rep pulled him away. Ryan tweeted about the incident: “Robert pattison is class act. However the rep he was with yanked him off the air and off the mic when when I asked about kristen. Unreal!” Oh, keep your panties on, Seacrest. Ryan’s just mad because he wanted to make out with Sparkles.
Finally, we have Kristen’s interview in Parade Magazine this week. I know some people still see her a brat, but I find her very thoughtful and intelligent in this interview:
“As soon as I stopped trying to control everything that came out of my mouth and every picture of me that came out, that’s when I became so much happier. It wasn’t like some big turning point; I’ve just grown into being able not to care as much. I realize that I’m not going to be able to influence the way everybody perceives me.”
Dating Robert Pattinson and all the rest of the gossip.
“I get why fans want to know more about the cast as real people and they want us to be together and all of that. I just have to sort of not think about that. People have a hard time separating us from our characters. There’s an incredibly large group that spends most of their time absorbed in the lives of people who’ve gotten some notoriety. It’s strange to me. I can’t have anything to do with it or else I’d step in and mess it up for myself, I just let it fall by the wayside. It doesn’t really affect me.”
But she wants to deliver for the millions of fans.
“If you make movies and you don’t care about the people who watch, then you probably are just wanting to be rich and famous. The fact that these movies are important to so many people makes me so happy. I care that they care. I said at Comic-Con that my favorite moment on New Moon was when we wrapped. People took it the wrong way. It wasn’t like I was glad it was over, it was just such a memorable moment for me because I literally fell apart. I went like, ‘Aaagh.’ I almost couldn’t handle it.”
What she’s learned about Bella.
“She is confident but not arrogant. Bella is like, ‘I’m allowed to make mistakes and I’m going to do things and take chances and not be ashamed of it.’ You see this girl really build herself back up, and by the time she makes this sort of rash decision to spend eternity with a vampire, you believe her. She’s lived life. She’s grown up.”
Her toughest scene.
“It’s when Edward tells Bella it’s all over and they’re never going to see each other again. There’s nothing like it in reality. It’s not even like a normal breakup scene because I know what it’s like to get broken up with. I don’t know what it’s like to get broken up with by a vampire. It’s like suddenly whatever has addicted an addict is taken away from them and they go through total withdrawal. That’s what Bella was going through. To portray that was really intimidating.”
Her take on immortality.
“The way I consider immortality from both my perspective as Kristen and my perspective as Bella, is that it’s completely unknown but given the right motivating factor, I’d be willing to explore it. Bella’s willing to give it a chance because of Edward, because she’s willing to sacrifice anything for him. To live forever seems on the surface a really cool thing. In our story, it’s terrifying.”
A preview of the third film, Eclipse.
“Just as you think you’re going to get the same story, all of a sudden it completely changes. Bella is back to herself. She’s comfortable and self-assured in a way that she wasn’t in New Moon. What I really loved about Eclipse was exploring different levels of love and acknowledging that the ideals that you had aren’t totally true. The other thing is that Bella’s innately honest. But in Eclipse, she lies to herself and she lies to everybody around her, about the fact that she’s in love with Jacob. That changes everything.”
The scene to watch for.
“Jacob and Edward, who are mortal enemies, are in a tent with sleeping Bella between them. It seems ridiculous, but it happens.”
Taking a chance on life.
“I really feel if you really feel like you need to do it then you should do it. Afterwards, if you’re told that you made a mistake and you admit it, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. You only live once. I say be extreme. Go for it. I think that’s the point of Twilight. I’m not preaching to anybody, but that’s what I think.”
This is the reason I’m not a Twihard – because I don’t really care about Kirsten’s deep thoughts about their characters. I get that a lot of people care, and God bless. For me, I’m invested in Kristen and Robert (Sparkle-Stew). I like them as a couple, because I’ve gotten a sense of their opposites-attract personalities, and why they’re a great couple. I couldn’t care less about the fantasy of the characters. I just want to see more pictures of Kristen and Robert looking at each other lovingly. Sigh. Sparkle-Stew, I love you.
Assorted pictures of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson at last night‘s New Moon premiere in Los Angeles. Credit: WENN. The photos with the blue background are from the ‘New Moon’ event in Munich, Germany on November 14, 2009. Credit: WENN.