Sparkles and Bella on the cover of EW for Breaking Dawn: silly or hot?

Here’s the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring a still from the much-anticipated Twilight Finale, Breaking Dawn. The movie is out in two parts (of course), the first of which will be released on November 18th. Both parts will clock in at about two hours, making the finale a total of four hours long.

Kristen looks kind of stoned in this picture and Pattinson looks scared, like someone has seen him sparkling in the daylight, or like he’s afraid of vadge. (To quote Kaiser. And that may be technically accurate given the plot.) I put on my Twilight tin cap and skimmed through the last book to see what their characters could be responding to. (I had to get it from the back of the shelf where it was hidden. Yes I read all the books but I’m not proud of it.) I couldn’t find a scene from their honeymoon where they get surprised in the water, but spoilers from book they do have some minor conflict with a maid coming to the house who knows that Edward is a vampire and gets afraid for mortal Bella. Re-reading those sex-lite scenes reminded me of how cheesy those books are, and how ridiculous the dynamic between the characters can be. Edward tries not to have sex with Bella again after he “hurt” her during their first session, and he tells her he’s not going to screw her again until she’s “changed,” but then she “seduces” him. It’s obnoxious, and of course they were both virgins when they did it.

Pattinson seems to realize that his character is less than ideal, because he says as much in the accompanying EW interview. His last statement here is kind of awesome:

Kristen on the end of Twilight: “It’s just so strange, I can’t get over it.”
Kristen on the wedding scenes: “It’s a trip to watch the wedding scenes especially. It was so volatile and emotional — I was being such a crazy person.”

Robert on how Edward rips apart a pillow in a passionate moment: “I wanted to have it as a line so much, ‘I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One.’ And then [Edward would] 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!’”

Robert on how Edward and Bella discover her pregnancy: “They shock each other. For a saga which is about eternal, undying love that nothing can touch, suddenly…

Kristen interjects: “There’s one thing that can. That was fun to play. Bella’s always liked him and liked everything he said and thought; everything he did was right. This is something that she clearly disagrees with. She doesn’t mindlessly and blindly follow him. She was always kind of defiant. I like that.”

Robert frankly assessing Edward’s character: “Look, there are a lot of moments when Edward sort of acts like a p*ssy. I mean, throughout the whole series.”

[From EW via PopSugar]

Well at least Pattinson knows that his character can be a manipulative whiny jerk. I imagine that it must get old focusing on this one series and the same wooden characters for years on end, but all those millions must make the work much more tolerable.

In terms of this cover image it’s really goofy, but that’s pretty much what this show is about. Here are a bunch of other stills that have already been released. My favorite is of all the vampire chicks at the wedding in their nice dresses and creepy contact lenses. [via Collider]










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  1. Alice says:

    I hate this book, the movies, the fans and the author, but I love interviews with Robert Pattinson in regards to Twilight because he hates Edward as much as I do.

  2. Javagirl1 says:

    Tore up pillows and started crying? Edward is hardcore!

  3. Anne says:

    Always like finding out a celebrity has a good sense of humor! I will have to read more interviews with RP; really funny!

  4. girlwithapearl says:

    These bitches are acting liek they’re freaking HP.

  5. Beth says:

    This whole post made me laugh out loud. Especially the stuff Rob said about the bed. He’s so funny. I love how they both know it’s so stupid. Actually, in the Eclipse commentary (yes, I watched that; yes I’m ashamed), Kristen actually says, “This is such a stupid movie.”

  6. Irene says:

    I think its a cute pic but not for the cover. They should have picked one where he didnt look so surprised. Its a bit weird. I like the one of them playing chess..on their honeymoon! wtf. only twilight. lol

    @beth I also saw it with commentary and laughed when she said that! I like kstew and rpattz. its funny watching them do interviews pretending to like their own movies and characters.

  7. islandwalker says:

    The books were bad, the movies are unwatchable but RP does come off as likeable in interviews. No comment on the lip biter.

  8. Cheyenne says:

    I’m trying to imagine at which point they’re going to end the movie in part 1. Maybe when Bella vomits up a fountain of blood?

    Agree about Pattinson. What I like about him is he doesn’t take himself or these dopey movies too seriously. I read the last two books and they were absolutely dreadful. If the first two are as bad as the last two, then so far the movies are an improvement.

  9. gee says:

    Wait, was he really a virgin when they slept together in the book? He’s like 150 or something, right? And I’m all about holding on until you’re ready (17, 30, I don’t care), but 150ish is pushing it, no?

  10. Amy says:

    I love how the two leads hate Twilight as much as I do. The looks on their faces at the premieres are, “In it for the money, folks.”

  11. almond says:

    I like that he doesn’t take himself or the character seriously. He seems to know it’s utter drivel and sometimes his true opinion shows in some of the things he says. I definitely like that he’s self-deprecating. Miss “Learn how to speak good” is on the other spectrum. While she, too, thinks the franchise is stupid she’s acting as if she’s above it all, yet she’s still spewing the prerequisite nice things about the movie. So she’s tying to cling to aspects of the character that just aren’t there. Bella is 100% codependent in all her romantic relationships and completely helpless without a man by her side. Ugh, stupid franchise.

  12. RocketMerry says:

    This woman who wrote Twilight is almost as genius as Rowling.
    “Sit back and shut up, Stoker and Tolkien. We’ll write of sparkly vampires and teenage wizards in a very poor writing style and there ain’t a thing you can do about it. Enjoy”

  13. Dingles says:

    That top picture is hilarious. I love that Robert has played Edward to look like he’s constipated or crapping his pants in every scene.

    Every. Scene.

  14. Lydia says:

    So Robert P gets paid a boatload of money for a role he hates? before twilight his options were rather limited, am I right? Guess I would respect him if he actually said no to the sequels but since he took the money and can’t be bothered to show any sign of appreciation for how this job has provided him with luxuries, I find it irritating. I can imagine the director and the rest of the crew who worked hard are thrilled with his obvious disdain and I am sure other directors look at him and just might think twice about hiring someone who can’t hold their shit together. Sometimes towing the line is the respectful thing to do, IMO.

  15. me says:

    Whatever. I’d still get down on my knees and suck it. HIS not HERS.

  16. TL says:

    Lydia: August 11th, 2011 at 1:02 pm, “So Robert P gets paid a boatload of money for a role he hates?”

    I’ve been noticing most young stars are complete whining babies when they have butt loads of money in the bank. I really can’t stand young hollywood these days. A bunch of over privledged ungrateful sacks of shh…..Ok I caught myself. =)

  17. Hanna says:

    I’m so over these people, especially sparkles. Can’t wait until the fuzz is over.

  18. Tigger says:

    Like the other posters have said, it’s ridiculous that they get paid millions for movies they hate. And they’re trying to come across as actors in it for the ‘art’? Bullshit.

  19. almond says:

    @ Tigger The jarring ratio of appearance and essence in the world of Hollyweird.

  20. marge says:

    Is that Mia Maestro on pic 7?… hope not, I kinda like her…

  21. Lydia says:

    @tigger. Apparently Robert isn’t in it for the art since his hatred is so obvious. It appears he is in it for the money. Good luck to him, most people in Hollywood don’t want to pay people to piss on their project.

  22. tooey says:

    I like the Twilight series (sorry!) and I like little KStew; but I hope she’s investing her money from these films wisely because from what I’ve seen of her outside this franchise, she’s very limited as an actress. Her Joan Jett in The Runaways was nearly comatose; just a completely lethargic performance. I tried watching Welcome to the Rileys or whatever that movie is where she plays a stripper and it’s like watching Bella Swan try to go all hardcore. Awkward! All those tics that work for the Bella character just get carried over into everything else she does. I find it hard to believe she’s going to be some bad-ass Snow White…

  23. Tiffany says:

    I feel for them because it seems as if they actually have taste. The books are awful, and they know it. I do think they try as hard as they can to make their parts in the movies as good as they can…but when the plot is so silly it is just too much to overcome.

  24. TL says:

    These young hollywood whiners can quit anytime and go flip burgers or go to college like most people their own age. Tell me when they have to struggle working two jobs while finding time to study on top of having a somewhat normal social and dating life for their age. All while they worrying about their future centered around money and a career.

  25. Cheyenne says:

    Pattinson’s set for life. He’s getting $25 million for “Breaking Dawn” against 7.5% of the box office. If the movie makes as much as “Eclipse” (which it almost certainly will), he’ll rake in another $16 mil for $41 million total — for ONE EFFING MOVIE!!

    Stewart and Lautner got the same deal.

  26. Nanea says:

    That white bikini top?

    Looks like a budget bra.

    Or is it?

    I gave up on everything Twiwhatever after Book 1, it was unreadable. I still don’t get how that kind of drivel found a publisher, much less how this stuff got made into movies that people actually paid lots of money for to watch.

  27. Hibiscus says:

    “Cali: Why is he gray? ”

    You know, he’s sort of a vampire.
    Not much blood inside that dude.
    Anaemic blood-junkie.


  28. me says:

    “Tics that work for her”

    Bella doesn’t have a lot of tics. That’s just Kristen being herself. Bella also isn’t a snobby brat. That’s just Kristen again.

  29. Crimson & Clover says:

    I think it’s sad that they’re not allowed to joke about Twilight. It’s not good, and we know it, and they know it. They should be allowed to joke about it without everyone jumping all over them.

  30. Crimson & Clover says:

    Also, @Cheyenne, it was $25 million for BOTH parts, they only got $12.5 for part one.

    Oh my god. “Only”. Gross.

  31. mia girl says:

    My 13 year old daughter says that the Twilight vampires aren’t blood suckers they are “talent suckers”… That no matter which actor enters the realm of Meyer’s corny story and bizarre characters & Rosenberg’s too literal screenplays, they automatically become wooden, lethargic and bad. Examples – Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Peter Facinelli and even Sparkles.

    For those of us who know the story, think about it… At all times Pattinson has to play the equivalent of a emotionless human statue who is controlling his every monstrous, instinctive desire to kill his girlfriend while at the same time having /but also controlling his human-like sexual desire to want to jump her bones, while also being sure not to have any sudden movements or his super human strength will kill his girlfriend all the while reading everyone’s thoughts around him – that sprinkled with his own self-loathing. How the F do you play that? End result – you look emotionally constipated!

  32. Katie says:

    I loved the books. The movies are drivel. The movies have ruined everything. Kristen Stewart is my least favorite actress of all time. She’s got horrible ticks and habits that are so distracting on screen. The movies are way over directed to the point that the acting suffers! Robert Pattinson actually has some talent, and I can’t believe Dakota Fanning has done these movies.

  33. Sina says:

    Lol @ people hating on Rob because says the truth. He is not whining, and he is not hating on Twilight. Look at actual fansites of Twilight. The fans love his comments because they are true and not malicious. The Twi-fandom is a lot more self-aware than people give it credit for (at least parts of it) and they know the faults of the characters and the series, he is just saying what a lot of the FANS think.

  34. eternalcanadian says:

    Every time I see a picture from the Twilight movies every single person has the same expression. Vapid with mouth hanging open. That picture of Edward and Bella in the water is so funny because that’s pretty much how they look in all their scenes–scared and mouth open. :P

  35. hairball says:

    I actually think Kristen Stewart looks pretty in the cover pic and the pic with Alice.

  36. Chickie Baby says:

    Cheesy, poorly-posed, contrived…this EW cover should make all those Twi-hards gleefully happy. I’m just grateful it’s almost over so we won’t have to hear about it any more.

    Let’s move on to something with a bit more substance, shall we?

  37. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Dodai over at Jezebel calls this installment Twilight: Breaking Hymen. LOL

  38. Quest says:

    I am counting down the days when this saga comes to an end. Counting, but it seems to go on and on and on…come on, please end this already.

  39. Cheyenne says:

    @katie: Stephenie Meyer can tell a story but she’s a lousy writer. I’ve read term papers written by high school students that were better written than her books.

  40. Cali says:

    @hibiscus, he shouldn’t be gray, though. Pale, yes, but not gray and ashy. lol. And the cover isn’t an “Edward/Bella” thing – if you look, Rob’s eyes are his own color – not Edward’s. Same with KStew – she doesn’t have her brown contacts in. So, it’s just them, not their characters.

  41. the original bellaluna says:

    First of all, they’re supposed to be naked in the water.

    Second of all, the movies have been so much worse than the books*, what does it matter?

    *And that’s saying a lot!

  42. linnie says:

    think hes a good actor, her? not soo much.

  43. Hibiscus says:

    “Cali: So, it’s just them, not their characters.”

    Ok, he looks gray because he’s british then.
    Sounds better? ;)

  44. Cirque28 says:

    Wait. He has an instinctual desire to kill her, really? And she MARRIES him? Wtf?