The Twilight fans who camped out all night for the series’ Comic-Con panel knew they were in for a treat the next day when they saw the cast speak about Breaking Dawn. What they didn’t expect was for the cast to show up early that morning with breakfast in tow! That’s Booboo Stewart, who plays excitable young werewolf Seth Clearwater, making sure Twihards stay energized with fruit. But where were the movie’s famous trio — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner?
Maybe the SDCC coordinators were afraid that any sightings of the three would incite actual riots among the fans, and that it would be safer for them to stay just out of fans’ reach on the stage at the panel later. Maybe Booboo and the others got roped into it because they don’t have the same superstar status but are nonetheless attached to the films.
Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed, who play Edward’s “sisters” Alice and Rosalie, dragged themselves out of bed for the 6:15 a.m. surprise and seemed perfectly happy to sign photos and books for the group. Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Edward’s “mom” Esme Cullen, and Julia Jones, another werewolf named Leah, were also on-hand to distribute muffins and pose for photos.
I’m sure that the fans were excited beyond words to rub elbows with the Twilight stars, but it’s appearances like these where the big stars’ absence speaks volumes.