The Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Staged Relationship Scandal of 2012 continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. Just when I think they’ve run out of stories, anecdotes, rumors, quotes and anonymous sources, someone else steps up in an attempt to make sure that the drama continues — and that it continues until the moment that the Breaking Dawn red carpet unrolls at the premiere.
That’s why it’s so convenient that Bill Condon, director of Breaking Dawn, spoke to Entertainment Weekly this week and gave them this absolutely phenomenal quote.
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Did anyone else choke on their vampire blood smoothie reading that? Because the lovely pre-packaged story that the Twilight team sold the fans for so many years was that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were truly in love — in the movie AND in real life. The relationship between Bella and Edward was no different than Kristen and Rob, give or take a few supernatural moments.
And now the story is that it’s just a movie and they’re just two actors playing parts, that loyal fans need to remember that the two relationships are not the same. Meaning that while Bella and Edward are a passionate couple in love who are fated to be together, Kristen and Rob aren’t.
Where does this leave us in their saga and what does it say about all the rumors over the years that publicity teams set this couple up to sell movies. While skeptics like myself always believed that their real life relationship was too good to be true, Twilight fans didn’t. They fell for the couple and they fell for them hard.
So it’s a little ridiculous to take all of that back now and say people need to be reminded that they aren’t Bella and Edward, and even more insulting, that they need their fans support more than ever.
The fans have stuck by the books, the movies and the actors for so many years now. I think its the actors who need to respect their fans now and finally tell the truth about what’s going on behind the scenes. That their real life romance is just as made up as the one that Stephanie Meyers wrote about so many years ago in a series of fantasy novels.
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