“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that,” Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon told Entertainment Weekly in the magazine’s Fall Movie Preview issue, referring, of course to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s real-life relationship woes.
We are torn as to how to interpret Condon’s words. The cynic in us could read that as: He thinks their entire relationship was staged, just for the benefit of the Twilight franchise. Or he could be saying actors who play onscreen couples don’t belong together, so their breakup is a good thing. Third: People need to back off and be reminded that their on- and off-screen love affair are two separate things, and our only business is with the former. And, OK, maybe what he said after that supports our last theory:
“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,” he said. “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.”
Either way, this other quote from the issue is super depressing. At a roundtable interview, Pattinson talked about how annoyingly rational Edward remained through any crisis. And when Stewart in turn asked him what he learned from that, he replied, “Don’t be pragmatic. Be an emotional idiot.” Oh, dear.
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