Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner happily share two covers for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. Edward and Jacob may battle for Bella's love in the latest installment of the Twilight saga, but Robert and Taylor look friendly posing together. While Kristen shines all on her own. Taylor and Kristen have been travelling the globe of late, taking their blockbuster to South Korea, Italy, Germany, Sweden and even Australia, and today they'll reunite with Rob and the rest of the Eclipse cast for the LA premiere. Kristen and Rob opened up to the magazine to share their thoughts on the movie, clear up some rumours and talk about how they're coping with fame. Here's more:
- Kristen on dealing with the spotlight: "I just feel more comfortable, more myself and I feel less bare. I feel much more like nobody can take anything from me. Before, I felt literally like my chest was cracked open and people could just reach in and examine and pick at anything they wanted and it just freaked me right out."
- On her criticism and apology for using the word rape: "I’m so sensitive about stuff like that. That is the one subject that means a lot to me. I made one movie directly concerning it [2004's Speak], and I made another one where my character has a horrible history of rape [2010's Welcome to the Rileys]. I talked to a lot of people about it. I used the wrong word. I should have said 'violated.' But I’m young and emotional. It’s just the way it goes sometimes. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I just feel like people got so excited once they saw that it was me. It was like, 'Sweet! Let’s get her!' And then for the people to exploit it under the guise of being morally upstanding is disgusting—and it embarrassed me because I was a part of it."
To see more excerpts from the interview and hear Rob defending Kristen, read on.
- EW: Did you see it all unfold and then think, I have to issue an apology? Kristen: No, I was in Korea when it all got bad. My publicist called me and said RAINN had issued this terrible statement. Robert: Who’s Rain? Kristen: You know, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Robert: None of those associations came out and gave a statement [criticising Kristen] without being called upon by the media first—who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites. That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy. And it’s quite good being part of these Twilight films because you have to give so many interviews all the time, you can defend yourself. That’s the only way. All of us stick together, as well. There are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs. Kristen: See, if I said that? Crucifixion. You can say so much more than me. It’s insane. Robert: That’s not true at all. When did I say anything [controversial]? Kristen: You’re really good, but you could say, “I just took a s***on the Queen’s face,” and people would be like, “Oh, I love him! I love him!”