July 23rd, 2009
06:13 PM ET

'Twilight' cast hits Comic-Con

There's a certain energy that follows Kristen Stewart as she makes her way from reporter to reporter at the 2009 Comic-Con.

Fans of her lead role in the "Twilight" franchise and its upcoming second installment, "New Moon" aren't shy about their hunger for any scoop they might get about the film's divergence from the popular Stephenie Meyers novels. She's tight-lipped on those queries.

Others are feverishly excited about her "new look.". She's currently sporting a short, black windblown "rocker-girl" hairdo as she is on a break from filming her next movie in which she portrays the famous singer, Joan Jett.

Yes, she likes her new look. Although, she admits taking a break from her character to promote her other film project is not her first choice.

As for the other energy surrounding Ms. Stewart, it centers entirely on her potential romantic life – she and "Twilight" co-star, Rob Pattison, have been linked for months on tabloid covers everywhere.

This energy will continue to build and likely follow the fair-skinned beauty throughout her tour of duty at the world's largest comic convention as her publicist makes it clear, "If I hear one personal question I stop the interview!"

My professional assessment?  If you have to ask the press not to ask, chances are there's something to say.

So, what did I find out?

Kristen doesn't go to malls.  She thinks fans will like the second installment of "Twilight" better than the first because of her co-star, Taylor Lautner, who appears shirtless for much of the film.

And finally, she is truly inspired by the droves of fans who continue to support the "Twilight" franchise and impressed that they are often even more excited about her character than she is.

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  1. Kayla

    All right, first of all, anyone who's not movie-challenged knows Kristen Stewart has been in several movies including Panic Room and In the Land of Women. Robert has as well. Yes, this did launch them to super-stardom, but it isnt their only projects. However, I do agree that these movies have given them many more opportunities that they need to be grateful for. Also, their appearance bugs me. In my opinion, they're taking the "grunge" look too far. Like, dress up a little! Plus, Kristen Stewart is extremely gorgeous, but they don't bring that across in the film. I, for one, love the cast, even Kristen. She's extremely talented but comes across too awkward in the movie. Besides, Stewart has commented on her awkwardness several times, I mean am I the only one who saw Teen Choice awards? I am excited about the next movies, however. I'm hoping they take their work from the first movie and see their faults. Also, the oh-so-hunky Taylor Lautner has a major role! (; Lastly, I don't think they belong at Comic-Con. I mean, let those guys enjoy their comics without dealing with fans of something else entirely!

    August 9, 2009 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brant

    If any of you think a movie is "good" by how much money it makes, then Doctors should start prescribing cocaine to their patients.

    July 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lex

    she's just insanely shy and awkward. remember being 19????? imagine a whole slew of people following your every move.

    July 28, 2009 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. fairy

    I loved Kristen Stewart up till about now, instead of getting used to the attention, she is getting more wired up about it, its either she has a form of autism or is on drugs. you should see the interviews at the comic con 09 ( on you tube) She is CONSTANTLY fidgeting and touching her face/hair and cant complete her sentences sometimes. And the way Robert and Taylor look at her, you could tell Taylor feels bad for her, and it looks like Robert finds it hard to keep at straight face while she akwardly answers the questions. Also, I think she is really pretty, but the way she holds herself ruins her image. I understand she was playing a role for the runaways, but she could have “cleaned up” for the interviews. It looks like she doesnt care…………….

    July 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Elizabeth

    When people say, nobody knew who these actors were before "twilight" it makes me laugh. Did anyone know who James Dean was before Rebel without a Cause or Peter Fonda before Easy Rider, or Marlin Brando before street car named desire. C'mon people, all actors have a movie that is their claim to fame. I agree that Kristen Stewart acts like world owes her, but Robert Pattinson on the other hand, is a very humble and genuine actor.

    July 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leigh

    OK. 1st- watch new moon banned trailor on youtube.com It is so friggen hilarious. It mocks Kristen. Has anyone noticed Kristen makes the same "Rock" eyebrow face and always looks at the ground? I hate watching her being interviewed. She doesn't speak well. She fumbles around her words and sounds like she is on drugs or drunk? Every time I see her she is running her hand through her hair and I'm surprised she isn't bald yet because of it. I've watched all of the trailers for movies she is in and i SWEAR she acts the same in every dang movie. And will someone please tell her to close her mouth? UGH....She looks like BUGS BUNNY!

    July 26, 2009 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rachel

    Kristen was made famous to me in the movie The Messengers. I remember her from that movie and Rob from Harry Potter. They both look upset all the time. At least they go to these comic cons and try to promote their movie. They just finished wrapping up New Moon just a couple of months ago. i would want some time away until shootin for eclipse begins. Give them all a break. They all probably just want some time away.

    July 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shane McGuire

    My wife and I saw Twilight at a recommendation from a friend. Though my wife liked the film, I was not that impressed. There were lots of good ideas that I felt could have been executed better as a "Vampire" movie.

    I am a Vampire Film lover, and I have to say that over-all I was pretty disappointed with this film.

    When I compair a vampire film I think of films like Lost Boys, The Blade Series, The Underworld Series, and the TV Series True Blood. I have seen a few others, including Van Helsing, and enjoyed those.

    But the Underworld Series provides a unique twist on the Abraham Stoker Legends. Yes even 'Brahm Stoker's "Dracula" was an excellent film. But doing a little research on the origin of the subjects of Werewolves and Vampires is equally intreguing. Steven King's Silver Bullet was a unique film in its own right.

    The blending of two legends in Underworld is not only unique, but it makes for an excellent tale wrought with combat and continuing stories.

    Finally, in the immortal words of Wesley Snipes in Blade. "The head or the heart, anything else and its your a...!"

    July 25, 2009 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Catt

    i personally could care less about this "amazing" franchise. i was a fan when it was just ONE book, but of course, meyer had to milk her fanbase for all their worth and pump out three more worthless books. could've been good if she'd taken her time to develop the characters more so that these poor actors could have more to go back on and develop their acting skills appropriately. maybe that's why their so unexcited as actors, they can't understand why rabid teenagers and women get soo incredibly obsessed over this and it affects how they answer questions at interviews. i mean honestly, do you see how awkward they get as they try in vain to fish around for a good satisfying answer for the fans. and taylor lautner kept going on about how he wants to please the fans at comic-con rather than hone his own acting skills for better roles.
    at least their not letting it get to their heads...i think.

    July 25, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. p

    Kstew........reminds me of a guy tooo..............and Robert P is not even cute.....i don't know whats wrong with these girls......he looks dirty all the time and so does she.

    July 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. basher

    its true they never look excited, but at least they go to these things.

    July 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ellen Roemer

    I wonder at the posts I just read. Do people think they own the stars personally. When I have gone to an event to meet the star I hope they will be themselves a least a little. I like the looks, behavior and relaxed attitudes I see in this pic. So cool it comic-conners and enjoy the chance you have to see Robert, Taylor and Kristen in real life or they won't bother showing up again. Maybe some respect would help put smiles on their faces. Like not screaming to ear damaging levels. That is so disgusting and childish.

    July 24, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Stephanie

    O.K. So all of you have been in their shoes? Though it is their choice to be actors, it is still a hard transition from normalcy to extreme fame. When did everyone become so much of an expert that they can read facial expressions and see what everyone is thinking? Did any of you ever think they may be tired or have anxiety? The movie was not my favorite either, but I think all the cast members deserve some respect for pulling it off. If it was that bad, it wouldn't have grossed $121,181,783 dollars in the theater. When you all become perfect and can stand in front of hundreds of cameras and exude confidence while being grilled by reporters, then say something. Until then, you just look ignorant.

    July 24, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. TNT

    It's all an act designed to create an "image" to the brooding youth as is the supposed relationship all in the name of higher revenue. That's business, but IMHO – They are setting a very bad example by looking like spoiled brats.

    July 24, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. Darrell

    I hope Kristen Stewart is better in this 2nd installment than she was in the 1st because I thought her acting was awful, it ruined the movie for me. Mis-casted in my opinion.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Ann marie

    To me nothing about Kristen Stewart says Bella. As soon as I seen the movie I thought who the hell picked this girl.. she reminds me of a guy and that's before she cut her hair... everyone else was real close to how the book described them but man they killed it with her. I'll stick to the books, they should of picked that girl from Taken( daughter who got kidnapped). She can act and she has the beauty to back it up unlike that troll.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  17. Angel

    KSTEW....YUCK! Take a shower girl! She needs a real attitude adjustment...

    July 24, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. Stephanie

    I don't know if it's just me, but everytime I see Kristen Stewart she looks like a dirtbag... And "no asking personal questions"???? I also think she's ungrateful. I read all the Twilight books and she is not what I pictured to be Bella. I was cringing when I saw the movie... Ugh.. Why....

    July 24, 2009 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  19. mac

    "This is what comic-con has come to…" hahaha, you make it sound like comic-con was something before...a bunch of dorks in costume running around buying toys and comics. haha.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. Kim

    ^^ You two are so right... Kristen looks so ungreatful for her fame. Also, in my opinion, she is not a very good actress. Her role in Twilight made me cringe.. I was embarrassed for her when she started freaking out in her hospital bed. What was that??

    She never so much as cracks a smile during interviews or when the pap are taking pics. Grow up little girl, you asked for this!

    July 24, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  21. Rick

    I think they got mixed up and thought this was the "Pouty Brat Con". Why they imagined that comic fans would be interested is beyond me. Oh, but CNN is. That explains it.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  22. Chavon

    Um... I usually interpret it as them being shy....

    July 24, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kelly

    What is truly scary is that there are Twilight conventions cropping up all over the country, and they cost hundreds of dollars to attend. And these "Twi-cons" can't even get Pattinson and Stewart on their guest lists, just their less famous movie sidekicks. I wonder how many Twi fans are making the trek to Comic-Con this weekend just for Pattinson and Stewart?

    – Kelly
    The Convention Fans Blog

    July 24, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. Steph

    Did someone not use spell check? I thought his name was Robert Pattinson ??

    July 24, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  25. Annie

    I think the devoted and intense twilight fan base ( of which I count myself one) really need to give Kristen, Robert and Taylor a break and cut them some serious slack!!! They are all very young!!! After all acting is job, a tremendously difficult one. It has the great perks of visibility, fans and serious recognition. As fans, we feel we would be in heaven if we had the same attention and noteriety. However, I cannot immagine me going to my job every day with constant screaming and body guards. It would be intially flatterring but very stressful. Even Stephenie Meyers stated she keeps her high profile author status very separate from her family life. I know we fans are very impatient for New Moon and are hanging on any info about the cast, the movie, anything, (myself included) but guys please give them a break!!!

    July 24, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  26. John

    People, just enjoy the movie for what it is. Does it affect our everyday lives if Kristen Stewart looks like she cares about her fans, or if she is dating Pattinson.

    If you didn't like the movie, why are you on the blog?

    July 24, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  27. JJ

    just an FYI....for anyone who is an avid Harry Potter fan (movie and/or boo) then Robert Pattinson is no newcomer, as he played the role of Cedric in "The Goblet of Fire"

    July 24, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  28. Arthur

    Re Sarah – Pattinson played a pretty big part in Harry Potter Goblet of Fire. I thought the movie was pretty good actually.

    July 24, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  29. Ginnifer

    Actually Sarah, Rob Pattison was know before this because of his role on Harry Potter. But other than that i aggree on every point you made. a little smile goes a long ways!

    July 24, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  30. Eric

    the fans that stood in line for 3 days and then choked out the rest of the fans for the other movies that were before the 20 min appearance of the Twilight actors at 1:30. it was complete chaos for the rest of the Comic Con participates because of the rude and single focused fans of this teen girl cult film

    July 24, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  31. Kar

    As long as she does a great job in the movie, which she definitely DID in Twilight, who cares how she is in an interview? If you've seen any other interviews or anything w/ her speaking in public, this is how she is. She even made a comment during the panel that all the people there was overwhelming. She comes off to me as flaky, and is constantly messing with her hair or face. I think publicity is just something she's not grown into yet – she's a young girl, give her time.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  32. THe Pom


    I can't believe this even made over 100million they need to pull the plug on these little girl movies, we already have one harry potter, and that was boring enough!

    July 24, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  33. michelle

    let me guess, Will: you haven't seen the movie or read the books? That's what I thought...
    & now a manga version will be created out of it...so...would that NOT count as part of comic-con?

    Lighten up a little, people!

    July 24, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  34. JD

    Twilight isn't even a comic book.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  35. Stacy

    I agree...could she "act" grateful for the doors that Bella has opened for her??? If she doesn't know if yet....Bella is not the best part of the twilight books....be grateful you have a job, Kristen.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  36. Adrian

    What a terrible vamp flick, especially when compared to "Let the Right One In" which completely blew it out of the water.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  37. Jen

    Actors don't like to break character in the middle of one film...why does that make her ungrateful?

    July 24, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  38. Andy

    I think she's just shy.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. Jamie

    Robert Pattinson was in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire... people knew of him before Twilight. Regardless none of them could have ever predicted the kind of fame that has suddenly and probably overwhelmingly overtaken them.

    Where does one get the idea Miss Stewart is ungrateful from this article? Saying the Twilight fans are more excited about her character than she doesn't really say much? Fans of this series, much like the Harry Potter fans, are borderline rabid. , quite fanatical about it. Stop judging from the photo.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  40. Rachel

    This wasn't her first choice? What was, obscurity? Surely she realizes she wouldn't have scored the Joan Jett role without Twilight.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  41. Pam

    The whole cast is really down to earth, and they are wonderful actors. I for one am a proud Twilight fan! Kristen Stewart is one of my favorite actresses, she has played in plenty of movies before landing the Twilight role, even if this role is way bigger than she ever imagined.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  42. vanessa

    I agree with Sarah & Kay... these actors should be grateful for the opportunity Twilight has brought them! the saga is a great story and the movies will be great as well, if they can keep the same actors. Kristen is a great actress and will go far in her career so long as she doesn't forget Twilight is what launched it!

    July 24, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  43. J

    What an idiot. If she is going to be so ungrateful about an appearance and someone actually caring to ask her questions then let her go back to obscurity. Please nobody ever cast here for anything again..

    If she is acting like this after the first movie in the series (which sucked by the way) then how bored is she going to be after movie #3 or #4? Can't wait for those riveting interviews....

    July 24, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  44. John

    Totally agree re: Stewart

    Pattison is a totally different story. A real good bloke, he's obviously overwhelmed by the insane fans that chase him.

    Stewart: Ungrateful tramp

    Pattison: Decent bloke (though that's about as much as I'd say about him)

    July 24, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  45. Brian

    There were Twilight fans at Comic-Con? Would have throught they would be driving out by the...well by everyone one else who was there. The crowd that would go to Comic-Con are those who hate Twilight with a burning passion.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  46. Sarah

    Actually, Robert Pattinson played Cedrick Digory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so he's not wholly unknown.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  47. CJ

    Have you people not read any of these books? Kristen Stewart is perfect for this film, she is in so many ways just like her character Bella Swan. She doesnt have to jump up and down and do back flips everytime a question is asked. And for the comment about this is what comic con has come to... Twilight is far more apealing than some star trek tards dressing up and talking like aliens.... live long and prosper Kristen!!!

    July 24, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  48. Dori

    I liked the movie but I think all the actors that cry about all the interviews and all the photogs should remember the line of work they chose, it kinda comes with the job. anyone of them that is so unhappy with it should find a new job there are thousands of actors that arent working that wouldnt mind all the attention!!!!! or the paycheck! So smile and do what your paid millions for!!!!!

    July 24, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  49. New York

    Seriously..why does this girl NEVER smile!

    July 24, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  50. Roberta

    Kristen always looks miserable! Replace her as Bella and get someone in there that wants to be there.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  51. She's Awful

    Kristen Stewart makes me want to stop liking Twilight altogether... She (and Rob, for that matter) act as if they are annoyed and bothered by the hype...they are never engaged in interviews because, it would seem, they are always wishing to be somewhere else.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  52. Eric

    It's not that she's not excited, folks. Watch more interviews with her. She's just not very bright (nor especially talented). It's what happens when you cast unheard of actors in films the studio thinks might be niche.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  53. Jonas

    Not only is she un-grateful and scowly all the time, but these things really bring out her forehead.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  54. Bri

    Kirsten Stewart was the worst part of the whole movie.. she can't act her way out of a paper bag.. I hope the second movie is way better.

    July 24, 2009 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  55. 3G_Cydia

    If it wasn't for Harry Potter, there would be no Robert Pattinson, and thus probably no crazy hype surrounding these movies. I agree that these actors all look like they have somewhere better to be, especially Stewart. I actually think having them at Comic-Con takes away from the classics and true fans that have been following their favorite characters in graphic novels and the like for years. If I could make out to Cali I would skip their appearances like Friday classes.

    July 24, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  56. Kay

    OK...just judging from this interview, I'd say this girl is ungrateful for this opportunity. Plus, she doesn't really seem to be excited about ANYTHING.

    July 24, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  57. Sarah

    This cast might be fantastic actors and might make the story look so real for millions of fans, but why do they always scowl and seem like they have a million better things to be doing than interviews promoting their movie? No one had ever heard of Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson before the first Twilight movie. Like it or not, this is their claim to fame, and they should remember that and at the very least act (now there's a concept!) like they enjoy their role.

    July 24, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  58. Will

    Twilight was beyond horrible. This looks just as bad.

    July 24, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  59. a-newton

    This is what comic-con has come to...

    July 24, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |

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