A lot of people hate Kristen Stewart. A lot. Really, really a lot. I’m not actually one of those people. I really like her in the Twilight series and I really like her as an actress in general. But her latest quote has me scratching my head a bit. In it she talks about the love triangle that’s ever-present in New Moon between Bella, Edward, and Jacob. It’s by far one of the things that makes the book so great and one of the reasons why I will always, always love Jacob. And while love triangles usually end with someone getting hurt, I hope people realize it’s just a book. Or in this case, soon to be released as a movie. For Kristen Stewart, that’s just not the case. She seems to have taken it quite personally and had a really hard time with it. From People,
“Kristen Stewart doesn’t take break-ups lightly – even those on film.
“Everything in our movie, it’s such a heightened version of reality,” the Twilight star, 19, tells MTV News. “People don’t just break up [in the films] – they break up and it literally kills you. It’s not like you just say, ‘Oh, I’m really depressed and crying.’ I always had a really hard time figuring out, ‘Am I doing enough? Do I look like I’m going to die?’ ”
Stewart, whose character Bella finds herself in a love triangle with Jacob (played by Taylor Lautner) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), says she struggled when she had to film a specific scene for the sequel New Moon.
“My favorite line in the book is when I have to say to [Jacob], ‘It’s him; it’s always been him!’ ” says the actress. “Yeah, it killed me. It killed me.”
“[New Moon] is very complicated,” adds Lautner, 17. “There’s a lot of heartbreak, there’s a lot of things going on.”
“Edward leaves at the beginning, [Bella] goes into this depression, I come to try and bring her out of it. Then I go through my own issues, and then she leaves me,” he reveals. “It’s all over the place.”
Yes, movie breakups are usually way more intense than real-life breakups. But everything in the Twilight series is way more intense than real life. And way more intense than many other books I’ve read, I might add. But, it’s a movie for cryin’ out loud! Isn’t Kristen Stewart supposed to be a professional actress? Aren’t these things really not supposed to affect her, as a person, so much? I’m glad to see that she’s so passionate about her character and really throwing herself into it. But, seriously. Get a grip.
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