Come November, “The Twilight Saga” ends, as the final installment, “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” comes out in theaters. Whereas fans are half-dreading, half-anticipating the moment, Kristen Stewart, one of the three stars of the franchise, is actually relieved that she will finally be free after all these years.
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Germany to promote her most recent film, “On the Road.” As was to be expected, she also talks about “Twilight,” which helped her make the transition from indie actress to international star.
Kristen remains grateful to Summit Entertainment, the movie studio that brought Stephenie Meyer’s books to the big screen, and “Twilight” for all they helped her accomplish but, on the other hand, she does feel a bit relieved she’s no longer contractually bound to the franchise.
“I’m relieved. Not that it’s finally over but that we told a story from beginning to end,” she says.
“A story I and all my colleagues invested a lot of energy in. I lived in the Twilight world for about four years. That’s a very long time that demands a lot of patience on your part,” Kristen explains.
Luckily, the shooting schedule for “Twilight” allowed her time to work on other projects as well. She credits her sanity to that.
“Thank God, I had the opportunity to do smaller movies like The Runaways, Welcome to the Rileys, and On the Road in between [shooting the Twilight films]. Otherwise I’d probably have turned mad,” Kristen says.
She is not the only member of the cast of “Twilight” to talk openly about the kind of pressure being a part of it entails.
The intense media scrutiny, the expectations of the fans and the contracts that lock them in place for a role for years on end are some of the downsides (if one can call them that) of being a part of such a well-oiled machine as “Twilight” is.
Of course, the advantages far outweigh the downsides – and of that all are well aware.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” hits theaters on November 16, 2012.