Eagle-eyed fans of the Twilight movie will have spotted an exciting addition to the character’s wardrobes that isn’t mentioned in the Stephenie Meyer series of books – the Cullen family crest. Consisting of a lion with a hand over its head and a downward pointing chevron with three shamrocks, the quirky crest was designed by the movie’s director Catherine Hardwicke and Artisans Designs, a company specializing in custom pieces and is a combination of the Cullen’s coat of arms and the famous line “And so the lion feel in love with the lamb.”
The crest is sneakily present on each and every one of the vegetarian vamps. “Each one of us carry it,” explains Peter Facinelli who plays the family’s patriarch, Dr. Carlisle Cullen. “Mine is in the form of a ring, some of the kids have it on as a bracelet, some have a pendant. Each one of us carries the family Cullen crest.” The cast were allowed to choose how they thought their character would wear it. As explained Carlisle’s is a ring, his wife Esme’s (Grey’s Anatomy’s Elizabeth Reaser) is a bracelet, adopted sons Emmett (Kellan Lutz), Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) wear theirs on wristbands and adopted daughters Alice (Ashley Greene) and Rosalie (Nikki Reed) have theirs on pendants.
“To be honest, it looks real cool,” enthuses Ashley Greene adding: “In all the school scenes you’ll see it.” Though despite the enthusiasm she found it got in the way during the famous baseball scene: “I was running so fast in the baseball scene, and [my crest necklace] kept flying all over the place, and then I slid in and it flew up and hit my face.”