'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Countdown: The Cross-Over Appeal of 'Twilight' Actors

Are fans really only interested in seeing Twilight Saga actors in Twilight? , Will Fans Go to See the Twilight Actors in Just Any Movie?


twilightlexicon's Laura next column for Movies.com, she  talks about the Twilight actors’ other projects, and perhaps some unreasonable expectations upon the part of Hollywood and movie critics...


"Here's something that I've been hearing a lot lately, "Twilightfans only like Robert PattinsonKristen StewartTaylorLaunter...insert name of whatever actor... in Twilight." Then, after that, whatever film doesn't make Twilight proportions at the box office, the blame is laid at the feet of the Twilight Sagaactor in question. The point is, is that fair? Are fans really only interested in seeing Twilight Saga actors in Twilight?

Over the last year and a half both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have had multiple projects hit the big screen. Pattinson had Remember Me followed by Water For Elephants. Kristen Stewart had The Runaways and Welcome to the Rileys. None of those pictures reached Twilightproportions at the box office. In fact, Water for Elephants'domestic gross was $58,709,717 on a picture that reportedly took 38 million to make. Even if you consider that it took in more in the foreign market, it's not exactly a rousing success for a film having two Academy Award winning actors, and Robert Pattinson in the cast.  Welcome to the Rileys, featuring Emmy and Academy Award winners in the cast in addition to Kristen Stewart didn't do any better taking in $158,898 domestically. However is this economic result all because Twilight fans didn't support the movie? What about the fan pull of the other actors?????..."


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Comment by The Mockingjay on September 4, 2011 at 8:00am

I think there's a point where you're a fan of the person in just one role, then there's being a true fan and seeing any film they're in - no matter if it's not part of a trilogy.  But them being in the Twilight movies has really put a lot of stars out there in the public/media eye, and by that people would be more aware of what they're doing next.


Like I saw Ashley Greene in Summer's Moon. I really liked it, but to be honest I'm only a "fan" of her in the Twilight series and Summer's Moon. I've seen Kristen Stewart in Speak and The Messengers - but that was before Twilight. I saw Robert Pattinson in The Haunted Airman. And like with Kristen, I'd seen Nikki Reed in Thirteen before Twilight.

Comment by Mary Alice Hale on September 4, 2011 at 8:33am
Is it not possible to love both the series and the actors at the same time? Us fans know the actors are not the characters, so we can love them both. And it's not like we can watch other movies with those characters, but we can watch other movies with those actors. Also, after Twilight the stars have gotten very popular and done a lot of different movies, so of course people go to see movies that happen to have them in them. I love actors that are not in Twilight as well, and I watch them as well, but I also watch movies just because of the stories. So I don't think it has anything to do with that
Comment by Patricia Anthony on September 4, 2011 at 3:11pm

I SUPPORT ALL OF THEM 100%!! I've seen WFE opening night. Own a copy of Remember Me as well. I've seen all of Kristens movie. I prefer indie movies any how. I keep checking for the other twi-stars doings in movies. I know Rob,Kristen and Taylor are the first names you think of when you here twilight mentioned and of course I love em, but I also know that twilight wouldn't be without all the other actors. I've met Peter,Charlie,Tinsel,Kiowa and Booboo(his family is beautiful) at a twilight convention in Cincy. All of them were wonderful to us. So they will always have my support! This has been on my mind, appreciate ya listening!


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