It’s less than a month away now before “Twilight”, with the incredibly gorgeous Robert Pattinson and sassy Kristen Stewart, comes out on DVD on March 21, complete with special features like extended scenes, deleted scenes and a Seven-part documentary: “The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen”. To celebrate I’ve collected 20 facts on the action-packed, modern day vampire love story!
1. Stephenie Meyer, the writer of the Twilight novels, has wrote 4 books based on Edward and Bella; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn! A fifth book, Midnight Sun, is half written but Meyer refuses to carry on writing after the first 12 chapter were leaked online!!
2. Stephenie Meyer based the characters Bella and Edward on Edward Rochester and Jane from “Jane Eyre”! Wish I paid a bit more attention in school now…
3. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is released in cinemas in 27th November! Then just 7 months later “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is out on June 30, 2010 – double Robert Pattinson!
4. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are going to return as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, which will give them £8 million each!!
5. Robert Pattinson’s celebrity crush is Kristen Stewart who plays Bella!
6. He’s still single though ladies – Kstew (as her friends call her) has been with her boyfriend, Michael Angarano, for four years!
7. “Twilight” has a very musical Vampire cast; Edward, Rosalie and Jasper can all play the guitar in real life!
8. Jackson Rathbone, who plays vampire Jasper, is in a band called “100 Monkeys” where he plays guitar, keyboard and sings!
9. Ashley Greene, who plays vampire Alice is the face of stopstaring.com, which sells retro dresses!
10. Kellan Lutz, otherwise known as vampire Emmett, is staring alongside Greene in the film “Warrior” – but this time they are playing lovers! Little Alice and Big Emmett, aww or eww?!
11. Nikki Reed, Bella’s arch enemy Rosalie is actually best friends with KStew in real life.
12. Vanessa Hudgens, “High School Musical” star, is rumored to play Leah – a girl from Jacob Black’s tribe in New Moon.
13. Dakota Fanning is also rumored to be in it – as young Vampire Jane, who tortures our favourite character Edward.
14. Everyone was worried that Taylor Lautner wouldn’t be playing Jacob in “New Moon” as the Character’s appearance changes so drastically but he started training the day after Twilight finished and has so far gained 2 stone in muscle and is aiming for at least half a stone more!
15. The star of “New Moon” also has a black belt in Karate and has won three Junior World Championships!
16. Oh, and he is amazing at football and baseball – swoon!
17. Pattinson got in trouble recently for secretly cutting his long scruffy hair without telling the producers of “New Moon” Oops!
18. The sexy star also learnt to scuba dive for his role as Cederic Diggory in “Harry Potter” – Team Edward or Team Jacob?! The battle has begun!
19. “Twilight” has grossed over £340 million worldwide since it’s release on November 21, 2008; the multi-million copy release of the DVD is March 21, accompanied by a “Directors Notebook” which spills all the onset secrets!
20. The director of “New Moon” has recently been changed to Chris Weitz, who directed “The Golden Compass”, “American Pie” and “About a Boy” – Catherine Hardwicke is said to have been fired, the reasons why are unknown.
By Anna Louise