Monday, August 31, 2009

NM Love Triangle: "It Killed Me" says Stewart

**New Moon Spoilers ~ if by some of-the-wall reason you haven't read New Moon yet**

Any love triangle is a lot of drama. But a "Twilight" love triangle is a matter of life and death, as its leading lady and the apex of said three-sided geometric shape, Kristen Stewart, tells MTV in an exclusive interview.

KStew reveals that there were several near-death moments for both her and her character, Bella Swan, during the shooting of "New Moon" - and not the kind that involved doing her own stunts.

"Like, she literally is going to die; she's going to stop eating and be done," Stewart told MTV of Bella after vampire Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) abandons her. "And the only thing that brings her out of it is this lightness [Jacob] brings."

Jacob Black would be the werewolf character who makes up the triangle's third point, played by Taylor Lautner of the no-shirt and ripped abdominal region, as those who've seen the most recent trailer will recall.

Jacob pulls Bella out of her desperate mood, and how does she repay him? By telling him she still loves that bloodsucker Edward, in a scene that Stewart says was the most challenging for her emotionally of the whole series.

She told MTV, "But probably, my favorite line in the book is when I have to say to [Jacob], 'It's him; it's always been him!' Like, I have to say that. Yeah, it killed me, it killed me."

Moments like that - and the love triangle conceit generally - that made "New Moon" the scariest movie for Stewart to film.

"I think it's the one book in the series that I was intimidated by — in a good way," Stewart said. "That's the best feeling to start a movie with."

Something many Twi-hards may not stop to consider is the challenge the books' over-the-top emotions pose for the actors.

"Just like everything in our movie, it's such a heightened version of reality. It's like, people don't just break up [in the "Twilight" films] — they break up and it literally kills you," she adds. "It's not like you just say, 'Oh, I'm really depressed and crying.' Everything is supposed to be a fantasy version of that. So I always had a really hard time figuring out, 'Am I doing enough? Do I look like I'm going to die?' "

So will Stewart's portrayal of tragic teen love be too much, or not enough?



Bitten said...

This does not surprise me, this is a very powerful story (love triangle) and it will be sort of emotional seeing this onscreen. The books about killed me, sweet sweet Jacob.

SmileyIda said...

mhm=) emm.. when I read 3 and 4 book I started to cry! I were thinking "oh my god, I'm crying for a book!" and mom was wathing when I cried..;(