Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So 'New Moon' is breaking records today. Have you felt the mania yet, even though your film hasn't been released yet?
"For sure. I think the real point when I felt complete and utter mania, was when I showed up to the 'New Moon' premiere. And there were fans, this was on Monday, there were fans that had been there since Thursday, camping out in tents. You walk out onto the carpet and your heart just stops, because it's like winding all the way down the street. There are these people who are screaming and they're crying. And Rob (Pattinson) and Taylor (Lautner) and Kristin (Stewart) show up and people are just bawling their eyes out. And you're like, what is going on here? This movie hasn't even come out, but still, I had people just screaming and asking for my autograph. And I get recognized in stores. It just goes to show you that, it's not even out yet and people have done their research already, and you're like, oh my goodness! They're so obsessed!"
I hesitate to even ask this, but what do you think about all the buzz around whether or not Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are a couple?
"Thank you so much for asking it that way. On the red carpet, you should have heard it. The questions that were being asked. But at the end of the day, it's funny. People want to believe that they are a couple so badly, because of the Bella and Edward storyline. It is what it is. When you're in the public eye, people tend to view you as your characters. But people just need to keep in mind that they're both people. And they both have their own dynamic that's completely separate from being a vampire and a human. [laughs] They're two actors...they work in the same industry. They have a lot in common to sort of talk about on set. They certainly get along very well. But the speculation about whether or not they're a couple, I mean, who can really say? It changes every day. The media's opinion on it. I don't know if at any one point it's accurate."
"I think they're handling it very well. They have a lot of fun with it. [laughs] At the end of the day you just have to focus on relationships and be able to laugh about stuff like that...they're very private people. They're extremely private people. And I mean, they'll do what they want and if they're not a couple, they're not a couple. They're just good friends. And if they are a couple, they make an amazing couple. At the end of the day, it is what it is."