Actors Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson Talk Fame, Rumors and On-screen Romance as "New Moon" Approaches
(CBS) Young love isn't easy to begin with, but when you throw in vampires, daggers and wolves into the mix, it doesn't get any eaiser.
The much-anticipated second installment of the "Twilight" saga plunges audiences even further into the romance and heartbreak between its main characters, Bella and Edward.
CBS Newspath correspondent Teri Okita sat down with the stars of "New Moon" to talk about how being at the center of this cult hit and the rumors that go with it have affected them.
Their on-screen chemistry is undeniable.
But it's the off-screen rumors of a romance between "New Moon" stars Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson that has "Twilight" fans and the media abuzz. They keep mum on the subject and claim they don't pay attention to the gossip.
"I didn't believe in tabloids before I was in them, so like I really don't ... you know what I mean? I really don't care," Stewart said.
Stewart and Pattinson became international stars after the first movie in the "Twilight" saga grossed nearly 400-million dollars worldwide.
It also made Pattinson a teen heart-throb. He told Okita about the time he was in a Vancouver bar with two of his co-stars.
"Just girls constantly coming up and asking for photos and stuff and guys eventually start to notice that their girlfriends are coming over and everything, and then, suddenly you see a bunch of guys all talking to eachother and you're like, 'OK we got to leave now!' " Pattinson laughed.
Despite "Twilight's" huge cult following, Pattinson says he feels no pressure playing the vampire, Edward.
"I've never been nervous about the fan expectations or anything. I've never really even thought about it," Pattinson said.
"New Moon" finds Stewart's character, Bella, in the midst of heartache.
The actress couldn't wait to bring her to life again. She felt connected to Bella's despair.
"Even though these are all real emotions that we all deal with, it's on a different level," Stewart explained. "It's like these fantastical, mythical elements make it, like 'You think you know heartbreak? Nope, this is death."
"New Moon" introduces audiences to new, scary characters, a love triangle and a lot more action than the first film.
"New Moon" opens nationwide Friday, Nov. 20.