Kristen Stewart opens up about playing Bella in ‘Twilight’ and how much she’s going to miss the vampire character. “People keep asking me, ‘What does it feel like to walk away from ‘Twilight?’ ” she says. “I don’t feel like I have to walk anywhere. You hold onto the things that are dear to you. I will always carry Bella Swan with me. I feel the same way about Bella as the fans do.”
Stewart, 22, says she took a few lessons from the character.
“I love how Bella was always questioning herself. She was constantly thinking, ‘Wait, do I go with this … or is this crazy?’ ” she says. I think you should question yourself along the way. You should never stop doing that. You should constantly question everything and push harder.”
On Friday, she will play Bella for the last time in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” the film where we finally see a red-eyed, butt kicking Bella in full vampire mode.
She also must protect her young daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) from the Volturi, the governing vampires who don’t approve of a child conceived between a mortal mother and vampire father.
Is she glad it’s over?
“I’m so happy the story is told,” she says. “We had five years to tell this story. It’s out. It’s not weighing on us anymore.”
“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer says the Bella as a full-fledged vampire on screen matched what was in her head when she was writing the books.
“The performance was remarkable from the first moment she put in the contacts,” Meyer says.
“I was nervous wondering if Bella would be different as a vampire. The point is it has to feel like something new. I was so impressed with Kristen. I stood by the monitor doing a little happy dance.”
Adds director Bill Condon, “She becomes a badass warrior. We made the last two movies at the same time. In the morning, she would be emaciated or giving birth and in the afternoon she was a vampire.”
The key to finding Bella’s inner vampire was all of Stewart’s years as Bella the human.
“The best aspect of every vampire is always creating an enhanced version of what they were as human beings,” Stewart says. “I really did get to play a very well-rounded vampire because I got to make those baby steps along the way. If you were to take the fact that she becomes a vampire completely away, this new movie shows a more realized version of who Bella has been the entire time.”
Kristen has been playing Bella since she was 18-years-old. She admits she wasn’t sure if it would be a hit when the first movie came out. “I guess the day my life changed was at Comic Con, when I met the fans for the first time,” she says. “I was hit by this wave of human energy. It made me think, ‘This is not a normal movie.’ ”
PICS: Kristen Stewart steps out for a night on the town in New York City last night.
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