Robert Pattinson on 'Breaking Dawn' at Comic-Con: 'You always forget just how huge it is'

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Comic-Con’s Hall H held all the devoted fans (some who had been waiting to get in since Monday) it could pack in for Thursday’s Breaking Dawn panel. “You always forget just how huge it is,” said Robert Pattinson, a few hours later, relaxing with coffee alongside Kristen Stewart and director Bill Condon.

The highlight of the presentation had to be the screening of the never-before-seen footage of Bella and Edward’s honeymoon on Isle Esme. “I thought it went over really well,” said Condon. “I was hoping that the beats that they would kind of ‘Oooh’ and ‘Ahh’ over were the ones they would. It felt really good.” There certainly was plenty of both oooh-ing and ahh-ing (thanks to scenes of Stewart clad only in a white towel and Pattinson shirtless in the ocean by moonlight). And yet both actors agreed it was a calmer, gentler panel scene than during previous years at Comic-Con.

“The first time we did it,” says Pattinson of his first Comic-Con in 2008, “all the lights came up when everyone came in. And people just went insane. People didn’t stop screaming for ages — and that was before the movie even came out. It was a turning point. It was the first bit of promotional stuff — we’d done one Entertainment Weekly cover at that point, and that was it. And it was like the characters from the book had actually just walked out on stage.”

Stewart agreed. “It was the first real sign,” she said, that the movie versions of the beloved books might be a hit. Of that first appearance, “I think I was genuinely scared.” But this year, “everyone was so nice,” she said of the fans who attended the panel. Both actors and Condon mentioned they were impressed with fans’ thoughtfulness and respect given during the Q&A, and were thrilled to be able to show them the footage. “We had a discussion about it,” said Condon about the length of the clip. “I said, ‘Let’s not just do a little thing. Let’s really show them.’”

Read more:
Entertainment Geekly‘s Comic-Con 2011 coverage
‘Breaking Dawn’ honeymoon footage screened at Comic-Con
‘Twilight’ cast surprises ‘Breaking Dawn’ fans with breakfast

Comments (12 total) Add your comment
  • Brett

    Soak it up, Rob and Kristen. You’re not likely to get this kind of reception in the future. Your franchise has rolled to an end, neither of you is getting any younger, and your best years are already behind you.

    • kiki

      what a lovely person you are. they are making millions upon millions of dollars. what do you do, besides sit behind your computer making nasty comments about people?

      • DRG

        Making “millions and millions of dollars” does not, nor should it, exempt anyone from criticism.

    • BellaMarie

      Dear Brett, You are wrong. Time will tell just how popular they both are, and you will eat your words with a slice of loquat crumble pie.

      • @BellaMarie

        Is her really wrong though? Last time I checked their non-twilight films constantly tank at the box office.

    • anti

      Brett, why don’t u shut and channel ur comment to stupid summit who doesn;t know how to make a movie!

    • twilover

      bret if u have nothing nice 2 say then u dhud stop blogging on this kinda stuff its ppl like u who jus look 4 something 2 do an end up saying things u no nothing bout an its getting on my nerves so jud stop b4 u go 2 far an some1 really go at u cuz if i wasnt the age i am i wud tell u off right here an right now so watch wut u say cuz some1 like me might jus get tired of ppl like u an cuss u like a dog an ur gona deserve it so watch ur back there buddy

  • Ian

    Rob’s quirks and his jokes can be seem a bit douchey at times, but I respect both him and Kristen as actors, and I even find her to be quite endearing and edgy during her press moments.
    Why is it so hip to hate them? I don’t get it. They’re both seriously talented and take their jobs seriously. I guess it’s just they have more fans then immature critics.

  • anti

    where are the videos EW ?
    All we get is big nose trailer laudner.

  • Cindy

    I noticed how calmer the fans/audience was in comparison to the two previous times they were at Comic-Con. You could actually hear what they were saying and they were just as endearing, adorable, and hilarious as ever. I love the rapport between the three of them. Can’t wait for Breaking Dawn!

  • WTF

    Brett and BellaMarie. Last time I checked Rob’s movie’s Remember Me and Water for Elephants made respectable profits in what is known to be a very hard industry. Some actors much bigger than these two make bomb after bomb and we never hear a thing. The media want these two young actors to fail becuase then it gives them something to write about. Why can we all just accept that NOT everyone likes Twilight and if you don’t you don’t watch the hype and move on to something you do like. That is what grown ups do!

  • twilover

    thanx 4 backing me up WTF nice name by the way

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