J-14: Which of the novels resonates the most for you as a reader or as an actor, and which are you most enthused about working in?
TAYLOR: My favorite book was actually Eclipse. I’m pretty excited that, yes, it’s got action. The action levels continue to build in this series. So I think that I enjoy that, but also the fact that Twilight sets up the romance between Bella and Edward and then Bella and Jacob’s friendship grows in New Moon. But in Eclipse, it’s actually the three of them physically together and we have to team up and make this decision to try and be friends to protect her. I think that is like the ultimate high point of the series where it’s the love triangle in Eclipse. So I’m excited to get going.
KRISTEN: I liked New Moon just in terms of how far I can push myself within the series. I feel like after New Moon it’s sort of smooth sailing for Bella. She’s very, very solid and content and happy. But in the second one she’s nothing, literally. Just lost. I got to find her again. But, yes, the second one for sure.
ROBERT: I think that New Moon was my favorite book as well, mainly because so many people look at Edward like a romantic hero, but in New Moon he’s just so humbled. It’s a character who’s looking at Bella and thinking that he loves something too much, that he can’t be around. He deliberately starts breaking up their relationship, which I think is a very relatable thing and I think is very kind of painful. And the fight sequence at the end. Bella ends up saving Edward as she does in every single one of the books. So it’s really funny how everyone looks at Edward as the hero and he’s been continuously saved by the damsel in distress. I think he really realizes that in New Moon. Eclipse is really him trying to catch up with Jacob, because he’s so out of the loop and he can’t speak in superlatives anymore. He’s accepted being who he is and he needs to catch up to Jacob. So I always liked New Moon.
J-14: Will each of you tell me the one Twilight question that you never want to answer again?
ROBERT: What’s it like kissing Taylor Lautner?
TAYLOR: To growl. Actually, I get asked that all the time by fans. They ask me to growl for them and I really don’t enjoy doing that [laughs]. So that’s for the fans. Please, don’t ask me to growl. Just wait for the movie.
KRISTEN: You can ask me anything you want.