Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have spent more than three years in their roles as Edward Cullen, Bella Swan and Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga movies. Now that they have finished filming the series, it’s time to focus on what’s next.
For Kristen Stewart, the next role is playing Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. In fact, she can see some similarities between Bella and Snow White.
“They really both are, in different ways, matriarchs – very strong, strong matriarchs.”
Even though she’s moved on from the role, there are parts of Bella that will stay with her.
“If you’re the type of girl to identify with Bella, then you just kind of are her. You’re not playing yourself all the time, but, for her, somehow I could not disagree with her, ever. I think we’re pretty similar at times,” she said.
Her key to avoiding being typecast is simply choosing projects that she’s interested in doing.
“The movies that I’ve done in between the Twilight films – I’ve just been really lucky that they’ve been very different. Not because I’ve meant them to be, but literally because the things that I was drawn to happen to be different from the Twilight movies,” she said.
“I just worked with David Cronenberg [on Cosmopolis], and just to see him … he’s left alone by everyone because, I mean, obviously he’s proved himself time and time again. It’s really strange; I’ve never really worked with someone with absolutely no pressure from anywhere else but from themselves and from the environment in which they’ve chosen to work in, and it’s kind of nice to know that the pressure is not caused by compromises or anything like that. They’ve taken the responsibility on themselves, and it’s really up to them to make it what they want,” he said.
Taylor Lautner may or may not be working with director Gus Van Sant on his next project.
“It’s very premature, so I really don’t have much to say now other than the fact that I really, really respect him and would love the opportunity to work with him,” he said.
In the meantime, Lautner says that there are parts of Jacob that will stick with him.
“After playing the same character for five movies and for years, you grow close to him. There are many things I look up to Jacob for. Jacob is one of the most loyal people, one of the most persistent people. He has amazing qualities to him that I hope I can learn from him and implement into my own life,” he said.
Krista Richmond blogs at Killer Film.