Thousands of screaming fans lined the black carpet late on Monday for the final Twilight film premiere as the cast of Breaking Dawn — Part 2 bid farewell to the franchise and its loyal followers.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and other cast members greeted fans known as “Twi-hards”, many of whom had camped out for days in Los Angeles to catch a glimpse of the stars and see the film before it is released in cinemas on Friday.
Breaking Dawn — Part 2 will see the love triangle between human Bella Swan (Stewart), vampire Edward Cullen (Pattinson), and werewolf Jacob Black (Lautner), come to a tantalising end, when Bella and Edward are forced to protect their child from an ancient vampire coven.
Pattinson and Stewart mounted a united front at the premiere. The leads split as a couple earlier this year after she admitted having an affair with married filmmaker Rupert Sanders, who directed her in Snow White And The Huntsman.
Stewart and Pattinson have reportedly rekindled their relationship.
Stewart wore a nude lace dress with a strapless bodice as she attended the Nokia Theatre, with her hair swept over one shoulder.
British star Pattinson donned a fitted green suit for the finale of the hugely successful series, based on the books by Stephenie Meyer.
Stewart, who was finally able to embrace her wild side by playing Bella as a vampire, hoped people would enjoy the ultimate transformation of her character in the film.
“Bella has worked pretty hard to get to the point where they can have it all, and it’s fun to be there,” said Stewart.
“She’s always been human, but now that she’s not, you’re in full-blown vampire land and it feels funny in a great way.”
More than 2,200 fans from all over the world camped out on a plaza in downtown Los Angeles, where Twilight movie studio Summit laid out activities and marathon screenings of the previous movies.
All of the film’s main actors spent time signing autographs and posing for photographs with the fans.
Pattinson said he hoped Twi-hards would like the franchise’s swan song.
“I hope they feel it respects them, because in a lot of ways that’s what we were thinking when we were making it,” he said.
Lautner said he’d be sad to say goodbye to the films and his character and hoped fans would be happy with the conclusion of the film.
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