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‘Twilight’ countdown, 4 days to go | Kristen Stewart hated Bella (at first) (!!!)

Kristen Stewart tells the Los Angeles Times she had to warm up to Twilight. “I read a synopsis of the story before I read the script or the book — and I hated it. I didn’t want to be a part of something that presents this really ideological idea of love to so many young people.

“The synopsis made Bella so weak, as though the only reason she wanted to be with Edward was because he was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen, because he could take care of her, because she didn’t have to be brave because he could be brave for her.


“I don’t know who wrote that synopsis, but that is not the story. Once I read the script, I begged for an audition. The script showed completely different sides to the characters. It fleshed them out. You see that the power balance between Edward and Bella is actually really skewed and more interesting. We have a girl who is insanely naive and has no idea what she’s getting into, yet she trusts herself enough to put stock in what she feels and gives up the power to him. And he’s afraid and tortured and entirely conflicted, whereas she’s not. She becomes the assertive force in the relationship.

“It’s an ambitious thing to try to portray the ultimate love story, and I thought it would be a good project.

Source: www.kansascity.com/twilight/story/892343.html
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