11 Amazing Bodies from Twilight Films
Twilight is back in the news, as star Kristen Stewart says she "can only see now" that the movie is gay. "I don't think it necessarily started off that way, but I also think that the fact that I was there at all, it was percolating. It's such a gay movie," she said. "I mean, Jesus Christ, Taylor (Lautner) and Rob (Pattinson) and me, and it's so hidden and not OK. I mean, a Mormon woman wrote this book," Stewart continued to Variety. "It's all about oppression, about wanting what's going to destroy you. That's a very Gothic, gay inclination that I love." The queer star is still beloved for her appearances in the franchise. How does she stay so together? Read on.
Kristen Stewart played the lead character Bella Swan in all of the films. She has amazing hair, and shared her secrets with The Cut. "I don't do much with my hair. When I'm working, I treat it so often. There's heat or color on it. When I'm not working, I just like to let it be healthy. I don't wash it every day. I like to switch up my shampoo. I like Kerastase a lot. I like using, going back and forth, using fully organic. People give me a lot of shampoo and conditioner, so I'm always like, what is that? I don't always necessarily know what I'm using."
Ashley Greene played the role of Alice Cullen. In an interview with Women's Health, she shared that while filming the Twilight movies, she struggled with her health. "I was working out, I was filming, I was shooting two campaigns, I was flying to different countries and of course really not taking care of myself the way I usually do. I wasn't eating as well – I was still eating lots of fruit, but not refined carbs and stuff like that, which I needed for all the energy I was burning when I was working and not sleeping enough. And so I got really kind of thin for a moment. But then luckily things slowed down a bit and I realised [it wasn't healthy] – so now I'm like, 'I have to eat properly; it's mandatory.'"
Nikki Reed played the role of Rosalie Hale. She shared her secrets for eating healthy while traveling with Thrive Market. "I cook the night before I fly and I keep everything I make in little compartmentalized lunch boxes," Reed says. "If I'm really in a pinch, I can always reach for bananas, salads or raw nuts while breezing through the airport. Healthy choices are out there, so eating nutritiously doesn't have to feel like a high-maintenance thing."
Anna Kendrick played Jessica Stanley in the films. She shared some of her favorite exercises in an interview with Shape. "Right now I'm in a hiking phase. I live in a funky hilly area of L.A., and I realized I had to commit to going on a hike because I get my best ideas then. Actually, it's more like mental clarity. Sometimes I'm in my head too much, and I overanalyze things. When I'm walking, I can work through whatever it is."
"When I was in it, when I was 16 through 20 years old, starring in this franchise where my character is known for taking his shirt off every other second, no, I did not know that it was affecting me or going to affect me in the future with body image," Lautner said on an episode of his podcast The Squeeze. "But now looking back at it, of course it did, and of course it is going to." He added: "It was my entire life," he admitted. "In the first movie, I was 140 lbs., and in New Moon I was 175. So yeah, that wasn't my natural body. I had to work very hard for it and very, very hard just to maintain it."
Robert Pattinson played the lead role of Edward Cullen in all the films. In an interview with The Evening Standard, he spoke out against diet culture and talked about his struggles with body image. "It's very, very easy to fall into that pattern as well, even if you're just watching your calorie intake, it's extraordinarily addictive — and you don't quite realise how insidious it is until it's too late."
Rachelle Lefervre played Victoria Sutherland in the series. She talked about eating humane food with Buzzfeed. "As much as humanly possible, I eat organic, locally sourced, humane meat. I was vegetarian for a year, but, and this is in the realm of TMI, though it's such a non-interesting fact: I get slightly anemic. I'd sit up, and I'd get woozy and sit back down."
Peter Facinelli played Carlisle Cullen in the films. In an interview with Men's Health, he revealed that he turns to meal planning to eat healthy. "If I don't, and I'm hungry, and all of a sudden I'll be like, 'Oh a bag of M&M's,'" he said. "Whatever's in front of me I gotta eat. I made a conscious choice now toward what's going in my body."
Kellan Lutz played Emmett Cullen in the franchise. He tells Men's Journal that he typically works out in the morning, and shared his favorite exercises. "I like to wake up with the sun around 6:30 and go out and meet the day. I'll just go for a run, drop and do some push-ups, run some more, do lunges, grab the rings and do pull-ups."
Jackson Rathbone played Jasper Hale in the series. He also appeared in The Last Airbender prior to shooting Eclipse. Rathbone told MTV that shooting both films got him in great shape. "I did two months of kung-fu training for The Last Airbender and then that actually parlayed really well going into Eclipse, so I had all the background training."
Chaske Spencer played Sam Uley in the films. He shared his fitness secrets in an interview. "We'd work out for an hour and a half, and sometimes me and another cast member would go back to the gym and work out twice a day. It's all about the diet and hitting the gym."