Fans of Twilight will finally get to see the whole saga comes to an end with this week's release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. But before you catch Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the film's stars acting out the highly anticipated scenes, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the red-hot actors were doing before they were cast in the series. Some were unknown, others were child stars, so let's take a look back at their careers.
Robert Pattinson joined his Twilight buddies Taylor Lautner, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, and Peter Facinelli at this evening's MTV VMAs in LA. Robert introduced an exclusive clip from Breaking Dawn Part 2 and also thanked the fans for their many years of support. They're gearing up for the release of the final film on Nov. 16. One of the series's stars was absent — Kristen Stewart's in Toronto premiering her On the Road. She stepped out with her other castmates Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund, looking gorgeous in a sheer Zuhair Murad gown.
Charlize Theron stepped out in Beverly Hills last night for a Young Adult premiere held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She donned a dress from Stella McCartney to pose on the red carpet along with costars Patton Oswalt and Elizabeth Reaser, as well as the movie's writer Diablo Cody. It was a extraspecial screening for Charlize, because earlier in the day she made the list of 2012 Golden Globe nominees! Charlize was pleased with the accolade, saying yesterday, "Yeah, these are the moments where you go, what did I do in a past life to deserve all of this? It's all too much."
Her character, a 30-something author who returns to her hometown to try and win back her now-married ex-boyfriend, is a controversial one. Playing the role opened Charlize's eyes about portraying someone unlikeable and also taught her about some weird female habits. In particular, Charlize doesn't get Hello Kitty. She said recently, "I'm pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty sh—t, and nobody is concerned for them. It's the one iconic teenage symbol that seems OK for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it."
The Breaking Dawn Part 1 gang reconvened for an afterparty in LA last night following their big LA premiere. Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, and Kellan Lutz horsed around with series creator Stephenie Meyer, as well as leading lady Elizabeth Reaser. The bash was conveniently held at the Nokia Theater, where all the fun had gone down prior to the screening. It seemed all the stars were in a great mood, and Kellan was effervescent when we caught him on the carpet and he gushed about all the opportunities Twilight has given him.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were cute on the red carpet, but they evidently skipped the bash. She looked amazing in a high-slitted J. Mendel gown and spoke with us about the amazing Carolina Herrera dress she gets to wear as Bella Swan. She said, "I was very relieved to love it as soon as I put it on." Robert, meanwhile, said the thing he'll miss most about Edward Cullen is the opportunity to work with his castmates. He said, "I've grown up with them, so it's like leaving school. You might not necessarily see anyone again!"
Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed were swarmed by fans on their way into Comic-Con in San Diego this morning. They stopped to pose for photos and sign autographs, as did their costars Elizabeth Reaser, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones. The Breaking Dawn press conference is just getting started, and BuzzSugar is tweeting live from Comic-Con with all the latest. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart haven't made their entrance yet, but they've been hanging out in LA ahead of their trip south. Rob was spotted walking his dog, Bear, with pal Tom Sturridge, while Kristen's been taking yoga classes and prepping for her upcoming role in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Black Swan's Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis reunited last night for a Vanity Fair and Fox Searchlight Films bash in Beverly Hills. The pregnant star and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied arrived back in LA on Wednesday evening ahead of this Sunday's Oscars. Natalie is a favourite for the best actress win, and we celebrated her success by taking a look back at her amazing award season run. We're also gearing up to see what she picks from hair and makeup to the dress she chooses to accommodate her growing baby bump. FabUK wants to know what you think of her look last night. Mila will be a presenter during the show, an honour she shares with everyone from Justin Timberlake to Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy stuck together at yesterday evening's soiree after she attended Tuesday's Costume Designers Guild event. Emma Roberts posed with her friend and onscreen mum in Homework, Elizabeth Reaser. The Breaking Dawn matriarch has yet to join the rest of the cast, including little Mackenzie Foy and Robert Pattinson plus Kristen Stewart, in Vancouver. There are rumours that Robert will fly back to California for a quick Oscars cameo, but whether or not it's Mr. Pattinson, the producer promises a Twilight presence. The Oscars party circuit is officially in full swing, so don't miss any of the excitement with our updates!
We'll be LIVE from the red carpet on Sunday, so watch here on PopSugar, follow us on Twitter for breaking news and photos, and don't forget we're also giving away a Samsung TV, so be sure to fill out BuzzSugar's ballot for your chance to win!
Video: Twilight's Elizabeth Reaser Talks Breaking Dawn, Vampire Kristen, and Homework Partying at Sundance!
Elizabeth Reaser took a break from shooting Breaking Dawn to head to Park City, UT, for the Sundance Film Festival this week. She was there to premiere her sweet movie Homework, which was quickly snapped up by Fox Searchlight. During our sit-down interview, Elizabeth talked about her talented young Homework cast and revealed few secrets from the Twilight set. She spoke about filming in Baton Rouge, Kristen Stewart's remarkable acting, and not quite being ready to say goodbye to the saga yet.
Fresh off a long day of panels, the stars of ABC and Disney kept the TCA party going on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton. Matthew Perry cracked Buzz up at the Q & A session, after which he mingled with Busy Philipps and his new costar Andrea Anders. Cougar Town's Josh Hopkins revealed that Jennifer Aniston will definitely be guest starring in an episode early on in season two! My Generation's Mehcad Brooks spoke at length about how much this role means to him and while he's lagged on watching, he still has lots of love for True Blood.
Joanna Garcia looked hot in her Michael Kors dress and her beautiful engagement ring completed the look — stay tuned for Pop US's exclusive interview with her! Autumn Reeser and Julie Benz were both sporting nude Brian Atwood pumps, which was Autumn's first expensive shoe purchase at her No Ordinary Family costar Julie's suggestion. The cast of Modern Family graciously accepted all the praise for their hit series as they gear up for the Emmys later this month. Follow all the updates on Pop US and Buzz's Twitter!
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The Eclipse premiere black carpet was packed last night, and PopUS was there interviewing the stars! Nikki Reed was escorted by her two brothers as her dates, and wore a feathery Marchesa gown, saying she loves working out with Elizabeth Reaser. Dakota was in a neutral toned Elie Saab dress which she toughened up with some studded Louboutins. Bryce Dallas Howard signed autographs and confessed that her husband was a little intimidated when he saw the crowd, but she said she was having a blast. Her yellow gown and gorgeous red hair were a great combination. Ashley Greene wore a long gown and some light makeup to greet the crowds, a softer look than the dark outfit she wore to Jimmy Kimmel.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were the main focus, as expected. The Twilight trio posed together and signed autographs for as many fans as possible, well beyond the official start time of the screening. Kristen was also making it two nights in a row for high heels and minis, but she happily posed for all the cameras. Rob, on the other hand, was fresh off another week of work with his new leading lady Rosie the elephant. Meanwhile, PopUS has a roundup of celebs who are Team Edward or Team Jacob!
Kellan Lutz brought bikini beauty AnnaLynne McCord as his date and she proudly placed herself on "Team Emmett!" He also brought his extended family, who she stayed close to as he fielded questions. Peter Facinelli took a break from Twitter to visit the camping fans and he kept up his great spirits with wife Jennie Garth on his arm. Alex Meraz posed with Julia Jones as he arrived, while Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick looked gorgeous in a metallic gown.
Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Kylie, Mariah and More Share The Funniest Celeb Pictures on Twitter!
Lots of celebrities shared fun moments with us this week by posting pictures on Twitter. Click through to see my favourites, from Eclipse's Mama and Papa Cullen and Ashley Greene's backstage beauty to Mariah Carey's adorable new addition and Kylie's big friend. Remember to follow me on Twitter for all the latest celeb news and photos!