The schedule is grueling. So is the fame. But Kristen Stewart remains love-bitten by the Twilight saga.
“I’m looking forward to it,” she says in a Beverly Hills hotel room, days before heading to Vancouver to shoot the sequel, New Moon.
“There’s actually a lot more to work with. The second movie is much more quaint. The first one was about ultimate love and abandon, and that was good, but it’s kind of one-note. This one’s a different story.”
In other words, it’s the one where blood-slurping boy loses girl as small-town teenager Bella Swan (Stewart) and conflicted vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) split up. Complicating matters further is the emergence of a romantic rival: Bella’s childhood friend — and sensitive werewolf — Jacob (Taylor Lautner) who lends a furry shoulder to cry on.
“A lot more is introduced. The whole world of the werewolves is coming alive,” Stewart says. “Edward leaves her, which is interesting since the whole first movie is based on their devotion to each other. So to see them cope without each other and to see this character, Jacob, who is supposed to represent light and warmth, pull her out of a rut … it’s really tragic. I can’t wait to see Taylor’s face when I tell him, ‘It’s him, it’s always been him.’ ”