Welcome to Obsessed, a weekly feature in which we shamelessly gush about our latest pop-culture preoccupation. This week, we're fangirling over Lee Pace as nomadic vampire Garrett in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
Forget for a moment about all those vampires named Cullen and the werewolves who aid them. We've given "Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner enough attention over the years, don't you think? And due to the fact that plenty of folks will be focused on them this weekend when the franchise finale arrives in theaters, I feel it is my duty to once again point out scene-stealer Lee Pace, who I have obsessed over since his casting.
Have you heard that there's this movie about sparkly vampires opening on Friday? Should we maybe check it out?
Host Jimmy Fallon seems to be a fan, having taken to Twitter today to ask his followers to tweet their best fake "Twilight" spoilers. The primo plots could even end up on "Late Night"!
Perhaps squirrel-chasing Jacob Black could be the focus of "Breaking Dawn - Part 3"?
New York, London, Paris, Milan and...Forks? Yes, Twilighters. With all the cutting edge, jaw-dropping, iconic fashion that’s come out of "The Twilight Saga" over the last few years, both on and off screen, we’re officially declaring the Washington town a new fashion capital of the world. Let’s indulge our sartorial sides and take a look back at some of the best looks by the "Twilight" crew (both on and off screen).
The evolution of Kristen Stewart has definitely been one of the highlights of following the saga through five movies. From her awkward days in Converse and jeans to her screen siren look at Monday’s big "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" premiere, Kristen sure has come a long way. We saw hints of the stylishness that was to come in this color-blocked asymmetrical dress that she wore to the Los Angeles premiere of "Twilight." Skipping over the "New Moon" promotional tour (remember the remnants of her "Runaways" mullet? Yeah, we’d rather forget, too.), KStew's penchant for one-sleeved dresses while out shilling "Eclipse" suited her well. And of course, to close out the series in style, Kristen wowed us all this week in a stunning nude lace gown, flowing hair and red lips—clear evidence that this formerly introverted actress has truly blossomed in the spotlight.
Forget Big Ben, dash Westminster Abbey and screw the royals at Buckingham Palace (er, sorry, Your Majesty, we don't mean that literally.) There was just one show-stopping spectacle in London today, and it was the long-awaited premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," where all the stars of the franchise's final film took to the red carpet for their across-the-pond premiere! And if you weren't there to see it...well, neither were we, but that's what the professional photogs are for, so shhhhhh.
The fete featured appearances by the three major stars of the film—Kristen Stewart, in another skin-baring look that was all about artfully placed black lace; Taylor Lautner, tie-less and in a shiny slate suit; and Robert Pattinson, who skipped the colorful menswear in favor of basic black—plus a fair few vampire coven members, from the Volturi (Jamie Campbell Bower) to the Amazonian (Judi Shekoni, who was dazzling in a yellow gown). Want to see all the stylish celebs from the big event? Click away!
If you've already snagged yourself a copy of the soundtrack to "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," you might have noticed that there's a strange similarity between the credits on the album, and the cast of the movie: Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie Hale, shows up in both! Nikki, along with "American Idol"-atrous husband Paul McDonald, penned and performed the song "All I've Ever Needed" —and if you're wondering why, then guess what? She did it for you.
"I just wanted this for the fans, so much," she explained. "I wanted the fans to know how I connected with these films."
Yes, we know what you're thinking! Robert Pattinson hasn't been a Hump Day Hottie yet? But, we were waiting for now to celebrate Robert's greatness. As he bids "Twilight" a fond farewell, and he looks ahead to his very bright future, now feels like the perfect time to let the British babe know how much we love him. So, it’s finally Robert’s time to sit in the hot seat as we finally(!) name him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Rob and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 26-year-old grew up in a suburb of London. As a youth, he honed his craft in theater and also put those good looks to use as a model before finding fame and fortune in Hollywood.
With "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" hitting theaters this Friday, the time has come to say some hard goodbyes. Goodbye to copper-eyed vampires with glittering pecs that sparkle in the Pacific Northwest sun; goodbye to shapeshifting wolfmen who are allergic to wearing shirts; goodbye to Forks High School and its charmingly clueless student body. But of all the things we'll miss from the annals of the "Twilight" universe, there's one individual whose loss we're feeling particularly keenly —one who made us laugh, who made us swoon and whose mere presence on camera stole the show every time. And today, we're delighted to announce that this star of the films has taken time from his busy schedule to chat exclusively, one-on-one with Hollywood Crush.
We're talking, of course, about Charlie Swan's Mustache.
Edward Cullen 2016? With the tremendous outpouring of support heaped upon the vegetarian vampire during MTV News' Twi-Fight Saga, we wouldn't be surprised if he eyed a presidential bid next. Which is all to say, yes, after more than 2 million votes, the hunky vampire was selected as the No. 1 "Twilight" character by fans. Three cheers for Eddie!
In fact, the final face-off wasn't even a close contest. Edward battled lady love Bella Swan in the Championship Round, handily spanking her as he earned 70 percent of the vote.
It was a victory the bloodsucker's real-life alter ego, Robert Pattinson, relished while on the black carpet for last night's "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" premiere.
"I like that MTV just invents awards," Rob said with a laugh when informed of his character's honor. "They have, like, six different things."
And so it was that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner put on their prettiest party frocks and walked "The Twilight Saga" black carpet one final time, for last night's premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. And, as we've come to expect from the top trio, they did it in fine fashion.
But there was a twist! Surprisingly, the award for most stunning style went not to one of the lovely leading ladies but to dapper hottie Rob, who flaunted an emerald green Gucci suit with the aplomb of someone twice his age. Well done, sir. GF Kristen wasn't to be overlooked, though: She simply sparkled in her strapless, nude Zuhair Murad, which she topped off with soft curls and a blood-red lip. So Old Hollywood glam!
Tonight's the night, Twilighters: the final "Twilight Saga" premiere! It's hard to believe it's all coming to an end, and we're not the only ones in denial. Starlet Ashley Greene (who it seems has finally been able to leave New York after a number of weather-related delays), took to Twitter today to remind fans of the big fete in La La Land tonight.
No doubt it will be a bittersweet moment for the stars, who have spent the better part of half a decade filming and promoting the five films.
Ash, if you ever need a girls' night, you know where to find us!