'Twilight' Director Asks Fans to Show Respect to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson EW
The director of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" is telling fans they should show respect to stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, with the pair having a tough time since a cheating scandal broke involving Stewart and Rupert Sanders, her director on "Snow White and the Huntsman," reports EW.com's Popwatch.
“Twilight” director Bill Condon, who spoke with EW, said, "Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the ‘Twilight’ movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
“Breaking Dawn -- Part 2” is set for a Nov. 16 release. The cheating scandal has created logistical problems for Summit, the studio releasing the movie, as it sets up promotion efforts for the final installment of the “Twilight” series.
“What happens during an international press tour and red carpet premiere when the two top-billed stars may or may not be speaking to each other?” the story asks. “Nancy Kirkpatrick, the company’s head of worldwide marketing, tells EW, ‘While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead.’”