The Last Twilight Tuesday?!
‘Twilight’ Premiere: Robert Pattinson Loses His Hearing, Taylor Lautner Gets An Indecent Proposal’I left my brain at the door,’ Pattinson says of shrieking fans surrounding the red carpet.
By Larry Carroll
WESTWOOD, California — The nightclub-and-movie-theater-packed neighborhood nestled between Brentwood, Hollywood and UCLA has always served as a playground for excitable young adults, head-turning celebrities and couples looking for love. But never before have all three groups collided quite the way they did Monday night (November 17) when Bella, Edward and a few thousand of their closest friends stormed into town.
“I have no other words but ‘bizarre,'” grinned “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, walking down a snaking red carpet of shrieking fans a dozen deep at the premiere of his movie, which opens Friday. “I left my brain at the door. It’s completely insane. You never expect it. … I’m completely deaf!”
For this week’s (possibly last?) “Twilight” Tuesday, MTV News had access to the carpet, movie and afterparty — putting the cherry on top of a year of coverage that has seen the small film grow from cult status to certified blockbuster. In addition to Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and others, author Stephenie Meyer walked the red carpet, mingling with a who’s who of young Hollywood that included Demi Lovato, Aly Michalka and Frances Bean Cobain.
“You work so hard on something for so long, and I’m actually really proud of it, and this is what you do it for,” Stewart said, looking out at a sea of black “Twilight” T-shirts, homemade signs and waving Sharpies. “The tears, to see people crying in front of you, is pretty alarming. I just want to give them a hug.” (See what experts are expecting “Twilight” will bring in on opening weekend, and make predictions of your own, in the MTV Movies Blog.)