MTV.com – ‘Twilighters’ deemed Woman of the Year 2008 & Taylor talks about ‘New Moon’
‘Twilight’ Stars Ashley Greene, Taylor Lautner Agree: Their Fans Are The Women Of The Year
‘You guys definitely deserve it,’ Greene says.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Larry Carroll
Twilighters were named MTV News’ Woman of the Year because their obsession with the books, movies and actors laid the groundwork for what is now a phenomenon rivaling “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars.” And their undeniable anticipation for the next film, “New Moon,” only means that their power and influence will continue to grow.
Sure, there are a handful of guys out there who are also devoted to the romance between Bella and Edward, but the dedicated ladies who eat, sleep and breathe the books proved to be the driving force behind the movie’s success. Two of the film’s stars, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene, couldn’t agree more with our pick for Woman of 2008.
“Hey, ‘Twilight’ fans, just got news from MTV that you, the ‘Twilight’ fan, have been named Woman of the Year,” Lautner told MTV News. “So I’d like to congratulate you, first of all, and tell you that I am not surprised. All your hard work and support with ‘Twilight’ and the upcoming ‘New Moon’ have been amazing, so thank you guys and congratulations.”
Greene was also excited to hear that the Twilighters beat out everyone from Britney Spears to Taylor Swift to Beyoncé.
“Congratulations to the ‘Twilight’ fans for being named MTV’s 2008 Woman of the Year,” she said. “You guys definitely deserve it. You’ve been so amazing, making ‘Twilight’ a success and making it what it was at the box office, and giving us the chance to make the second one. So, thank you and congratulations!”