The Twilight Saga started as four novels by Stephenie Meyer which were made in five movies, with the last book being broken down between two movies. There was an extremely large fanbase for the novels. The movies took it one step further, creating cult like super fans who didn’t know the meaning of personal.
There weren’t any superstar cast members when filming for the first movie started, but the success of the movies quickly changed that for many actors. Some cast members thrived on it while others weren’t so impressed.
Whether it be the cult like fanbase, an unrealistic script, or characters that aren’t believable, more than a few Twilight actors have talked negatively about the franchise. Here are 10 actors who hated their time on Twilight and 10 who loved it.
20 Hated - Robert Pattinson Was Not Shy About His Feelings
Robert Pattinson has not been shy about vocalizing his concerns about the Twilight franchise. One of things he mentioned to Entertainment Tonight is that he hated losing control of his life while on the job. It doesn’t matter if he has ideas about his role because it’s already been written in a book.
19 Loved - Dakota Fanning Thought Her Character Was Fascinating
Being in the entertainment industry since she was a child, Dakota Fanning already had quite the fan following. While other actors were concerned about the fan attention, Dakota was able to take it in stride. She also said that her role as Jane was a fascinating character to play and one of the main reasons she wanted to do the movie.
18 Hated - Kristen Stewart Says Her Character Isn’t Believable
Kristen Stewart was at the very center of the Twilight world as the role of Bella Swan. There were several things she didn’t like about the movie, but the biggest concern was that her character wasn’t believable. She pointed out how ridiculous it was that they left their newborn child as soon as she became a vampire.
17 Loved - Peter Facinelli Will Miss The Fans
Peter Facinelli played the lovable Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight movies. He loved his character and has expressed his appreciation for the supportive fans. Facinelli even went through a period of mourning after the movies ended but that he will always look forward to signing autographs at Comic-Con.
16 Hated - Taylor Lautner Was Uncomfortable Without A Shirt
Taylor Lautner is most well known for playing Jacob Black in Twilight. He’s also known for never wearing a shirt during the movies. While it doesn’t sound like a big deal, the weather was actually extremely cold and cloudy for most of the filming. Taylor said it made him pretty uncomfortable.
15 Loved - Billy Burke Said It Made Him A Better Father
Bella’s father, Charlie Swan, is arguably the best character in the movies for having to put up with Bella’s moods during all the movies. Billy Burke did an amazing job playing Charlie and enjoyed his character a lot. He said that it helped him to have a better understanding of parenthood.
14 Hated - Ashley Greene Is Glad It’s Someone Else’s Turn
Ashley Greene played the clairvoyant and spunky vampire known as Alice. She was amazing during her time in the Twilight movies, but has said that she’s glad it’s over. When it was announced new Twilight short films would be made, Ashley said that she was glad that it was someone else’s turn.
13 Loved - Jackson Rathbone Loved His Character
Jackson Rathbone played Jasper in the Twilight movies, the youngest member of the Cullen clan. He really enjoyed his character, especially being able to do some of his own stunts. He also loved the cast and talked about how the Cullen family would often get together even when they weren’t filming.
12 Hated - Anna Kendrick Was Excited Not To Return
Anna Kendrick has gone on to become one of the biggest stars of all the Twilight cast, even though she wasn’t one of the main cast members. In fact, she is not in the last Twilight film at all! When asked about Breaking Dawn: Part 2, she was excited to say that she didn’t have to talk about it anymore.
11 Loved - Mackenzie Foy Adored Her Cast Members
Mackenzie Foy played the surprise daughter of Bella and Edward, Renesmee. One of her characteristics was that she grew extremely quickly, so part of the film was just her face on a baby’s body. She had nothing but good things to say about the Twilight movies saying that she loved all the cast members.
10 Hated - Nikki Reed Said Success Changed The Dynamic
Nikki Reed played Rosalie Cullen, a beautiful yet closed off vampire. Having been in the entertainment industry as a teenager, the spotlight wasn’t a surprise. She was surprised, however, how everyone changed after Twilight became a success, saying, "In the beginning, it was innocent and fun, and we were like one big happy family.”
9 Loved - Michael Sheen’s Daughter Was Happy About The Movie
While Sheen wasn’t originally excited about being in the series, but his daughter got him to change his mind. He plays the role of Aro who is the head of the Volturi, which means he is one of he bad guys. His daughter pretty much made him take the role because she is a huge fan of Twilight.
8 Hated - Elizabeth Reaser Said The Older Fans Were Inappropriate
Elizabeth Reaser has built quite the resume in the entertainment industry including the role of Esme Cullen in the Twilight movies. Elizabeth has spoken out about the older Twilight fans, saying, “Taylor was just 16 and still a boy when much older ladies would be asking me about his body. It was just really inappropriate.”
7 Loved - Bryce Dallas Howard Felt Lucky
If you’re a fan of the Twilight movies you probably know the drama surrounding the role of Victoria. Bryce Dallas Howard is the second actress to play Victoria after they fired the first actress. Bryce had nothing but good things to say about the Twilight movies, her character, and her time on set.
6 Hated - Christian Serratos Didn’t Like Weird Fan Behavior
When Christian Serratos played the role of Angela in the Twilight movies, she was fairly new to the entertainment industry only having one other job. Even though her role wasn’t one of the main characters, she still experienced some weird fan behavior, including some bizarre fan gifts that really freaked her out.
5 Loved - Rami Malek Had A Great Time On Set
Rami Malek is now known for his portrayal of Freddy Mercury and for his role on Mr. Robot. But he’s also super grateful for his his time on Twilight saying that he thinks he made a great decision accepting the role of Benjamin in Breaking Dawn, even though it wasn’t a huge role.
4 Hated - Rachelle Lefevre Was Stunned About Being Recast
If there is anyone who deserves to be upset with Twilight, it’s Rachelle Lefevre. She was the first actress to play Victoria before being recast in the third movie. She was excellent in the first two movies and said, “I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for Eclipse.”
3 Loved - Gil Birmingham Appreciated The Importance Of Native Americans
Gil Birmingham played Jacob’s Black father, Billy, in all five of the Twilight movies. He has spoken highly of the Twilight movies and his time on set. He’s happy that Stephenie Meyer was so positive when portraying the indigenous tribes and was extremely proud to be part of the films.
2 Hated - Kellan Lutz Didn’t Like The Script
Kellan Lutz played Emmett in the Twilight movies, the brawn of the Cullen family. However, he doesn’t have many good things to say about the franchise, particularly about the script. Kellan said, “I didn't like the script... How scary would a glimmering vampire really be? It just doesn't make sense.”
1 Loved - Lee Pace Appreciated The Sense Of Community
Lee Pace has been on many TV shows and movies, including Breaking Dawn: Part 2. He has talked about how grateful he is for his time on Twilight and especially the sense of community from the fandom. Lee said that he even had Twilight fans support him during one of his plays.