The cast has yet to open up about their castmates’ scandal, and perhaps they won’t, but their director has. Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon wants fans to remember that Robert and Kristen are not their characters, the perfect and immortal Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. He told Entertainment Weekly, in which Kristen and Robert awkwardly cover is week’s Fall Movie Preview issue, “The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that.”
Obviously wanting to be supportive of his cast, Condon also asked that Twilight fans, who have always been extremely loyal to the fandom, be kind of Rob and Kristen in this difficult time, adding, “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 hits theaters November 16, giving Rob, Kristen and the Twilight team just over three months to smooth things over, or at least come up with a plan to make the Breaking Dawn press series bearable for everyone involved.