“I just think I’m a bad person”: Robert Pattinson Doesn’t Believe Hating Twilight is Cool After Roasting the Franchise for Years

Robert Pattinson no longer finds hating the Twilight franchise cool.

Robert Pattinson Doesn’t Believe Hating Twilight is Cool After Roasting the Franchise for Years

SUMMARY

  • Despite the Twilight series' incredible worldwide success, Robert Pattinson has been guilty of giving questionable takes on the film series.
  • Having previously stated that he is a simply a bad person for hating the series without even watching it, Pattinson changed his tune more recently.
  • In an interview alongside Zoë Kravitz, the actor said that hating Twilight was 'not cool anymore,' calling it very '2010.'
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Robert Pattinson’s The Twilight Saga remains one of the most successful fantasy franchises of all time, boasting a total box office collection of north of $3 billion across its five installments, which hit the theaters between 2008 and 2012.

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

As is the case with most iconic films, the Twilight franchise also ended up defining the careers of Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. They have gone on to do marvelous works after the end of the series, but such is its popularity that they continue to get embroiled in different references to romantic fantasy even today. However, despite the story holding such an important place in his career, Pattinson has shared mixed reviews on it over the years.

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How Robert Pattinson Reacted to Zoë Kravitz ‘Hating’ Twilight

The Twilight saga started in 2008, starring Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, a vampire with dreamy eyes, who would go on to impact the life of teenager Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) in a magical way.

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight.

Pattinson had worked briefly in the Harry Potter franchise in 2005 but it was his role in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed film that proved to be his breakout stint, with the Twilight (2008) grossing $408 million globally at the box office. Both Pattinson and Stewart rose to stardom overnight after its release.

At the same time, the romantic fantasy tale of vampires proved to be not everyone’s cup of tea, leading to fans of other genres not leaving any chance to make countless jokes at the expense of Twilight. The franchise was in the late 00s what Marvel Cinematic Universe is today. And as we all know, for some cinephiles hating what’s popular is no less than a badge of honor.

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But to everyone’s surprise, even Pattinson admitted to not being a big fan of the franchise in 2012. Speaking to Moviefone, he said (via Fox News):

“I think I am a judgmental and cynical person who would just mindlessly hate it without having seen anything; I just think I’m a bad person.”

Nevertheless, over the years, The Batman star’s opinion seems to have changed, as he quipped it’s not cool to be a “hater” anymore when his co-star Zoë Kravitz told People magazine (via Fox News) that she never watched Twilight“That’s so 2010,” he added.

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Why Robert Pattinson’s Co-star Kristen Stewart Wasn’t Happy With the Final Twilight Movie

Interestingly enough, even Stewart has been a vocal “hater” of the vampire-and-werewolf-centric series. The final chapter, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 went on to become the most successful movie in the franchise, grossing $829 million in 2012.

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in a still from Twilight
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in a still from Twilight.

However, the actress, now 33, wasn’t best pleased with how her character’s behavior transformed in the final film, which sees her turned into a vampire and living happily with Edward and her daughter. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in 2012, she remarked (via US Weekly):

“As soon as [Bella] becomes a vampire, they kind of ignore their duties instantly. They just wanna bone. It’s the most ridiculous situation. You just had a child! Really?”

In separate interviews, the lead pair have also suggested they struggled to bag more serious roles due to their time in five films that primarily attracted teen audiences.

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Written by Vishal Singh

Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.