Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson sit side by side on a sofa at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles discussing the end of the five-film project that made them famous and brought them together.
"Twilight" rocketed both to superstardom, and their real-life romance only propelled them further. With today's release of the final film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," the young actors bid farewell to the worldwide fantasy sensation but not to the tabloid attention they garner wherever they go.
Dedicated Twi-Hards were devastated when Stewart, 22, admitted in July to cheating on Pattinson in a "momentary indiscretion" with her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director. Stewart and Pattinson briefly split, which not only threatened to jeopardize marketing for the final "Twilight" film, but also unraveled the real-life element of the vampire love story.
Now reunited, the pair recently talked about how much their lives have changed since the first "Twilight" movie was released in 2008.
Global fame makes growing up challenging, they say, acknowledging they've become more insular.
"It's a really weird thing because you kind of have to hide," says Pattinson, who is 26. "And hiding really destroys the thing which, for one thing."
Stewart interjects: "That fuels you as an actor."
Stewart said it's been an indulgence to play the same character for so long, but there is some relief in having reached the end of Bella Swan's story.
Multifaceted Levine in Choice position
Adam Levine spans music and television with his leading six nominations for the People's Choice Awards.
The Maroon 5 frontman and star of TV's "The Voice" is up for favorite band, song, album and music video, along with favorite celebrity judge and favorite competition TV show.
Nominations were announced Thursday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Justin Bieber has five nods, followed by newly crowned "Sexiest Man Alive" Channing Tatum with four. "Glee" was the most-nominated TV show with five, and "The Avengers" leads movie nominees with eight.
Fans chose the nominees by voting online and can do the same to select the winners. Voting in 48 categories continues through Dec. 13.
The People's Choice Awards will be presented Jan. 9 and broadcast on CBS.
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