The "Twilight" movies haven't been around that long — to put it in perspective, the original 2008 film is as classic as Katy Perry's song "Hot N Cold" — but they serve as a kind of living yearbook to its stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Only Pattinson, then 22, was out of his teens when the first flick came out; Stewart was 18, and Lautner was only 16. So they look a lot more mature in new images from the final "Twilight" film called "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2."
The pics show Stewart, 22, as Bella Swan with red eyes, because the character has transitioned from that angsty high-schooler in Forks, Washington, into an adult vampire like her now-husband (Pattinson's Edward Cullen) and their daughter. Pattinson, meanwhile, looks pretty similar, except for the fact that the 25-year-old's now tamed his once poufy hair. In real life, since "Twilight," the lovebirds have each appeared in non-vampire movies, like KStew's upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman" with Charlize Theron and RPattz's "Water for Elephants" with Reese Witherspoon last year.
But it's Lautner, 20, who has changed the most since the first "Twilight" movie hit theaters. The actor has said he added 26 pounds of muscle to continue to portray growing werewolf Jacob Black in the second film, "New Moon." Taylor hit the gym hard, and he didn't let up after the sequel. "My character continues to grow, so I'd like to pack on at least a few more lean pounds," he said while preparing for 2009's "Eclipse." While he added bulk, Taylor's character managed to shed some of his long mane. The more mature-looking star became a leading man in last year's "Abduction" and is set to co-star in the sequel to Adam Sandler's movie "Grown Ups." How appropriate.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" arrives in theaters November 16 — that's 204 more days for those keeping count!
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