Kristen Stewart set to sink teeth into "Breaking Dawn"

Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:23pm EDT
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By Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kristen Stewart can't wait to sink her teeth into "Breaking Dawn," the two-part finale in the smash hit "Twilight" films about falling in love with a vampire.

The actress at the center of the movie series, which sees its third episode "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" wing its way into theaters on June 30, said that when her teenager Bella Swan finally becomes one of the living dead in "Breaking Dawn," she will be "coolest vampire" of the cult.

"I've thought about it a lot, and I can't wait to actually be it. It's going to be a trip, it's going to be weird," Stewart, 20, told reporters over the weekend in interviews to promote "Eclipse."

The "Twilight" movies all revolve around teenager Bella and her forbidden romance with the vampire Edward Cullen. The books by author Stephenie Meyer have become a publishing sensation, and the movies have sucked cash out of theater box offices. The first "Twilight" and the second "New Moon" together have collected $1.1 billion in global ticket sales.

Fan anticipation is running high for "Eclipse," in which an army of newly created bloodsuckers go on a hunt to kill Bella. But many "Twilight" watchers argue on websites and elsewhere that the fourth tome, "Breaking Dawn," is too dark to make into a movie for the largely teenage audience.

In fact, Summit Entertainment, the studio behind "The Twilight Saga," said last week it would split "Breaking Dawn" into two, after a torrent of media speculation the company might need a pair of films to address the complicated story.

Stewart, however, seems excited about the studio's decision and the fact that in "Breaking Dawn," Bella is transformed into the living dead by her beloved Edward. Stewart said she and others associated with "Twilight" have long known "Breaking Dawn" would become two films.

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<p>Actress Kristen Stewart, winner of the Best Female Performance award for 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon,' speaks at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, June 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>