Twi-hards: They’re More Than Just “Twilight” Fans
By Tracy Rosenfield
Hollywoodnews.com: In a recent post, we wrote about how “Twilight” stars are dominating the current MTV movie award nominations. As you may have noticed, not all the nominations are for “Twilight.” There are nominations for “The Runaways”, “Remember Me”, “Valentine’s Day” and “Up in the Air”. This begs the question, are Twi-hards dedicated to more than just “Twilight”? The answer – a resounding YES!
Twi-hards are a dedicated group that reaches far beyond the world of “Twilight”. With such a large cast, we (yes, I include myself) have and embrace the opportunity to see these actors participate in much more than “The Twilight Saga”. “Twilight” is certainly what started the fandemonim, but true Twi-hards love more than just everything related to the movie and books. We love everything about the actors (their other films, photos shoots and magazine covers, charity work, talk shows, merchandise, etc.). No Twi-hard would ever turn down the opportunity to skim through or buy a magazine that had a feature of Rob, Kristen, Taylor, Kellan or any of the actors they’re fond of.
Look at TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Robert Pattinson is the most influential actor on this list. This is not just because of “Twilight.” “Twilight” was, without a doubt, the catalyst, but it’s everything else that he’s been involved in since then from playing Tyler Hawkins in ”Remember Me”, to signing a guitar for charity, to almost answering THE question with David Letterman, to his Details magazine shoot. No one is voted as the most influential actor in the world for playing one character in 2 films (to date).
Kristen Stewart was recently voted at the 6th sexiest woman in the world by FHM magazine. Bella is cute, but it’s doubtful that she’d be voted the sexiest person by FHM (no offense, Bella fans). It’s Kristen Stewart’s fans that voted for her. It’s because of her Interview, Entertainment Weekly, Flaunt, Elle, and countless other magazine shoots. It’s because of her near-perfect portrayal of Joan Jett. It’s because of her endearing, timid personality off-screen. It’s because when work duties keep her from helping Haiti earthquake victims, she does the most she can from Los Angeles. It’s not because of Bella alone that Stewart made this list.
So for those out there that believe Twi-hards are just “Twilight”-obsessed individuals – think again. For us, following the actors of “Twilight” becomes a hobby and a passion, that reaches far beyond the film itself.