Twi-hards: They’re More Than Just “Twilight” Fans

By Tracy Rosenfield 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.


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  • May 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    You are so right! I was first in line to see REMEMBER ME. And I daily check the comings and goings of ROBSTEN. i”ve seen most of Rob’s films, read countless articles. TWILIGHT will always have a special place in my heart — but I can’t wait to see Rob’s future career develop. (Not to mention what’;s gonna happen to Robsten!)

  • May 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    I don’t know who Robsten is. But Kristen is gorgeous, and I love the fact that she can play such diverse roles as Into the Wild, The Runaways and others and still do a great Bella. She can do anything. Also love how shy she is offscreen, but turns it on as soon as the camera says action. She’s amazing.

  • May 10, 2010 | Permalink |

    Very well put article! I’m glad someone else ‘gets it’. Of COURSE I love Twilight- the books, the movies and the characters are nonstop running in my mind.
    But some people are under the disillusion that that is where the ‘obsession’- I hate that word, ends.
    I am also a tremendous fan of the cast and their other works, and particularly Kristen Stewart. And I genuinely also really like Rob as well, because he’s a musician and very funny, down-to-earth guy.
    And I really like Peter Facinelli, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Bewley, Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene as well. And Michael Sheen. And now Xavier Samuel.
    Geez, I love them all!

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