The franchise can already count millions of screaming girls as devotees, but “Twilight” can add some Hollywood heavyweights to its list of superfans. In a Movie Awards night packed with many unexpected moments, some unlikely celebrity Twilighters were also exposed. From Denzel Washington to Will Ferrell, it looks like just about everyone has “Twilight” fever.
MTV News caught up with Washington and his daughter, Olivia, who gushed about her love for the film and, of course, Robert Pattinson. Olivia said “Twilight” was “really good” and assured everyone that it’s not “just a chick flick.” While Washington admitted that he hasn’t actually seen the film yet, he promised to make a movie night out of it with his daughter. “We’ll watch it when we go on vacation,” the actor said.
“High School Musical” stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may have been in a PDA showdown with Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the Best Kiss category, but Efron put aside any beef and graciously hailed Twilight as a “great film” on the red carpet and said the Edward/Bella lip-lock was “a great kiss.”
That kiss also brought out the inner superfan in Stephanie Pratt. When Sway caught up with Pratt after the show, the “Hills” star pegged the “Twilight” Best Kiss acceptance speech as her favorite moment of the night, but couldn’t hide her disappointment that Kristen and Rob didn’t smooch for real.
“When Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson … were so close and the whole auditorium was like, ’Are they gonna? Are they gonna?’ Then they didn’t! But I was, like, dying to see them kiss.” Pratt gushed on her way to the show’s afterparty.
And you may have been a little confused when Will Ferrell was seen clapping enthusiastically during the now-infamous almost-kiss, but MTV News got the inside scoop: Ferrell is a closet Twilighter.
When the comedian was asked if he was a fan of the movie, he gave a true-to-form quick response. “Obviously,” he said. “It’s a gimme. You look at me, you’re like Twiiii-liiight,” Ferrell joked. And as for what “Twilight” team the “Land of the Lost” star supports? “I’m kinda Team Edward, I’m kinda Team Jim, I’m kinda Team … Stanley.”
OK, so Ferrell may not know all the movie’s characters, but he did go on to profess his love for everyone’s favorite brooding vampire. Ferrell confessed he tried [unsuccessfully] to meet Pattinson all night. “He [kept] going, ’Not now, not a good time.’ ” (We’re not sure how serious he was about all this!)
One celeb that did get to meet the heartthrob backstage was Abigail Breslin. The “Little Miss Sunshine” star officially became the envy of teenage girls everywhere and even got to shake Pattinson’s hand. The star jumped up and down in excitement after the encounter.
And finally, [artist id=”1233888″]Kings of Leon[/artist] may have been busy giving the crowd a rocking performance onstage, but backstage they showed love for the Best Movie winner.
“I really liked ’Twilight’ a lot,” singer Caleb Followill told MTV News . “It was a cool, generational kind of movie. I thought it was really pretty.”
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