If you pay attention to the tabloids, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are either about to get engaged, or one "Twilight" co-star has gone ahead and dumped the other. It's all too silly to pay attention to, and it proves how complicated it is for RPattz and KStew to have a relationship of any kind while so fully in the public eye.
And the relationship of their fictional alter egos, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, isn't any easier. He was transformed into a deadly vampire in 1918; she's a normal, accident-prone high school girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest. You can see why Pattinson might think Jacob Black is in many ways a better fit for Bella than Edward is. No matter that Black is a shape-shifting werewolf.
"Their relationship is so much easier, Bella and Jacob, because he's just a normal kid," Pattinson told MTV News. "Edward's got to remember, or learn, how to be a normal 17-year-old, because he's never bothered."
As Pattinson describes it, Edward spent the first two movies in the vampire franchise remaining largely aloof, even going so far as to leave Bella in "New Moon," deciding that she'd be better off without him. All that changes in "Eclipse," and Edward has to play some serious cultural catch-up. It's anything but easy.
"[T]he whole thing is him having to accept the consequences of [being with Bella], which means catching up to the same pace of every other 17-year-old in the contemporary world, emotionally and intellectually and everything, and realizing he's quite a long way behind," Pattinson said.
Does RPattz have a point about Edward and Bella, or is he just being humble? Share your analyses in the comments.
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