Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner brought star wattage to London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday night for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.
Against a backdrop of Christmas lights and the screams of over 6000 fans, the three stars worked their way down the red carpet signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, as well as giving press interviews.
Stewart, wearing her second Zuhair Murad creation in three days, dazzled in a sheer black lace jumpsuit with beadwork and plunge back detail.
Opting for a tousled hairstyle rather than the stylized look she debuted in Los Angeles, the effect was daringly modern.
Pattinson kept it classic in a tailored, deep blue Burberry suit, while Lautner went for a navy Z Zegna ensemble.
Looking visibly relaxed and comfortable with each other, Pattinson and Stewart were pictured holding hands at several points during the evening, which should finally silence the ‘are they/aren’t they?’ debate.
During the round of red carpet interviews, Stewart was asked by the event’s host — TV presenter Alex Zane — how it felt receiving such a rapturous reception.
“Oh man, it’s so not normal for any actor, for any person, to share something like this,” the actress replied. “This is a weird night, I don’t know, I’m so happy that every single bit of the story is done.”
Later asked what she would take away from playing her Twilight Saga character Bella, the 22-year-old told film outlet Heyuguys:
“It’s hard to put your finger on something like that to be honest.” She added, “It coincided with a very formidable few years — 17–21 — a lot goes on during that time.”
Pattinson and Lautner were also asked about their The Twilight Saga experience. The Brit actor told Zane:
“For me, it’s changed everything about my life. I don’t even think I’d be acting if I wasn’t doing this.”
Put on the spot about which scene out of the whole series was especially memorable, the 26-year-old admitted that the harrowing birth scene in Breaking Dawn — Part 1 was “one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever done.”
Not forgetting the fans who helped propel him to super stardom, Pattinson joked to Zane, “Thank you guys all so much for everything over the years. You’re pretty good fans. You’re alright, you’ll do!”
Other cast members present were Myanna Buring, Jamie Campbell Bower and Judith Shekoni. Director of both Breaking Dawn installments, Bill Condon and producer Wyck Godfrey also attended.
A less circus-esque affair than Monday’s L.A premiere, the event featured video messages from absent cast members such as Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Gil Birmingham and Daniel Cudmore.
Non-Twilight stars at the event included Olympic medalist Rebecca Addlington, Peaches Geldof, X-Factor contenders Union J and James Arthur, some of the cast of UK reality show The Only Way Is Essex, and girl band The Saturdays.
Towards the end of the night, Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner joined the rest of the cast on the balcony above the Empire cinema.
After a glowing introduction by Condon, Pattinson joked to the crowd below,“Thank you very much and just be thankful you’re next to a Burger King.”
Capping the evening, Lautner added, “This is amazing. We’ve been coming here for four years now and you guys you haven’t stopped, so thank you so much for everything.”
Two down, two to go. Next stop Madrid.
A full gallery of photographs from the premiere can seen here. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens in US theaters this Friday.