If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either into your Twilight fandom of choice or have at least heard of it. If not, then maybe it’s time to catch up! There is a massive fandom for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s Twilight saga, and it seems only natural that people would want to know more about what causes those beautiful and passionate kisses we all love so much! So here, I’m going to tell you all about the best kiss of all time, as witnessed by a very lucky few.
The Best Ever
It’s an iconic moment. We all know what happens next: Bella Swan gives a beautiful, passionate kiss to her beloved Edward Cullen as the camera slowly pans away. It’s perhaps one of the most iconic kisses of all time because it’s such a unique representation of love and beauty and passion. Unfortunately, we aren’t always so fortunate to witness such an incredible display of affection. That’s why, when we think of the best kiss ever, we need to go one step further and include the moment beforehand. We need to think about how the couple looked, how they acted, the passion they showed—even down to the smallest details, like how they held each other’s hands or how they gazed into each other’s eyes. That’s what makes this moment so special. That’s what makes it the best kiss ever. So let’s dive into it.
It all starts long before the big moment arrives. As with any other iconic moment, we need to go back in time and retrace its steps, all the while focusing on the little things that can make or break the scene. So let’s start with the key players: The couple need to be in love, and they need to have the desire to impress the other. To ensure they look just as passionate and in love as possible, it’s important they both look their best. That means getting prepared physically and mentally for the big moment. Let’s take a look at how Robert Pattinson prepared for his big moment as Edward Cullen:
For starters, the actor hung out with his co-stars, chatted them up for the cameras, and did his very best to make them laugh. This is vital, especially if you’re filming a comedy or drama—it shows you’re trying to be funny or dramatic, respectively. It also means the crew and actors are relaxed and comfortable around each other, which builds the perfect atmosphere for a passionate kiss. You wouldn’t want to ruin a romantic moment by reminding your co-star they’re laughing at your jokes, would you? Apart from chatting them up and getting to know them, Robert Pattinson also studied boxing with boxing coach Charlie Davis. The team reportedly worked hard and practiced a lot for the big day, which also helped them have fun while filming. It also showed—as we’ll see later on in this article, ha-ha!—just how much the actor cares about looking amazing for his girlfriend.
In The Media.
To prepare for his role as Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson had to watch a lot of the films directed by James Gunn, as he portrays the vampire as a bit of a film geek. This, combined with his experience in theater, helped him nail the performance. As well as watching films, the actor spent a lot of time reading comics and studying architecture books. He even listened to a lot of the great English band the Beatles to better understand their unique way of writing lyrics. He did a lot of research into the character of Edward Cullen and even got a glimpse of what life was like as a vampire in the 21st century. It seems like everyone who plays a vampire nowadays has to prepare for the role physically as well as mentally. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of work, and it shows.
Make-up And Wardrobe.
Speaking of showing just how much one cares about their appearance, it’s important to note that when it comes to the iconic kiss, Bella literally bleaches her skin and dyes her hair to better blend in with the scenery. In the latest Twilight movie, Eclipse, we see Bella doing her best to look as flawless as possible, down to every detail of her costume. It’s clear that being able to portray such a beautiful and passionate kiss is all down to the meticulous make-up and wardrobe choices by the talented team that creates the characters, KNB Effects.
Apart from getting in shape and spending some quality time with his co-stars, Robert Pattinson also made sure the atmosphere surrounding the pivotal moment was just right. For starters, he asked for some quiet time alone with his girlfriend before filming the scene, so they could get in the mood for the big moment. It’s always nice when the person you love most is also the one you want to impress the most. This is why, in addition to getting in shape, Robert Pattinson made sure to work out with his girlfriend, Bella, so she could capture his beauty and passion just as he does for her. He also staged the shot so it would look like they were having a romantic moment. It’s always essential when creating an iconic moment to get the settings right. It’s easy to put on fake smiles when you’re shooting on a movie set, but it takes real passion to truly convince the viewer you’re in love. This is why it’s so important to have the right atmosphere, and why you should aim to create an environment that makes it easier for the viewer to believe in your characters’ relationship. It’s a simple detail, but it can make or break a romantic scene.
Finally, The Performance.
So the couple are in love, and they want to share that love with the world. As we’ve established, getting in shape and practicing with your co-stars are both vital to giving the performance its authenticity. It doesn’t hurt to remind yourself, either, that this is one of the most important scenes of the movie, so you want to give it your all. It’s vital that you nail it, or else the whole scene could come off a little bit too forced. Let’s take a look at how Kristen Stewart prepared for her performance as Bella Swan:
There were a lot of hugs and kisses between cast and crew members before the cameras started rolling. It’s important to remember that this is a very intense scene, and everyone needs to be in the right headspace to give it their all. It means a lot to both actresses that the fans have shown such a great deal of support during this stressful time in their careers. It really does mean the world to them that so many people care about their work, and that’s what’s making this scene so special. It’s great when the people you’re working with care as much about the scene as you do. It means you’re both investing a lot in it, and that means it could go either way—but it’s going to be worth it. The couple need to feel like they’re the best version of themselves because they’re going to be kissing for the first time in front of a lot of people who care about them. So they need to look confident, relaxed, and comfortable. It’s great that they were able to find that peace before the scene even started.
In The Media.
As we’ve established, the key to getting in shape for this scene is by working out with your co-stars. Kristen Stewart did just that, spending a lot of time with the boxing coach Charlie Davis and the stuntman, Bruce Campbell. It’s also important to note that, in addition to getting in shape, Stewart had to dye her hair in order to better resemble Bella’s naturally blonde hair. To make matters more realistic, Stewart’s hair was actually damaged by the sun, so the dye really had to hold up over time. This is why it’s important to prepare for the role of Bella by getting in shape and having hair dye applied to your hair. It really is crucial to nail this scene, as it’s such a big part of the film. So to prepare for this moment, it would be a good idea to spend some quality time with your acting coach, find a good boxing coach, and get started on your hair and make-up regime. It’s going to be worth it in the end. You’re going to be so happy with how the scene comes out. It really is an incredible moment when you think about it. It’s such a shame it had to be spoiled by that damn hiccup…