Most fans of the Twilight Saga were sad to see Kristen Stewart leave her role as Bella Swan. Now that she’s been replaced by the beautiful and talented Emilia Clarke, it’s time for fans to rejoice. But how much do we really know about Clarke and Stewart’s relationship? Is it love or is it just good old-fashioned lust? Let’s dive into the details.

Pattinson Predicts Their Future

In an interview with InStyle, Pattinson shared his thoughts on the future of his relationship with Stewart:

“I think it will be great. She’s a wonderful actress and a great friend. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs in the last year, but my priority is to make this work, and I think it will.”

Pattinson later added, “Yes, I think it will be fantastic. She has a lot of acting projects coming up, and we’re both looking forward to it.”

Love Or Lust?

While Stewart’s casting in Black swan was a pleasant surprise, it didn’t take long for fans to begin speculating about the real nature of her relationship with Pattinson. The actress has been spotted out on a date with her co-star several times over the past year, fueling rumors that she has moved on from Rob and is now dating Charlie McDowell. After being linked to McDowell since January 2017, Stewart has kept quiet about her private life, only adding fuel to the speculation. But in a new interview with Vanity Fair, she opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Rob and how she’s had to grow as an actor because of it:

“That was a really tough year, professionally and personally. I had to fight a lot of battles in myself and grow a lot as an actor and a human being. I had to learn to love myself and be proud of who I am. That was the most valuable thing that I learnt that year and I feel like it makes me a better person now. I learned to be true to myself and not let anyone walk over me. That’s something that I took with me into my relationship, and I feel like it helped.”

One of the most notable changes that fans will notice about Clarke is that she’s been wearing a lot more red. Last year, Stewart wore primarily white, but since being paired with Clarke, she’s been spotted in a variety of red dresses. While this could simply be a stylistic choice, it’s possible that it has something to do with their relationship.

Is Clarke A Step Towards Stewart’s Recovery?

The actress was recently criticized for her lack of public appearances and constant social media use, which led her to seek therapy. According to Page Six, Stewart has been feeling more comfortable in her own skin ever since being paired with Clarke on a professional level:

“I think she’s done a really good job of helping me through that, especially in the last year. I’ve never been happier in my life. I love what I do, and I feel like I’ve found a home at Pixar. This year has been incredible so far, and I feel like I’m finally starting to get back out there and enjoy myself.”

Although she’s certainly happy with what she’s accomplished, Stewart still feels the need to prove herself. As she explained to InStyle, she’s working harder than ever to ensure that her talent is not overlooked:

“I always want to challenge myself and prove to people that they made a mistake. I’ve worked really hard to be the best actor I can be, and while we’re filming, I feel like I have all these new things to learn. I feel like there’s always something to improve on, and I want to take that drive with me into my personal life as well.”

What Do You Think Of The Switch?

While Stewart has been vocal about her desire to work with Clarke, many fans are not so sure that the actress has been the best choice to replace her. After watching Black Swan, they feel that Stewart’s unique brand of magic would not be improved upon by Clarke. But the actress disagrees, arguing that she’s the best person for the part. As she explained to Deadline:

“I love the character. It’s a fantastic script, and I think it’s the best role I’ve ever played. I’m really proud of the work that we did and I think [Black Swan] is going to be seen as one of the greatest horror films of all time.”

Despite the praise that she’s heaped upon this movie, it’s clear that Stewart has not lost sight of her own legacy. As she told Vanity Fair, she still feels that Twilight is superior to everything else she’s ever done:

“Twilight is the reason why I became an actress. It’s so unique that it still entertains people more than 10 years later, and that’s incredible. I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve done, and I think it’ll continue to speak to people long after the novel is over.”

Ultimately, this is a decision that Stewart and Pattinson will have to make. But whether or not fans should root for them to get back together remains to be seen.