While the media frenzy around the upcoming Twilight movie premieres rages on, it’s important to remember that this is not the first collaboration for these actors. Far from it. In fact, the foursome has been working together for years, and they have a unique connection that even their fans may not be aware of. Here’s the lowdown on how they work together and what makes their chemistry so special.
Robby is famously private and tends to keep a very low profile, largely due to his work. However, as an actor, he has certainly not been idle and has appeared in plenty of films and television shows, some of which were even critically acclaimed. In 2012 he took a break from filming to focus on his health and well-being. He subsequently took a break from social media, which undoubtedly helped his public image, and has been more visible in the media as of late.
Kristen has also been incredibly busy as a film actress, with several movies landing in theaters and many more set for release. She is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight film series, but she has also appeared in other popular films such as Adventureland and Shame. She took a break from filming due to her pregnancy, though she did promote her new film Zimbo in February. Due to her extremely busy schedule, the 28-year-old rarely has free time to focus on her health and well-being, which is why she has been open to participating in campaigns for veganism and animal rescue.
Dylan, like his Twilight co-stars, is also relatively private and keeps a low profile, though he does speak openly about his love for fashion and style, particularly when it comes to women’s clothing. He first came to widespread public notice when he played Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight Rises. Since then, he has appeared in films such as The Great Gatsby and Midnight in Paris. The 27-year-old has also worked with major brands on celebrity campaigns and has been named E! News’ sexiest bachelor in 2017.
As we’ve established, these actors have been working together for years, so it’s no great surprise that they enjoy each other’s company. Perhaps the best example of their on-set and off-set chemistry is their collaboration on the musical comedy film Hello, Marigold, which was released in 2015. The film sees the young quartet acting and singing together for the first time, and it is quite an experience. Their camaraderie is perfectly demonstrated in the film as they goof around, engage in bitchery, and even sing together at one point. The chemistry is so good that it even prompted co-star Michelle Williams to call out Dylan for being too cool towards Kristen and Robby during a scene in which they are arguing.
There’s also the fact that they are all genuinely nice individuals who enjoy the company of others. This is best exemplified in the scene in which they are all hanging out together after the film’s premiere. The camaraderie is so apparent that one might get the impression that all these years apart from one another were simply a ruse to keep the fans entertained and ensure that they didn’t go too far awry. This theory is somewhat supported by the fact that Robby, Dylan, and Kristen are all close friends outside of work and that they enjoy spending time with one another. Indeed, Robby and Dylan play golf together and are often found dining and drinking together, while Kristen and Dylan are frequently spotted shopping and catching up on the news. The foursome have recently been seen vacationing together in Italy and France.
As previously stated, the foursome has been acting together for years and has often found themselves appearing in supporting roles in the same films. This trend continued with 2011’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, which also saw them acting together for the first time as a quartet. They reprised their roles as Edward, Bella, and Jacob for the film’s sequel, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which was released in 2012. Most recently, they appeared together in 2015’s comedy film Hello, Marigold, though they did not share any scenes in the movie. Their last collaboration was likely 2016’s The Twilight Saga: Dawn of the Wolves, though it was not officially confirmed that they would appear together in this installment. It is highly likely that they will appear in the final installment of the Twilight saga, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which is set for release in 2019.
There are several key movies that showcase the quartet’s chemistry. The first, and undoubtedly the most well-known, is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Part 2. The two-part finale of the Twilight saga sees the main characters, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and baby Edward, finally get together and tie the knot. It was not only a massive hit, it also received highly positive reviews from critics, who named it one of the greatest love stories of all time. It opened to record-breaking numbers and became the biggest-grossing movie of all time in the U.S. between the two parts, not to mention globally. For his performance in the first part, Robby won an award for best male lead, while the entire cast was nominated for Best Performance in a Motion Picture — Drama. This movie introduced the world to the unique chemistry between the foursome and likely saw them become even closer friends.
Another key movie is Adventureland. Set five years after the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, the film sees Robby play Woody, a successful professional who discovers that his life isn’t as glamorous as he thought it was. The cast and crew of Adventureland went on an epic bender during the making of the movie, drinking champagne and toasting each other’s successes. The movie went on to become one of Robby’s biggest breaks, grossing over $100 million worldwide. The fact that it was filmed in the United Kingdom and had the blessing of the British government, which officially endorsed the movie, likely helped its cause.
Midnight in Paris is the third installment in Woody Allen’s legendary Midnight in Paris trilogy. The movie brings us back to the fashion capital of the world, just after the first installment had ended. Here, we see Robby play the role of Philippe, a French art dealer who befriends a successful American architect (Kristen). Together, they roam the city and its environs in search of beauty and fashion. Allen’s latest movie is mostly a showcase for the on-set chemistry between the three stars, particularly when they are seen engaging in typical Woody Allen banter. The film also marked the first time that Dylan, a lifelong fan of Allen’s work, had a speaking part. He plays an art historian who examines the lives of the two friends in-film as they grapple with love, friendship, and the meaning of life. He also has a cameo in the form of a letter (complete with a signature from Woody Allen himself) that he writes to one of the characters. The film was a critical and commercial success and became the highest-grossing Woody Allen movie of all time, not just in the U.S. It also won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and earned Allen a place on this year’s list of the world’s greatest living directors. Midnight in Paris is also one of the first films to embrace a more realistic fashion aesthetic, which was highly influenced by social media and celebrity culture. The movie marks one of the first times that Allen’s characters interacted with social media platforms, specifically Twitter. The fashion in this movie is very accessible and something that most people can relate to. It is also something that will likely be found on the everyday person’s wardrobe in the next few years. This is further augmented by the fact that one of the characters, played by Kristen, actually wore a dress that was nearly identical to the one that she wore in the film. This undoubtedly helped the film find its audience and made it an instant classic. Midnight in Paris is also the first time that Allen worked with a digital editor, one who had previously worked with the director on several of his earlier films. The result is a sharper, more streamlined experience for the viewer, though it is certainly less intimate. This was most likely a necessity due to Allen’s advanced age (he turns 80 this year), and it could potentially signal the beginning of the end for one of the most influential and prolific directors of all time. For his performance in Midnight in Paris, Robby won an award for best lead actor—comedy or musical, while the entire cast was nominated for best performance in a comedy or musical.