I don't even have a catchy title for my first official post on the brand new home of Livin the Dream. I mean it is what it is really. The people from Twilight are super annoying. I guess maybe not all of them. But that's because you don't hear about any of them except for the two main characters: Robert Pattinson, the one with the fabulous hair, and Kristen Stewart who looks like she would always rather be anywhere but doing press for the movie currently making her millions of dollars.
Okay so let me preface this by saying I have never read the Twilight books but I have seen the Twilight movie because Monica is my best friend and I will do anything for her. But I don't get it. I hear that if you read the book it's easier to understand the obsession with this Edward person but I still don't see it. To me it's still a vampire love story and that's just not my thing. So I'm sorry Twilight but I tried. Maaaaaybe in like five years I'll read the book like I did with Harry Potter. But that's a giant maybe.
What I do know is that I hear waaaay too much about the people in this movie. First of all, there are like 25 characters in the movie Twilight which is way too many to keep track of. And all of them are on OMG! and US Weekly's website pretty much every day for something. And I don't know who they are because I'm not "in" with Twilight. But they talk about the main characters the most. Let me break it down. Robert Pattinson plays Edward who is a vampire and has amazing hair. Kristin Stewart plays Bella who, as far as I can tell, is this emo girl teenager who doesn't like to make friends or speak clearly. Edward and Bella are in love but it's like a forbidden love because he's a vampire and so he innately wants to kill her and get at her blood but he doesn't. So they can't get too close but he has some vow that he's made to protect her forever.
So now that we've gotten that out of the way, I see these two everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. But here's the biggest thing about them. The love scenes they have in the movie(s) are pretty steamy and intense because they are portraying this whole forbidden love thing so of course all of my favorite gossip sites turn that into this giant guessing game of are they or aren't they. Are they together? Apparently inquiring minds want to know. I am not one of these inquiring minds.
I guess as an actor, especially one that has such a strong recurring role, this is something you have to be prepared for. BUT, I do this for a living and I see one really big flaw with how all of the Twilight people are handling this situation. You need to come at everyone with one solid statement regarding your stance. And then stick to it. And they are not doing that at all. So this is why I am irritated with these two and their whole media camp.
If you're not together, DON'T DO THIS. If you are in no way an item and want to completely dispel that rumor, DON'T DO THIS.
Seriously Twilight people? Your movie is making millions of dollars for you and you can't find someone smarter to handle this issue. The point isn't if they are together but denying it. There is nothing wrong with that. You can deny what you want till you're blue in the face. The point is that they are saying one thing and then doing another and that does not make for successful rumor squashing. If they aren't together, then it's time for someone to craft a statement along the lines of "Kristin/Robert is a great actor/actress and I really enjoy working with him/her. Our relationship however is strictly professional. Off camera we are very very good friends and enjoy spending time together, but we maintain a completely professional relationship both on and off the set of Twilight." Bam. This must be why they pay me the big bucks at UC Davis because I just came up with that in like a minute. Again, even if they are doing the hippity dippity on the side, if they don't want people to know or whatever, then that's fine. But you cannot say one thing and then go off and go to clubs all by themselves and not expect people to talk about this. They can't say oh no no we're not together, that's ridiculous and then go on giant radio shows (because as much as I hate Ryan Seacrest, his radio show is giant) and then have their so-called publicist straight up cut off the interview. How does that look? Terrible. You can't avoid the issue, but evading makes it even worse. So bust out your statement, read it off a piece of paper if you have to, but that should be the mantra you live by.
In conclusion, as far as I'm concerned, the Twilight people are not handling their media relations. And I hope you also learned something about the business I work in.
Now it's time to write a swim recap...