Trivia and Facts About Vampire Movies: Twilight (2008) Part 1

It’s a phenomenon that swept across the world , the movie “Twilight,” , a blockbuster hit developed from a book that has been a hit with young adults. With a mixture of romance, drama, and thrilling conflict, the film has taken vampire lovers and Twilight book readers to new heights. In this article, we will explore the plot, as well as trivia and facts surrounding the movie.

The Plot

Being different as a teenager takes on a whole new meaning for Bella Swan, who strayed from the trendy scene and ‘popular’ girls at her high school. After her mother remarries, Bella decides to relocate from Arizona and live with her father in Washington. Her life takes a different turn when she meets Edward Cullen , a mysterious and attractive boy, whose not like the other guys she’s met before.

However, it doesn’t take long before she starts to notice that Edward possesses some strange talents and abilities, all because he is actually an immortal vampire. While he and his family are different from the vampires of lore, he finds a soul mate in Bella, but must ignore primal senses that try to pull him in another direction. All in all, the movie is a sort of Romeo and Juliet tale that involves a mortal and a vampire.

In the movie, Kristen Stewart plays the role of Bella Swan, while her romantic opposite, Edward Cullen is played by Robert Pattinson. Also in the movie is Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen.

Twilight Trivia and Facts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you already know that the film is based off of a book with the same title. The original book showcased an apple on the cover, which not only signifies the forbidden, but is also used to reference eternal youth and beauty in Scandinavian mythology.

The apple on the cover of the book is not only a symbol for the forbidden; in Scandinavian mythology the apple is a symbol for eternal youth and beauty

Right after Robert Pattinson was cast in a leading role in Twilight, he moved to Oregon and starting to work on perfecting his character. He worked out five hours a day with a trainer to learn how to fight, play baseball, and do some of his stunts. It was also required for him to learn how to drive and obtain an Oregon driver’s license. When he moved there, he didn’t speak to anyone so that he could mentally feel isolated like his Cullen character.

Kristen Stewart (Bella) has naturally green eyes and had to wear brown contacts during filming to match the eye color of her character.

All of the actors taking on the roles of the Cullens wore topaz-colored contacts.

More than 5,000 actors vied for the role of Edward.