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‘Breaking Dawn’ Vampire Contacts ‘Kill’ Kristen Stewart

'That is one thing I can't wait to say goodbye to,' she tells MTV News.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"
Photo: Summit Entertainment

The dedicated Kristen Stewart fans out there are likely very well aware that she wears colored contact lenses for her role as Bella Swan in the "Twilight" movies. And in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Stewart dons the amber lenses her co-stars Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone and Kellan Lutz have been wearing for years as part of their official Cullen vampire clan costuming.

When MTV News caught up with Stewart recently, we asked about that experience and she revealed that, although she's experienced with contacts, her new vampire ones weren't much fun to wear.

"They are worse. The yellow ones sort of limit your vision even more, and so you feel a little bit more closed off," she said. "That is one thing I can't wait to say goodbye to, is the contacts. They just kill you. [They give you] dead face."

Pattinson recently told us he was delighted that his co-star had to suffer with the rest of them. "She's like, 'I wear contact lenses. Why do you always complain about yours?' " Pattinson said. "When she finally wore them and then was complaining about them every second of the day, it was kind of satisfying."

Stewart said the yellow lenses were totally worth the trouble, because she was so excited to play the vampire version of Bella.

"I've been waiting. To see her thrive anytime, it's — she's always so full of something that she knows, and it's like, at this point, you finally go, 'Oh, she was right,' and she can also go, 'OK, great, I'm not crazy, this was supposed to happen.' "

Stewart said Bella's previous feelings that she was different from others are validated in the final film. "The whole vampire thing, I wasn't excited to be white and all that; I was really more excited to finally get her there, because she wants it so bad."

Tonight, join MTV.com live from the "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" red-carpet premiere as we talk to your favorite stars about all things "Twilight"!

Check out everything we've got on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

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Robert Pattinson Relishes Kristen Stewart’s Contact-Lens Discomfort

Stewart didn't understand why her co-star complained about his 'Twilight' vampire contacts until she had to wear her own.
By Kevin P. Sullivan, with reporting by Josh Horowitz


Robert Pattinson in "Breaking Dawn"
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Aside from ending what has been roughly five years of hard work and incredibly pale skin, "Breaking Dawn" brought a different type of satisfaction to Robert Pattinson. The end of the "Twilight Saga" meant that his co-star Kristen Stewart would finally understand the pain he's had to endure the entire time they've spent shooting the films.

It's not a great spoiler to say that Stewart's Bella will become a bloodthirsty, red-eyed vampire at some point during the two-part finale, whose first installment opens on November 18. This has been a long time coming for Bella, the fans and, it turns out, Pattinson.

Getting into character meant a change of eye color for Stewart and some vindication for her co-star. In the nicest way possible, Pattinson explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz that knowing Stewart would have to experience the discomfort of his vampire contact lenses was "a great feeling."

Stewart had her own set of contacts to wear as the human version of Bella to turn her eyes brown, but those apparently did not hurt, unlike the gold contacts that Pattinson had worn since the beginning of the series. "She's like, 'I wear contact lenses. Why do you always complain about yours?' " Pattinson said.

When Stewart finally did change into her vampire eyes, Pattinson got what he had been waiting for. "When she finally wore them and then was complaining about them every second of the day," he admitted, "it was kind of satisfying."

Check out everything we've got on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

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George Michael Family ‘Appalled’ by Leaked Emergency Call

George Michael's family is "truly appalled" after an emergency 999 call placed by the singer's boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, on the day Michael died leaked online. In a statement, the family's lawyers urged for the "culprit(s) to be dealt with appropriately," BBC reports.

"George's family and friends are extremely upset and truly appalled that such a personal, painful and clearly confidential recording has been leaked," the statement continued. "We firmly believe that anyone contacting the emergency authorities in situations such as this should be entitled to expect that recordings will not be released to the media, and it is deeply distressing to the family that this transcript, and audio recording, has been made public."

South Central Ambulance Service, which handled the call, reportedly launched an investigation into the leak. A spokeswoman for the company stressed that they "take matters of confidentiality very seriously."

In the call, a man alleged to be Fawaz tells the dispatcher that Michael is "cold," "blue" and "stiff," adding, "I've been trying to wake him up for the last hour, but it's not possible. He's gone."

The pop icon and former Wham! singer died of apparent heart failure on Christmas Day at his country home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. An initial autopsy conducted that month was ruled "inconclusive," and additional tests were deemed necessary. An official cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Adele delivered an emotional tribute to Michael during Sunday night's Grammy Awards, performing the singer's 1996 solo track "Fastlove" with a full orchestra. 

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Moogfest Plans Protest Stage to Resist ‘Bathroom Bill,’ Immigration Ban

In response to the North Carolina state legislature's failure to repeal the infamous, discriminatory "Bathroom Bill" (HB2) and President Trump's recent executive order temporarily restricting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, the 2017 edition of Moogfest will incorporate a protest stage.

"As we prepare for the 2017 festival, we are faced with new and mounting concerns," festival organizers said in a statement. "Lawmakers in Texas and Kansas have taken steps toward enacting laws similar to HB2. And in his first few days in office, the 45th president has taken actions, such as the travel ban, that threaten our foundational beliefs and intimidate members of our diverse global network of thinkers and makers."

As a result, Moogfest will  incorporate an explicitly political element into the event this year. "We are alive in our mission to bring the dream of a more equal society to all humans," the organizers' statement continues. "We will stand in full accord with artists from various communities to collectively celebrate inclusivity and elevate the fight against discrimination here in North Carolina and across the world."

The protest stage will be "a dedicated space for resistance," and protest will also be the subject of workshops, art installations, masterclasses and discussions. Artists for this stage have not yet been announced. 

The festival also encouraged citizens to donate to the ACLU and contact their local government officials to register their opposition to discriminatory legislation.

Moogfest is scheduled to take place May 18th through 21st in Durham, North Carolina and will feature performances by Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Survive and Nona Hendryx.

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