2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of Twilight’s last installment. In honor of our childhood, you might want to know what Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 cast is up to now. Even until now, the franchise’s influence in pop culture still doesn’t seem to fade. Have to admit, as I re-watched it, I still, well, kind of like it.
The Twilight Saga franchise has never been about cinematic brilliance – that’s something even die-hard fans have to admit. Regarding the plot alone, “Breaking Dawn Part 2” might be considered cheesy and melodramatic, even ridiculous and reverent to the point of lunacy by critics. For young audiences, though, the gig manages to weave all of the cliché elements together into a surprisingly coherent, engaging and, I dare say, emotionally evocative film.
Hence, there is no surprise the last movie gained for itself a whopping audience score of 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, despite all the criticisms. And just like Tracie Cooper from TV Guide said, the cast of ‘Breaking Dawn 2’ should be proud of their performances. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, or, any cast member has never mumbled to themselves “How have I never been nominated for an Oscar?”. Instead, they have a clear understanding of their characters, as well as the series’ purpose. Throughout 5 installments, they’ve grown up and become more confident to flex their acting muscles.
That said, most of the cast have skyrocketed to stardom now. Read on if you are curious about their lives after leaving the Cullen clan!
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Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Cast – Where Are They Now?
There is a lot to talk about Kristen Steward. Being a child actress who shot to fame after getting the life-changing role of Bella Swan, she spent her entire youth in the public eyes. Unlike some artists who get stuck in the roles for which they became famous, though, Stewart has taken advantage of the Hollywood capital she earned to pursue a thriving and meaningful career.
Let’s begin with the glorious Oscar hype she won for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer. And, despite taking part in Hulu’s historic holiday rom-com Happiest Season in 2020, 2021 is truly her happiest season as she just engaged to her long-term girlfriend, Dylan Meyer.
Kristen Stewart’s “Spencer” – Official Trailer
But it was challenging to prove that she’s much more than Bella Swan. As Twilight came to an end in 2012, she landed a role in Snow White and the Huntsman, starring as an armor-clad version of the Brothers Grimm-and-Disney heroine.
Turned out, ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ brought her more criticisms than recognition. Right after the premiere, Stewart was caught on camera kissing her married director Rupert Sanders. Her casual quiet and reserved image shattered overnight, causing outrage among fans. This included Donald Trump, who damned Stewart as a scarlet woman and posted 11 different tweets about her.
Because of this scandal, the young actress was forced to address her romance with her ‘Twilight’ co-star, Robert Pattinson. Over the course of 4 years, they shared an on-again-off-again relationship, but even until now, she still considers Pattinson the greatest.
“We were together for years, that was my first [love],” she told Howard Stern in 2019.
Stewart then appeared in a number of renowned indie movies, including Clouds Of Sils Maria. Thanks to this gig, she became the first American actress to be awarded the best supporting role at the César Awards. In the same year, she signed a contract with Chanel as the brand ambassador, making the public remember her as Kristen Stewart instead of Bella Swan.
Despite telling E! News that he would always appreciate the Twilight series and all the opportunities it brought, Pattinson worked even harder than his ex-girlfriend to disassociate himself from his breakout role as the charming vampire Edward Cullen.
Between the releases of Twilight’s installments, he acted in several romances. Right after the franchise concluded, though, Pattinson picked up a completely different image, sticking to the down-and-dirty depths of the human soul in Maps to The Stars, The Rover, Good Time, and 2019’s The Lighthouse, in which it’s just Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, and some really sordid nightmares.
But, well, that’s just the past! The actor is now starring as the billionaire Bruce Wayne (a melancholy, Kurt Cobain-influenced Bruce Wayne that’s it) in the Batman franchise. Due to the pandemic, the movie’s release date has been postponed to March 4, 2022, but his fans can wait no matter how long.
Batman (2022) Official Trailer
As a result of his scandalous breakup with Kristen Stewart, Pattinson hardly revealed anything about his personal life, including romantic relationships. He previously engaged to FKA twigs for a short time until they parted ways in 2017. In January 2020, engagement rumors once again swirled about him and his current partner, Suki Waterhouse.
“If you let others in, it devalues what love is,” Pattinson said in an interview with the Sunday Times in April 2019, explaining his reason to keep romance out of the limelight. “If a complete stranger approached you on the street and inquired about your relationship, you would consider it extreme.”
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Cast – Taylor Lautner
After stealing the hearts of many ladies, our beloved werewolf took on the path of an action hero as he starred in Abduction – director John Singleton’s most notable work. After that, he got the chance to show off his comedic talent in Grown Ups 2 and later The Ridiculous 6 – an original Netflix movie in which he starred alongside Adam Sandler.
The Ridiculous 6 Trailer
Lautner also ventures to TV series, appearing in BBC Three’s Cuckoo and the 2nd season of horror-comedy Scream Queens. The latter turned out to be director Ryan Murphy’s enormous success, just behind his phenomenon American Horror Stories, further adding to Lautner’s international recognition. This is where he became romantically involved with Billie Lourd. The two eventually split in 2017, much to fans’ regret. They don’t have to be sad for long, though, because in 2018 Lautner announced his relationship with current girlfriend Taylor Dome and the two got engaged shortly after. It seems that Jacob finally found his true love!
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Cast – Ashley Greene
You probably remember the ever-optimistic Alice Cullen, which was played by the 2009 Teen Choice Award winner Ashley Greene. After the Twilight franchise, she took part in various projects, with the most notable one being Bombshell. The drama about the sexual harassment controversy that brought down Fox News President Roger Ailes served as a breaking point for her career.
In 2018, the star tied the knot with her boyfriend Paul Khoury. A slew of celebrities in Northern California attended her private wedding.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Cast – Kellan Lutz
Following his role as the hulking Emmett Cullen, Lutz lent his voice to the titular hero in the animation Tarzan. He then went on to perform in The Expendables 3, officially marking himself as part of the younger action heroes’ generation. Later that year, he reprised his role of Chris MacNess when The Comeback made its comeback on HBO.
As of 2022, his latest movie role was “Captain F–ktastic” in the comedy “What Men Want”. Fans of Krazy Kellan can also spot him on the FBI spin-off, “FBI: Most Wanted”, which is now running season 3 on CBS.
FBI: Most Wanted Trailer
In case you are more curious about his personal life, the star just married model and TV host Brittany Gonzales. Many fans were worried about Brittany’s mental and physical health after she suffered a pregnancy loss, but the couple soon received good news again. “Thank you all for lining with us, praying for us, supporting us,” said Greene. “We’re so excited.” In Feb. 2021, they welcomed daughter Ashtyn.
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If Alice Cullen’s vision came true, then Dakota Fanning’s Jane Volturi would become the first character who dies in Twilight. Though didn’t have much time to shine, the cold and sadistic twin managed to capture our hearts. This is, in large part, thanks to Dakota’s exceptional beauty.
At the time, she was only 15, but her career was already at its peak. After “Twilight”, her highlights on the big screen include American Pastoral, Ocean’s 8, and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. She also starred in TNT’s period crime drama The Alienist.
The Alienist Official Trailer
What to expect from this talented lady in the future? You will be surprised to know that Dakota and her sister Elle Fanning are playing siblings in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Nightingale, set in France during World War II. Her stardom might have waned a bit, but fans have a reason to believe that she will rise again.
Here’s to the biggest mystery of the whole Twilight franchise, the Immortal Child, Renesmee Cullen! Since her Twilight days, Mackenzie Foy’s career in Hollywood has taken off steadily. She finds the perfect balance between blockbusters like The Conjuring and Interstella and family-friendly series such as The Boxcar Children. Next up, we will see her in Black Beauty, in which she stars alongside Kate Winslet.
Black Beauty Official Trailer
Unlike her on-screen parents, Mackenzie isn’t closing the door on the possibility of returning to the Twilight series. According to her, it’s one of those journeys she learned so much from. But, for the time being, the young girl is dedicated to paving the way for the next chapter in her career. She definitely wants to try out a more mature and edgy image.
A Train Down Your Memory Lane
During quarantine, I just had all 5 Twilight movies marathon, and I even started reading the book series once again. I remember both of them being a lot better when I was fourteen. This dragged me to a question: Why did I still come back to this fantasy world when there are countless movies and series on Netflix to choose from? And also, what was Twilight’s specific element that resonated with me so deeply, no matter how cringy it was?
Nostalgia plays a big part in everything. Re-visiting Twilight feels so comforting as if you can travel back to the simpler age of adolescence. That said, after knowing what Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 cast is up to, you might want to cuddle up on the sofa and embark on adventures with the immortals, like how you did many years ago.