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Where do the ‘Twilight’ stars go from here?

November 18, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – This undated publicity film image released by IFC Films shows, from left, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, and Garrett Hedlund in a scene from “On the Road.” (AP Photo/IFC Films, Gregory Smith, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner have walked their last “Twilight” red carpet with the arrival this weekend of the series finale “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.” Now, they must step into careers of their own using the superstardom the multi-billion-dollar franchise has provided them.

Making that transition from a beloved film series with a fervent fan base can be tricky. Do you stick to the same kinds of roles that people came to love you for and maintain the safety of familiarity? Or do you veer drastically in the other direction to prove to the world that you have range — that you’re so much more than just a mopey teenage girl or a hunky set of abs?

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe, for example, has successfully made choices that showcase his versatility, from appearing on stage naked in a Broadway production of “Equus” to the gothic horror film “The Woman in Black.” His “Harry Potter” co-star, Emma Watson, played a damaged party girl this year in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a character who couldn’t have been more different from the fastidious Hermione Granger.

The three core “Twilight” stars have all struck while the iron was hot, making a variety of films in Login to read more

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