“They appreciated the good stuff about it, they were able to kind of glide through the stuff that wasn’t so good, and, really, they’re three very grounded human beings who really just, I have to say, matured into better versions of themselves,” Mr. Condon said. “They didn’t get altered by it, which is kind of extraordinary.”
Miss Stewart said it’s been an indulgence to play the same character for so long, but there is some relief in having reached the end of her story.
“There are so many beloved moments in this series that we would think about for five years,” she said. “They weigh on you, whereas in a normal movie, you’ve got five weeks, five months. … We, for five years, have been waiting for the story to be told. And now that it is, I don’t want to say that I’m so excited that it’s done, because that sounds like I just don’t want to do it anymore, but I’m just excited that we don’t have that on us anymore.”
Wrapping up the second “Breaking Dawn” film was a relief for Mr. Condon, too.
“It’s something you obsess on for so long,” he said. “It’s good to say goodbye to it.”
“Doing press for a different movie, you’re literally just talking about the movie,” Mr. Pattinson says. “This, 90 percent of the time we’re talking about our lives rather than the movie.”
“But this is it,” Miss Stewart says. “It definitely makes today easier.”