It’s over: Stewart, Pattinson bid farewell to ‘Twilight’

  • From left to right, film director Bill Condon,  poses with actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and the producer Wyck Godfrey during a photo call for the film  "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)From left to right, film director Bill Condon, poses with actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and the producer Wyck Godfrey during a photo call for the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)
  • American actress Kristen Stewart poses during a photo call for the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"  in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)American actress Kristen Stewart poses during a photo call for the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)
  • American actor Taylor Lautner, left American actress Kristen Stewart, center and British actor Robert Pattinson pose during a photo call for the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"  in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)American actor Taylor Lautner, left American actress Kristen Stewart, center and British actor Robert Pattinson pose during a photo call for the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. ( AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)
  • Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan, arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan, arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,  European Premiere at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, European Premiere at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
  • Actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: European Premiere: Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)Actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: European Premiere: Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
  • Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, adjusts his suit as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, adjusts his suit as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 photo, from left, actor Robert Pattinson, actress Kristen Stewart, actor Taylor Lautner, and director Bill Condon, from the upcoming film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. ìTwilightî rocketed Stewart and Pattinson to superstardom, and their real-life romance only propelled them further. With the release on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 of the final film in the franchise, ìThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,î the young actors bid farewell to the worldwide fantasy sensation.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 photo, from left, actor Robert Pattinson, actress Kristen Stewart, actor Taylor Lautner, and director Bill Condon, from the upcoming film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. ìTwilightî rocketed Stewart and Pattinson to superstardom, and their real-life romance only propelled them further. With the release on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 of the final film in the franchise, ìThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,î the young actors bid farewell to the worldwide fantasy sensation. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Paul McDonald, left, and Nikki Reed attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Paul McDonald, left, and Nikki Reed attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Taylor Lautner, right, poses for fans at the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Taylor Lautner, right, poses for fans at the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Mackenzie Foy, foreground, and Kristen Stewart in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper) This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Mackenzie Foy, foreground, and Kristen Stewart in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
  • This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Mackenzie Foy, left, and Kristen Stewart in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)  This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Mackenzie Foy, left, and Kristen Stewart in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
  • This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
  • This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Christopher Heyerdahl, left, Michael Sheen, center, and Jamie Campbell Bower in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper) This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Christopher Heyerdahl, left, Michael Sheen, center, and Jamie Campbell Bower in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
  • This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Taylor Lautner, left, and Mackenzie Foy in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)  This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Taylor Lautner, left, and Mackenzie Foy in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
  • This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows, from left, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Peter Facinelli, MyAnna Buring, Casey LaBow and Christian Camargo in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper) This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows, from left, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Peter Facinelli, MyAnna Buring, Casey LaBow and Christian Camargo in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)
  • This CD cover image released by Atlantic records shows the original motion picture soundtrack for "The Twilight Saga: Brealing dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Atlantic)This CD cover image released by Atlantic records shows the original motion picture soundtrack for "The Twilight Saga: Brealing dawn Part 2." (AP Photo/Atlantic)
  • Booboo Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Booboo Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Kiernan Shipka attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Kiernan Shipka attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Kiernan Shipka attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Kiernan Shipka attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Fivel Stewart  attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Fivel Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Michael Welch attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Michael Welch attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Mackenzie Foy attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Mackenzie Foy attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Michael Sheen attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Michael Sheen attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Amandla Stenberg attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Amandla Stenberg attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Elizabeth Reaser attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Elizabeth Reaser attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Elizabeth Reaser attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Elizabeth Reaser attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Elle Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Elle Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Amandla Stenberg attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Amandla Stenberg attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Stephanie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" series of novels, speaks to fans alongside a "Thank You" message to her signed by crowd members during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Stephanie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" series of novels, speaks to fans alongside a "Thank You" message to her signed by crowd members during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  • Nikki Reed, a cast member in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," is embraced by her husband, singer Paul McDonald, as they perform together onstage during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Nikki Reed, a cast member in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," is embraced by her husband, singer Paul McDonald, as they perform together onstage during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  • Nikki Reed, right, a cast member in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," gets a high five from her husband, singer Paul McDonald, after they performed together onstage during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Nikki Reed, right, a cast member in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," gets a high five from her husband, singer Paul McDonald, after they performed together onstage during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  • Jackson Rathbone, left, and Nikki Reed, cast members in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," appear onstage during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Jackson Rathbone, left, and Nikki Reed, cast members in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," appear onstage during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  • Singer Christina Perri performs during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Singer Christina Perri performs during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  • Singer Anya Marina performs during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Singer Anya Marina performs during the Twilight Fan Camp Concert outside Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012, in Los Angeles. The world premiere of the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will be held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES — Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson sit side by side on a sofa at the Four Seasons hotel, discussing the end of the five-film project that made them famous and brought them together.

“Twilight” rocketed both to superstardom, and their real-life romance only propelled them further. With Friday’s release of the final film in the franchise, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” the young actors bid farewell to the worldwide fantasy sensation but not to the tabloid attention they garner wherever they go.

Dedicated “Twi-Hards” were devastated when Miss Stewart admitted in July to cheating on Mr. Pattinson in a “momentary indiscretion” with her married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director. Bella and Edward — er, Miss Stewart and Mr. Pattinson — split briefly, which not only threatened to jeopardize marketing for the final “Twilight” film but unraveled the real-life element of the vampire love story.

Now reunited, the pair finished each other’s sentences during a recent interview as they talk about how much their lives have changed since the first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008.

“After the first one, I mean, it’s a different world you’re living in,” says Mr. Pattinson, 26.

“Also, we’re at that stage of life when things are shifting anyway,” adds Miss Stewart, 22, who was just 17 when she first played Bella Swan.

Global fame makes growing up challenging, they say, acknowledging they’ve become more insular.

“It’s a really weird thing because you kind of have to hide,” Mr. Pattinson says, “and hiding really destroys the thing which, for one thing “

Miss Stewart interjects: “That fuels you as an actor.”

“Yeah. It destroys your fuel,” Mr. Pattinson continues, “and also it destroys — you get to the point where you start to lose interest in things because you spend so much time …”

“Guarding,” Miss Stewart says.

“Yeah, and that’s your world,” Mr. Pattinson says. “Your world gets smaller. There’s a massive contraction. And the weirdest thing is the more you contract it, the more the [public] interest goes up. It’s so crazy. There’s no way around it. You’re either on a 24/7 reality-TV show, or people think you should be.”

“No, it’s hilarious,” Miss Stewart says, not looking as if she finds it very funny. “Either way, people are like, ‘Ugh. Famewhores.’”

But she has wanted every “Twilight” film to be successful and knows it’s not popular to complain about the personal costs of fame.

“This is a really scary question to answer because people instantly just hate you for even saying that anything is close to unsavory,” she says.

Director Bill Condon, who began working with Miss Stewart, Mr. Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in 2010, says the young megastars understand the pressures of the spotlight.

“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.”

Mr. Pattinson and Miss Stewart are also glad to finish the last round of “Twilight” promotions and press interviews.

“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.”

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