Rarely has such an extreme case of schadenfreude been enjoyed by fans as when Kristen Stewart got caught in a – ahem – compromising situation with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Her studio mandated or genuine (depending on your point of view) boyfriend Robert Pattinson broke up with her afterward, and now the notoriously awkward and shy Stewart has to deal with a level of media scrutiny that is easily double the intensity of the level she hated before her – ahem – indiscretion.
Well, Stewart still has a friend in Twilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon. Condon says that despite what’s happened, his Twilight actors are all good people, and he doesn’t want all the tabloid drama to detract from the future awesomeness of Breaking Dawn Part 2. In an interview, Condon, said:
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Naturally, as a nerd site, we can make no such promise. Although we do pledge to remand our disrespect of Stewart, Pattinson and the rest strictly to their acting in the Twilight movies. Whose pants they get into in their off hours is strictly their business.