Over a decade has passed since the Twilight cast first appeared on our screens. But Bella Swan and Jacob Black – or rather, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – are still part of each other’s lives. And when the actors reunited for a birthday party in 2019, their meeting sent fans of The Twilight Saga into a frenzy.
The Twilight movie franchise has earned nearly $3.4 billion to date at the box office. What’s more, the series has made author Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the novels on which the films are based, into a multi-millionaire. Formerly a full-time mom to three kids, the writer first happened upon the idea in a dream when she was 29 years old. And Meyer then started putting pen to paper.
Just half a year later, Meyer landed a publishing deal for her manuscript. Then, before the book had even been released, the film rights were snapped up. Clearly, it wasn’t hard to see the potential box-office draw of the novel. And sure enough, when Twilight came out in 2008, the movie – and its stars – became instant hits.