Twilight was a love-it-or-hate-it franchise, but there’s no denying the impact that it had. For a whole generation of teenage girls, it was the best thing ever. And luckily, there were lots of people on hand to take behind-the-scenes shots of the teenage heartthrobs running the show, as well as their supporting players. These 40 pictures give Twihards a glance at what went into making the five vampire romance movies.
40. Stewart and Lautner goofing off
Kristen Stewart was a teenage girl throughout most of the Twilight filming, so when taking a candid shot she did what most teenage girls do and stuck her tongue out. Taylor Lautner remained more stoic and just put on a lovely smile. If Twilight wasn’t known the whole world over, you’d think this photo was just of two friends hanging out.
39. Catherine Hardwicke on set
For the first Twilight movie, director Catherine Hardwicke was given the reins. “If they thought it was going to be a big blockbuster, they wouldn’t have ever even hired me, because no woman had ever been hired to do something in the blockbuster category,” she told The Daily Beast in 2018. But it was a blockbuster. That year it became the sixth-highest-grossing film by a female director.