Twilight was one of those movie franchises people either loved or hated. Some – especially teenagers – utterly adored it. Others loathed the movies, citing everything from claims of poor writing to an anti-feminist leaning as the cause. And then there were the actors themselves. They, too, were split. Several cast members happily proclaimed their love for the series, but others – not so much.
20. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson’s clear distaste for Twilight threatened to overshadow his performances in the movies themselves. When he was cast as Edward Cullen, he completed his journey as a fully fledged teen idol, one he started down when he was cast as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He did not, however, seem to enjoy his new-found fame one bit.
The internet noticed that whenever Pattinson was able, he made digs at the franchise he was the face of. To give one example, when talking to Vanity Fair in 2011, he told the magazine he felt he was “representing something [I] don’t particularly like.” His high-profile relationship with Kristen Stewart and their breakup made things even worse. Plus, he hated being called “R-Patz.”