Check out facts and trivia from first four 'Twilight' films
"The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 2," the fifth and final film in the "Twilight" series, opens Friday.
The following facts and bits of trivia will help remind fans of the four films that opened the "Twilight Saga."
"Twilight," 2008, directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
--When Bella and Charlie eat at the diner, the dark-haired woman in a red sweater who is sitting at the counter with a laptop, is Stephanie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" books.
--Kristen Stewart's stunt double, Katie Powers, also plays a waitress at the diner.
--Stephanie Meyer got the idea for "Twilight" from a dream in which a boy and girl are seen in a meadow. The boy is beautiful, sparkles and obviously a vampire. After this dream, Meyer wrote "Twilight" and made her vampires sparkle in sunlight.
--More than 5,000 actors auditioned for the role of Edward.
--Robert Pattinson had never heard of "Twilight." He auditioned only because he liked Kristen Stewart in "Into the Wild."
--Robert Pattinson flew from England to director Catherine Hardwicke's home to audition. Hardwicke had him and Kristen Stewart, already cast, rehearse a love scene on her bed.
--As soon as he was cast, Robert Pattinson moved to Oregon to work on his character. He worked out five hours a day with a trainer, learning to fight, play baseball and do stunts.
--Illustrated Movie Guide states that Rob Pattinson wrote and performed two songs for the soundtrack. Pattinson also played piano during "Bella's Lullaby."
--Kristen Stewart has green eyes, but wears brown contacts to play Bella.
--Henry Cavill was Stephanie Meyer's first choice to play Edward. By the time filming began, he was 25 and too old. He was offered the role of Carlisle Cullen, but by then already had been cast in "The Tudors."
--Taylor Lautner had to wear a wig to play Jacob Black.
--Kristen Stewart wore hair pieces as Bella so that time was not wasted fixing her hair.
--Kristen Stewart had been recommended by Emile Hitsch, her co-star in "Into the Wild." Hardwicke had directed Hirsch in "Lords of Dogtown."
--When the evil vampires make their first appearance, actors Cam Gigandet, Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi all wore little slippers painted like bare feet.
--Kristen Stewart turned 18 during filming. She was given a birthday cake, then returned to work for a full night of shooting.
--The dress Bella wears to the prom cost $20. Edward's suit was the film's most expensive item of clothing.
--Seated on a bench prior to prom, Bella is offered assistance by Jacob because her foot is in a cast. Edward returns and says, "I leave you alone for one second and the wolves descend" -- an only slightly veiled reference to Jacob's wolf status, which is not revealed until the second book, "New Moon."
--When Bella is invited to the Cullen's home, a cross lies against the wall. Though not discussed in the film, Edward explains the history of the cross in the book. Vampires do not fear crosses.
--The Cullen crest depicts three images: hand (faith, sincerity), lion (strength, ferocity) and the trefoil (perpetuity). Jasper, Emmett and Edward wear this crest on wristbands, Rosalie on a necklace and Alice on a choker
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