'Twilight' stars' memorable quotes

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BRUCE KIRKLAND, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:51 PM ET

Actors from The Twilight Saga say the darndest things. Here are highlights from conversations with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and friends, such as Michael Sheen:

Lautner on first meeting Stewart and Pattinson on set: "I remember meeting Kristen Stewart for sure. It's so weird, I don't remember meeting Rob. I didn't even have any scenes with Rob in the first one." Lautner also felt awkward, even with Stewart. "I was barging in. I was nervous and I was also the youngest. It actually was a little awkward when we did meet each other."

Stewart on the superpower she covets: "I'd love to be able to run really fast." But, asked if she would like to live forever, Stewart bluntly says: "No!"

Pattinson on defying Hollywood convention because he enjoys scenes with kids and animals: "Because it makes you feel that you're not acting. Especially with a baby, it's great. I would say: 'Put a baby in every scene.' It's like putting a dog in every scene. And they (actors) will be better. And, if you're not better, just shoot the dog." When I ask which way he means "shoot" -- with gun or camera -- Pattinson jokes: "Either way!"

Stewart on doing stunts, especially in a big battle scene in Part 2: "I broke my thumb maybe the first or second day of our really actiony-type stuff. But it was fun. I got a little taste of it when we were in Italy. Physicality was so important then and it finally became important again. What can I say? I had been on the sidelines for so long just itching (to go). So I was busting to do it, which is why I think I broke my thumb. I was a little overzealous."

Pattinson, while shooting Part 1 and Part 2 together, wrapping the entire saga with a tropical beach scene: "It was hilarious considering we spent the entire series filming in the most miserable conditions, and then we end on a beach in the Caribbean filming for two days on the sea. It was fun. We literally did the last shot as the sun was coming up in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands."

Sheen on shooting his Twilight movies among "the beautiful people" such as Stewart, Pattinson and Ashley Greene: "There's nothing like being around Rob and Kristen and Ashley and everyone to make you feel like an old, fat Welshman!"

Twilight by the numbers

The Twilight Saga in print and digital download: four books with 120 million-plus copies sold

Value of book sales to date: $1,660 million

Author Stephenie Meyer's annual earnings: $50 million-plus

Total money generated by Twilight franchise to date, including books, movies and merchandise: $4.7 billion

Budget for Twilight (2008): $37 million

Worldwide theatrical grosses for Twilight: $393 million

Home entertainment sales for Twilight: $181 million

Budget for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009): $50 million

Worldwide theatrical grosses for New Moon: $710 million

Home entertainment sales for New Moon: $110 million

Budget for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010): $50 million

Worldwide theatrical grosses for New Moon: $698 million

Home entertainment sales for New Moon: $151 million

Budget for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1: estimated between $110 million and $128 million

Worldwide theatrical grosses for New Moon: $705 million

Home entertainment sales for New Moon: $125 million

Budget for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2: estimated between $75 million and $132 million (both Part 1 and Part 2 shot simultaneously so numbers are in dispute)

Salary for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on Twilight: $2 million each

Salary for Taylor Lautner on Twilight: $1 million

Salaries for Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner on Breaking Dawn: $25 million each for the two movies combined, plus 7.5% of grosses (although there night be a maximum upper limit in their contracts)

Hollywood's highest-paid actresses: Stewart is number one in latest Forbes magazine list in May

Hollywood's highest-paid actors: Pattinson and Lautner tied for 10th in latest Forbes magazine list in May

Twitter followers for The Twilight Saga account: 1,103,680 (on Nov. 12)

Facebook fans for The Twilight Saga account: 35.7 million

 


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