The Twilight Saga: A host of pale beauties getting together on screen to fake emotion and battle through vampiric action thrill sequences for tweens worldwide.
And, oh, how the viewing public lapped up the CGI-fuelled emotion. It seems the frosty franchise has a degree of staying power too, as its stars are still making headlines.
You can take a trip down memory lane here:
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Nearly six years after the saga ended, Kristen Stewart, who breathlessly choked her way through Bella Swan’s leading role, reunited with her onscreen ‘daughter’ at the Chanel Beauty House in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Mackenzie Foy, who played the unfortunately named Renesmee – the vampire human hybrid daughter of Bella and Edward Cullen – was just 10 at the time.
Things got a little weird when the film plot line saw her mother’s warewolf best mate, Jacob (played by Taylor Lautner) ‘imprint’ on the fictional youngster.
The films were released in 2011 and 2012 respectively (and shot in 2010 and 2011), back when Foy was only 10 years old.
Now she’s 17 and still a fangirl’s dream.
Foy is, interestingly, now the age Stewart was when she started filming for the Twilight saga. Foy is a decade younger than her on-screen mom, who is now 27.
Now, how’s that for a set of stats to make you feel as old as the archaic relationship ideals the Twilight saga peddled out to the malleable young women who read the original book trilogy, written by Stephenie Meyer?
Here’s the glorious reunion below:
The co-stars posed together inside Chanel’s @welovecoco event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after arriving on the carpet separately.
Fans will be disappointed to know there was no full ‘family’ reunion, with Robert Pattinson nowhere to be seen.
Stewart has risen through the ranks of Hollywood, from the humble tween fandom blockbuster beginnings, to indie darling, starring in the likes of On The Road, Personal Shopper and Still Alice.
The 27-year-old is busy conquering the fashion world, and is now the face of Chanel’s Gabrielle fragrance campaign, the video short of which is soundtracked by Beyonce.
Stewart attended the party alongside her partner, Stella Maxwell, a model who has starred in The Love Advent calendar and the prestigious Victoria’s Secret catwalk.
Kristen had previously dated her on screen Twilight love interest, British-born Robert Pattinson, who starred in the Harry Potter franchise as the doomed but charming Cedric Diggory.
Despite dismal reviews, the vampire five-film franchise was a huge hit amassing an eye-popping $3.3B at the box office.
That’s some lucrative blood-letting right there.
Meanwhile, Foy is set to play Clara opposite the 32-year-old Oscar nominee Kiera Knightley in Lasse Hallström’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which hits UK theatres October 26 and US theatres November 2.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.