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Actors prepare for an emotional farewell as 'Twilight Saga' comes to an end

Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed are among the performers who have appeared in all five films based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book series. The last movie, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” opens Friday.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: November 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm •  Published: November 16, 2012

— Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner won't be the only actors putting aside their supernatural ways after Friday's theatrical debut of the fifth and final “Twilight Saga” movie, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2.”

“Seeing the movie the other day was very emotional, just the end of the end of everything. I'm sort of in denial right now,” said Elizabeth Reaser, 37, who plays the matriarch of the good-hearted Cullen vampire clan, during a recent news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel.

“I just keep putting it off and like probably ... Nov. 17, I'll have a meltdown of major order, but I still think, ‘We're doing this and it's fun.'”

Like Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed all have been portraying members of Edward Cullen's (Pattinson) coven since the big-screen saga began with 2008's “Twilight.”

“I feel really sad about it, to be honest. And I didn't know if I was going to feel sad,” said Reed, 24, who plays one of Edward's vampire siblings, Rosalie Hale, and has a duet on the “Breaking Dawn — Part 2” soundtrack with her singer-husband, Paul McDonald.

“We've been talking about the end for so long, and we shot the last movie almost two years ago. We've been prepared for the last (for so long) that I felt sort of numb to the idea of it. But we're here now, and it's hard to comprehend. This has really been a huge part of all of our lives, at such a crucial age as well for some of us. There's been a lot of growing and bonding.”

The last film based on Stephenie Meyer's paranormally popular book series picks up where last year's “Breaking Dawn — Part 1” left off, with Edward's bride Bella Swan (Stewart) beginning her new life as a vampire. As she adjusts to life as an immortal member of the Cullen clan, she also takes on the role of mother to her half-human/half-vampire baby Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). When Bella's werewolf pal Jacob Black (Lautner) forms a special bond with her daughter, he becomes like family, too.

The fate of their coven is threatened when the ruling clan, the Volturi, accuses them of an unpardonable crime. The Cullens gather a group of their vampire friends from around the world to stand with them against the Volturi.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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