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'Twilight' fans camp out for a peek (and a scream)

Associated Press Published: July 25, 2008

The British actor previously appeared as the doomed Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

But it wasn't just the boys who generated buzz. Fans were just as excited to see Kristen Stewart, who plays the story's heroine, Bella Swan.

"Everyone wants to be Bella," said Sarrafpour. "And (author) Stephenie Meyer wrote Edward as like the perfect guy."

Meyer, who followed up "Twilight" with three other best-sellers, said her main character, a "typical teen," is key to the series' appeal.

"There are so many girls out there who do not know kung fu, and if a guy jumps in the alley they're not going to turn around with a roundhouse kick," Meyer said. "There's a lot of people who are just quieter and aren't having the Prada lifestyle and going to a special school in New York where everyone's rich and fabulous. There's normal people out there and I think that's one of the reasons Bella has become so popular."

"Twilight," a Summit Entertainment release, is slated for release Dec. 12.


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