Kristen Stewart marked her breakthrough performance with Twilight. The vampire drama also starred Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner in lead. Its buzz was massive enough to garner unprecedented fame for each one of the cast members. But for Kristen, it was sky high!
For the unversed, Kristen played the role of Bella Swan in the series. The film series has been adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling novels by the same name. Twilight went viral soon after its release and garnered a loyal fan base in no time.
With that, the lead actors’ careers too witnessed a huge kick. But wait, for Kristen Stewart – this film series was enough to make her Forbes’ Highest Paid Actress in 2012. By the way, Charlie’s Angels’ actress was just 22 years old then.
The initial 3 films garnered her fame enough to become Hollywood’s new favourite. We’re talking about Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon & The Twilight Saga: Eclipse here. But what boosted her bank balance was Breaking Dawn: Part 1 & 2.
If reports are to be believed, Kristen Stewart earned massive $12.5 million from each instalment of Breakdown. This comes to around 94.25 crores, and with 2 films with the same amount – a massive 188.5 crores. We haven’t seen that kind of money in our entire life, and the Twilight actress owned it.
The whopping sum was inclusive of the royalties. Kristen Stewart had a net worth of $34.5 million in 2012. Out of this, $25 million directly came from Twilight. Now you know what we mean?
Meanwhile, Kristen’s on-screen best friend Anna Kendrick recently opened up about her time on Twilight sets.
The actress called it miserable and shared that it felt like a trauma event. Neither Robert Pattison or other lead members, nor the filmmakers have reacted to it yet.