From an unforgettable kiss to an unedited swear word, the Twilight star took the stage by storm.
Robert Pattinson was a staple on stage at the Gibson Amphitheatre Sunday evening as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the clear fan favorite, nabbed a stunning five awards, including Best Movie.
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Pattinson, the movie’s lead actor, trekked to the stage numerous times to accept last night’s Golden Popcorn awards. And after having thanked the audience for the Best Kiss trophy, which he won along with co-star Kristen Stewart, the Brit refused to give the cheering crowd a taste of what they nominated him for. Despite their chanting for an Edward and Bella kiss, he bolted off-stage, exclaiming, “there’s someone else in the audience who will appreciate it more.” He proceeded to seek out Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner in the audience for a passionate smooch, garnering even louder cheers from the audience.
But that’s not the only headline Pattinson would make for the evening. When introducing Reese Witherspoon for the Generation Award – a sort-of lifetime achievement award for the younger generation – his banter turned toward the snark. Pattinson, who starred with Witherspoon in the recent Water for Elephants, reflected on their first acting role together, in the 2004 film Vanity Fair, when he played her son and claims she was responsible for him being edited out of the movie. Ad libbing about their Elephants appearance, he noted “This time you played my lover. I didn’t cut you out of the movie. But I did f— you.” The audience roared with laughter, and apparently the control room did too, as the “dump” button didn’t get pressed. Pattinson’s swear aired live and unedited.
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It was an overall dirty evening, with jeers and jabs from host Jason Sudeikis, on-stage groping by Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, and capped off by Pattinson’s smooch and swear.