The cast of Twilight then vs what they look like today

The cast of Twilight then vs what they look like today

Back in 2008, we all bore witness to some of the more bizarre tactics of seduction imaginable, as an undead, centuries old vampire became romantically involved with a 17-year-old high school student. And we were all weirdly ok with it, weren't we?

Sure, telling someone you're a dangerous killer with a lust for blood and have skin that becomes effervescent in sunlight might not be the most conventional method of garnering romantic interest, but it's hard to argue with the fact that it worked for fictional do-gooder vampire Edward Cullen.

Check out Mackenzie Foy's incredible audition to play Bella Swan's daughter in Twilight: Breaking Dawn:

Over the three books (four total, five total movies) that followed, we watched a love triangle more complicated than a week-long stint on Love Island take place, as Bella Swan flip-flopped between Edward and Jacob (who, it would transpire, turned out to be a Werewolf).

But that was then, and this is now. The cast have moved on, and most of us have as well. So let's take a look at what the OG Twilight actors are up up to these days.

Robert Pattinson (Edward)

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2019 has been a busy year for Pattinson, who appeared in The King, and has been announced as the new Batman.

Kristen Stewart (Bella)

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In November of this year, Kristen Stewart will appear in the anticipated Charlie's Angels reboot.

Taylor Lautner (Jacob)

You can see Taylor living the life that dreams are made of on his Instagram page.

Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen)

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Facinelli has appeared in multiple projects since Twilight, and this year will feature in horror movie Countdown.

Elizabeth Reaser (Esme)

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Reaser has gone on to star in smash hits The Handmaid's Tale and The Haunting of Hill House.

Ashley Greene (Alice)

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Greene will appear this December in new movie Bombshell.

Jackson Rathbone (Jasper)

Rathbone now runs his own production and record companies.

Kellan Lutz (Emmett)

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Lutz currently plays Ken Crosby on FBI.

Anna Kendrick (Jessica)

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After a relatively small (yet hilariously acted) role in Twilight, Anna Kendrick has gone on to become a true superstar of Hollywood. A household name.

So Twilight has been and gone, but the stars that made their names by appearing in it have gone on to have great careers. The saga may have had its critics, but it certainly made a fair few of its actors household names.