The Many Faces of Bella: Kristen Stewart’s expressive ‘Twilight’ moments

Movie TalkNovember 14, 2012
Kristen Stewart in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'
Kristen Stewart in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Kristen Stewart has been the brunt of a long-running Internet joke, poking fun at the actress for lacking emotion. Memes that have circulated around the Web profess Stewart has just one, maybe two, facial expressions. With the final installment of "The Twilight Saga" out this weekend, we at Yahoo! Movies decided to scan the archives for evidence to the contrary. We didn't have to look far to find Stewart's emotive "Twilight" moments as she depicted the human Bella Swan, who eventually married a vampire and became one herself, changing her name to Bella Cullen. Click to see The Many Faces of Bella.

In the first "Twilight" film, Bella shudders as she's confronted by a hungry vampire, James, who wants to gobble her up.

In "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," we caught Bella looking desperate as she's trying to stop Edward (Robert Pattinson) from revealing himself to the evil Volturi. Another very expressive "New Moon" moment for Bella is when she writhes in bed at the thought of never seeing Edward again.

Watch a quick moment when Bella is concerned about Jacob in 'Eclipse':

Bella looks quite pained as she tries to keep Jacob (Taylor Lautner) nearby in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010). The above trailer catches this moment, which happens just before the two characters kiss.

Watch a quick flash to the now-infamous birth scene from this 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' trailer:

Bella experiences both extreme bliss and extreme pain in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." The film starts with a joyous wedding, and Bella is caught several times grinning from ear to ear. But later in the film, she is overwrought and in pain as she gives birth to an over-sized, fast-growing half-vampire baby who has been literally sucking the life out of her. This may mark one of Bella's most extreme facial expressions to date.

Kristen Stewart as Bella in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1,' 2011
Kristen Stewart as Bella in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1,' 2011

To be fair, we added a happy moment from "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," when Bella is frolicking with Edward on their honeymoon and the two dive into gorgeous, rainforest waters.

In "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," we can tell you that Bella is expressive throughout the film. Perhaps her most emotive moment is when she goes for her first hunt as a newborn vampire, eventually leaping through the air, with an extreme grimace on her face, aimed at sucking the life out of a forest lion. Bella also grins a lot in her new vampire state. But when the Volturi come, her expression conveys great tension and determination.

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