Tom Holland says he was a fan of ‘Twilight’ long before costarring in a movie with Robert Pattinson

On the left: Tom Holland at the premiere of ‘Onward’ in February 2020. On the right: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight.’ Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP; Summit Entertainment
  • Tom Holland told Esquire that long before working with Robert Pattinson, he was a fan of “Twilight”
  • The hit franchise starred Pattinson, who costarred in “The Devil All the Time” with Holland.
  • Holland said he attended the premiere of “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” and “actually really enjoyed it.”
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Tom Holland says that years before costarring in “The Devil All the Time” with Robert Pattinson, he was a fan of “Twilight.”

In a new video for Esquire that coincided with his cover story for the publication, Holland participated in a game called “Explain This,” in which he shared the backstories behind specific moments in his life and career.

One such video was from the 2020 Netflix thriller film “The Devil All the Time,” in which Holland and Pattinson played adversaries named Arvin Russell and Preston Teagarden, respectively.

After watching a scene where Holland’s character pulled a gun on Preston, the Marvel actor told Esquire that filming that moment was “the most fun I’ve had on set.”

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Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson in ‘The Devil All the Time.’ Netflix

Then, an off-camera person asked Holland if he was a fan of “Twilight.”

Holland quickly said no and laughed. But then he revised his answer and said, “No, that’s not true actually. I was a fan of ‘Twilight.'”

The 2008 movie was based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer and starred Pattinson as a brooding vampire named Edward Cullen who fell in love with a human named Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart).

The success of the Catherine Hardwicke-directed film propelled Pattinson and Stewart to new levels of stardom and resulted in four sequels.

Holland said that he attended the premiere for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” (2011), the penultimate instalment in the franchise, with his mum and her friend.

“I went out to Topman and I bought an outfit and I thought I was a proper celebrity,” the actor said of going to the event. “I actually really enjoyed it and I had a great time.”