When Glee star Lea Michele climbed up onstage at the Teen Choice Awards and tried to get the crowd to admit that vampires are much cooler than werewolves, it's no surprise she got a lot of support. Not after Robert Pattinson showed up to collect his award, the 41st the Twilight Saga has collected at the annual awards show, and did something he wasn't even sure he was allowed to do!
Pattinson was onstage with girlfriend and co-star Kristen Stewart plus co-star Taylor Lautner to accept their Ultimate Choice Award for Breaking Dawn: Part One when he decided to hand the surfboard off to the fans in the front row. It was gutsy. But even with the end nearing for the series, it's proof RPattz won't have to worry about whether people will continue showing up at his movies.
"Can I give this to the audience? Because I really think … Not that I don’t appreciate it, but thank you guys so much, it has been an amazing five years!" he shouted to the crowd, as Stewart quickly followed suit in handing over her award to another group of lucky fans.
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It's standard for stars to thank the fans, but this was something bigger. Robert Pattinson doesn't just appreciate the people who got him where he is, he's willing to physically show them how much he appreciates them.
It's appropriate that at the Teen Choice Awards, of all places, Pattinson chose to make a physical gesture to the fans. The Twilight books and movies have a huge adult following, but they are still directed at teens. And the teens who have grown up with the series are now getting jobs, getting more power over their discretionary income, becoming more important for the movie industry -- and stars like Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner -- to woo.
It's just as Lautner said in his own thank you before RPattz upstaged him with his grand gesture: "It's amazing you guys are still around and just as strong and just as loyal."
Forget Team Edward or Team Jacob. It's Team Twilight.
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