'Eclipse' DVD commentary: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart battle it out over Bella, Jacob, and Edward's jealousy

twilight-ecliseImage Credit: Kimberley FrenchThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse hit DVD and Blu-ray over the weekend, and the commentary track provided by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart is among the highlights. Listening to it, you realize two things: She really hated the wig she had to wear (her hair was still Joan Jett short from filming The Runaways), and this could be the longest you’ve ever heard them talk as themselves. She’s a lot looser than she was on the commentary for the first film, and he’s even more willing to comically question Bella’s and Edward’s motives. They laugh constantly — especially throughout their disagreements below about whether Bella should continue her friendship with Jacob even though she knows it upsets Edward. He may just have been pushing her buttons (had they been in the same city when recording the track, he would have been slapped, playfully, repeatedly), but he might also be on to something: Is there a double standard when it comes to women in relationships being able to have male friends but men in relationships not being able to have female friends? Discuss.

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES, PART 1: An angry Bella leaves Edward at school to catch up with Jacob

Pattinson: I just don’t get that. I don’t get your decision-making process to leave here. I didn’t even understand it at the time. I was just like, “I gotta break up with you immediately.” [He’s] like, “Please, please don’t go. Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, please.” And [she’s] like, “Shut up. I’m gonna go with this guy who wants to cheat, who wants to sleep with me” or whatever.

Stewart: Whoa.

Pattinson: I just said the wrong word. “Who wants to kiss me, who wants to hold my hand.” [Laughs]

Stewart: Shut up… I mean, that’s the whole first argument that they had in the beginning is she’s allowed to have other relationships.

Pattinson: Why? No, she’s not allowed to have other relationships.

Stewart: And she knows him a way that you don’t know him…. It’s cool. It’s sweet that he’s being–

Bella’s greeted by the shirtless wolf pack.

Pattinson: Geez, if I ever saw my girlfriend go around to this bunch of guys’ house with all their little bellies out [Both laugh]… and their fake-tanned nipples and their iron-on tattoos.

Stewart: Edward is just a little bit more mature than you.

Pattinson: Mature?

Stewart: Yep.

Pattinson: Nah.

Stewart: He can handle it. He’s a little bit more secure.

Pattinson: Let me just ask you something… Did the weather affect shooting today? [Laughs]

Stewart: Let’s look at the wig. We can just judge by that.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES, PART 2: Jacob tells Bella he’ll fight for her until her heart stops beating, then kisses her

Stewart: Everyone’s always questioning her, you know. God.

Pattinson: Yeah, but Jesus, so would I. Apart from Edward. Edward’s not. Edward’s like, “Listen, this is how it is…”

Stewart: Edward’s not questioning?! Are you kidding me?

Pattinson: He doesn’t question her. He just tells her how it is.

Stewart: Exactly, which is basically always the opposite.

Pattinson: No question. But he knows.

Stewart: [Melodramatically] Completely disregards any of her feelings or opinions. He doesn’t listen.

Pattinson: Yeah, obviously, he wouldn’t. Why should you listen to some girl say she likes some other guy maybe more than you? It’s like, “Well if you do, leave me then.” [Laughs]

Stewart: That — no, no, no — that he listens to because that’s something that he can easily kill himself about. But all the stuff that’s anything even remotely complimentary to him, and making everything easier, and just being brave and jumping into something and being like, “It’s gonna be okay,” he’s always inserting all of these fake, pragmatic reasons that they can’t do stuff.

Pattinson: They’re not fake, pragmatic reasons.

Stewart: They are.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES, PART 3: Bella prepares to be carried up the mountain to the tent by a shirtless Jacob

Pattinson: You just give him so much hassle all the time.

Stewart: [Laughs] Okay, we can’t do this again, seriously.

Pattinson: I feel really sorry for him. I remember seeing this at the premiere, and I was talking to people afterwards and just going like, “It’s like the most depressing story in the world. You got this little guy coming around with his shirt off all the time. It’s so close to reality, that there’s always some punk who wants to get up in your business all the time.”

Stewart: What are you talking about?

Pattinson: What are you talking about?

Stewart: How is this related to your reality?

Pattinson: [Laughs] And girls can never understand it. Literally, you can only talk to guys about it ’cause girls never get it. Girls are like, “Why? I should be able to do whatever I want.” [Both laugh] And the guy’s like, “But I’m in love with you. You’re supposed to, like, respect that.” It’s like you can’t just keep going off with the naked guy all the time. If I started hanging out with girls with their boobs out all the time, then you just would not like it. [Long pauseBooobs!

Stewart: [Laughs] Are you drunk right now, seriously?

Pattinson: I’m so tired.

Stewart: You have like a pack of Heineken next to you. I know it.

Pattinson: I don’t. I have to drive.

Stewart: I don’t know if that’s such a good idea.

Pattinson: I’m not drinking, I swear to God. I’m just sitting in a room by myself. It’s so easy to go nuts.


Okay, whose side are you on? (And if you’ve listened to their commentary, how great is their chemistry?)

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  • Josh

    Okay I don’t like Twilight(at all, in fact I have major issues with its message) but I have to say it’s very cool of two big stars like them to take time out and give commentary. So bravo to the both of them.

    • Liz

      I’m betting it’s in their contracts. I listened to the first commentary and they both seemed so uncomfortable that I can’t believe they volunteered for it.

      • sarah

        If it was in their contracts they would’ve done one for New Moon as well, and they didn’t. They did this because they wanted to. And did it while working extremely long hours on other projects as well.

      • StewyFan

        Thank you, Sarah. They do something good for the fans and people want to twist it around. It’s annoying.

    • Jessica

      First, if you truly don’t like Twilight and its message don’t waste your time or ours for that matter in sharing your opinion b/c us fans don’t give a rats! Second, this is for people who like the movie so don’t ruin it for us and go start your own little hate club with people who may care! Thank you!

      • Mel Gibson


      • Portia

        Sheesh! Jessica, Josh actually COMPLIMENTED the actors. Chill.

      • jon

        And what, if I may ask, is this precious message that has been evading us for so long? Please do tell…………..

  • Brittany

    loved the commentary on both films, wish they would go back and do new moon. it is hilarious, cant watch either film without laughing at something rob said in it

  • Jess

    Rob’s Yogi Bear voice every time Boo Boo Stewart came on screen was weirdly funny.

  • Traci

    It sounds like the stars of Twilight are having the same debate as the rest of the world about whether or not the story makes sense.

    I do think Rob is right Bella should have stopped hanging around with Jacob when he made it clear he wanted to steal her away from Edward. She’s selfish though like most of us were at that age b

    • Dani

      I believe Rob is right but I understand where Kristen is coming from. Girls think they can have guy friends without it being anything. But guys are different cuz guys KNOW guys and know they plot for something more. I had a guy friend – over 10 yrs! – and he makes a big pass at me. I learned then — guys just think differntly and other guys know this.

      Still – Bella did not want to dump Jacob after he did so much for her. Edward DID leave Bella. Yes, cuz he thought it was right but the wrong thing, even for the right reasons, is still wrong.

    • theresa

      Eclipse was totally different from the book. I liked Bella in the books but hates her in Eclipse. I have read the twilight saga a thousand times and i was just disappointed of how stephanie allowed the film to go this way deviating away from Bella’s book character. Rob was right when he said in the commentary that “edward would not have tolerated Bella’s actions”. i particularly hated the way she treated edward when she rode in jacob’s bike and the way she talked to edward when jacob learned that he agreed to marry edward.
      again, Rob’s comments hit its mark.
      Rob is right when he said in his commentary that “edward would not

      • Janelle

        ; And now we wait . and CrystalB, It’s so much easier to love Rob from afar. As I think we all do. I too hope he gets to go home and enjoy being with his falmiy before starting Breaking Dawn. Maybe, if he does get to go home for a couple of months he can work on that music he loves so much but never has time for! He did say once, that he wished he had more time to play his music But definitely, we will all be waiting for to come back to his loving fans here in America, to his acting career, to his music career, and hopefully to live here!

  • cb

    the commentary is great, its funny all the way through til the end. They are so adorable together, great chimistry.

  • Emma

    They are so adorable together. It’s a travesty that they didn’t do the commentary for New Moon.

  • Kate

    The commentary was so funny throughout the entire film. They have fabulous chemistry, and some amazing one-liners.

    • Emanuellynatally

      15 or 7 .still odd. Wouldn’t a 15 year old prefer to ask to be kisesd as opposed to being bitten? Maybe that’s just what I would ask .actually, I would keep my mouth shut because I would look like a fool once I started to stutter. Anyways .

  • Emma

    I’m completely on Edward’s side. Bella was a terrible person in Eclipse. Any rational person would have left her ages ago but because she’s the only person Edward has loved in 100 years, he probably felt the need to stick around. Any normal guy would have dumped her long ago.

  • A.D.

    On the subject of the double-standard, there’s actually been research that shows that women would rather men “just had sex” with other women than have emotional relationships, while men are completely the opposite. Men care about physical cheating; women care about emotional cheating, and therefore don’t want “their” man going to any other woman for any kind of relationship.

    • freddy.kruger

      Not if you come back with gonorrhea after “physical” cheating. Then you’ll see how much they care. It’s not all that black and white. Every woman is unique and different.

    • Karate Pants

      Yeah, that “study” is bunk. I’d be worried/confused/concerned over my partner saying he was feeling more emotionally connected to someone else rather than me. If he was physically intimate with someone, it would just be over.

  • Andrea

    Rob and Kristen’s commentary is hilarious, definitely the best of the ‘extras’ on the DVD. Their chemistry is undeniable.

  • Mikaylah

    I have never really understood the draw of the Bella character. Even in the books. I hated her relationship with Jacob, because it felt so selfish. They didn’t have boundaries. He was just her friend, supposedly to her, but she let him hold her hand and comfort her physically. She knew how Jacob felt about her, and how she felt about Edward, and yet she strung him along. Gah, I’m getting all annoyed just writing this. Lol.

    • Liz

      Yay Bella’s a jerk and so is Edward, match made in Mormon heaven.

      • Dani

        Stephanie Meyer may be a Mormon but the church is never mentioned in her story. You’re just a bigot.

    • Saphire1231

      When Bella met Edward she fell hopelessly, irrevocably in love with him. Jacob was a childhood friend and both their father’s were friends. I get that Bella could not walk away from the friendship. I get that when Edward left her, she was depressed and Jacob was her lifeline and that she had a kind of love for him… I also think that the Jacob character was very 16yr oldish, typically wanting his own way as far as winning over Bella, because that is how young adolescent boys are about love. The films did stick with the storyline in that they kept the irrevocable love theme and Bella and Edward made it through all the walls they both built (around protection of Bella and Bella’s need to protect herself from more hurt), to eventually be together.

      In saying that… there are several occasions in the storyline with Jacob, that I felt a line was crossed and Bella did allow Jacob to think he had more of a chance than he did in reality. Perhaps one could put it down to teenage confusions!

      • Dani

        Saphire1231 – totally agree. That was my take as well. He was there for her and literally protected her when Edward left. In the book she tells Edward she owes Jacob. Also, I feel that Edward needed to SEE there were consequences to his leaving. Bella would have never taken up with Jacob the way she did had Edward never left. Perhaps this part of the story just makes Edward appreciate what he walked away from a little more.

      • Elizabeth

        To Dani – he does see it, through Jacob’s thoughts. He saw what she went through and how Jacob was there to help her.

      • Nyrie

        I wouldn’t say that Bella intentionally strung Jacob along. She told him how much she loved Edward. That was obvious, but everyone needs someone when the heart is broken. I believe she also loved Jacob. There was a time when I didn’t think you could love two people, but I have grown up a bit and now know it is very possible. I do; however, know that you will love one person more than the other and Edward was her choice. I don’t think that makes her a demon. I think we’ve forgotten what it feels like to love that strongly as a teenager. I know adults that love as strong as Bella, Edward and Jacob. I never felt that Jacob was all that annoying. It was appropriate for his age. Edward is an old soul, literally.

    • Karate Pants

      Not to take anything away from their fun commentary/assessment of the story, but I’d have to go with Rob on all of that.
      Of course, I haven’t even considered it a struggle in my relationship to have guy friends since I was in my teens.
      Would my husband be cool with me getting on the back of my guy friends motorcycle, wrapping my arms around his abs, and riding away to his, um, reservation? Nah. We’re grown-ups, that would be weird. Let’s not over analyze the vampire teen romance story, people. ;)

  • Dawn

    This is coming from a females perspective. Sorry, I think we do have double standards. It’s ok for a woman to have male friends and the male is just supposed to understand. If the shoe were on the other foot, she would tear him apart for doing that with another woman. Let me just add to I think Bella was a total bitch to Edward in Eclipse. A girlfriend is supposed to be on the boyfriends side, not the friends. Especially, the kind of freindship she was having with Jacob. That is just how I feel about it. This is one of the main reasons why I loathe Jacob. He knows how Edward feels, but continually throws their(Bella and Jacob)friendship in Edwards face.

  • Angela

    First of all I love the commentary with these two. It’s so nice to hear them laughing and having fun together like this. They really are great together and I’m so glad they are happy and in love. As for the argument, I have to take Rob’s side on this. I hated Bella in Eclipse. She knew that Jacob had feelings for her but continued to string him along hurting both Jacob and Edward. I have no idea why Stephenie Meyer allowed Summit to write a script like that. In the book, Bella was annoying but at least we always knew she truly loved Edward. Rob is 100% right! Edward should have dumped her! Haha

    • Dawn

      Think of this way. Edward befriends another girl, goes off with her even though Bella tells him no. Also, she parades around in her underwear and bra in front of him or they hold hands when their walking. Tell me that would not make Bella get angry or jealous. That is exactly what she is doing with Jacob when Edward is not around. Bella is a two-timing broad. Yes, I do know there not real people. I am addressing the characters.

  • Cindy

    The #1 reason I bought the DVD was for the Robert/Kirsten commentary and they did not disappoint! They were hilarious and it was so great to hear their take on things.

    • Kaley

      I find Robert Pattinson 100% charming. I listened to the first movie’s commentary and pretty much love him now. He talks about his Bouffant hair and my favorite line, “He’s like a superhuman moron’ Lol. Crack up.

      • pete

        I didn’t know there was this gem in the commentary. I am going to buy the DVD for this!

  • Jessica

    Hate the movies and the books but I love the commentarys. :)

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