Although she enjoys and respects the other characters in Stephenie Meyer's books, which the film franchise is based on, the 21-year-old actress believes Bella, who she portrays, is the most important person in the vampire stories.
In an interview with Box Office Magazine, she said: "I sound so lame, but vampire Bella really is my favorite character - she’s very representative of a matriarch. She’s very intuitive on almost a psychic level and no one ever acknowledges it, which is interesting. And I think it’s nice to see her finally get what she wants. That’s probably the best thing, even if it sounds simple and indulgent, which is why the f***ing thing is criticized all the time. It’s nice to see people be happy. And she really - if I’ve played it right - is born to be where she is.”
Kristen admits it was a strange experience shooting the final two movies 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2' because the cast were saying goodbye to such a big part of their lives.
The actress also found it difficult to film scenes out of sequence because Bella undergoes so many changes over the two movies, including marrying her vampire lover Edward Cullen – played by her boyfriend Robert Pattinson – giving birth and becoming an undead bloodsucker.