Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson together on the carpet at the Twilight Eclipse Premiere
The Twilight: Eclipse Premiere took over L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles yesterday. Hundreds of fans gathered on the black carpet to greet the stars of the movie including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Many fans had spent this week sleeping in tents at Nokia Plaza in hopes to be the chosen to line the carpet and meet the stars. For these fans, this was no joke, coming from Seattle, Mexico, England and all around the California, the premiere day had finally come.
The event, part of the LA Film Festival, began at 5pm with red (black) carpet arrivals, with the movie world premiering a little after 7pm. There was also an afterparty held at L.A. Live where all the stars caught up, talked Twilight and enjoyed the atmosphere which included a fake forest in the center of the tent.
On hand was also author of the Twilight series Stephenie Meyer and the movie's director David Slade Also Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Dakota Fanning (Jane), Billy Burke (Charlie Swan), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Anna Kendrick (Jessica) and more. Check out photos from the event below and you can find a slideshow or more stars and more Twilight at the bottom.
Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson share some smiles
Taylor Lautner - Team Jacob
Kristen Stewart is Twilight's leading lady, Bella
Robert Pattinson is the Twilight Saga's leading man and a fan favorite - Team Edward
The movie's two main men, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, share a hug and photo
The fans were in abundance and Robert Pattinson was the main attraction, he spent most of his time on the carpet with the fans.
Pattinson was happy to share hugs with his fans
The author of the Twilight Series was also on hand, Stephanie Meyer
Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen)
Another fan favorite and Twilight Eclipse hunk Kellen Lutz who plays Emmett Cullen
Kellen was also very generous with the fans and spent some time sharing in the hype with them.
Christian Serratos (Angela Weber)
Billy Burke (Charlie Swan)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria)
Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale)
Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) and Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) were excited to spot each other.
Jack Huston (Royce King II)
Anna Kendrick (Jessica)
Tinsel Korey (Emily)
Dakota Fanning (Jane)
Alex Meraz (Paul)
David Slade (Director)
Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater)
Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale)
Michael Welch (Mike Newton)
Gil Birmingham (Billy Black) and Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call)
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen) and Jennifer Garth share a kiss on the carpet
Kristen Prout (Lucy)
Many additional stars came out for the world premiere of Twilight: Eclipse as well. The list is long and includes Jamie King (Valentine’s Day), Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristi Yamaguchi (American Figure Skater), Emilie De Ravin (Remember Me), Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid), Ron Artest (Los Angeles Lakers), Lance Bass (‘N Sync), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Jennifer Love-Hewitt (Cafe) and Alex Rodriguez (MLB NY Yankees) plus more.
Check out plenty more photos below -