ByRachel Carrington, writer at
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Although the last movie premiered almost five years ago, the franchise still has legions of fans interested in the cast as well as the potential for a reboot. Five films weren't enough for us hardcore fans, and learning something new about one of the movies, a cast member, or even the status of an artifact from the set excites us because it's like a new connection to the movies and the fandom.

There is still much to be learned about the vampires and the werewolves from Forks, WA. Even if you know a lot about Twilight, you might be surprised by some of these little-known facts:

1. Kristen Stewart broke her thumb while shooting second-unit fight shots for Breaking Dawn, Part 2.

As a result, she has a splint on in the wedding scene, which had to be digitally removed.

2. Robert Pattinson went to Director Catherine Hardwicke's house to audition along with three other semi-finalists.

The audition was the kissing scene on Bella's bed.

3. According to Stephenie Meyer, Bella is the only person who chose to be a "vegetarian" vampire before she was turned.

Yes, the only person in the entire history of the Twilight universe.

4. Another actor was initially offered the part of Carlisle Cullen.

After he auditioned, Peter Facinelli sent Catherine Hardwicke a cool vampire book with a note that said he hoped they got to work together another time. When the original actor's schedule didn't work out, Hardwicke offered Facinelli the job. Hardwicke says Facinelli joked that he spent $29.95 to get the job.

5. Peter Facinelli practiced his needle and thread skills on chicken breasts to stitch Bella up in Twilight: New Moon.

He spent a month doing this to be ready.

6. Julia Jones (Leah) would leave her wolf pack tattoo on until it fell off after three or four days because she didn't know it could be taken off with alcohol.

She didn't find this out until the very last day of filming on Breaking Dawn — Part I.

7. Peter Facinelli recreates Babe Ruth's called shot at the 1932 World Series because Facinelli suggested it to Hardwicke.

Facinelli thought Carlisle Cullen might have actually been present for that 1932 game.

8. Nikki Reed (Rosalie) had to learn how to bat with her left arm for the original movie because director Catherine Hardwicke thought they would be shooting from that angle.

Turns out, they didn't.

9. Ashley Green (Alice) lied to get her part. She couldn't pitch.

She got some help from some guys and a pro pitcher, which enabled her to throw the perfect pitch in the movie.

10. Petrified dinosaur bone was used for the crest on the back of the Volturi thrones.

Perhaps Twilight features more real dinosaurs than Jurassic World?

11. The night before the scene where Edward takes Bella up into the trees, Catherine Hardwicke came up with 10 different lines.

Robert chose the "spider monkey" line.

12. High-end designers sent pieces from their archives to fill Bella's closet in the cottage in Breaking Dawn, Part II.

They may cost thousands of dollars from Neman Marcus, Ralph Lauren and Burberry, but InStyle has some more affordable alternatives.

13. Dakota Fanning (Jane) has a shirt with her face on it and Jane's line "this might hurt just a little."

If you want to know even more about Twilight and the movies, pick up The Twilight Saga: The Complete Film Archive: Memories, Mementos, and Other Treasures from the Creative Team Behind the Beloved Motion Pictures.

How many of these facts did you already know? Let me know in the comments!


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