Before They Were Famous: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

In just days, the highly anticipated first part of the final “The Twilight Saga” journey begins, when “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” opens in theaters on November 18.

While Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are superstars now, there was a time when they were green youngsters in Hollywood and Access Hollywood was there.

Back in 2002, a school-aged Kristen was promoting her first big break – playing Jodie Foster’s daughter in “Panic Room,” and the role only happened because she was willing to take a chance.

“I asked my parents if I could like, try it out and they’re like, ‘You know, there’s a lot of disappointment, you know, there’s a lot of let downs.’ I’m like, ‘I know, but it’s worth a try,’” a baby-faced Kristen told Access at the time. “They said, ‘OK. We were all so surprised when I even got '[The] Safety of Objects,’ and then when ‘Panic Room’ came along, it’s such a huge movie, I’m like, ‘Woah!’”

Robert got his career in Hollywood started a little later than Kristen’s, but his director in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” Mike Newell, pegged him for big things, telling Entertainment Weekly at the time, the young man would likely have a big career ahead of him.

“Hopefully,” Robert smiled, when Access read him the quote.

What the young man was more interested in back then – in 2005 – was the wounds he received while working on the film.

“I’d just be covered in cuts and bruises every single day, and you’d be covered in all this fake blood as well so you didn’t know when you were actually bleeding,” he laughed. “It was quite grueling.”

To see more of Access Hollywood’s early interviews with Kristen and Rob, Click HERE.

And for Access’ 2005 interview with a young Taylor Lautner, Click HERE.

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