Seriously. I know I’m not a fan. But I scared myself a little bit the other day when I found myself passionately explaining to Chelsee the staying power of Robert Pattinson versus Zac Efron. A little too passionately I might add. I’m 26 years old, for goodness sake. Why am I caring about actors who mostly appeal to teenagers?
Well, it’s my job.
If you told me when I was going through the interview process for this job that I would be writing about Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and other Twilight celebrities on a daily basis, I would have turned and run the other way. Thank you very much for your job offer but I am quite alright with my life the way it is. Vampire-free.
But nobody told me. And now? I have been dubbed the Twilight expert. Pretty funny really, considering I’ve never even opened one of the books. I’ve heard they’re horribly written with grammatical mistakes. And I just couldn’t bring myself to read them.
I watched the first movie in a moment of weakness. For work research purposes. You know how it is.
I watch all televised awards shows for a chance at getting a peek at a cast member. I know where they are at all times. And what they’re wearing. Again, for work research purposes.
My boyfriend teases me because every time he looks at my computer, something Twilight-related is on the screen. I work a lot.
I don’t find Robert Pattinson to be attractive. But Taylor Lautner’s a different story. Taylor Lautner, however, is 17 years old, which is so very wrong.
I probably know more about the Twilight cast than most hardcore fans do. This makes me both sad and proud at the same time.
I’m still debating whether or not I’ll see New Moon when it comes out in November. I really don’t want to. But, work research, you know.
Can you believe he’s only 17? Ugh.
Just kidding. Really.
Disclaimer: I really do LOVE my job. And I took it mainly because I have free rein of writing the music, fashion, and shopping columns. And Twilight is just an extra perk.
So, yes, I am a Twilight expert. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it.