On Friday night, Twilight fan Theresa had the good fortune to stumble upon the entire cast and crew of New Moon partying the night away. Everyone from Robert Pattinson to writer Stephanie Meyer made the scene at the upscale Blue Water Café & Raw Bar in Vancouver’s hip Yaletown district for the celebration, which lasted until almost 4:00 a.m.
“As we walked up, we saw Rob walking in,” Theresa said. “He was friendly—I was quite surprised because I know he’s generally shy.” Theresa says that Pattinson spent about five minutes posing for pictures before going inside, despite the fact that a valet at the restaurant kept asking fans and paparazzi to leave him alone. When one man asked Pattinson to pose with him and the actor cheerfully agreed, he said: “Awesome! You just scored me bonus points with my wife!”
Eclipse director David Slade, who recently came under fire after some old Twilight-bashing Twitter messages he wrote came to light, was also on the scene. And when Theresa introduced herself as a fan of the series, he personally apologized to her for the Tweets. “I was just being comedic,” he said, before going on to tell her how excited he was to work on the movie.
While the shindig took place in a private room, the vampires and werewolves took lots of smoke breaks, and Ashley Greene and Rachelle Lefevre were spotted taking shots at the bar inside. Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen, Cameron Bright and Dakota Fanning were some of the first stars to leave, sneaking out the back door around 1:30 a.m.
Adding fuel to rumors of an on-set romance, Pattinson got friendly with co-star Kristen Stewart. The pair took a private 15-minutes smoke break together and were “enjoying each others’ company,” Theresa says. They even exited the restaurant around 3:30 in the morning arm-in-arm. However, when they saw the fans and photographers huddled outside, they quickly separated. The two shared a limo—separately from co-stars Greene and Lefevre—and were photographed sitting close together, knees touching, inside the car.
Earlier in the day, Theresa said she spotted what appeared to be Pattinson’s car in the parking lot at Stewart’s hotel. But after gossip blogs suggested the pair would arrive at the party together, Theresa speculates the two decided to go it alone to avoid more rumors that they’re more than just friends. One other interesting fact: Theresa notes that Pattinson was wearing the same clothes—“down to the shoes”—in pictures taken in Los Angeles the very next day.