'Twilight' stars: Then and now

Updated 4:49 PM ET, Tue October 6, 2015
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In 2008, "Twilight" was known only as a low-budget romantic drama based on a popular young adult series. But both the novels and the films have gone on to become a major part of the pop culture zeitgeist. See what the cast has been up to since then. Summit Entertainment
Kristen Stewart wasn't the celebrity gossip subject she is today. She was best known for working smaller dramatic projects like "Into the Wild," "The Yellow Handkerchief" and "In the Land of Women." Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
The success of the films helped Stewart become one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses. She and costar Robert Pattinson had a high-profile romance that in 2014 he confirmed had ended. Her film "Equals" premiered during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and she is set to work with Woody Allen for an as-yet-untitled movie planned for 2016. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
When Pattinson showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of the first "Twilight" film in 2008, he probably caused some "Harry Potter" fans to wonder whether Cedric Diggory, the character he portrayed in 2005's film version of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," was lost. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Pattinson has since appeared in such projects as "The Rover" and "Queen of the Desert," which costarred James Franco and Nicole Kidman. He's also appeared as the face of Dior Homme fragrance and pursued his love of music. Larry Busacca/Getty Images
In the weeks leading up to "Twilight's" 2008 premiere, Taylor Lautner was 16 and looked every bit of it. His name up to this point was probably best associated with the 2005 kids' movie "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Lautner went a little lighter after the "Twilight" films, appearing in a small role in "Grown Ups 2" in 2013 and on the TV comedy series "Cuckoo" in 2014. David Becker/Getty Images
When actress Ashley Greene walked the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of "Max Payne" in October 2008, it would be one of the last times she'd circulate at a Hollywood event without any "Twi"-mania. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Greene has kept busy in films like Zach Braff's 2014 "Wish I Was Here" and has lent her voice to a few video games. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Nikki Reed, seen here at the L.A. premiere of "Twilight" in 2008, was already famous as the wild child teen friend of Evan Rachel Wood's character in the 2003 indie "Thirteen." "Twilight" was a reunion for Reed and Catherine Hardwicke, who directed both films and co-wrote "Thirteen" with Reed. Vince Bucci/Getty Images
In 2015, Reed became a regular cast member on season 3 of "Sleepy Hollow," in which she portrays Betsy Ross. She also engendered the envy of many a fan when she married "Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder in April 2015. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Actor and model Kellan Lutz had landed roles on the small screen -- "The Comeback," "Summerland" -- as well as on the silver screen -- "Stick It," "Accepted" -- before he appeared in the first "Twilight" film in 2008. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Lutz starred as the voice of Tarzan in the 2013 animated film and in "The Legend of Hercules" the following year. He also had a role in the TV series "The Comeback." Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Like Lutz, Jackson Rathbone had been working in TV before landing the role of vampire Jasper Hale in "Twilight." When he arrived for the movie's L.A. premiere in November 2008, he'd appeared in "The O.C." and "Beautiful People." Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Rathbone went on to play Sokka in "The Last Airbender" in 2010. He has also had roles in a few television shows and appeared as Nick Green in the web series "Aim High." Michael Tullberg/Getty Images
It's arguable that Peter Facinelli brought some star power to the first "Twilight" film. He had a lengthy résumé ahead of 2008's first installment, with a starring role on "Fastlane" and appearances on "Damages" and "Six Feet Under," as well as movies like "Can't Hardly Wait." Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Facinelli has worked steadily on TV shows like "Nurse Jackie" and "Glee." In 2013, he made headlines when he and his wife, "Beverly Hills 90210" star Jennie Garth, divorced. He's now engaged to "Blindspot" star Jaimie Alexander. His short-lived NBC drama "American Odyssey" was canceled in June 2015. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Elizabeth Reaser looked familiar to "Grey's Anatomy" fans when she arrived at the premiere of "Twilight's" L.A. premiere in November 2008 because she'd just wrapped a recurring guest role on the hit ABC medical series. Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Television has continued to be good to Reaser, bringing roles on series including "The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "True Detective." Andrew Toth/Getty Images
Billy Burke was known primarily for TV work before he landed the role of Bella Swan's father in the "Twilight" franchise. He had numerous credits to his name, including "Gilmore Girls," "24," and "Wonderland." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Burke has kept up with his TV grind with high-profile roles on "Rizzoli & Isles," "Revolution," "Major Crimes" and "Zoo." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
The 2008 L.A. premiere for "Twilight" was just the tip of the red carpet iceberg for a then-23-year-old Anna Kendrick. Although she had just a handful of credits to her name, she was about to get a grand introduction the following year with an Oscar nod for "Up in the Air." Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Kendrick's star has continued to rise with the smash "Pitch Perfect" film series. She's also done pretty well with movies like "Into the Woods" and "Cake." Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images