By Emily Tait
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been comparing notes on their contact lenses after filming the latest instalment of the Twilight series.
Pattinson has long spoken of how wearing contact lenses helps him to adopt the brooding demeanour required of his character, Edward Cullen, and has revealed that his female co-star and real-life girlfriend now knows what it is like to wear them.
As her character Bella Swan (who becomes Bella Cullen in the movie) is required to have the eyes of a vampire, Stewart had to wear coloured contact lenses during filming and Pattinson joked that she now knows what it feels like to wear them.
Unlike the contact lenses that millions of people wear on a daily basis, the Twilight stars have to wear special products which are nowhere near as comfortable as the ones worn by the general public to correct their vision, as they have to alter the character's eyes substantially.
He explained: "She was like I wear contact lenses. Why do you always complain about yours? When she finally wore them and then was complaining about them every second of the day, it was kind of satisfying."
After filming, he said Stewart was glad to get back to wearing her regular, everyday contact lenses that do not cause any discomfort.
by Alexa Kaczka