Kristen Stewart on relationship with Robert Pattinson: I like to 'keep them guessing'

Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM ET

The wait is almost over! The final chapter of the "Twilight Saga" will soon hit the big screen, but before it does, there's something else that many "Twilight" fans are clamoring for -- an update on the relationship status of the film franchise's biggest stars. Sure, Edward and Bella are bound to be doing fine. But what about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson?

Savannah Guthrie asked if the romance was back on during Stewart's  Wednesday morning visit to TODAY.

"Funny you mention that," the famously private actress said. "I'm just going to let people watch whatever little movie they think our lives are and go for it. Keep them guessing, I always say."

While fans of the real-life romance will have to keep guessing about the duo's post-scandal status, they don't have to wait for "Breaking Dawn Part 2" details. After all, Stewart wasn't so shy when it came to talking about her on-screen alter ego. She was, however, sad to be putting Bella behind her.

"I mean, to have five years with one main focus -- it's just rare for an actor," she said on her "Twilight" time. "Usually you've got like five weeks, five months. Yeah, I definitely, you know, I'm OK walking away, but at the same time, I could keep it for another five."

Bella's seen some big changes during the five years Stewart's portrayed the character, such as her human-to-vampire transformation. But none of it seemed too different to the actress.

"Playing Bella so long as a human really helped me play her as a vampire, because it didn't seem like this huge leap into fantasy land," she explained. "It was a natural step for her. It was -- not to be completely cheesy -- but she really was born to do that."

Born to be a vamp?

"It did always feel that if you took (away) the fact that she was a vampire, she was a fully-realized version of who you always knew she could be. She's always been self-assured. It's just that on the outside, you know, fear is a funny thing when you're that age. It can be a motivator; it can cripple you. Bella has always been the type of person to ... once one of those walls are broken down, she doesn't try to build it back up."

See the "fully-realized" Bella on the big screen when "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" hits theaters nationwide on Nov. 16.


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