Ten years after the Twilight series turned Robert Pattinson into a matinee idol, the star is looking back fondly on the teen vampire films and their ahead-of-the-curve soundtracks.
“It seems like with younger people in their late teens, early 20s, it’s sort of become quite a hip thing to like,” he told USA Today on Wednesday. “It’s a fascinating second wave of people appreciating it, which is kind of cool. I think when anything becomes a massive phenomenon, there’s always people who get annoyed because it’s just everywhere. But now it seems like a retro thing: the soundtrack, the fashion. It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s so late 2000s.'”
After recently catching the film adaptation of 2009’s New Moon, in which Pattinson famously played Edward Cullen, the vampire love interest of Kristen Stewart’s mortal Bella Swan, the British actor reflected on the cultural impact of the soundtracks to each of the five movies.
“It genuinely does have an incredibly good soundtrack,” he said. “I completely forgot, but the soundtracks were quite ahead of their time.”
Each of the five Twilight Saga soundtracks was comprised of original and exclusive music by popular indie rock acts from Muse and Death Cab for Cutie to Paramore and The Killers and have achieved cult-classic status among the series’ now-grown fandom.