Thursday, November 18, 2010

A look back at Brazil

As always, everything I write is my opinion.

I think we got way more than expected or should ever ask for. So much that everyone should be beyond satisfied for a very long time.

The trip didn't start well from my perspective. I guess I am wary about what I think makes Kristen uncomfortable. And my opinion about that could be wrong.

First, we had pictures of them on the plane. That is never cool when they aren't aware. Then there was a crowd at the airport followed by screaming girls outside of the hotel. Those shrieks are more annoying than watching and hearing long nails scraped slowly over a chalkboard...why do girls do that? Its been young girls reaction to scream like this since the days of Elvis and The Beatles. Perhaps its like a heard instinct and they have no control over it. But I wish they would be taught early on to channel their excitement some other way.

Rob and Kristen are always kind and accommodating to these crowds, and if they were uncomfortable they do a very good job of concealing it. I imagine them
relieved and exhausted once they finally get to the room. I knew that crowd was waiting on them and I doubted we would see much of the pair.

I got an email about pictures on Sunday afternoon and I reluctantly stopped watching football for a little while. I was almost shocked to see
the couple waving from their balcony. I would have never expected to see that. That was the first of many surprises.

I suspect that behind closed doors
and with their friends, R/K are probably as touchy/feely as anyone we know. But when it comes to the public, I have accepted that Rob and Kristen will be less touchy/feely with each other than they will be towards their platonic friends. I can't blame that attitude at all, mainly because of the money involved in pictures that show any type of affection.

After seeing those balcony pictures, I felt something was different. Perhaps a new level of acceptance and/or serenity from Rob and Kristen. They know that most of their fans love seeing them together. And it must be annoying to have to fight against your own nature. In seeing Kristen with her friends, she appears to be a touchy/feely person, or even a hugger. To hold back on that with her boyfriend has to get old. I also think Rob has always wanted to grab her and hold her possessively in public but that he has refrained per her wishes. His behavior didn't change that much in Brazil.

It was really Kristen that seemed change, IMO. If Robert has complete freedom I think we would see allot more affection. Last week Kristen had her hands on Robert often. That was surprising. But it made sense to me after the balcony pictures. I really did sense something different. Even as they were leaving Brazil last Saturday Kristen was touching Rob. That may have been a first in an airport. I do not expect this freedom from restraint to hold, but it might.

Tons of pictures, some authorized others not. I don't feel guilty about the Street scene and the Beach set pics. Most of the others should not have happened.

On the street Rob and Kristen had to know that it wasn't just production cameras. They certainly didn't back away from each other between takes. They seemed very relaxed and were linked by hand or other touch in most of the pictures. The minority groups claim R/K "were just staying in character" --- Thats BS and those haters know it. Rob and Kristen could play Edward and Bella in their sleep. And if they were method acting, then why didn't Robert keep his American accent?

The waterfall pics probably should not have happened. It was hard to tell if some of those were on camera. This is when they looked the most like Edward
and Bella (due to makeup and hair) but they had to be Rob and Kristen because Edward Cullen doesn't smoke. They had their hands on each other in a casual way, which they usually do not do in public. They probably thought there were no cameras in this scenario. Kristen was pointing at something. Was it photographer hiding in the trees?

The pictures I really feel guilty for looking at are the ones when they went swimming. Its not like they did anything of note, but hadn't they been told that were were 60 armed guards on the premises? Its not what they did or didn't do. If they were lead to believe they had privacy, then the waterfall, piggy back, and swim pictures shouldn't have happened.

The pictures on beach with the cameras rolling ---- those were very hot, and the camera seemed close. Those pictures have to be good for business. I was not following all of this when the New Moon Italy set pictures came out. I do wonder if, once these pictures have been seen everywhere, is this something that brings in even more fans? Thinking about that scene, Bella trying to seduce the reluctant Edward, with the visual of Kristen in those short shorts --- for me was great. I bet Rob had difficult time pulling of the reluctant part (-: JK

I read a translation from a Portuguese Robsten site. The extra that hugged Rob during the street scene was saying she doesn't regret doing it. She seemed to be bragging and said that anyone that gets that opportunity should take it. I have to mention this which almost sours my favorite moment of the week, which was Kristen's reaction: The punch she wanted to give and pretending to pull her shoes off. I liked it. Rob and Bill Condon were smiling then, too. I would enjoy seeing Kristen get possessive and this was the closest we have seen.

It would be great to see Kristen tell her haters to FO and "Rob is hers so deal with it." Since she won't say that, plenty of fans will do it for her.

So this super secure lockdown in Baton Rouge is upon us. We were paid in advance for that.


  1. Excellent post! About the Brazillian fan who bragged about hugging Rob without permission and then telling people they should go for it if they get the chance--how foolish and rude is she! I'm glad his BG stepped in quickly and removed her. I hope she noticed that Rob didn't look very happy about it, or possibly she just didn't care. I'll go with the latter, but I did love Kristen's reaction. She's letting folks know that Rob is hers and they need to recognize! And that's the way it should be.

  2. Amazing post!
    I love it!

    I always lose when you make an update here, and when I see you 'tweeting' that you updated the blog I read all of your older post. I love doing it, because I can read more than only one post.
    I love the things you write.

  3. Dear Opy, will you marry me? said so well..everything...such a dedicated fan and its nice to see it from a rational males' perspective...bravo! R/K will be proud
    p.s. its really too bad they have to hide it.


  4. I have no shame to admit if I see Kristen in person, I will totally scream!~ Sometimes you just get too excited and have no control over it you know. Lol~

    Kristen's gestures for throwing a punch and taking her shoes off are all kind of cute!!~ ^.^

    Monica from Asia

  5. Beautiful post Opy. Always love your supportive, insightful comments. I agree that we did see more of the private loving bond between Rob and Kristen, and that much of it was Kristen being more open and unguarded with her natural interactions with Rob. The way they look so deeply into each other, and how he is so protective and tender with her is such a lovely sight to behold. I for one wish it may last forever for them. Oh, I too loved the little fist pump gesture to protect her go girl! And yes, Rob seemed to really enjoy that.
    Thank you Opy for two beautiful blog posts in one day! Take care and K.A.W. because it's such a great place!

  6. Opy...i am a huge fan of Kristen and i love her so much. As long she's happy with Rob and i am happy for her!!! I can't make this comment on Rob's site cause i am not his fan...oh i love Kristen in white bikini so so HOT!!! I hate when ppl said she's a lucky be Rob's GF, i think Rob's lucky too, they both are lucky each other....
    THIS GIRL IS SO YOUNG, TALENTED AND GORGES...and not mention RICH!!! yuck

  7. I lvoe pictures. I think I mentioned it already. several time. I can stay away from spoilers, from videos, from comments, from stupid articles. but pictures are my cryptonite :)

    but some of those made me a little uneasy. not the ones from Rio or the beach. but the bikini pics, as cute as they were, I didnt really feel so good about looking at.

    I miss them now but I rather EW released a couple of outtakes then having long distance blurry pics of RK from teh BR set

  8. I'm against anything that makes either one of them uncomfortable. They need to be respected as real people, as well as movie stars.

    I think the golden rule applies.

    Enjoyed your post, Opy.