Set to hit newsstands on Friday (August 10), the cheating scandal-plagued pair channeled their beloved Edward Cullen and Bella Swan characters for the front page of the magazine's Fall 2012 Movie Preview issue.
With the upcoming Twilight Saga franchise finale "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" being profiled, the feature article finds director Bill Condon comment on the aftermath of the headline-dominating relationship drama between Stewart and Pattinson.
Of this, Condon opined, "The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them."
Meanwhile, Robert and Kristen spoke with EW for the cover story - though their contributions came before the Rupert Sanders story broke.
Chatting about Edward's ability to remain rational at all times, Rob said with a laugh, “It’s strange. All through the series it’s like, ‘Hey , this guy is trying to be sensible! Let’s think this thing out.’ And everyone is like ‘F— you’."
Chiming in, Stewart pressed Pattinson explain what he learned from the role, to which her now-estranged beau stated, ”Don’t be pragmatic. Be an emotional idiot.”