By Christina Radish and Jenny Peters
Robert Pattinson at “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” premiere.
It was a wild night in Westwood on Monday, November 16, 2009, as the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” swept into the Mann Village Theatre. Screaming fans started lining up days before in the hopes of getting a glimpse – or even a kiss! – from one of the stars of this sequel to “Twilight.” And they were not disappointed, as teen heartthrobs Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and the rest of the “New Moon” stars all basked in the adulation, posing for pics, joking with the crowd, and even bestowing a smooch or two on their delighted fans. Our Christina Radish was there in the thick of it, and got some fantastic shots of the vampires, werewolves and the humans who love them. The film opens everywhere Friday, November 20, 2009. But you knew that already, didn’t you?
Kristen Stewart looking pretty in an Oscar de la Renta gown at “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” premiere.
Alex Meraz cuts up with the fans at “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” premiere.
Dakota Fanning joins the cast of “The Twilight Saga” in “New Moon.”
Handsome Kellan Lutz brightened up the “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” red carpet walk.
Anna Kendrick plays high school student Jessica in the “Twilight” series.
Edi Gathegi is the vampire Laurent in “New Moon,” who comes to a nasty demise.
Ashley Greene sees the future as Alice Cullen the vampire in “New Moon.”
Billy Burke is Bella’s dad in “The Twilight Saga.”
Gorgeous Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser are a sexy part of the Cullen vampire coven.
Jackson Rathbone, yet another sexy vampire in “New Moon.”
Tinsel Korey’s beauty is not marred in real life, as it is by a werewolf in “New Moon.”
Vampire leader Peter Facinelli has no blood on his shirt at the “New Moon” premiere.
Christian Serratos glams it up on the red carpet in a little Rafael Cennamo number.
Kiowa Gordon, part of the werewolf pack introduced in “New Moon.”
Noot Seear is a beautiful Volturi, the ruling vampire coven in “New Moon.”
Michael Sheen leads the Volturi coven in “The Twilight Saga.”
Taylor Lautner is Jacob, the Native American werewolf whose physique is swooningly revealed in “New Moon.”
Stephenie Meyer, the author who started it all with her “Twilight” novels.
Photos by Christina Radish.