Maybe you're one of the many who helped "New Moon" break box office records and ratchet up $258.8 million in worldwide ticket sales over the past weekend. Maybe you latched onto the "Twilight" series of books and movies early, adopted it wholly, consider it not just a form of entertainment but a mindset and a way of life.
Or, maybe you're wondering what all the fuss is about.
Either way, you're probably curious to learn more about the actors and actresses turning Stephanie Meyer's trove of vampire literature into the most ubiquitous pop culture sensation this side of "Harry Potter." Below, check out ten "New Moon" stars worthy of getting to know now.
You've probably seen her name coupled with the one below, splashed across tabloid headlines. 19-year-old Kristin Stewart serves as the female face of the "Twilight" franchise, playing Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls hard for a vampire. Bella's forlorn for much of "New Moon," her love having fled her side in an attempt to save her from his vampire brethren who seek to devour her. In real life, Stewart's on top of her game, reprising the role of Bella in "New Moon's" sequel, "Eclipse," and preparing to play rocker Joan Jett in "The Runaways."
Robert Pattinson's soaking up fame as thirstily as his female counterpart. As Edward Cullen, he exerts power over the vampire underworld; as a 23-year-old British heartthrob, he's starting to realize his influence in the real world. Last week, Pattinson told Ellen DeGeneres that a fan "frantically started taking her clothes off" after he joked to a crowd of autograph seekers that stripping was a surefire way to get his attention. Watch what you tell the fans, Pattinson -- they covet you like vampires crave blood.
Taylor Lautner, 17, bulked up beyond belief to play Jacob Black, Bella's childhood friend who comforts her after Edward leaves ... and then morphs into a werewolf. Much has been made of Lautner's real-life transformation from a teen actor of average build to one of beefcake proportions. "The thing is, I love this character, I love this story, and putting on the weight and not wearing much clothing was required by the role," Lautner told Film.com this month. "A year from now, if I love a story and I love a character that requires me to lose 40 pounds, I'm ready to do it."
In "New Moon," Hollywood newcomer Charlie Bewley plays Demetri, a member of the Volturi cult of blood-suckers that runs the vampire world like Rihanna runs this town. In May, Bewley talked to the blog Twilight Lexicon about his character. "Demetri is a lethal killer with a pretense of charm," he said. "Actually, pretense is a little harsh - he genuinely is a Casanova of life, and this might be his biggest weapon."