Stars Discuss Some "Graphic" and "Hardcore" Scenes from Breaking Dawn
07.21.11 by Mandy
Twilight was basically a teen romance with some supernatural and fantasy elements thrown in, but if reports from Comic-Con are accurate, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is an all-out horror flick.
The much-anticipated Twilight panel was held today, and audience members got a peek at three new scenes from the movie. According to io9.com, two scenes focused on Jacob (Taylor Lautner), and the other showed a bit of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) super romantic honeymoon. And the best part? The trio, as well as director Bill Condon, were present to talk about the previewed scenes and more.
The first Jacob-centric scene viewed at Comic-Con shows the werewolf at the moment when he makes the decision to continue to protect the Cullens, especially Bella, and then confronts his old pack to tell them his plans. The description doesn't say, but we're hoping these scenes have Jacob shirtless as always.
True to horror movie form, the next scene gets a little sexy before the bloodbath starts. The honeymoon scene features a shirtless, pale — and we'll assume shimmery — Edward, as well as a mostly naked Bella. These two have certainly had plenty of longing glances and kissy-face; the newlyweds have to be ready to really let loose. Unfortunately for fans attending, the scene ended at the beach and the bed-breaking love scene was not screened.
Though Renesmee's birth was not shown, the cast did describe it for the fans. Pattinson's description was fairly vague:
For a fantasy series that's aimed at a young audience, it goes quite far. It's quite graphic. There's no way to do it in any kind of tame way, it was quite cathartic... I never really get to play Edward in a way that he's literally aware of his own helplessness, and so frail and human. Normally, he's so in control of himself, or in control of the situation — or at least pretending he is... but he has no idea how to help Bella... he's totally annihilated by the situation.
Leave it to Kristen Stewart to lay it out for us. She didn't seem to mind throwing in a couple of more details
We really did try to go as hardcore as we could. It's not your typical birthing scene. It took two days to shoot, two days of labor. In the book, there's this part where she's literally choking on blood that she's been drinking, and [she's] out of her mind.
It does sound pretty gruesome. Less gruesome, but still somewhat creepy, is Jacob imprinting on the baby. He's said before that he didn't quite understand what author Stephenie Meyer meant by "imprint" and he made it clear again in the press conference.
I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on a wall, and I had to walk into the room on the verge of killing this baby and then stop, twist, and imprint on it. Whatever that means. (Everyone laughs) Stop, twist, and imprint. (Laughs.) I had to spend a lot of time talking to Bill [Condon] and Stephenie Meyer. "What exactly does imprinting even look like?" So I hope it comes across.
Though the entire plot of the movie is known to most fans, movie makers are carefully leaving suspense around some elements of the movie. No footage of Bella and Edward's wedding ceremony was shown, and according to Stewart, the wedding was shot with "Secret Service–style crazy security".