The new pics come from Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview issue, which is on stands today, August 12th!
In this week’s Fall Movie Preview special double issue of Entertainment Weekly, the stars of November’s Breaking Dawn—Part 1 discuss how they approached key scenes in the film, from the tense walk down the aisle to the pillow-shredding honeymoon, to the bloody, ghastly climax.
Gracing the cover, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (along with Bill Condon (Dreamgirls)—the director of the final two installments of the franchise, Breaking Dawn—Part 1 and 2)—recently relaxed with Entertainment Weekly during a busy Comic-Con morning. Or at least they were till EW started reading aloud from Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn, the 2008 best-seller that’s the basis for the two movies. “It’s just so strange, I can’t get over it,” Stewart says of hearing the words she guesses she’s read “thousands” of times, now that production on both parts of Breaking Dawn has wrapped.
According to Stewart, the wedding scenes were extremely emotional to shoot. “It’s a trip to watch the wedding scenes especially. It was so volatile and emotional—I was being such a crazy person.” The long-anticipated honeymoon sequences will also include an actual sex scene. “Of course we had to have that,” said Stewart. Pattinson also steals the scene with feathers, as Edward rips the pillows apart in the heat of passion.”I wanted to have it as a line so much,” said Pattinson. “[In an American/Edward accent] I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One.” And then he’d start crying. By the way, that’s what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! [Laughs] “I ruined this bed!”
When Bella discovers she is pregnant in the series, their characters react differently. “They shock each other,” said Pattinson. “For a saga which is about eternal, undying love that nothing can touch, suddenly…” Stewart interjects, “There’s one thing that can. That was fun to play. Bella’s always liked him and liked everything he said and thought everything he did was right. This is something that she clearly disagrees with. She doesn’t mindlessly and blindly follow him. She was always kind of defiant. I like that.” Condon suggests this is where the movie gets a lot darker, “You’re sort of desperate for it. Because you’ve got the wedding and the honeymoon, but there’s no conflict. Suddenly this happens, and Rob says, “Get that thing out of you.” All you have is one line, and that’s the rest of the movie. It’s right there in that moment.”
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