SPOILERS: 'Breaking Dawn' On Red Carpet
The Twilight franchise is taking a tip from Harry Potter's rampant success by breaking up its final movie, Breaking Dawn, into two parts, the first of which is slated to hit theaters next month and has created more buzz than any of the Twilight installments thus far.
If you need new reasons to be excited about Twilight other than the usual promise of an uber-buff Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and an uber … uh … sparkly Edward (Robert Pattinson) sparring over the an ambivalent Bella (Kristen Stewart), then get ready, because there are few things that the movie version of Stephenie Meyer's popular books leave to the imagination.
Among them, the wedding night. Unless you're living under a rock you probably know that the movie shows the wedding day of Edward and Bella, after which the young duo partake in their marital duties, and an impassioned and fanged Edward bites through all the goose-down pillows. "Of course we had to have that," Stewart told Entertainment Weekly. Pattinson had a thing or two to say about how his character should have reacted to his destructive display. "I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One," Pattinson said. "And then [Edward would] start crying. By the way, that's what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! 'I ruined this bed!'"
In other hush-hush wedding night news, some of the scenes apparently had to be cut from the film because they stretched the boundaries of the PG-13 rating. And then the happy couple conceive a baby, unwittingly. Ok, you knew that, but did you know that Bella ends up drinking a cup of blood in order to feed the ghastly creature growing inside her?
People have also been speculating about the baby / vampire's actual birth scene, and whether or not it is too gruesome. Producer Wyck Godfrey assures that the graphic scenes are made more bearable by utilizing point of view. In them, Bella "is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her," he told USA Today.
While the first installment of Breaking Dawn mostly follows Edward and Bella, Jacob has his time in the sun, too. If you're still thirsting for more Jacob screen time after the credits roll, take heart! The second movie will actually switch perspective away from Bella to follow Jacob for part of the time, following the book.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, also starring old favorites Ashley Greene (pictured) as Alice and Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, will open on November 18. The second and final part is currently in post-production.
Watch a clip of the anticipated wedding night here:
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I hate to admit that I'm looking forward to seeing this.
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