Rob and I have made out in this movie more than I can possibly imagine,”declared Kristen, wearing a very short skirt that showed off her legs. “It was weird at first. It got comfortable. When we did the love scene, to be honest with you, I wasn’t nervous about it. It was easy to make fun of it because it wasn’t shot from beginning to end. It was very memory-oriented. Everything in this movie is very much through Bella’s perspective so it was ‘piece-y.’ We shot in fragments. There were lots of close-ups.”
Unlike some actors, Kristen doesn’t need a drink to get in the mood. “My job doesn’t drive me to drink,” she simply said.
Kristen cited the three’s recent big event, imprinting their hand and feet in cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, when asked to talk about their friendship.
“To be in the middle of everything that we are in, to have them on either side of me is amazing,” she remarked. “A perfect example is when we put our hands in cement. I felt fairly ridiculous looking down on my hands. They were so tiny. I was just thinking, God, I can’t believe this is happening. Then you look to the right and left and it makes sense. I couldn’t have done it without them. It would have been a very different experience.”
She added, “Every time I realize that I haven’t talked to Taylor in a while, it worries me. It shocks me. I go, whoa, where is he? I have to talk to him.”
Looking into the future, Kristen said she does not make long-range plans. “I’m not the type of person who can sit down and map out a career,” she said. “As soon as you start doing that, there’s no way for you to know what you’re going to love. I don’t understand that mentality. I’ve gotten exceptionally lucky. The things that have spoken to me, like ‘Twilight’ and ‘Snow White,’ could have been made for 100 bucks. I would have done it, both of them. I’m led by other things rather than how high the profile of a film is. That means nothing to me. Whatever happens, happens. Hopefully, I stay in a position where I can do things that provoke me.”
Breaking into his impish grin, Robert said about an actor in a much-anticipated scene in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” “I thought he was a real priest in the scene when we were getting married. He kept forgetting what our characters’ names were. He called us Robert and Kristen. She told me that he wasn’t a real priest.”
Asked how many beds were used in his bed-shaking sex scene with Kristen, Robert laughed and replied, “It was just one bed but it was a trick bed. It was unusual to do a sex scene when there’s a whole stunt set-up. There were three guys behind the bed who controlled the bed. I’m trying to do a sex scene and a guy is cueing me for when the bed breaks. I’m also looking at the big guy lying underneath, on the floor.”
He explained, “When you’re doing a sex scene, people don’t really give you that much pressure on the set because for one thing, a director doesn’t want to step in and suggest how he would do it (laughing). Because it’s probably uncomfortable for him, too.”
“I was protective of Kristen,” he admitted about filming the scene. “She is so much more comfortable with her body than I am. I was thinking, we must keep the sheet up in between takes. But that was really more for her. That was probably the scariest part – having to be judged by your physicality. I was trying to avoid that in the entire series.”
Robert did workouts to be in shape for the shirtless scenes. “Yeah, for a while,” he said. With a chuckle, he quipped, “But as soon as I didn’t have to take my shirt off, I stopped.”