More Rob and Kristen with EW: scenes that didn’t make the cut

One of the most anticipated scenes in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1? The long awaited wedding between Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart). And considering how many people went to see the movie in theaters this weekend, plenty of people have now gotten to see the action for themselves. (But for formality’s sake, consider this your official SPOILER ALERT.)

We’ve already told you about why the Iron& Wine song that plays during the ceremony held special significance for some of the cast, but Stewart and Pattinson also tell EW about some of the things audiences didn’t get to see. For example, the moment when Pattinson channeled another actor while filming the speech he gives at the wedding to his new bride. “No one was there really,” he says. “Just a bunch of extras. And for one of the takes, I went into a total Christopher Walken impression. I don’t know why. [Director] Bill [Condon] said, ‘What just happened? Why are you suddenly playing this like Christopher Walken?’ And I just couldn’t get out of it. It’s one of the weirdest things that’s ever happened to me.” He laughs. “I wish it happened more often.”

Another scene, featuring the Denali cousins (important because of their role in Breaking Dawn — Part 2, out November 2012) coming over to congratulate Bella and Edward, apparently didn’t make the final cut. “A little tiny piece of the scene made it into the movie,” explains Stewart. “It was the last thing we shot, at 4 a.m. We did my close-up last, and I was laughing — literally laughing! — just looking at these ladies. All of a sudden it seemed so ridiculous to me, like, who are all these people at my wedding?”

“That scene just went on and on. It felt like forever. I loved it,” laughs Pattinson. “I always like the scenes where Kristen loses it.” A bonus feature for the DVD, perhaps?



Rob praises Bill Condon’s work on Breaking Dawn

LA Times: Robert Pattinson cheers ‘Twilight’ director Bill Condon

Reviews for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ might have been, well, mixed, to put it kindly — as of Sunday evening, the movie had a 29% fresh rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. But the film’s director, Bill Condon, has at least one very prominent supporter: the movie’s star Robert Pattinson.

The 25-year-old English actor, who plays Edward Cullen in the series, had nothing but kind words for Condon, the fourth director to sign on for a “Twilight” film and the man who will conclude the saga next year when “Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ is released. He said he appreciated what the filmmaker was up against: a tonally challenging narrative, a special-effects-intensive production and pressure to meet outsize fan expectations for the first half of the finale of the franchise adapted from author Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling vampire romance novels.

“It was a massive undertaking, much bigger budgets and huge expectations, since it was the last one in the series,“Pattinson said of the production. “There was much more pressure than the last one.”

Pattinson said he felt that Condon had a point of view with the film — Condon told The Times that he wanted to marry melodrama and horror in telling the story of Edward’s marriage to Bella (Kristen Stewart) and the fallout from the unplanned pregnancy that happens soon after. The actor also enjoyed Condon’s humor, which showed up both on-screen and off. 

“It’s very easy to become cynical about stuff, especially where you are doing five movies in the series,” Pattinson said. “It’s a very sentimental story in a lot of ways, and I’m an incredibly cynical person. Bill would always have a great explanation for why it’s not ridiculous and it’s not corny. It was great to have someone on set who could convince me of those things.”

Pattinson said that from the beginning, the shoot was a challenge. The six-month filming schedule for both parts of “Breaking Dawn” kicked off in Brazil, where Pattinson said “everything went wrong.”

“Just the fact that he didn’t get overwhelmed within two seconds was a big deal,” Pattinson said of Condon. “We were in Rio [de Janeiro] for one day. Two cameras broke down, a crane broke down and everything was crazy. There was no crowd control, and he stayed perfectly calm. Bill was really thrown in the deep end, and we came up with really nice stuff. It was really pretty and nice.”


Melissa Rosenberg & Bill Condon Talk Rob, Kristen & Sex

Filming a Real-Life Couple (Pattinson and Stewart)

Condon: It was entirely a relief. I can’t imagine doing those scenes with two people who don’t like each other. But did I have to adjust the way they make love to each other? No, it was really good.

Rosenberg: I created the sex scene and then Bill let the actors go, and I don’t think Rob and Kris needed any help with how to perform. [Laughs.]


Rob Interview w/ FilmInk + Transcript

You’re a vampire veteran now? Typecast?
“Edward is such a specific character — a benevolent vampire. I just realized that my fly is undone! I forgot what I was talking about! Umm, I doubt if there’s too many ‘nice vampire’ scripts out there for me to get typecast.”

We get to see you in a swimsuit in the latest film …
“I wear a ones! I look like an inflatable frankfurter! So much of the books are about Edward’s body, and I’ve managed to avoid taking my shirt off for the whole series, whereas in the book, its almost every three pages.”

The first three movies have been fairly chaste. What about the sex scenes in this?
“There aren’t any sex scenes in the book. It’s all in people’s imaginations. That said, we do have to show something on screen, otherwise people will go insane. At the end of the day, watching other people have sex is never going to be that spectacular! It’s a strange thing when there’s so much hype about it; you’re like, ‘God, I hope this lives up to it!’”

Edward and Bella become parents in this film. How do you prepare for fatherhood?
“It’s very easy to react to holding a baby that’s crying in your hands. You just end up being very careful with it. What’s strange is that — two months after she’s born — she can speak, and then she’s eleven! You just go with it, and it’s the ultimate fantasy … well, to some people … you can avoid all the annoying parts of having a kid!”

Like having a dog?!
“Exactly the same thing — you’ve just got to leave it alone and tell it to go to the toilet outside.”

The birth scene sounds very gory?
“It seemed insanely graphic when we were doing it, but it’s going to end up PG-13. It was horrible doing it, especially since we did it with a real baby covered in cream cheese and jello. What a horrible introduction to film! This baby is never going to be an actor ever.”

Did you have a party — or perhaps a funeral — after the film was all done?
“Yeah, it was nice. On the last day in Canada, there were like 120 people on the last scene, and it was just stressful right up into the last second, and then in the Caribbean, it was just me and Kristen, and we hardly had anything to shoot, so everybody stayed and watched the sunrise.”

Do you think that you’ll still be as popular once The Twilight Saga is over?
“It’s always good to have a bit of hype, but I’d be interested to see how people perceive me in a couple of years, because it seems like people have been talking about the same stuff about me for three years now. I’m wondering how long that will go on for.”

What else would you like to do with your life?
“I’d like to be a script doctor; just figuring out how to make a script that doesn’t work, work.”

But you never get credit as a script doctor!
“Doesn’t matter. You get the money!”

How do you feel about all the older women who swoon over you?
“I’m not creeped out at all by it! I guess to be creeped out, you just have to be creeped out by women in general, which I’m not. Different strokes for different folks.”

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