Breaking Dawn Screenwriter Describes Difference Between Vampire Sex and Human Sex
There’s a new interview with Breaking Dawn screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg on Celebuzz and besides the standard stuff we expect she goes into a little detail about Breaking Dawn Part 2, and she also gives a pretty funny description of the difference between human sex and vampire sex.
Wedding/Honeymoon/Birth: Which was most difficult to capture?
Certainly the wedding. A little bit the honeymoon. Really, the three main things are the wedding, the sex, and the birthing. Those are the big three. You deliver those or you go run screaming.
Nervous about fan reaction?
Honestly, I feel like those really delivered. Those are pretty satisfying scenes. I was satisfied by them! You’ll be shocked at all the things they can be disappointed by, and they will be: [laughing] Edward didn’t wear a tan shirt and in the book, he clearly had a tan shirt. I appreciate their passion though. It’s so much fun!
Sex Scene: Kristen’s fault for almost an R?
I thought it was Bill [Condon]’s fault! I told [Rob and Kristen] to go for it- and they did! I thought ‘this is fantastic!’ When I saw early cuts I was like don’t you change a thing. They were like well…we have to a little bit.
Rob and Kristen’s evolution from Twilight to Breaking Dawn:
Well the characters have gotten older. It’s a very different story of a high school girl showing up at a high school for the first time as the new girl, and a woman deciding to choose to have a child that might kill her. They are very different themes.
Has Rob and Kristen growing up helped?
I think this is the best I’ve ever seen them. They show such craft and skill in this, and are so comfortable with each other.
What did Bill Condon bring to the table?
Changing directors isn’t too new for me coming from television, but Bill- an academy award winning screenwriter himself- we speak the same language. I think first and foremost he’s a storyteller. He understands character, and theme, and emotional complexity. That’s what he thrives on, that’s what he loves! That’s why he was almost more interested in the fourth movie than the fifth, and I was more interested in the fifth than the fourth. I was like, ‘I want to see all the action!’ He was like ‘I want to see the really dark character story.’ So he really pushed me deeper with every draft.
Tell us about Breaking Dawn Part 2
The thing I’m looking forward to is seeing Bella as a vampire. It’s a very different character. The fidgeting, the stuttering, the insecurity, the awkwardness- it’s gone. I’m looking forward to that. I’m also looking forward to seeing vampire sex versus human sex [laughing].
What’s the difference between human sex and vampire sex?
We’ll see! But I think it’s more aggressive. It’s physical. Even gymnastic!
Who would you like to work again with from the cast?
Billy Burke for sure! Anna Kendrick. I love these two. Anytime I get to write something for Anna it’s tons of fun. Elizabeth Reaser and Peter Facinelli- I mean look at Peter’s range. Nurse Jackie to this.
Could Rob & Kristen pull off a romantic comedy?
?You know, honestly they could do anything. I would love to see them in another film together. Comedy is a very different animal, so I don’t know. I’d love to see it though!
Now that it’s all over, how do you feel?
I felt satisfied and anxious for what’s next.
I have a movie at Paramount called Earth Seed. It’s based on a young adult novel. It’s science fiction, I’m writing and producing it and I have a team of science advisors, and that sort of thing. It’s so fascinating!