Breaking Dawn Pregnancy
What’s it like working on a film where people are so fascinated by the tiny details? However you and your hair designer decide to style your hair for the wedding, thousands of girls are going to copy it for their own wedding or prom.
It’s funny. It’s something you have to put out of your mind while you’re working, or else it’s incredibly heavy, it weighs you down. You want to do something that is clear to you. But at the same time, it makes it exciting, like, “I hope they like it!” I’m also on their level: I’m just as worried about how the hair is going to look. It’s just not normal for other people to be as concerned about something that you’re concerned about on the movie. Usually, people don’t know, people don’t care. It’s unique, really unique in that way. I’ve never experienced that on another project.
You mentioned all the directors you’ve been through. That makes you and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner the old guard—you know the characters and this world so well. What do you tell the directors when they start?
Everyone was so different, it always felt fresh. As much as going back and working with Rob and Taylor and the rest of the cast and everyone else who’d been there the whole time was like picking up where we left off, at the same time we were pretty accepting of the fact that we were going to have different directors on every one. The director, you follow him. He sets the tone 100 percent. I love that. Feeling lost is not a cool thing and I rely heavily on directors. It’s the nature of doing the job—I don’t dictate, he does. Everyone genuinely had different ideas—not even different ideas, they were moved by very different things. The things that got them off about the project were all very, very different. That was interesting to see.
How did Bill Condon fit in? What made him different?
He had this very unobtrusive gentleness. He’s incredibly sweet. It’s funny, now I’m describing him as a character, but he accepts things that are simple, and I feel the same way. Somehow, the romance is easier to accept in this movie. Things started to feel genuine again, things started to feel real again, because he believed in them so much. And that’s pretty awesome considering the point in the series that this movie is at. I think that Bill is really collaborative and awesome, and I think that he really was able to get that Edward and Bella are united now and they really do feel, at least to me—or they’re working on becoming-whatever the f–k it means to be “adult.” And it’s nice not to see them scrambling around and not knowing what the f–k they’re doing. They’re incredibly steadfast at this point, and I feel like I believe it mostly because of Bill. For whatever reason, it’s hard to make these movies and I like how this one turned out, I really do.
Which makes sense because this is the book where things really get real: they make permanent decisions. Do you think Bella understands what marriage means at 18 years old?
Marriage means something so different to everyone. I think that’s just another step for her. I think it’s an interesting story point that marriage has no regard for her—she’s doing it for him. I get asked constantly whether I think she’s a strong character, whether I think she’s subject completely to this man and is a mindless follower. I think it takes a really ballsy person—and someone who really knows themselves—to be able to give it up and know that it’s worth it and know that the person they’re doing it with is on the same level. I just don’t really understand why people approach it from that way. Imagine if they were both girls or both guys, I think that Edward would probably be criticized just as much. They’re both kind of lost and crazy and stupid in the beginning, and in the end they really have f–king committed to each other. They both give things up and lose things. And I don’t understand why it’s criticized. Maybe because I’ve played the part and worked through it in my head in every way, but I don’t get it.
More after the break!
Here are some screencaps from the latest behind the scenes footage The Beginning of the End!
There are some good ones! Edward looking over Bella. After the ‘first time’ or after she told him she’s ‘late’? What is Rosalie holding? It’s all bloody!
Look at some more after the break! There’s one of maybe Kristen or Elizabeth being pulled by a truck?
I couldn’t figure out that one. okay it is Elizabeth! The running at vampire speed.
Today we have a picture of Edward Cullen touching Bella
Swan’s Cullen’s belly, and a closeup of what her unusaul pregnancy test might look like.
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Here are some screencaps of the behind the scenes footage of Breaking Dawn Part 1!
Ah!! Edward with red eyes. Early years? Edward covering Bella with the sheet…*sigh* Jacob tackling Rosalie. Bella’s in labor and there’s blood?
So much! What do you all think? Did you catch anything else?
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The Insider has MORE footage and a small part of clip from the honeymoon in Breaking Dawn Part 1!
Edward’s smiley face… “Tell me what’s going on.” Bella.. “I’m…I’m late…” Oh. My. God!
I can’t even!!
High quality official embed and screencaps after the break!
Twilight Special FX: An Insider Look at Creating Bella’s Belly and Removing Kristen’s Wrist Injury for Breaking Dawn
They aimed for a seamless experience that fools the eye completely, and if they did their job we won’t be able to notice computer graphics are even there. Modus FX created stylized effects to emphasize the more-than-human capabilities of the main characters without being too gimmicky.
It took six weeks for a team of 12 artists to work on the film. Shots include-
- A belly for Kristen Stewart, who plays a pregnant Bella
- Removing a wrist brace Kristen was wearing due to an injury
- A variety of subtle cosmetic refinements