Robert Pattinson talks Breaking Dawn’s sex scenes

Exclusive: “You have to show something!”

When we sat down to talk about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 with star Robert Pattinson, we naturally brought attention to the elephant in the room: the hotly debated sex scenes.

Those marital relations have some pretty severe consequences too, with Bella becoming pregnant with a half vampire-half human child. Turns out we weren’t the only ones a little taken aback by this turn of events.

“When the final book came out, I was like ‘She’s not even thinking outside the box anymore. She’s broken the whole box!'” Pattinson told us.

“She went all out on the last one. It’s almost a different genre of movie.”

So, was Pattinson daunted by the prospect of the sex scenes? “It’s funny,” he added. “People talk about sex scenes in the book, but there aren’t actually any. It’s all in people’s imagination. They’re like ‘It’s so hardcore,’ but it always fades to black. It just shows bits of the aftermath.”

Not that that filmmakers will be taking that approach. “You have to show something!” Pattinson asserts.

“You can’t fade to black in the movie because people would go insane!

“It’s strange trying to do a singular event which everyone is expecting. At the end of the day, watching other people having sex is never going to be that spectacular. Hopefully it’ll be good. There’s so much hype. You’re like ‘God, I hope this lives up to it.’”

The saucy scenes are the least of Pattinson’s worries though, with the fang-to-placenta caesarean causing a much weightier concern. “It was horrible,” he admitted.

“Insanely graphic and the most nerve-racking thing about the whole shoot.”

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
opens on 18 November 2011.

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    • thegreatiaino

      Oct 28th 2011, 17:58

      "she's broken the whole box" The real question is, does Edward do the same thing...

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    • MikeyRix

      Oct 28th 2011, 19:40

      Thank f**k they're showing something. Now, make it graphic and make the 12-year olds cry! :P

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 29th 2011, 19:13

      I'll be amazed if we even get to see Kirsten's tummy, no way will the studio allow anything graphic.

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    • FBALee

      Nov 2nd 2011, 14:15

      I just don't understand the comment, "She's not even thinking outside of the box anymore..." Um, she never thought outside of the box. It's a classic love triangle with your ordinary vampires and werewolves thrown in. Has he never read or seen anything with werewolves or vampires before? Lots of books in the teen section that pre-date Twilight with stuff like this. Sunshine by Robin Mickinley comes to mind... Just saying.

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