The guitar-playing actor reveals that the harrowing childbirth scenes were tough to watch, given that Bella was writhing in pain and covered in blood for most of the scenes.Read more at the source!
He not only found the on-set experience intense but also had some trouble coming to terms with his place in the movie.
“Kristen really connected to this film – she thought that it was Bella’s journey and that it was really important. But when I first read the script, I was so frustrated because what is Edward supposed to do, when he’s on the sidelines, worrying?” muses the Londoner.
“By the time I was called on to the set, Kristen had gone so far beating herself up that I was terrified – and I hadn’t been terrified since the first movie.
“We shot the childbirth scenes as continuous sequence, from when she goes into labour to the birth, so we really had to commit to what we were doing.
“By then, Edward’s really beaten down and has to give up his ego.
“It’s only in part 2 that Edward rebuilds himself again and I admire him for that.”
The 25-year-old heartthrob says it was emotionally challenging to act around all the special effects that show Bella’s emaciated body giving birth to baby Renesmee.
“Kristen’s head was attached to a dummy body which had gore all over it, and she was wearing a torn
hospital gown. It looked unbelievably bad. It was more like a Saw moviethan a Twilight movie.
“And the dummy was so realistic I was shocked when I first walked on set – to see anyone you know look like that is just horrible.”
Did he try on Bella’s fake pregnancy belly?
“I wanted to but they wouldn’t let me,” he laughs.
Hype around the movie has been growing ever since the producers released photographs of the much anticipated Edward/Bella wedding.
Pattinson remembers the day they said their “I do’s” with some amusement, mostly because as the groom no one was interested in his outfit.
“We had all these paparazzi
helicoptersabove and no one asked me to hide as it was all about the dress,” he recalls in wonderment.
“I was standing there in the wide open wearing a tuxedo and Kristen was shrouded in secrecy with this dress on.”