In our sit-down with Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon, he told us that Kristen Stewart was “nervous to show the maternal side because it’s something that hasn’t happened for her yet. But it got turned on immediately when Mackenzie Foy showed up.”
He compared the bond the actresses shared to that of Kristen and her Panic Room co-star, Jodie Foster, and said, “The idea that she was seeing this daughter, in a way, go through this experience of making a movie for the first time, made her incredibly connected to Mackenzie.”
Awww! Bill also called Kristen, “an incredible warrior goddess” in the film, and said her “real achievement” was shifting between vampire and human Bella, as the two films were shot simultaneously. Kristen returned the praise, telling us that Bill totally gets the Twilight fandom, and that he, “had his finger on what keeps this thing going. He didn’t shy away from the romantic elements of it, without making them…sentimental boring BS.”
Bill Condon says that the vampire sex in Breaking Dawn Part 2 was “easier” to figure out than the vampire-human sex in Breaking Dawn Part 1 (yes, I’m bring you all the hard-hitting news in this post). “All we know about vampire sex is that it’s really, really good in a way we can’t even imagine. So it was more abstract.”
The director – who is an absolute delight to chat with – credits Rob Pattinson for coming up with the vampire sex scene’s most pivotal lovemaking move. “Rob had the absolute best idea for it,” he says. “He was like, ‘you know what her real erogenous zone is that I really want to start with? It’s right here on her neck, because that’s the classic place where a vampire bites somebody, so it’s the one place he’s never been able to kiss her before, because he can’t trust himself. So now that he’s a vampire he can finally attack that neck.’”
Bill adds, “It was a great way to get started.”
Um, yeah it was. Now, as Bill was telling me this, my pervy fangirl brain was buzzing between how hot it is that Rob was basically directing where on his girlfriend he wanted to kiss first in the sex scene and how sad I was that he chose Kristen Stewart‘s neck over her arm pit. But you know, beggars can’t be chosers, right?
We’ve seen the vampire sex and are dying to talk with you all about it. Let’s discuss on November 16th, shall we?
Kristen Stewart plays a mom in Breaking Dawn 2, which IMHO, is even more fierce than being a vampire (but I’m a mom, so I’m probably biased). She totally nails the ferocious, feral mother thing in the film, and told me that it was the ”one thing in the story that I took to.”
Says Kristen, “I’ve always thought that I was going to be a mom, but so so so far down the line. I’m not the type of person that’s like, “Oh, I can’t wait!” And I’m not hugely into babies, I don’t melt over the baby thing. But there’s something about protecting your own that is just absolutely ingrained me. I know that I’m gonna probably be a mom.”
As for that instinctive protective mom vibe, she says, “I definitely felt that. It was one of my favorite thing about playing this part, how animal she gets.”
In true Kristen fashion, she responded to my compliment about her onscreen mothering skills with “Cool! That’s f*cking awesome.”
Kristen also said she currently feels like a mom to her two dogs Bear and Bernie.
More clips from my interview with the Breaking Dawn cast will be up Monday, including Robert Pattinson talking about his alleged golf habit and director Bill Condon on Rob’s vampire sex moves. Thanks for watching, guys!
Having seen Breaking Dawn Part 2 (you guys!!!) I was particularly touched by the scenes between Bella and her daughter Renesmee (played by Mackenzie Foy). She’s protective to the point where she’d sacrifice herself for he daughter’s safety, and Kristen Stewart plays the maternal vampire with raw, realistic emotion. When we sat down to talk at the press junket yesterday, we discussed the she feels maternal about in her own life.
“I do have two dogs,” says Kristen. “I adopted Bernie when she was a bit older so I feel like she’s kind of a roommate. And Bear is my child. I raised him. He was handed to me through a car window with one hand, on this movie actually.”
Cute, huh? Bernie seems to be a new addition to Kristen’s dog family. And a girl, too! (I assumed Bernie would be a dude, but I guess it’s short for Bernice?) On Monday we’ll post the second part of Kristen’s answer to our maternal question, in which she gets serious talking about her mothering instinct and her tangible desire for kids. Stay tuned!
We’ve been obsessed with finding out more about Robert Pattinson‘s screenwriting ambitions, which he vaguely alluded to in an interview with Vanity Fair earlier this year. On last night’s Breaking Dawn black carpet, we made it our personal mission to find out more, and producer Wyck Godfrey spilled the beans. He told us that he is currently working “on a couple things” with Rob at the moment. “He has great creative instincts,” said Wyck. Awww! When we asked if they were developing one of Rob’s screenplays together, he replied, “It’s a book that he’s interested in.”
Aha! Rob told Vanity Fair that there was a Lillian Hellman story he was playing around with adapting. Could this be it? “I’m not telling you!” Wyck laughed as he dashed away. Hmmm, that sounds like a bit of a giveaway to us! We then asked Rob about his writing. “Yeah,” he said, “I’m doing a bit of that. I’m doing a bit of everything.”
Sounds like Wyck and Rob have some interesting things in the works. Fans, would like to see Rob’s written work come to life on the big screen? We sure would! And with Kristen Stewart looking to line up her next project, maybe there’s an opportunity for her to work with her boyfriend again. Hey, we can dream!
Do you have a photo of yourself with Robert Pattinson? Tweet it to us @theFablife and we could feature it later this week!
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Latoya Jackson was in our office yesterday and spoke with VH1 News about the death of her brother, icon Michael Jackson. She very bluntly told us, “Michael was murdered, bottom line. And these people [his management] did it.” La Toya seems both determined and desperate and she goes on to plead for help in solving what she believes is his murder, begging people who know anything to reach out to her. The second anniversary of Michael’s death is tomorrow. Do you still remember where you were when you found out he had died? Do you agree with La Toya’s belief that MJ’s death was deliberate?