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.
For more from Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, get the new issue of Total Film Magazine, which is out now!