Bill Condon talks about how Rob inspired a Breaking Dawn scene


Robert Pattinson was influential in inspiring an important scene in Breaking Dawn: Part 1, says director Bill Condon. “I met with Rob a couple of months before we started,” Condon told us last week at the film’s Los Angeles press junket. “And we were having a general talk about everything about Twilight. He mentioned something that I hadn’t known before: one thing he’d been playing through out those first three movies [as Edward Cullen] was a man who was filled with regret, self-loathing.

Pattinson’s inspiration, said Condon, grew from Stephenie Meyer‘s unfinished book Midnight Sun, which details Edward’s decision to dabble in killing humans in the ’30s. Condon explains: “[Edward] realized he’d turned into a monster, and it was something that really weighed on him. Now he’d been playing with that across three movies, but it was barely mentioned in those movies. I went back and worked with [screenwriter] Melissa Rosenberg and we put that into the beginning of the movie. So you understood where Edward was coming from and then you were able to watch him shed that because the person he cared most about said, ‘OK, I see that but I accept you anyway,’ and then he’s able to accept himself.

“So much stuff comes out of working with the actors,”
added the director. We’ve seen the scene Condon is referring to and we love that it grew entirely from Rob’s research and relationship with Edward Cullen. We can’t wait to hear what other fans think!

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Comment by Stini on November 8, 2011 at 7:57am
thats cool
Comment by Raquel on November 8, 2011 at 8:47am
Ohhh can't wait for the movie and on top of everything is gonna be a cinema strike (the 18th) where I live. That never happens and now... Come on!! Just that day?? Well, at least I already bought my tickets for the marathon the 2 previous days, so I'll wacht it on the 17th!!!! Cant wait to go back and still haven't even gone LOL
Comment by Kimberley Cullen on November 8, 2011 at 8:57am
Can't wait for Breaking Dawn...I wish she would finish Midnight Sun!!!
Comment by Rhonda Renee Weir on November 8, 2011 at 10:35am
Oh the days are not short enough for me, I have my TICKET for the 8:30am showing coming on Nov.18th hurry up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Rhonda Renee Weir on November 8, 2011 at 10:37am
I wish Stephenie would have restarted or finished the Midnight Sun, I have re-read it so many times but it still calls my name!
Comment by Peyton Douglas on November 8, 2011 at 3:24pm

I like the movie version in the first Twilight than the book.  Could be that I saw the movie before I read the book..
Now I have all the Twilight movies and watch them all , all of the time. Having a hard time waiting for  (Breaking Dawn  )

Comment by Robertfanxxxx on November 9, 2011 at 2:51am

That is AMAZING that Robert inspired a Scene in the Film, i also read that during the Birth Scene Bill kept the Camera on Roberts Face longer than He planned to as Roberts face was just so AMAZING that Bill send He had no option but to Linger on Roberts Face i mean how AMAZING!! Robert is a very intelligent Man and i love that Robert researched into Edward as a Person. I love Robert to no end and always will. I wish Robert Pattinson a long, healthy and happy life and successful career. I will love you Robert Pattinson forever and always!! xxxxxxxxxx <3 <3 <3 

Comment by carolee blanscett on November 10, 2011 at 8:47am

he is amazing (rob). i can't wait for it to come out. it is getting soooooooooooooo close.

Comment by Rhonda Renee Weir on November 10, 2011 at 8:57am

I believe it is so true that Rob had brought that point out about Edward He really seemed to  get involved with his part as well as all THREE MOVIES BEFORE!!!!  This is so exciting HURRYYYYYYYYY  UPPPPP THE 18th  HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY

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