MTV talked to the Special Effects Supervisor on ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ about Kristen Stewart’s Doll Double
According to John Rosengrant, the film's animatronics and special makeup effects supervisor, the idea behind the creation of the Bella replica doll was to make the birthing/near-death scene appear as real as possible and to show Bella in her very emaciated form that Meyer describes in the book.
"It's very hybrid, the approach," he told MTV News. "We tried to shape the whole Bella, what she looks like emaciated and all that, but it's also digitally augmented, and that was from the get-go, this was going to be a hybrid-type effect."
If you look closely at the features of the doll, especially when Robert Pattinson is shown acting out that very emotional scene with it, there is a creepy element involved.
"It was creepy when we created the look of her, in a good way," Rosengrant said. "I was actually shocked that that was the edict and I think that is maybe [credit] to Bill Condon as the director, wanting to make something like that real because the previous movies didn't strike me that they would embrace something like this."
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