Melissa Rosenberg: The two-part Breaking Dawn adaptation will NOT be as explicit as the book.

screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has suggested that the
two-part Breaking Dawn adaptation will not be as explicit as
the book.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Rosenberg hinted that she may tone down the more controversial elements of
Stephenie Meyer's final Twilight novel, which includes sex, a
bloody birth scene and werewolf Jacob "imprinting" on Bella Swan's child

She said: "On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are 'It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth!
Gore and guts and sex!'. For me it's actually more interesting to not
see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth... it
doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience."

Rosenberg added that she has strived to make Bella a more formidable force in the
movies than she is in the novels: "She doesn't have the physical
strength of Edward and all of them. So how do you make the character
strong when she's physically vulnerable? There really is a goal to give
her stamina and other strengths. She really is a role model."

Discussing Kristen Stewart's involvement in the series, Rosenberg called the
actress "tremendous" and "one of the reasons why we got Bill Condon [to

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse debuts in the US on June 30 and July 9 in the UK.


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Comment by Maria Georgieva on June 17, 2010 at 2:37am
I was looking forward to see BD, cause it's my fav book, but now... not so much. No birth scene, no sex, no imprinting? What's left then? Especially for the first movie. What are they gonna show us? Maybe half an hour wedding and then an hour and a half jacob running in the woods and Bella lying in a bed... HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. I'm sorry but I've waited so long for this movie, it's not fair to me and to the other fans. After all you expect US to pay for the tickets. That ruined my day.
Comment by GingerKaye on June 17, 2010 at 3:48am
We can just hope that Stephenie will have the final say and she will insist on the major parts from the book be included in the movie. It was her vision for the books and i am sure she has final veto power over the script as well. I hope so anyway, this doesn't sound good at all!!!!
Comment by Eclipse on June 17, 2010 at 4:25am
@Bree Cullen - I do agree with you about the sex scenes...i think they will cut from pre to post and not show the in-between (all the juicy bits we want to see)...the birth is another question...Stephenie describes the blood etc in the book. Also, isn't Mel being slightly hypocritical about not seeing the "gore, guts and sex"? Doesn't she write for "Dexter"?? Hellooo!!???
Comment by nikki710 on June 17, 2010 at 4:38am
Ok that just makes me really mad. Ok first of all there are alot of teen twifans that would love to see those seems. After all we read it so we already know what is goin to happen. We should have a say in this. That jut makes me MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Eclyptica on June 17, 2010 at 4:55am
Thank you Bree Cullen! Rightly said :)

There is no hard core porn in the book- so why does everyone want that? You guys gets pissed when they change other scenes, so why do you want this changed? Keep it to the book. And for the love of God, I do NOT want to see a birthing scene. Def, tone that down, it'll be fine you guys, calm down- breathe.
Comment by wendy hynes on June 17, 2010 at 5:19am
women find out of this world strength when in child birth [ i myself have done it 6 times] so seeing bella would make it more real if u want the sex bits coz it also makes it more reallife as its what they both want in all the films but cant incase he loses the birth screen in the book thats when bella changes to vamp in order to live not coz she got bite etc but so she lives so surely therefore the birthscreen should be in the film coz of its out come [ she changes also nessie comes alive] but fans want it just to live it by seeing it.if they take to much out or leave to much to the minds to act out it may mess up the film coz the book is total blindin meaning very good/great etc.they may give alot of fans the hump by not putting them into the film/films.also its the last film/films in the saga[WHICH IS VERY UPSETTING]so y not just go for it give the fans what they want after all if it was,nt for the fan buying the tickets etc then it wouldnt of been such ahit.
Comment by Lauren Marie Howell on June 17, 2010 at 5:42am
im extremely upset over this.....ive been anticipating this and if she downs the movie to make it the way "SHE" likes it, im gonna flip!
Comment by migle on June 17, 2010 at 5:44am
WHAT??? Omg if she does that, I'll protest :)) crap. I think she hates us all, ignoring what we want to see :((
Comment by JENNIFER N. on June 17, 2010 at 6:28am
What I don't get is parents who are against it being rated R, and what I mean by that is.......If the scenes in the movie (the birth, the sex) make it rated R, then the book is also rated R so to say. Then you already let your child read a rated R book. Does that make sense how I'm saying it? Honestly, in the book it's kinda like the sex starts and then it's the next morning. It technically skips over the actual sex, and that's how it could be in the movie. So really no problem there I don't think. I think it's more the birth that'll be tricky as far as the rating.
I get it that parents don't necessarily want to send their 12/13 year old girls to an R movie, but if they let them read the book.....then.....they already let them read the book with all this going on. They can read rated R, but not see the rated R movie?
And also honestly, I don't get Stephanie saying it shouldn't be rated R. I mean, we all know she's Mormon, but again if she wrote a rated R book.....why have a problem with it now.
On the other hand, I'm 34 so it's no problem for me to go see whatever rating and I would hate to see all the younger girls who are disappointed because their parents won't let them see a rated R movie. That would really suck too. Perhaps their parents should of looked into the content of the books before letting them read it, now it's a movie, and it' a problem.
I guess you could do it either way, rated PG13 or R, and it'll be fine. We all know that as long as Edward and Jacob are big as day on the movie screen we'll be happy. Just don't leave that stuff out entirely.
Comment by Beth Evans on June 17, 2010 at 6:41am
I think the only reason the 4th book is soooo good is because of the description of the child birth! It had me and my friends talking for a few weeks and i think it needs to be how it is in the book in the film.... im actually nervous to see this film come out :( :S


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