Picture courtesy of Team TwilightBR
Rio de Janeiro is currently having its "Hollywood Days" as per local reports, thanks to the presence of Breaking Dawn's Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's, in addition to Vin Diesel and fellow Fast Five cast members.
Can you believe the two productions are supposed to bring the city an extra whopping $4 Million. So you think that everyone is estatic, huh? WRONG!
Not everyone has been thrilled with the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn shoot in Rio's Lapa district, known for its colorful colonial buildings, lively bars and nightclubs, and just as lively transvestite sex workers.
Four portable public restrooms were set on fire in protest against the blocking of various Lapa thoroughfares on Sunday, as residents could only get home after showing proof of residence to police. (More enterprising Lapa denizens rented the view from their apartments, CHARGING fans up to $150 for the privilege of watching the Breaking Dawn shoot.)
On late Sunday night/early Monday morning, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart shot the Lapa scenes (which is not the novel), which apparently feature the recently married Edward Cullen and Bella Swan Cullen amidst Rio's eternal carnival (at the movies, that is).
According to the publication Ego, background songs for the Lapa sequence included Tom Jobim's "Girl from Ipanema," and Roberto Carlos' "Emoções."