Author and producer for the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer, was one of many at the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 premiere last night. Watching an idea she developed turn into such an obsession in both the literary world as well as the big screen is not only exciting, but a truly emotional endeavor.
The final book in the series brought a lot of dramatic and emotionally overwhelming moments with it. From the wedding to honeymoon sex and the birth of a child, it doesn’t get much more moving than that. When Stephanie Meyer wrote the book there’s no doubt she had an image in her head of what each scene would be like. The question is, did the movie do it justice?
"With the wedding, I worked pretty closely with [screenwriter] Melissa [Rosenberg]," she said. "We talked about it, how it needed to be like a really beautiful traditional ceremony, nothing outlandish, just simple and old-fashioned and romantic, and then [director] Bill [Condon] brought in the vision of what it should look like, and the production designer just made such a gorgeous midsummer night's dream for us. And then the final element was Kristen [Stewart] in the wedding dress. She was so gorgeous, she was unbelievable."
Meyer even got to be a guest at the wedding! She said the director really wanted everyone who had been a part of the series from the beginning to attend the world-famous couple’s big day. While the wedding was a big moment for the saga, it wasn’t the one everyone has been gushing over for the past year. The honeymoon sex is what the fans have been dying to see. Edward has been a virgin for over a hundred years after all!
"I think it's romantic, and it does give you more than the book does. I know some of the sites call it, instead of 'fade to black,' 'fade to sad.' they'd love to see more. I think this gives them that," said Meyer. "It gives them a romantic peek into the honeymoon. We don't want to see too much."
Another big moment in the movie is the birth of Edward and Bell’s child. The baby is a product of mortal Bella and immortal Edward, which basically means that Bella’s chances of survival aren’t looking very good. Rather than being a beautiful moment, it’s supposed to be a gruesome scene embodying the fear of losing someone you love.
"It was so emotional. It wasn't like a horror movie or anything. It has those elements, but it really brought out that feeling of losing the person that means the most to you. We were getting teary on set, which doesn't happen very much after a long day of shooting," she said. "That moment really was strong."
For everyone out there who read and adored the series, Stephenie Meyer hasn’t officially thrown in the towel. She said she has tinkered around with different ideas to keep the Twilight series going, but as of right now she’s unsure when and if there will be another book in the saga. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 will hit theaters Friday, Nov. 18.
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