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Kristen Stewart: 'Breaking Dawn' will change people's minds about Bella Swan

October 18, 2010 |  7:06 pm

Getprev"Twilight" fans love to debate their favorite novel in Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire series. Kristen Stewart says she has her own favorite -- and it's the most explicit and intense of the bunch.

"This one's really good. This one really goes there, finally," said the actress who plays the iconic Bella Swan of "Breaking Dawn." "This one is like the forming of a family. You see everything really come to fruition because I feel like [Bella] has sort of gone through an accelerated growth period."

In November, Stewart will reprise the Bella role when she begins filming the first half of “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth movie in the “Twilight” franchise, which will be directed by Bill Condon. The story follows [spoiler alert: if you aren't familiar with "Breaking Dawn," skip to the last paragraph] Bella’s marriage to vampire Edward Cullen (Rob Pattinson), as the two finally consummate their relationship and Bella becomes pregnant.

"At this point," Stewart says, "you do accept [Bella] as a mom.”

Because their child is half-human and half-vampire, Bella’s pregnancy is riddled with complications -- all leading up to a dramatic birth scene, in which Edward tears open Bella’s stomach with his teeth to save their baby.

There has been speculation about how the graphic scene will be depicted on screen. Stewart acknowledges it's a "crazy concept," also describing werewolf Jacob's hearing "vampire teeth against vampire skin" during the childbirth scene.

Just how that will play out on screen, though, has yet to be determined. "I've seen the script," which tracks closely to the book, she says. "But it depends on how they shoot it."

Stewart, who was speaking to 24 Frames to promote her new independent drama "Welcome to the Rileys," said she thinks her "Twilight" character has been misunderstood. “Bella’s criticized sometimes for being, like, you know -- I don’t know, selfish and overly emotional and silly and frivolous and annoying and young,” said Stewart. “That’s sort of like a very judgmental way of looking at it."

--Amy Kaufman


Photo: Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Credit: Summit Entertainment/Kimberley French.


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I can't wait to see Breaking Dawn! I hate that the release date isn't until Nov 2011! That's way to long personally!
This whole story line from Twlight,New Moon and Eclipse and Breaking Dawn has really changed my mind on opening your mind up to new things! Im totally and forever Team Edward!! I can basically say I'm a true TwlightMom!
Good luck to everyone in the flim!

luv the book so cant wait till the movie i cant wait ......................bella is goin to be gud in this one

i love all of the twilight books but im hoping Stephenie continues them with a follow up series of Jacob and Renesmees life together.

I read that it's not true that they will marry in a vodoo ceremony, but we will see ;)
I'm really looking forward to this movie, i'm so exited!!

I cannot not wait till Breaking Dawn is released, it is the best out of all the books. I hope they can put as much into it as they can. I am ready to read all the books all over again.

I really doubt Breaking Dawn is going to change anyone's mind about Bella. She's just as pathetic as she's always been.

i just cant believe i have to wait a YEAR just for the first one :(( i personally loved all of them and ok i dont care if you dont like the series and you have a right to your opinion but, why the HECK would you post it on a site where fans are? no one here gives a crap...! anyway its gonna eat me away until its finally in theatres :)) cant wait!!!

I love twilight saga, I like to meet the entire cast...

Breaking Dawn is by far the best book and I know it will be the best of the movies!! I can't wait!!!! Im so ready to see the scene of their honeymoon on esme island!! whooo now that is what im talking about!! ;)

Breaking Dawn was the best book I can't wait to see how they do the movies!!! Finally Bella and Edward get it on! Can't wait for the pillow biting scene!!!

first of all i personally loooove the books and yea if you dont like them, you have a right to your opinion and all but...why the HeCK would you post them where the movies fans are?? did you run outta other people to hate on? that you have nothin better to do then bash something people like? lol wow but anyway im dying for this movie to come and cannot beleive i have to wait a YEAR :(( team edward. lol xD

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Who cares if someone else doesn't like these books or movies. That is their personal taste. No need to tell them they suck or that they are wrong. How can someone's opinion be wrong?
I, myself, refused to jump on the Twilight bandwagon, and gave in once to the movie and am now a big fan. I do think the movies are wonderful, but in comparison to the books they are terrible. There are going to be a lot of things that are left out in this movie just as there was in the first three movies.

I absoutely cannot wait for this movie. This was the best book in the saga! This movie is gonna be amazing! And to those of you who say otherwise, you obviously don't understand the meaning in the books.

I love The Twilight Saga its the best series ever and im so excited for Breaking Dawn I cant wait for the wedding and honeymoon and to see Edward and Bella become parents its gonna be so awesome seeing there family =)

Breaking Dawn built up such great tension and anticipation for a big, final fight at the end but never delivered... The author took the easy way out and resolved everything in a cheesy "happy ever after" sort of ending. It has to be the most anti-climatic ending that I've ever read.

They will not come to brazil? I'm really waiting for it! I can't imagine it! If they come, I HAVE to meet them!

Breaking Dawn was my favorite of the entire series. I love them all but absolutely cant wait to see how they make this one come alive.

In regards to Bella. I have said from the beginning that, "Bella's strengths show up in the details" through out the saga starting from page one of Twilight. The details cannot be skipped. Even in Twilight she was perceptive, intuitive and her instincts were intact. So maybe some people may need to read the saga again from the beginning.

its not fault Bella irritated me in Eclipse! but i like her in every other movie! TEAM EDWARD 4ETERNITY!!!

I love Bella..I dont find her one bit selffish. If it was me or anyone is her Shoes,Wouldnt you do what she does..I know i would of done the exact same things Bella has done all thru the movies all of them..I so can NOT wait to see Breaking Dawn....

I am excited about the movie. I just can't believe we are going to have to wait a year between the two movies.

My fav. book of the saga is New Moon, Movies wise i think Eclipse was better. But the movies seem to get better each time im sure that this movie will be great. I thought Breaking Dawn Should have been 2 books there was just so much that happened in that book that it was hard to keep up, i still love the book, but im glad the movie is being split up there is know way they could shoot it in one movie and get every thing in there. I cant wait to see how they show nessies growth,should be a great movie.

I think all of the twilight books were great and the movies too, and if you didn't why are you wasting your time making rude comments about it, apparently you like it enough to make rude comments,theres an old saying, if you dont have anything nice to say don't say anything at all...hmmmm:) anyway, I LOVED BREAKING DAWN!<3 can't wait!

Do you negatives just browse around for these comment pages so you can post your negative crap to make those of us who love the subject feel bad? I loved the whole series, and have loved each movie more than the last, and cannot wait to see Breaking Dawn. If you hated the books, and don't care about the movie, then please, go somewhere where you have an interest. Thanks!

Breaking Dawn is the best book out of the whole series. I can't wait for the movie next year. The only downer is then waiting another year to see the second half. Because I am obsessed with the series I would be able to watch the whole of the film back to back. I hope that it is going to be close to the book as it would really annoy me if anything was taken out especially the arm-wrestling match between Bella and Emmett. Love you twilight forever.

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