Kristin Stewart says bloody Breaking Dawn birth scene is 'hardcore'

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Dec 14, 2012

So you think you've seen all that the Twilight movies have to offer? Guess again, says their star.

At today's Hall H panel for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which kicked off the first big day of movie panels at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, Stewart promised that the cast and director tried to make the controversial birth scene "as hardcore as we could."

For those of you not familiar with what she's talking about, Bella (Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) get married in Breaking Dawn, and Edward quickly knocks his bride up. The baby comes to term much more rapidly than a normal human baby and literally claws its way out of its mother's womb in a bloody scene that had many wondering how it would not get the movie slapped with an R rating.

The actress added, "Bella has said she will die for what she is fighting for, and in this scene you literally see her ready to die."

Her co-star Taylor Lautner put in his two cents as well, saying, "The birth scene [in the book] was a lot to take in, and I have to give Bill [Condon, director] some credit, because it's really amazing."

Stewart, Condon, Lautner and Pattinson (joined halfway through by supporting cast members Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Julia Jones and Elisabeth Reaser) came onstage in the massive Hall H to near-hysteria, just as they did two years ago when the second movie, New Moon, was imminent.

They showed two exclusive scenes from the film as well: In one, Lautner gets into a tense confrontation with his former wolfpack, and in the second, K-Stew and R-Pattz arrive at their honeymoon suite and stare meaningfully at each other over the bed before deciding to go for a nude moonlight swim (the sight of Pattinson's back with no shirt on sent the hall into delirium).

Sure, we all like to make fun of this franchise (and let's face it, the previous movies have not exactly been stellar exercises in filmmaking), but Condon promises that the second half of this one is actually a "pretty intense horror movie."

We'll see about that when this thing comes out in November (and don't forget, Part 2 is out next year). Meanwhile, Twilight has come to Comic-Con again, bringing thousands of Twi-hards with it, but now their panel is over and we can get on with the rest of the weekend!

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