In the fourth Twilight film, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, newlyweds Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally go all the way.
In preparation for the stripped-down honeymoon scene, Robert Pattinson put in four months of solid time at the gym.
“I very rarely exercise and really don’t like going to the gym so I had to make it extreme. I had to cut out beer and cut out junk food, which is basically my entire life and I had to replace that with going to the gym and working out basically all day, every day. I went to the gym pretty much at four in the morning and worked out for two hours and then went to work. It was absolutely exhausting,” he says.
But has the actor, also known as Edward Cullen, kept up his workout routine?
“The day I didn’t have to take off my shirt, that was it. No more gym,” he says laughing.
Ashley Greene’s character, Edward’s sister Alice, also shows a new side in the movie, albeit a more emotional one. “You will see Alice being emotionally tortured and a little tormented inside. She wants to protect and support Bella and the two emotions are in conflict. That was one of the great things of having a saga... to develop your character,” she says.
In Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Bella Swan becomes pregnant and the baby is half vampire. According to Pattinson and Greene the birth scene was one of the most memorable during the movie shoot.
“The director Bill Condon made some really bloody horror movies early on in his career and we shot it like a straight horror scene. I saw one cut, and if you had added some other music and other sound effects you wouldn’t want to watch the screen (laughs). They could definitely do a version of this movie for adults only,” says Pattinson.
Greene remembers the day as one of the most hysterical.
“We were nervous and didn’t know how to pull this off. It was so intense. You can’t relate to a baby that is destroying its mother. It translates much better on film and it looks good, but when we were filming it nobody knew what was happening.”