The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 finally hits theaters today! J-14 caught up with Rob Pattinson and chatted about his experiences from the beginning of it all to now, his favorite scenes from Breaking Dawn, Part 1, and what his own real-life wedding will be like!
Q: What's the journey been like for you from when you started filming Twilight to wrapping Breaking Dawn?
Rob Pattinson: I didn't even know if I was going to continue acting before this happened. Now, I have much more drive and passion. In the beginning, I just ignored that he was a vampire. He was just a troubled teenager who has a really simple story -- getting content with himself, which he does by finding a woman and having a child.
Q: Tell us all about the birth scene. Was it really as intense to film as everyone says?
Rob: I read the script before I read the book and I was astonished. It was terrifying going into it but it ended up being one of the most incredible scenes in the movie. Especially for Edward, he's always held back and been very objective and logical about everything, so having every character feel so desperate was something very, very different.
Q: What was your last scene as Edward like?
Rob: My very last moments were in St. Thomas on a beach. I think the last scene with everyone was kind of horrible because it was pouring rain and freezing and it was after two weeks of night shoots. I think everyone just sort of ran off and said, "Okay! That's the end of Twilight!"
Q: How do you feel about Twilight being completely wrapped and finished?
Rob: It doesn't really feel like the end of it yet! The press tours have become so huge and you're always asked about it all the time. It feels like part of the process to me. So, until the last one is released, I don't really feel like I've finalized anything.
Q: The wedding scene is so elaborate and over-the-top. Is that how you'd want your own wedding to be?
Rob: It seems like a bit of a hassle! Any guy who tries to get involved in organizing a wedding or even has an opinion of what the wedding should be -- they're kind of ridiculous. It's whatever your wife decides to do. I wouldn't mind doing a fancy one, I just don't want to have to wear a silly outfit!
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