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Breaking Dawn not to be soft porn

Published 10/01/2011 | 14:51

Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will be back on the big screen in Breaking Dawn
Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will be back on the big screen in Breaking Dawn

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Bella Swann and Edward Cullen's long-awaited consummation of their love in Twilight: Breaking Dawn will be a "romantic and sensual" scene.

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Producer Wyck Godfrey has spoken to USA Today about the difficulty in adapting Stephenie Meyer's final book, in which teenager Bella and her vampire lover marry and have a baby, for cinema and keeping it a PG-13 rating for its under 18 fans.

Wyck said: "It does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual."

The book also describes Bella's torturous birth process in gory detail, so Wyck revealed the birth will be shown through Bella's eyes on screen to tone down the gore.

He said:"She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.

"It would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated. [However] this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated."

The long book is to be split into two films, directed by Dreamgirls' Bill Condon.

Wyck revealed: "We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella's journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.

"The story will break from her and follow [werewolf] Jacob [played by Taylor Lautner] throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma.

"The second half is more of an action film in terms of life-and-death stakes. There are the pangs of newlywed tension that occur that are relatable even in a fantasy film. Marriage is not quite the experience that they thought it was."

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