The Hollywood Reporter was on the scene for the panel, which is the first of what will be a cavalcade of movie presentations in San Diego Convention Center’s cavernous Hall H as part of Comic-Con, saw Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and director Bill Condon take the stage.
Two scenes plus a trailer were shown but the sequence featuring newlyweds Bella and Edward (Stewart and Pattinson) on their honeymoon, with Bella preparing for the big night, garnered breathless screams after almost every line.
Pattinson revealed that during most of the honeymoon sequence, which was shot in Brazil, the production filmed through monsoon-like rains, which made getting into the mood challenging.
“It (felt) like having a honeymoon in England, playing board games instead of making love on the beach,” he said.
Condon, coming on as director of the series for the first time, said he was lucky as a director since Breaking Dawn “is all third act,” which he appreciated.
He also said he started out in horror movies and liked returning to his roots. “Breaking Dawn turns into a horror movie,” he said.
The audience Q&A provided its share of laughs. One fan addressed Pattinson
by saying, “I think I speak for all of us when I say mnyum, mnuyum, mnyum.” (Shrieks ensued.) One young lady asked a question on behalf of her mom while one young girl naively asked Pattinson if he likes “having babies with Bella.”
Halfway through the panel Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed and Ashley Green joined the group, and provided some revealing moments when asked what will the end of the series mean to the actors.
Reed was said she will miss the company but said “I would love to say we’ll have dinner every week but I don’t think so -- some will keep in touch, some won’t.”
“For the next two years we should be ok,” said Greene. We’ll have premieres and conventions. But eventually it will be very sad when it all comes to an end.”
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