With the first half of Breaking Dawn, the final book of the The Twilight Saga hitting theaters next month, Box Office Magazine caught up with leading lady Kristen Stewart to discuss some major changes that will be hitting Bella Swan. Please be aware, the following does contain some spoilers for those unaware of the events of the final novel.
“There’s so many different versions of Bella in this, it’s insane,” says Stewart. “…You shoot, obviously, out of order and you keep going back and forth between pregnant, human and dead vampire Bella… It was a strange experience walking on set the first time I played a scene as a vampire because I’d watched everyone around me doing it all the time.”
In the novel, Edward transforms Bella into a vampire to save her life after she nearly dies in childbirth.
“I sound so lame,” Stewart continues, “but vampire Bella really is my favorite character. She’s very representative of a matriarch. She’s very intuitive on almost a psychic level and no one ever acknowledges it, which is interesting. Maybe that says something about Stephenie [Meyer] that she doesn’t get respect for all of her f–king amazing qualities… And I think it’s nice to see her finally get what she wants. That’s probably the best thing, even if it sounds simple and indulgent, which is why the f–king thing is criticized all the time. It’s nice to see people be happy. And she really — if I’ve played it right — is born to be where she is.”
In-between the two filmic halves of Breaking Dawn, fans can catch Stewart on the big screen as another literary character; She’ll be playing the lead in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, hitting theaters on June 1, 2012.
“She is sort of the last shred of hope for her land,” says Stewart of the Snow White character, who represents a balance between violence and compassion. “She has this ethereal, spiritual connection to her people… Basically, I’m fighting evil. I’m fighting the most evil motherf–ers and it’s fine that they’re being killed. It’s anguish. It’s literally f–king anguish. She takes absolutely no pleasure in ever hurting anything.”
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