Melissa Rosenberg: The two-part Breaking Dawn adaptation will NOT be as explicit as the book.
Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has suggested that the two-part Breaking Dawn adaptation will not be as explicit as
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Rosenberg hinted that she may tone down the more controversial elements of Stephenie Meyer’s final Twilight novel, which includes sex, a bloody birth scene and werewolf Jacob “imprinting” on Bella Swan’s child Renesmee.
She said: “On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are ‘It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!’. For me it’s actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth… it doesn’t mean it’s any less evocative of an experience.”
Rosenberg added that she has strived to make Bella a more formidable force in the movies than she is in the novels: “She doesn’t have the physical strength of Edward and all of them. So how do you make the character strong when she’s physically vulnerable? There really is a goal to give her stamina and other strengths. She really is a role model.”
Discussing Kristen Stewart’s involvement in the series, Rosenberg called the actress “tremendous” and “one of the reasons why we got Bill Condon [to direct]”.