Bill Condon, the director behind The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, told MTV.com Monday that the sex scene between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has more to do with love than lust, which made it easier to get a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Still, he noted that little details can mean a big difference to the MPAA.
It's almost clinical the kind of strict guidelines [the MPAA has] about...thrusting, he said. In fact, you know, it was so much more about romance than it was about hot-and-heavy action, so it was a very kind of simple adjustment to make.
When Stewart discussed it with the British edition of Glamour for its December issue, she admitted that the scene seemed like a big detour - not just for her role as Bella, but for the entire Twilight series.
It was so weird, it didn't even feel like we were doing a 'Twilight' film, Stewart said. I was, like, 'Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?!'
As for Stewart's bombshell about it initially causing the film to get an R rating, Condon didn't say if this was true.