Bill Condon decided to be the director of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn for several reasons, but the most important one being his crush on Kristen Stewart!
How did Bill become interesting in directing a Twilight movie and how did he convince Summit Entertainment to pick him?
“You’d have to talk with them but I think it was the connection to the material that I felt,” Bill explained to MovieLine. “Because it’s all told from Bella’s point of view, I don’t know why I hook into her so much especially in this story.”
“And my Kristen Stewart crush, you know?” he added. “The idea that she was going to take this journey, I was really exciting to collaborate with her on that.”
Bill has a crush on Kristen just like we do!
Some of the scenes Bill got to work with Kristen on were the iconic honeymoon and birth scene.
So how did Bill keep those graphic scenes PG-13?
“You know it’s not going to be an R-rated movie, so it’s a great challenge. How do you have the experience without having to be too explicit about it,” he explained. “I think that’s not a hard thing to do. No one wants to see — no one needs to see a full-on sex scene to have the incredibly intense experience that they’re making love, you know? And it’s more romantic. The same with the birth; I think it’s very visceral, but it doesn’t necessarily need close-ups of certain things.”
Nice catch on switching “wants” to “needs.” We’re pretty sure there are some Twi-hards out there who “wanted” to see a full-on sex scene!