'Breaking Dawn' Director Compares Bella's Birth Scene To A 'Horror Movie!'

Thu, October 13, 2011 7:20am EDT by 13 Comments

As if childbirth wasn’t terrifying enough, Bill Condon explains how ‘Breaking Dawn’ managed a PG-13 rating — despite all the blood.

Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is going to be full of incredible moments for longtime Twilight fans — but we can think of at least one we’ll be keeping our eyes closed for! Director Bill Condon tells Boxoffice magazine that Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) birth scene is every bit as grotesque as it is in the books. In fact, he describes the climactic scene as being “almost like a horror movie!”

“Within the confines of a PG-13 rating, I think we’ve got something that’s pretty powerful,” Bill says. “In terms of the birth, it was, ‘Let’s do it from Bella’s point of view. Let’s see whatever she can see.’ Once you decide on an approach like that, it’s amazing how powerful you can be without being overly explicit.”

OK, so maybe we won’t have our eyes covered the entire time. It sounds like it’ll actually be handled very tastefully — for the most part.

“[Bella] gets glimpses of a lot of things — and hears everything — but it’s not the cutaway to teeth clawing through flesh,” Bill continues. “But you certainly know what’s happening.”


Get a glimpse of Bella’s “horror movie”-esque birth scene in the trailer for Breaking Dawn, Part 1 below:

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