‘Breaking Dawn’ Birthing Scene May Occur Offscreen, Screenwriter Says

'Twilight' scribe Melissa Rosenberg says she'll leave those decisions up to director Bill Condon.

Now that it’s been confirmed that “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” is being split into two flicks , fans want even more details on how screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg will adapt the Stephenie Meyer novel, which includes a lot of sex and an incredibly gory birthing scene, into two PG-13 films. Well, there’s a good chance the graphic images of Bella in labor won’t be shown at all, Rosenberg says.

“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,” Rosenberg recently told the Los Angeles Times. “You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth. … It doesn’t mean it’s any less evocative of an experience.”

When MTV News caught up with Rosenberg to talk about “Eclipse,” she said she was going to leave a lot of those hard decisions, like how to show Bella giving birth to vampire spawn Renesmee, to director Bill Condon. “From a screenwriter standpoint that’s gonna land more squarely in the director’s hands,” she teased. “That’s one of those things [where] I kind of say [and] make a few sort of general suggestions on the page and say, ‘Go! Go, Bill! Do it!’ ”

Franchise star Robert Pattinson told MTV News that he’s glad he doesn’t have to be the guy who decides how to bring the birthing scene to life. “I think that’s going to be very funny,” he said. “The only thing I know about it is the famous scene: the kind of cesarean scene … I do not envy Bill Condon to have to think of some way to do that.”

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