SAN DIEGO — There are many scenes in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ that fans have been anticipating, from the wedding scene to the honeymoon to the much-hyped birthing scene. But the moment star Taylor Lautner most dreaded came after all of them and involved him finding his soulmate in the body of a newborn baby — but not in a weird way, if that’s possible. At least, not entirely.
And since the birthing scene is going to require a lot of CGI before the product is finished, Lautner wasn’t even able to act off another person while he “imprinted.” “I was given an X on a wall,” Lautner explained at San Diego Comic-Con. “I don’t know what I would have wanted [instead]; there isn’t any ideal situation here.”
In the book, Lautner’s character, Jacob Black, plans on killing the child that nearly killed his best friend and major crush, Bella (played by Kristen Stewart). But upon seeing the baby in front of him, he imprints on the little girl and discovers that she is the woman he will spend the rest of his life loving, and his murderous purpose disappears.
Lautner explained his experience filming the scene, saying, “I had to walk into the room with the intention of killing this baby and then stop, twist and imprint on it, whatever that means.”
Co-star Robert Pattinson, laughing out loud, exclaimed, “That sounds amazing! Jacob’s secrets revealed.”
Lautner explained that the scene was the most challenging he filmed during the entire series, and it took a lot of preparation to get ready for it. “I spent a lot of time talking to [director] Bill [Condon] and to [author] Stephenie [Meyer] and asking, ’What exactly does imprinting even look like?’ ” he said. “It was tough, so I sure hope it comes across alright.”
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