In talking with “The Twilight Saga” star Kellan Lutz over the course of the film franchise’s four years, it became clear the actor was patiently waiting to shoot one iconic scene — the moment in which newly born vampire Bella (Kristen Stewart) bests beefy bloodsucker Emmett (Lutz) in an arm-wrestling match.
And when the moment came, Lutz said he wasn’t disappointed: “It turned out really well,” he recalled to MTV News in 2011. “I think the fans are really going to enjoy it.”
Enjoy it they did, and with “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ coming to DVD and Blu-ray on March 2, Emmett (not to mention, arm-wrestling) enthusiasts can re-watch the moment again and again.
In anticipation of the release, MTV News got its hands on one of the discs’ bonus features, in which author Stephenie Meyer and director Bill Condon break down the scene.
“Kristen did such a good job of creating this entirely new character that feels like a new person,” Meyer said. ” I was so impressed with her.”
But, Condon added, he made sure to keep in special touches to remind fans that, at her core, Bella Swan was still the same girl they fell in love with during “Twilight” and that Stewart is a big part of her.
“We worked to bring as much of her to it as possible,” Condon said of Stewart. “For example, you know, when she has that arm-wrestling scene with Emmett, there’s the stuff she does after she wins and breaks the rock, and she says, ‘Did you see that?’ It’s pure Kristen. And I left it in just to make sure it wasn’t so different from the part that she created and from her.”
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