‘Twilight’ Star Billy Burke Recalls ‘Emotional’ Finale With Kristen Stewart

by Meg Malone

As excited as we are to finally see Bella in all her vampirific glory when “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” comes to theaters, we do have that little nagging sadness in the back of our mind that this will also be our final “Twilight” film with the cast we’ve grown to love. It seems that emotion brought about by “the end” didn’t miss the cast either.

At the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con party, MTV News talked to Billy Burke, who plays Bella’s dad, Charlie Swan, and asked him about a scene in the final film where vampire Bella first interacts with her dad in her transformed state. Billy took the time to reflect on what he was feeling during the shoot with Kristen Stewart and their last moments working together.

“Well, first of all, Kristen and I, we’ve had a great time throughout the entire experience, and that scene in particular, the last episode of the entire saga, was kind of emotional for everybody, and surprisingly so,” Billy said. “Nobody really expected that, but as we were doing it, it kind of hits you.”

Charlie first welcomed his daughter back to Forks in the first “Twilight” movie, and before we knew it, he was walking her down the aisle in “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” (tissues, please!). His on-screen family has grown with the birth of Bella’s daughter, Renesmee, at the end of the last movie.

We wonder if Billy gave Robert Pattinson any advice as Edward Cullen also takes on being a “Twilight” dad and raising an on-screen child in “Breaking Dawn: Part 2″? We’ll have to ask next time.

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