Robert Pattinson Recalls Filming Insanity-Inducing Vampire Action Scenes

If you’ve been in a nail-biting, lip-chewing, furniture-shredding state of anticipation over getting to see Kristen Stewart finally, at long last, playing a vampire in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” you’ll be gratified to know that you’re in good company; according to her “Twilight” paramour Robert Pattinson, he, too, was excited to see how Kristen handled the transition from clumsy human to red-eyed bloodsucker! And when he sat down to chat with MTV Australia during a recent trip to Sydney, he chuckled at the memory of watching her get comfy with her undead status.

“She was really excited about being a vampire,” he said, laughing. “Everyone else who’d been pretty consistently in the movies had obviously been playing a vampire every day, for ages; it was funny seeing someone suddenly come into it and try to figure out their own version of the physicality and mentality of it.”

But according to Rob, Kristen met the challenge with ease. Which, y’know, makes sense in the context of her character: “It’s supposed to be her natural progression, for her to become a vampire,” he said.

Less easy—for everyone—was the process of filming the movie’s biggest scenes, including the final showdown with the angry Volturi which (as we all know from watching the trailer on constant loop) happens on a grand scale in a huge, snow-covered field. And, says Robert, the endless green-screen shooting started to take a toll.

“We were shooting this big action sequence for about two and a half months, in this massive warehouse where they usually sell cows, with a bunch of fake paper snow and green walls,” he remembered. “You literally start to go insane after a while.”

Psh. You think that’s bad? Imagine how the cows must feel!

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