Production on the two parts of "Breaking Dawn" is expected to stretch well into April, with the cast eventually departing Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to finish up shooting on the final "Twilight Saga" films in Vancouver, Canada. But whereas the makers of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" chose to save that franchise's final scene until the very end of production, the "Breaking Dawn" cast has already shot the last scene of their finale film — and it apparently was a pretty gloomy experience.
"The other day when we shot that ending sequence, we knew that was the ending of the last two movies and it got a little melancholy," Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen, told us on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday. "It was sad."
While the 37-year-old actor wouldn't delve into detail about the scene — "Lots of vampires," he teased — Robert Pattinson, also walking the Globes carpet, dished about the lengthy climax toward the end of "Breaking Dawn, Part 2." "There's like a 27-minute sequence in the final sequence, and it takes forever to shoot," he revealed. "There's about 75 people in it. Being on a piece of fake snow surrounded by green screen for like a month, it's driving me absolutely insane."
Facinelli, too, admitted that filming the final fight has meant the cast must suffer through a "brutal" production schedule, but he credited director Bill Condon with creating a calm, creative working environment.
"Bill Condon's fantastic," he said. "He's such a great actors' director. He's really collaborative. He's a joy to work with. He's very relaxed all the time. You never see him sweat."
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