SAN DIEGO — While "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" isn't rated R, none of the credit for that should go to Kristen Stewart. In fact, the star, who plays Bella Swan in the vampire series, seems to have done everything in her power to have the sex scenes turn out as intense as possible.
Stewart did much the same during production on "Breaking Dawn: Part 1," but this time, the actress thought her character could stand to be a little wilder. With both Bella and Edward now vampires in "Part 2," the intimate scenes didn't have to be so chaste, she reasoned.
"In ['Part 2,'] we just wanted it to be animals, you're not humans anymore," Stewart said during the movie's Comic-Con press conference. "Yeah, how do you do that? We tried, and they told us it was rated R, and we were like [snaps]."
In the end, of course, the final installment of the "Twilight" series won't be rated R, so the more intimate scenes will likely be edited or left on the cutting room floor. Stewart admitted she had a hard time finding the balance between coital moments that were appropriate and those that would get her in trouble with the MPAA.
"The ratings, man. It's a tricky thing," she said. "We're supposed to have mind-boggling, otherworldly sex in 'Breaking Dawn - 1,' and we really — this is weird — tried to keep the first one sweet. It was really just about discovery. Nothing about this series is raunchy."
This is Stewart's fourth time to Comic-Con, and she admitted that she feels a connection with the fans who attend. A self-professed fan of "The Twilight Saga" novels even before nabbing the lead role, Stewart said it's nice to be surrounded by kindred spirits.
"I have been obsessed with this thing and it's been such a personal experience and you look over and there are other people that identify with things that I do and that shared energy is the coolest," she said. "It's very igniting, it spreads. You like something and you can share it with your friend. Suddenly you guys love it — do you know what I mean? — because you share it. I don't know why this thing was the one that people became obsessed with, but I think it sort of just lit."
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