Breaking Dawn's Violent Vampire Birth May Happen Off-Screen


One of the big questions about Breaking Dawn, the upcoming two-part final installment in the Twilight franchise, is how the extremely gruesome birth of Bella’s half-vampire fetus - which, spoiler alert (?), tries to escape her body and suck the life from her - will be handled on screen. Well, according to Dawn screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, the answer seems to be: it won’t be handled at all!

“On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are ‘It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!’” she told the Los Angeles Times. “For me it's actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth... it doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience.”

Ugh! Next thing you know they’ll be telling us Taylor Lautner’s keeping his shirt on the whole movie!

[Ministry of Gossip/LA Times via Jezebel]