Check out our new list of factoids on the filming of Breaking Dawn. Which Twilight star is known for his lack of coordination? Which celeb has a Twilight themed tattoo? Click through to find out.
By Laura Byrne-Cristiano
Before shooting, director Bill Condon talked to Kristen Stewart about what scenes she felt should be in Breaking Dawn and if anything crucial had been missed in the previous films.
When asked what happened to an exuberant extra in Brazil who suddenly ran into the shot and hugged Robert Pattinson, director Bill Condon joked, "… I think she was beheaded, because I did ask like two hours later 'What happened to her?' and everyone was like 'I don't know!' "
The honeymoon scenes were chiefly shot on location in Brazil; however, bad weather caused some reshoots that took place in the Virgin Islands. These were the final scenes that were shot.
Unlike the previous movies in the Twilight Saga that were shot in and around Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Breaking Dawn was predominantly shot at the Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kellan Lutz who plays Emmett Cullen and Ashley Greene who plays Alice Cullen were friends long before they were cast in their Twilight Saga roles. Even though people ask if they are dating, they are just good friends. Greene recently told Allure magazine, "Kellan and I have been best friends since before Twilight. People used to say, 'Oh, you have to be romantically involved, you have to be.' But now I think they really get it."
Mia Maestro who plays Carmen of the Denali coven will be on the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack. The song is entitled Lloverá (It Will Rain), and it marks the first time a Spanish language song has been included on the soundtrack. This is only the second time a cast member appears on a Twilight Saga soundtrack. Back in 2008, Robert Pattinson was featured on the Twilight soundtrack with Never Think.
Christina Perri, who appears on the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack with the song A Thousand Years, is a self-proclaimed Team Edward Twi-Hard. She even has a Twilight themed tattoo.
Soundtrack artists The Belle Brigade, brother and sister duo Barbara and Ethan Gruska, arguably have movie music in their blood. Their grandfather is the legendary, Academy Award winning composer John Williams.
Author Stephenie Meyer dedicated the novel Breaking Dawn to her favorite band, Muse, writing, "And thanks also to my favorite band, the very aptly named Muse, for providing a saga's worth of inspiration." The band is notably absent from the Breaking Dawn- Part 1 soundtrack having been the only group or artist to be on the previous three soundtracks.
Booboo Stewart, who plays Seth, often states that the best thing about his character is that he wants to get along with everyone, and he doesn't feel compelled to choose sides.
Both Julia Jones, who plays Leah, and Tinsel Korey, who plays Emily, have described the actors in the wolf pack as unpredictable pranksters.
Although she has been heavily involved in each of the previous films, Breaking Dawn marks the first time that author Stephenie Meyer has taken on the role of a producer.
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and Breaking Dawn newcomer, Christian Camargo, have a past connection. Camargo, who plays Eleazar of the Denali coven in Breaking Dawn, is probably best known to fans for his work on Dexter as the Ice Truck Killer, a role written by Rosenberg.
Legendary wedding dress designer Carolina Herrera not only designed Bella's wedding dress, but also her wedding shoes. So far, only obscured glimpses of the sleeve and bodice of what is described as a classic, bias-cut gown have been seen.
It's been a busy year for Stephenie Meyer. In addition to her work on the film version of Breaking Dawn, she published two Twilight Saga books this year: The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide and Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2.
Despite the fact that Taylor Lautner plays a character that walks around shirtless in the cold weather and transforms into a wolf, he still finds Jacob Black easy to relate to. He recently told Seventeen Magazine, "I can definitely relate to Jacob's feelings in Breaking Dawn. When he gets the invitation to the wedding, he doesn't handle it very well. And I don't think I would either. If I were in love with a girl and she told me she was marrying somebody else, that would crush me. And that's what it does. It destroys Jacob."
The actors in the Cullen family refer to going back to work on a Twilight Saga movie as going back to "Vamp Camp."
Robert Pattinson's cast mates have long talked about his lack of coordination. When he had to maneuver a speedboat in Brazil things didn't go very well. Kristen Stewart had to assist to prevent them from crashing into a dock and other boats.