Check out our new list of factoids on the filming of Breaking Dawn Part 2. What did Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy do during downtime? How did the cast surprise director Bill Condon? Click through to find out.
Director Bill Condon stated the toughest challenge of Breaking Dawn Part 2 was the character of Renesmee, both finding the right actress and the challenge of CGI aging.
Originally there was debate if Breaking Dawn Part 2 should be shot in 3D to better display vampire powers and point of view, but ultimately that idea was rejected.
Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie, and her husband Paul McDonald have a song on the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack. They join Robert Pattinson and Mia Maestro as the only other cast members to achieve this.
When asked which of the movie actors resembled most closely what she had imagined when writing the novel Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer answered, "MyAnna Buring as Tanya is almost exactly what I had in mind."
Kristen Stewart wanted to do her own stunts in Breaking Dawn Part 2. Even though she broke her thumb on the first day of stunt training, she did the majority of her own stunts.
Stephenie Meyer singled out Garrett, played by Lee Pace, as the character whose costume and styling she loved the most of the new cast members introduced in Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Billy Burke, who plays Charlie Swan, and J.D. Pardo, who plays Nahuel, are currently starring in the NBC TV series, Revolution. It’s the first time Twilight actors have appeared in the same project since the movies began in 2008.
Michael Sheen joked about the difference between playing Aro in Breaking Dawn and playing Tony Blair stating, "One is a slightly self-delusional psychopath and the other one is Aro."
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and author Stephenie Meyer hashed out how to bring Breaking Dawn Part 2 to screen over a steak dinner in Vancouver.
Director Bill Condon said the hardest part of directing vampires is that they don’t do what humans do: no eating, no sleeping, no moving. It was a challenge to keep the movie visually interesting.
Kate, played by Casey LaBow, has a special power of being able to send electric current through her body to shock a foe.
Kristen Stewart’s ad-libs during the arm wrestling scene between Emmett and Bella made the final cut of the Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Peter Facinelli felt that Carlisle got shortchanged in the vampire special powers department. He stated, "Carlisle is known for his compassion. He's not going to smite anyone with compassion!"
Robert Pattinson plays the piano for the second time in the Twilight films in Breaking Dawn Part 2.
While filming in Baton Rouge, the cast got a bit bored of filming a battle scene, so they surprised Bill Condon by inserting a dance sequence. Toni Trucks, who plays Mary, was the mastermind behind the choreography.
Though most of the vampires that come to help the Cullens are friends of Carlisle, Peter and Charlotte, played by Erik Odom and Valorie Curry, are friends of Jasper.
The Denali Coven is comprised of vegetarian vampires, so their eyes are also golden like the Cullens, and not red.
Kristen Stewart kept all the jewelry that she wore in each of the Twilight Saga films from moon rings to engagement rings.
Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob, tried to teach Mackenzie Foy, who plays Renesmee, how to catch and throw a football on their downtime between takes.
The novel Breaking Dawn was published in 2008 after the original Twilight movie was done filming. None of the actors knew how their story arcs ended when they originally signed on for filming.
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