Reed Talks The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Now that Eclipse has come and gone, there
will be no escaping Breaking Dawn talk for the cast of The
Twilight Saga. I got the chance to chat with Nikki Reed about her
upcoming non-vampire release, Last Day of Summer in which she
stars alongside her good pal DJ Qualls, and Reed took the time to answer
some of my questions about the next two installments, even though she
doesn't know too much herself.
The final book in Stephenie Meyer's series, Breaking Dawn, is
divided into three sections, however, the film version will be delivered in two.
Will Breaking Dawn be broken up according to one of the splits
in the book? Reed will find out eventually, but for right now she
explained, "They haven't told us yet. We haven't even received the
scripts." Odds are they'll be getting those scripts very soon because
Reed said shooting will begin in about eight weeks and both films will
be shot back-to-back.
Spoiler alert for those who haven't read the books …
Now for a prime concern that may come up in the first film, the birth of
Bella's half-vampire baby. I've never read the book, but apparently the
scene is pretty striking. Having not yet seen the script, Reed didn't
know exactly how the big moment would be handled but did say, "It's
certainly very graphic the way that it's written. We clearly know what
our ratings are going to be in these movies; they're not going to be
rated R films, so they're going to have
to just keep it tame."
End Spoiler Alert
That duty will fall to the direct of the final two films, Bill Condon.
Reed is still enraptured by her fantastic experience working with Eclipse
director David Slade, but has high hopes for working with Condon thanks
to the fantastic things she's heard about him. "I actually haven't met
him yet, but I'm a big fan of his work and I heard from everybody that
he's such a sweet, kind man," she said. "That's always a nice
enlivenment to work in, so I'm excited about that."
That's all from Reed on the Breaking Dawn front, but keep an eye
out for my full chat with her packed with tons of information on Last
Day of Summer, the new music she directed and more.