Kristen Stewart Explains Why Bella and Edward “Kind of Hate Each Other!”
It seems like all anyone can talk about these days is the upcoming love scene, and subsequent birth, in the latest installment of the Twilight Saga. Kristen Stewart talked to Parade.com about the upcoming movie, and the controversial scenes.
“It’s PG-13, but it’s pretty graphic and bloody. If it is too much for somebody who is younger, than discretion should definitely be used by parents. But it should be impactful, it should be scary. You have a story about somebody who has been fighting for what she believes in. Bella is going, ‘I’ll die for my baby, I’ll do anything for it.’ I hope it doesn’t scare people, but on the other hand, I hope it does.”
Stewart seems to be fascinated with the changes her character undergoes as a mother-to-be who must protect her child, even from it’s father (Edward worries that the baby will kill the woman he loves, which sets the pair at odds in Breaking Dawn).
“They’re in love, but Edward and Bella are at complete odds in this story. For the first time, you actually feel like they kind of hate each other. I played a moment that was so wrong-feeling to me, it so betrayed everything that I’ve played up until this point. I hated Edward. I truly looked at him like, ‘You better steer clear and stay away from me.’ Bella turns into a feral animal. She’s protective. She’s a mother. It’s stronger than anything she’s ever felt.”
Many critics of the Twilight Saga (including myself) think that taking Bella directly from high school to wife and motherhood was an odd choice at best. Stewart disagrees.
“I don’t think it’s so far-fetched for someone my age to be having a child. Oddly, circumstances lined up so that one of my best friends in the world just had a baby. I definitely related to the maternal aspect of Bella very strongly, especially because it’s really the main subject of the movie.”