Breaking Dawn Scripts Were Intimidating

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 Blu-ray is set for a March 2 release and in this exclusive clip, stars Kristen Stewart and Peter Facinelli explain why turning the Breaking Dawn book into a movie was a formidable process.

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Turning Stephenie Meyers' 768-page wrap-up to her Twilight Saga into a movie wasn't an easy task, stars Kristen Stewart and Peter Facinelli assert in this exclusive clip from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2's Blu-ray edition, out March 2.

As the stars tell it, making the separate halves of the almost four-hour-long Breaking Dawn set was a Herculean task.

"It's being shot like one movie," says Kristen Stewart, being interviewed for the DVD extras. "And the book is not broken up into two different stories, so it's kind of just one long movie."

She sounds tired, no?

Peter Facinelli, who plays vamp dad Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight movies, said that he felt pretty intimidated when the movie's scripts arrived.

"When I got the scripts to these movies they were 250 pages," he says in a gee-whiz tone. "Like two scripts. It was heavy and I looked at it and I was like whoa, this is pretty daunting."

Maybe so, but perhaps it was worth it? Some fans were so excited for the movie's release that some started camping out almost a week before it came out. Too much, you think?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Extended Edition will also be available March 2.

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Comments on "Peter Facinelli found Breaking Dawn script really scary"

Nimra Sheikh February 22, 2013 | 7:04 AM

this movie very nice nd beautiful.... i like it....

Janelle February 21, 2013 | 12:00 PM

I'm glad that no one chickened out either. It sounds like the work was really daunting. Take it from a fan who has read all of the books and seen all of the movies a million times, you guys all did a great job! I loved that twist ending the most. And,I can't wait until next Saturday to buy the movie on Blu Ray!!

Jane Write February 21, 2013 | 11:35 AM

I'm glad no one chickened out! I realize it was a TON of work, but please know from a fan perspective... It was so gracefully done in a wrap-up to the book series. I always hate when they split up the two movies, but I am very glad that the shooting process was actually done as one movie. Because I think the overall movie turns out better. A 2-part movie filmed at separate times is VERY noticeable once sitting down and watching it. The only thing I wish is if the dvd's offer 2 part movies one disc rather than 2 discs.

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