Entertainment Weekly's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 special edition issue has hit stands today, and in addition to offering great new pictures from the film and an account of the six month production process for both Part 1 and Part 2, it also revealed a few new facts about Breaking Dawn's film translation.
For starters, as mentioned before, the first shot of Denali Coven castmates Maggie Grace ("Irina"), Casey LaBow ("Kate"), and MyAnna Buring ("Tanya") with Elizabeth Reaser ("Esme Cullen") indicates that there have been a few changes in the story of "Irina." In the book version of Breaking Dawn, she did not attend the wedding, but this photograph is clearly from the ceremony or reception, so it appears that she will. This means the story leading up to her betrayal of the Cullens (snitching to the Volturi about "Renesmee") will be slightly different than it was in the book. It should be very interesting to see how this is handled on-screen!
Next, a photograph of Michael Sheen ("Aro") receiving his notice of Bella and Edward's wedding shows that the film will present what couldn't be known from Bella's book perspective - namely, what was going on with the Volturi while the wedding and honeymoon took place. This will help to fill out some of the decision-making processes that went into the entire Volturi line-up heading to Forks to showdown, witnesses and all.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart revealed three new details herself. First off, she had something to say to and about those who leaked images from Breaking Dawn earlier this year. According to her, she figured they were stolen from the dailies, so she took action by leaving a few choice words at the end of the following takes. They were, shall we say, colorful and poignant. She also explained that the ratings issue (i.e., keeping Breaking Dawn in the PG-13 tradition of the Twilight Saga) was more relevant when it came to the pregnancy and delivery scenes than anything romantic.
Accordingly, we won't actually see Bella throwing up blood in the movie. In other words, some aspects of those moments were just too graphic to make it to film. Lastly, she talked about how the wedding scene really affected her during shooting. “I literally felt like thanking them for coming,” she explained. Read the rest in Entertainment Weekly, on stands now!