‘Breaking Dawn’ Might Not Have a Birth Scene

Celebuzz / June 16, 2010

It’s one of the most memorable—and quite possibly the most graphic—passages from the Twilight saga. But if screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has her way, the birth scene in Breaking Dawn might not make it to the big screen at all.

Rosenberg admits that she’s currently weighing the possibility of leaving Renesmee’s birth out of the upcoming screen adaptation of Breaking Dawn, figuring that some things might best be left to the imagination:

“On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are, ‘It has to be R-rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!’ For me it’s actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth… It doesn’t mean it’s any less evocative of an experience.”

Ultimately, however, Rosenberg will leave the decision to director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), who’ll be helming the two-part Breaking Dawn:

“From a screenwriter standpoint that’s gonna land more squarely in the director’s hands. That’s one of those things [where] I kind of say [and] make a few sort of general suggestions on the page and say, ‘Go! Go, Bill! Do it!’ ”

While we await Condon’s decision, feel free to offer your own opinion in the comments section: Would Breaking Dawn be better or worse without the birth scene?

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