'Breaking Dawn' Might Not Have a Birth Scene

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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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  • Daniela
    Daniela

    DO NOT get rid of the sex scene its a passionate and its the first time bella and edward get intimate why cut it out or even tone down the scene a bit? And the birth scene is not just a gory matter of pushing out a vampire its a life and death situation from Twilight Breaking dawn! Its an essential part of the book and makes it more interesting so why put it in the book and cut it out of the film (boringggg) you NEED to keep everything original and cut nothing out. Even if its rated a PG 13 the parents should understand that little children under 13 don't always have to be in the middle and watch Twilight, there are WAY more adults and children 13 and over who watch Twilight and want to see breaking dawn with NOTHING cut out more then little kids. Parents with children under 13 will just have to suck it and so will the little children. Who said The Twilights were for little children in the first place? with the setting and all its most likely little children don't understand the plot and wont even understand breaking dawn part 1 and 2. The whole concept of this love ride between bella and edward should have a glorious ending and in which to do this the birth and sex scene should be kept in or there was no point of the book if the movie is going to cut out the main part of the film!! i absolutely LOVE twilight and to have the final twilights tamed because of little children then whats the point!! KEEP IT ALL AS IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE FIRST PLACE AND CUT NOTHING OUT!!

  • Taylor Durham
    Taylor Durham

    If they do not have the birth scene, this woman is a dumb f*ck. it's the part where she f*cking turns into a vampire!!!!!! wowwww, you're dumb lady. HAVE THE SCENE!!!!!!! The real fans know what happens so they'll be expecting it!!!! DUH!

  • manzy
    manzy

    Type your comment hhe-ll who the hell do you think your are taking somthing out off the book and not putting it in the movie!its like the most important part!not really.but you would make the worsst mistake every and make people want to puch you in the face when they see you( mad at you).look,fans have waited forever for the movies,and i know alot of other people have been waiting for them to.look because off all of the fans (almost all of them are 14 and up!!,about 98 percent .areover 15 )we know about baby birth we are not stupid.we have had health!!why the fuge monkey would u wanna take that part out!>?>?ok i get dont show like any like body parts that would be disgusting,u have to just make bella look like she in pain make her push ,baby pop out ,bang your done!!!!(i know theres a little more to it)just do the dam sceen its the last one it has to at least have that sceen in it.ere.

  • an
    an

    Melissa Rosenberg has ruin every movie so far, why break a pattern. Breakin Dawn will be as boring as the other 3 movies. No honeymoon, and no baby scene..Fade to black, next morning...blah, blah, blah

  • Chris
    Chris

    Rosenberg is not a good writer. The script for Eclipse was the worst yet. Birth scene or no, she is not adapting these stories well. The latest film was cheesy crap - all of the intimate intensity that should exist between Bella and Edward was absent. The director is to blame as well. The Volturi were not menacing. They were B-Movie amusements behaving like badly dressed, arrogant goth teens. Cheesy, cheesy. All in all, a very wooden film Hope the next one is more lively - though doubtful with Rosenberg's lackluster writing.

  • reality_check
    reality_check

    [quote=Brittany Bolden]BD was broken into 2 films so that less things had to be left out. Thar's not true. BD was broken into two films so Summit can milk the franchise more. Don't be naive. In my country, the whole series come with an R-rating (only people over 16 can read it) so it's definitely not a kids' story. The director and the screenwriter will soften it, however, so everyone who is swooning over the Rob Pattison - Kris Stewart love or Taylor Lautner's abs can buy tickets and watch the movie. Wake up: this film-adaptation is not about doing justice to the story - it's about making money! I so wish Twi hadn't been such a huge success. Maybe then directors would consider making a better movie. But I agree, we don't need to see blood to believe that Bella has been changed to a vampire. Since the whole movie is not from her point of view, the films fail to be dramatic or even interesting. Because of the fact that the narration tells everything to the audience, what's the point of thinking? All in all, they should do a scene like in Twi when James bit Bella. No melodrama, just facts: she's dying, Edward bites her, Jacob is crying or screaming, some creepy music and camera shots will do it, and after a cut we can see the new Bella waking up and Renesme sleeping in Edward's hands. No big deal.

  • elenagreece
    elenagreece

    hey you people, WAKE UP!!!! can you even imagine how disappointed would we be if you cut the birth scene? is one of the most important and axciting scene, the one that we most look forward to!! ok you can can the sex scenes but not the birth!!! if you do so, you'll let all the fans down!!!! for sure!

  • Gracie
    Gracie

    i HATE the twilight movies, but the books are ok... i think that that scene should definitely be in there...

  • Dakota
    Dakota

    Whatever you do don't take out the birth scene it would totally ruin everything! thats like the best part of the whole book...! It should detailed but it doesnt have to be R rated just leave the rating alone and make it work for all the fans who are under seventeen! i mean imagine how many customers and people you may loose if you was to change the rating! i mean just go as far as you can with the child birth under a PG-13 rating just don't take it out It probably cant be as good as all twilight fans imagine but do your best and leave the book the way its suppose to BE!!

  • Nicole Lawson
    Nicole Lawson

    [quote=starbucks gal!]OMG! THERE SHOULD SO BE THE BIRTH SCENE! its one of the most memorable parts of the book! & its how bella is changed into a vampire. DUH. the films/books are about vampires, so the audience should be able to see bellas last moments as a human and first moments as a vampire. Seeing Edward and Bella at her last human moments is a critical part of the story!!! Its what all the books have been leading up to. Breaking Dawn is being made into two movies so why leave out a crtical moment of the book??? New Screen Writer Please!!!! Us Fans that pay the $$$ to see these movies what more not less of the story line!!!

  • Nicole Lawson
    Nicole Lawson

    You have to have the birth sceen. Its important to the story line on Bella becoming a vampire, Its an important part of the book which means it should be in the movie. Bella's child birth isnt your normal push and breath..... its a life and death moment.

  • Meagan
    Meagan

    I think they should show something for the birth scene... its important to show how Bella gets turned into a vamp. I agree with the others about if they are going to leave important things out like that then it shouldnt be a two part movie.. and I think that when Bella turns then it would be cool to see it in 3D in the movie theater but not at home just make the picture nice and bright! and the option of 3D...

  • ch
    ch

    she should be sacked she is going to ruin the movie please get someone who agrees with us to write it the thought of it not being in makes me so angry grr

  • Steph
    Steph

    *facepalm* This woman as crazy. How - tell me HOW - can this movie POSSIBLY be done without the birthing scene?? That's the most important part of the entire book!! I'm so sick of these movies being focussed to 12 year old girls. This book is anything but a kid's story. Please humor those of us mature enough to understand it all and give us a movie that is actually like the books

  • Steph
    Steph

    *facepalm* This woman as crazy. How - tell me HOW - can this movie POSSIBLY be done without the birthing scene?? That's the most important part of the entire book!! I'm so sick of these movies being focussed to 12 year old girls. This book is anything but a kid's story. Please humor those of us mature enough to understand it all and give us a movie that is actually like the books

  • stacy
    stacy

    It's just as sad as how they did the meadow scene in twilight only ten times worse. I thought and many agreed with me that the meadow scene where Edward shows Bella he sparkles wasn't done up to be the pivotal scene that it was in the book. I thought it was downplayed wasn't as good. If they leave out the Birth/Turning Scene it will seriously ruin it for me. That is a pivotal moment for the entire series. If the director doesn't get it, then get a new director. It's clear to me that the fans all want it and it's about the fans.

  • Lindsay
    Lindsay

    personally, anyone reading twilight should be able to see an R rated movie. It's all about wanting to die if the person you love doesn't love you back, wanting to give up your soul to turn into whatever your boyfriend is, and sneaking off regardless of what their parents think. And we're letting our 15 year olds read this? Now maybe it's just me, (not a mother, and 23) but you should be pretty mature to read that kind of stuff and not have it become real to a heavily impressionable young mind. Girls reading this are believing that it's just ok to run off and do whatever in the name of 'love' but in reality, not forks, it just doesn't happen quite like that, at least not without unwanted teen pregnancies and missing fathers. So throw in the birthing scene! the fans that are over 20 like myself would LOVE to see some more realistic scenes and our boyfriends would be more on board for a little more realism and a little less teenager drama. I'm all for it being R rated! (and I LOVE Stewart's idea of having Bella's vision be 3-D, what a fabulous concept)

  • sheryl1996
    sheryl1996

    (swearing in my head) WT THE HELL no birth scene ain't that like a really important scene coz u can c the treaty is still not broken as well the brilliant control of edward as well we can c jacob leaving bella coz he can't take it as well we c the parents-edward and bella's reaction to cing the baby girl aww. AT THE HELL you need the birth scene

  • Sara
    Sara

    I agree - the birth of Renesmee and death/rebirth of Bella is the most important scene of Breaking Dawn...its the most anticipated scene of the whole series. If she(Mellissa R. or Bill C.) is not up to the challenge, find someone who is...don't take the easy road out.

  • starbucks gal!
    starbucks gal!

    OMG! THERE SHOULD SO BE THE BIRTH SCENE! its one of the most memorable parts of the book! & its how bella is changed into a vampire. DUH. the films/books are about vampires, so the audience should be able to see bellas last moments as a human and first moments as a vampire.

  • Brittany Bolden
    Brittany Bolden

    um wtf is she talkin about? maybe to her it's cool to not see.. but she's playin to millions of fans and that is one of the most important scenes. BD was broken into 2 films so that less things had to be left out. taking such a big scene like the birth out would basically render breaking BD into unimportant. WTF! we need a new writer stat. we've needed for a while.

  • dmn
    dmn

    omg they have to have the birth scene in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this lady suckssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • putitin
    putitin

    omgggggggggggg how can she even think about that :S all the agony edward went in not to turn bella come to an end in this scene and she doest want it in??? have she read the books?! OMG i cant beleive hoow crazy she is

  • TwilightGirl805
    TwilightGirl805

    WTF!!!!!! How can you not have the birth scene!!! that's like the most imortant thing in the damn book!!!! sooo it should be in the movie!!!aaaaahhhh

  • jella
    jella

    sei popo brutta

  • trism
    trism

    showin d child birth phase is d most imp. part coz evrythng changes since... n if we got no dat part in the movie den d movie will b worthless watchin... der has 2 b sex scene n child birth scene to make it real breakin dawn..

  • Jo
    Jo

    What about the sex scene being "left to the imagination" in the BOOK. Now that was disappointing.

  • anon
    anon

    It's evident how many of you have not had children. If the majority of you had actually experienced a normal birth (or God help you if there were complications), you wouldn't be so gung ho for "sex and gore and birth. Team Robsten 4evah!". Yes, it's a pivotal scene in the book. Yes, Bella gets turned. No, it's not necessary to show Renesme's birth in graphic detail. I agree with anyone who thinks that there must be a tasteful way to get through this part of the story. Some things really are better left to the reader/viewer's imagination. Thank you, dear voice of reason.

  • kaykay
    kaykay

    yeah this makes me mad i want to see that part that is what i am looking forward to if you take it out it alot of ppl wont want to see it

  • bliss
    bliss

    I agree we need that birth scene its what made bella turned it wouldn't make sense if they took it out it ruin the movie

  • Lizzie
    Lizzie

    Is Melissa Rosenberg just plain stupid? Oh wait, we all know the answer to that one. Of course the birthing scene has to be in there, you stupid faggot. Someone fire her?

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa

    OMG!!!!!!REALLY?!?!?!? This isnt a childrens book....so i say get a new writer n give us wat we want....we want the most important and detail parts of the story....

  • Jo
    Jo

    if there is no birth there will be no vampire bella! its tupid they left too much out of twilight and its started to get better but it would ruin the whole film if they left out the birth maybe it dosent have to be all bloody and graphic but it has to be there!

  • Doyle Lively
    Doyle Lively

    me too...i agree with yall....WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!dts wat am waitin 4,,aw jacob is gonna change ova renesmes birth...dats lyk d main tin in breakin dawn,..dey shld beta nt talk sh*t,..am f*ckin mad rite nw,...Melissa wateva,...u suck...GOSH!!!!!!!!!a nw sreenwriter rite nw,,,jeez,...dey dnt even care bout aw WE re gona feel IF DEY CUT DAT PART,,,,NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......BREAKING DAWN IS MA BEST...

  • Tina
    Tina

    It's evident how many of you have not had children. If the majority of you had actually experienced a normal birth (or God help you if there were complications), you wouldn't be so gung ho for "sex and gore and birth. Team Robsten 4evah!". Yes, it's a pivotal scene in the book. Yes, Bella gets turned. No, it's not necessary to show Renesme's birth in graphic detail. I agree with anyone who thinks that there must be a tasteful way to get through this part of the story. Some things really are better left to the reader/viewer's imagination. Thank goodness there's someone else who agrees with me! Those who say "This one's for us (by the way I am a mom of 2). Let the kids wait until they're older." Bull! There are plenty of graphic vampire shows and movies for the adults if that's what they want. As a fellow "adult", I would rather see it tastefully done and left to our imaginations.

  • Tina
    Tina

    Breaking Dawn was my least favorite book. It just had a different tone than the other books. There are many young girls that like and will watch these movies. To suddenly get to the last installment and make it rated R (graphic sex and gore) would make no sense and not fit with the series. Breaking Dawn didn't fit the series. Apparently I'm the only one on here who feels that way. And I really don't want to see Bella spew blood or Edward bite through her womb to get the baby out...But, I would like to see when he changes her. And I do think the love scene/s can be done tastefully and beautifully without getting explicit.

  • sarah
    sarah

    the birth scene is like the hight of this movie!? i mean come on ? a baby is born and bella turns into a vamp !! i has to be there, besides i would love to see kristen do that scene :D

  • tttkr
    tttkr

    whats next? no sex scenes too? no renesmee? sombody should fire her!

  • thelc80
    thelc80

    It needs to be R- rated! This book is not pg-13! Please stick to the book and add everything! I would gladly sit through a 3 hour movie! Thos kids need to just wait until they r old enough and see the movie! This ones ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leigh Chaney Meza
    Leigh Chaney Meza

    Yes there is a tasteful way to do the birth scene, but Breaking Dawn is still not meant for children. The book explains in detail what happened so the imagination was not needed. If you are going to leave out the birth scene because it is too graphic, then you need to leave out the honeymoon, the imprinting, Bella drinking the blood to keep herself and the baby alive and any fight scenes that are too graphic. Leave all that out and you basically have no movie!! This is a fiction book, i is not meant to be tasteful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • echolalala
    echolalala

    It's evident how many of you have not had children. If the majority of you had actually experienced a normal birth (or God help you if there were complications), you wouldn't be so gung ho for "sex and gore and birth. Team Robsten 4evah!". Yes, it's a pivotal scene in the book. Yes, Bella gets turned. No, it's not necessary to show Renesme's birth in graphic detail. I agree with anyone who thinks that there must be a tasteful way to get through this part of the story. Some things really are better left to the reader/viewer's imagination.

  • Paula Chaney Villanueva
    Paula Chaney Villanueva

    Okay, in this case, let's take the movie Sex and the City and take out all the sex so that kids can come watch it. What do we have left?? Just the City! Did I get my point across?!?!?! This is ridiculous! This is an ADULT movie, not a kids movie! My 39 year old sister would not read the books because she kept saying "oh those books are for kids". She recently after the movie New Moon hit DVD, decided to read the books. Now she agrees with me that these books are for adults not for kids and would never let her younger children even read the books! I believe that you can take out all you want to from the movie to make it so kids can watch it, but the concept is still there and it is for adults, not children. If I wanted to go see a Disney Movie I would go watch TOY STORY 3!!!! I want the adult romance and if it means it has to be rated R then get with it!!!! ADULTS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE PAYING YOU TO DO YOUR JOB SO, so in the words of a famous name brand, JUST DO IT!!!!

  • Leigh Chaney Meza
    Leigh Chaney Meza

    You better go by the book with Breaking Dawn or have a lot of disappointed fans. The Twilight Saga is for ADULTS, not children. We are not going to see a Disney Movie!!. Many fans were disappointed because New Moon was so far off from the book that if was a big let down. Parents should not be letting their younger children read these books or watch the movies. If you want to continue to make money off this Twilight Saga, then you might want to think about the adults who should be watching these movies, not children who are too young to even know what the love between a man and a woman is all about and all it entails.

  • Amy Shields
    Amy Shields

    As a twihard Mum, i understand where Melissa is coming from. But, there has to be a way to make it not all "Gore and guts and sex". The birth scene is the part of the book that had me in tears. Reading it from Jacobs perspective, feeling his agony and pain, esp when he thought she was dead......oh gawd, it's making me tear up again just thinking about it. It MUST be put in the movie. It is the most important part of the whole series. It is what we were all waiting for...Renesme's birth and Bella being turned. Im sure you can work out a way to make it tasteful

  • albeli
    albeli

    I applaud her. The entire book series is disgustingly misogynistic, culminating in this very scene.

  • me!
    me!

    [quote=Nicole Ferrer]whattt!!! oh my God this woman doesnt have any idea of what we want!! For Gods sake I hope Summit open their eyes and get another writer Twilight its not for kids!!! we want every detail! Im so dissapointed !! omg!! u're SO right!! please!!!!

  • KY
    KY

    I agree with all of the above!!!!!!!!!! Me tooo!!!!!!!!! The birth scene is a MUST

  • ely
    ely

    i agree with the people commenting, im only 15 but i want breaking dawn rated r . it has to be theres so many important things and Melissa Rosenberg is ruining it. i understand she might not want to show everything but the important parts should be shown!!! stick to the book. thats what makes some movies some of the best out there because they stick to the books ..to what fans want to see!

  • colombiqua28
    colombiqua28

    SHE CLEARLY HASNT READ THE BOOKS!! or doesnt care about what true "twihard" fans are wanting for the Breaking Dawn films .... those scenes .. the birth and sex scenes are probably the ones that are the most crucial parts to the book because of its importance and the description in the book ... so if she doesnt include the sex scene and/or the childbirth .. then honestly what is the point of watching the moive.

  • Em
    Em

    I agree with all of the above!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kenia
    Kenia

    This makes me sad because the actors in these films have done such a great job. And here comes Melissa Rosenberg who has to ruin all the movies so far and apparently this one as well by wanting to take out the birth scene. She has no idea how angry she has made all the fans of the books by having changed or completely having gotten rid of important parts of the books. THE TWILIGHT SAGA IS NOT FOR KIDS AT ALL!!!!!! If Melissa Rosenberg makes Breaking Dawn PG-13 I WILL NOT WASTE MY MONEY IN GOING TO SEE THE MOVIE!!!! I am really angry at Melissa Rosenberg for ruining the movies for me. I hope they remake the movies again later in the future. Don't make Breaking Dawn into two movies if your going to cut out all the important details!! Melissa Rosenberg sucks!! They need a new screenwriter!!

  • yunet
    yunet

    What the hell Melissa Rosenberg has already killed the first three films and now she is gonna kill the last one too. Hell F**king No!!! What is the point of Breaking Dawn being made into two films if the screenwriter or director is not gonna add the birth and Bella's transformation scene! Make this movie rated R and follow the book the way it's suppose to be. To tall true fans of the books not the movies find the petition or make one to make Breaking Dawn rated R and get a new screenwriter!!!!

  • Danielle White
    Danielle White

    This is what every Twi-Fan has been waiting for. We've read the books watched the movies and all we've wanted is to see bella be turnt into a vampire and see her give the gory childbirth. The movie is about romance so the some sexual content should be there and its also about suspense so there should be blood. Of course it shouldn't be like a blood bath, slughter scene but like Meyer's described it. this a key part of the Saga.DON'T B CRAZY SHOW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nina
    Nina

    not having the birth scene will be a huge disappointment to the world, and this 'Melissa Rosenberg' character would be hated everywhere for the rest of time for ruining the best experience of the whole twilight saga.

  • vale from italy
    vale from italy

    i'm totally agree with larrin

  • Izzie
    Izzie

    She's BLIND, isn't she!? Doesn't she understand that the squealing tweens and the teens and the adults ALL WANT A BIRTH SCENE? God. Bill Condon, please make it R-rated. Please, please, PLEASE...!

  • Indra
    Indra

    There doesnt have to be "gore and guts and sex!", but pleasedont cut out one of the most interesting scenes!!! If you do it, you S**K!!!!

  • Larrin Wright
    Larrin Wright

    OMGG we have to have the birth scene!! Its how Bella is turned!!! Ughhh Pleasee they need to have this part!!!

  • Nicole Ferrer
    Nicole Ferrer

    whattt!!! oh my God this woman doesnt have any idea of what we want!! For Gods sake I hope Summit open their eyes and get another writer Twilight its not for kids!!! we want every detail! Im so dissapointed !!