“Everybody likes to tease me about [Jacob imprinting on Renesmee],” Taylor Lautner tells EW.com. “Everyone thinks it's so funny, and I laugh along with them, but it's important for me to keep in my mind that it's as simple as a lifelong bond. It's not nearly as creepy as everybody likes to joke.” Lautner adds that he believes “people will be very happy with the whole imprinting situation.”
Robert Pattinson, apparently, isn't so sure. “The first scene I saw them together [in Breaking Dawn Part 2],” Pattinson recalled, “I literally could not stop laughing. I wouldn't have been able to do it.”
Pattinson is being modest here. In David Slade's Eclipse, his Edward Cullen did manage to ask Bella Swan's hand in marriage in a cringingly corny scene – without cracking up. In fact, both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart deserve immense credit for keeping a straight face throughout that whole marriage proposal sequence. (Note: In general, I found Eclipse the most technically accomplished of the three Twilight movies I've seen. Yet, Catherine Hardwicke's original Twilight, however uneven, remains by far the most effective cinematic translation of Bella and Edward's romantic fairy-tale.)
Hilarious Eclipse DVD commentary
By the way, I highly recommend Pattinson and Stewart's commentary on the Eclipse DVD. It's a revealing, hilarious delight, in which both of them – when not giggling – challenge Eclipse's narrative inconsistencies. Pattinson is particularly vocal about his reservations about the film's plot and characters (“I don't like Jacob!”). The commentary is so entertaining, I've gone back to it more than once.
Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn 2 opens Nov. 16. Melissa Rosenberg once again adapted Stephenie Meyer's novel. In addition to Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the BD2 cast features Cullen Clan members Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone.
Plus: Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Billy Burke, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, MyAnna Buring, Maggie Grace, Jamie Campbell Bower, Christopher Heyerdahl, Booboo Stewart, Julia Jones, Alex Meraz, Bronson Pelletier, Cameron Bright, Noel Fisher, Lee Pace, Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan, Daniel Cudmore, Charlie Bewley, Casey LaBow, Kiowa Gordon, Chaske Spencer, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Masami Kosaka.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Taylor Lautner / Jacob Black picture: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.