‘Breaking Dawn - Part 1’: Bella and Edward honeymoon on Isle Esme
May 9, ’11, update: In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, after their wedding ceremony Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) takes Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) to Brazil. That’s where Bella and Edward spend their fateful honeymoon on the otherwise idyllic Isle Esme off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
In the previous three Stephenie Meyer books – Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse – Bella and Edward have enjoyed a remarkably (or appallingly, depending on your take) chaste romantic relationship. Things radically change once they have tied the knot at the beginning of the fourth and final novel in the series, Breaking Dawn.
Isle Esme: Lush tropical island off of picturesque Paraty
The above photo shows the recently married Bella and Edward kicking back in the Cullen family’s resort house on Isle Esme – actually, an island off of the colonial coastal town of Paraty, just south of Rio.
That’s where the couple enjoy their mutual interspecies bliss until things come (bone-)crashing down following a night of wild vampire-human sex. Which you’ll surely not get to see – not even obliquely – in this PG-13-rated film.
And that’s where they beget what will eventually become the hybrid Renesmee – who, unwittingly, almost leads to the demise of the Cullen coven.
‘Breaking Dawn’ waterfall: Isle Esme honeymoon
Above is another image from Breaking Dawn - Part 1. Bella and Edward are seen all wet in the by now world-famous waterfall sequence shot in Rio (or its vicinity).
Ashley Greene and Kristen Stewart
Above are Kristen Stewart a.k.a. Bella Swan and Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen. The human Bella is about to get married to the “vegetarian” vampire Edward, which means she may – or may not – have to be turned into a vampire herself. Alice doesn’t seem to care either way – as long as Bella looks like a presentable bride.
Alice is Edward’s clairvoyant “sister.” By being able to foresee stock market “trends,” she helps to keep the family’s fortunes expanding ever more. Really, the Cullens are not only much stronger, but also much wealthier than Superman, Iron Man, and Batman put together. They are recession-proof too.
‘Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ cast
Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey, Dreamgirls) and written by Melissa Rosenberg, who also penned the adaptations of Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight, Chris Weitz’s New Moon, and David Slade’s Eclipse.
Besides Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Ashley Greene, the cast includes the following:
Christian Serratos. Mackenzie Foy. Casey LaBow. Mia Maestro. Charlie Bewley. Jamie Campbell Bower.
Ty Olsson. Alex Rice. Justin Chon. Kiowa Gordon. Tyson Houseman. Bronson Pelletier. Tinsel Korey.
Tanaya Beatty. Sebastião Lemos. Carolina Virguez. Gil Birmingham. Sienna Joseph. Christie Burke.
A Summit Entertainment release, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens Nov. 18 in North America and several other territories. Part 2, the final installment in the five-movie franchise, will come out in fall 2012.
Images of Ashley Greene, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson at Bella and Edward’s honeymoon on Isle Esme in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.
‘Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ image: Bare-shouldered Kristen Stewart
Twilight fans have been begging for more skin in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (and in Breaking Dawn - Part 2, for that matter). Stephenie Meyer’s book features some furniture-smashing sex and a bone-smashing fetus, but really, nothing that could even remotely be considered “steamy.”
Except, that is, for those who have a lot of imagination.
In sum, the above image (posted May 8, ’11) showing Robert Pattinson and a bare-shouldered Kristen Stewart is in all likelihood as steamy as anything related to a Twilight movie is ever gonna get.
‘Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ cast
Directed by Bill Condon (Kinsey, Dreamgirls), Breaking Dawn - Part 1 stars Kristen Stewart as vampire-to-be Bella Swan-Cullen, Robert Pattinson as veggie vampire Edward Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as shapeshifter/werewolf Jacob Black.
Also in the extensive cast of the fourth entry in the Twilight Saga movie franchise:
Elizabeth Reaser. Peter Facinelli. Dakota Fanning. Kellan Lutz. Michael Sheen. Ashley Greene. Nikki Reed. Jackson Rathbone.
Billy Burke. Maggie Grace. Booboo Stewart. Anna Kendrick. Casey LaBow. MyAnna Buring. Sarah Clarke. Ty Olsson. Michael Welch.
Christopher Heyerdahl. Jamie Campbell Bower. Mia Maestro. Christian Camargo. Christian Serratos. Alex Rice. Justin Chon.
Kiowa Gordon. Tyson Houseman. Chaske Spencer. Bronson Pelletier. Daniel Cudmore. Charlie Bewley. Alex Meraz. Julia Jones.
Tinsel Korey. Tanaya Beatty. Sebastião Lemos. Carolina Virguez. Gil Birmingham. Sienna Joseph. Christie Burke. Mackenzie Foy.
The three previous Twilight Saga movies, all featuring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner (who has a supporting role in the first entry), are:
- Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight (2008).
- Chris Weitz’s New Moon (2009).
- David Slade’s Eclipse (2010).
Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens on Nov. 18 in North America. Part 2 will open in Nov. 2012. Melissa Rosenberg once again adapted Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel.
‘Twilight’ actors: Recent movies
Recent Robert Pattinson movies include Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Bel Ami, also featuring Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman, and Christina Ricci; and Allen Coulter’s Remember Me, co-starring Emilie de Ravin and Chris Cooper.
Early last year, Taylor Lautner was one of the many stars in Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day, also featuring the likes of:
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn - Part 1 image: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.
Denali Coven ‘Twilight’ cast: Maggie Grace, Casey LaBow and MyAnna Buring
In the image above from Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, matriarch Esme Cullen (Elizabeth Reaser) is seen greeting Denali Coven members Irina (Maggie Grace), Kate (Casey LaBow), and Tanya (MyAnna Buring) at what looks like the wedding ceremony for Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart).
The producers of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 seem to be aiming for an Academy Award in the Best Costume Design category. Among the fancy-looking creations of two-time Costume Designers Guild nominee Michael Wilkinson (300, Babel) – and/or of his assistants – are those found in the picture, with surely more to come.
Vegetarianism vampire style
The Denali Coven hails from Alaska. Like the Cullens, they’re “vegetarian” vampires – which means non-human blood drinkers, not lettuce eaters.
Speaking of blood, there’s a mix of good blood and bad blood between the Denalis and the Cullens. Too long a story for this post, but I can tell you now that one Denali family member, Irina, will play a crucial role in Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
Irina at the wedding
That is, unless screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg thoroughly revamps Stephenie Meyer’s fourth and final installment in the The Twilight Saga literary series. After all, Maggie Grace’s Irina is clearly visible in the image above, even though, if I remember it correctly, she doesn’t attend Edward and Bella’s wedding.
Besides Elizabeth Reaser; Denali coven members Maggie Grace, Casey LaBow, and MyAnna Buring; and lovebirds Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 cast includes:
Taylor Lautner. Peter Facinelli. Kellan Lutz. Dakota Fanning. Nikki Reed. Jackson Rathbone. Ashley Greene. Michael Sheen.
Booboo Stewart. Sarah Clarke. Ty Olsson. Michael Welch. Christopher Heyerdahl. Jamie Campbell Bower. Christian Camargo.
Billy Burke. Christian Serratos. Alex Rice. Justin Chon. Kiowa Gordon. Tyson Houseman. Chaske Spencer. Bronson Pelletier.
Tinsel Korey. Tanaya Beatty. Sebastião Lemos. Carolina Virguez. Gil Birmingham. Mia Maestro. Alex Meraz.
Sienna Joseph. Mackenzie Foy. Charlie Bewley. Daniel Cudmore. Christie Burke. Julia Jones.
Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, 2009).
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens on Nov. 18, ’11, in North America.
Image of Elizabeth Reaser and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Denali Coven cast members Maggie Grace, Casey LaBow, and MyAnna Buring: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn St. Thomas set
For Twilight Saga fans: US Weekly has published images from the St. Thomas set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn featuring Robert Pattinson shirtless and Kristen Stewart in a skimpy bikini and the like. Bill Condon directed the last installment (in two parts) of the The Twilight Saga.
For Pattinson, who plays the vampire Edward Cullen in the highly popular franchise, the good news about The Twilight Saga coming to a close is “I’ll be very glad not to put those contacts in anymore or have to put on the sparkling make-up.”
The bad news is: “It does feel like a breakup. I do love the guy, it’s been amazing to play the same character through so many adventures and I’m going to miss him. It’s like the last day of high school.”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens Nov. 18.
Photo: National Photo Group
‘Breaking Dawn’ ‘most exciting thing’? Your guess is as good as anybody’s
More Taylor Lautner: when asked what the “most exciting thing” about filming the two-part The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Taylor Lautner told MTV that it was hard to pick one scene because there have been so many during the five-month shoot.
Gods and Monsters and Kinsey filmmaker Bill Condon is the director of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Breaking Dawn - Part 2, both based on the fourth and (to date) final installment in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga literary series. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are Lautner’s co-stars.
Tough gal Bella
After his initial hesitation, Taylor Lautner added the following:
Recently we did a scene in the backyard of the Cullen house where Bella gets mad at me. She just learned that I imprinted on her daughter [the human-vampire hybrid Renesmee] and she is literally throwing me around the backyard. So, it was really fun to see Kristen try and act all tough and, you know, she’s a vampire and she’s chucking me across the yard into trees and stuff. It was funny.
For those who don’t know, “imprinting” is a form of involuntary, shall we say, very close – though not necessarily sexual – attachment between a werewolf and a significant other, no matter how young.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens Nov. 11, ’11.
‘Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ cast
Besides Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson, the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 cast includes:
Michael Sheen. Elizabeth Reaser. Peter Facinelli. Dakota Fanning. Kellan Lutz. Ashley Greene. Nikki Reed. Jackson Rathbone.
Maggie Grace. Booboo Stewart. Billy Burke. Anna Kendrick. Casey LaBow. MyAnna Buring. Sarah Clarke. Mia Maestro. Michael Welch.
Christopher Heyerdahl. Jamie Campbell Bower. Christian Camargo. Daniel Cudmore. Christian Serratos. Alex Rice. Ty Olsson.
Julia Jones. Kiowa Gordon. Tyson Houseman. Chaske Spencer. Bronson Pelletier. Charlie Bewley. Alex Meraz. Justin Chon.
Mackenzie Foy. Tinsel Korey. Sebastião Lemos. Carolina Virguez. Gil Birmingham. Tanaya Beatty. Sienna Joseph. Christie Burke.
Taylor Lautner Abduction image: Lionsgate Pictures.
Abduction trailer: Lionsgate Pictures.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan in bed during their honeymoon, Bella’s transformation into a vampire, and Bella’s baby delivery are some of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn images that were illegally leaked online yesterday.
Summit Entertainment has acted swiftly to prevent sites from posting those stills and screen grabs, but the “damage” – if any, really – has been done. Fans who wanted to check out those images yesterday were able to do so. (The Pattinson-Stewart photo above was released months ago.)
Below is an open letter from Breaking Dawn author and co-producer Stephenie Meyer, whose Midnight Sun manuscript was leaked before completion a few years ago; co-producer Wyck Godfrey; director Bill Condon; and Summit Entertainment:
As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage.
The film and these images are not yet ready or in their proper context. They were illegally obtained and their early dissemination is deeply upsetting to the actors, the filmmakers and Summit who are working so hard to bring these movies to fruition to you in November 2011 and November 2012.
Please, for those who are posting, stop. And please, though the temptation is high, don’t view or pass on these images. Wait for the film in its beautiful, finished entirety to thrill you.
Stephenie Meyer, Bill Condon, Wyck Godfrey and Summit Entertainment
Photo: Summit Entertainment