Robert Pattinson: 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' is 'tribute to 'Twilight' fans'
The final film in "The Twilight Saga" franchise is set to hit theaters on November 16 and Robert Pattinson, who plays the vampire Edward Cullen, said he considers "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" to be a tribute of sorts to fans.
The actor also spoke about shooting the big fight scene for the film and a certain PG-13 love scene that have spurred a variety of reactions from fans.
"People have been coming up to me and going, 'This is supposed to be like crazy and you're so like kind of soft in it,' and other people have been like, 'I don't know. I don't know if this is appropriate,'" he said. "So like I have no ... I can't even really remember shooting it."
The first part of "Breaking Dawn" was released in November 2011 and shows Bella and Edward marrying and later, the birth of their daughter, Renesmee. The delivery nearly kills Bella, who is subsequently turned into a vampire. In the final installment, which is set for release on Nov. 16, Bella and Edward fight the Volturi to protect their child.
Pattinson talked about how violent the battle scenes became while he was reading the script and joked that he almost expected Edward to have his eyes gouged out.
"I remember getting to that and I read the script before I read the book and started getting to that sequence and thinking like is this really happening? This is like ... you're just going to kill everybody? I thought it was great," Pattinson said. "I was waiting for the moment where they say and Edward gets his eyeballs gouged out and then they start eating him. I kind of like the idea of that."
Pattinson also said he hopes the fans will be happy with the way the final film came together and how it ends.
"I mean we definitely put the effort into the movie. It was a hard shoot and [director] Bill [Condon], his heart was really in the right place when he was doing it," the actor said. "It's kind of like a tribute to 'Twilight' fans, the movie. I mean it felt like that when we were doing it. So, you know I hope that. I feel like I've done something."
Pattinson also spoke about special credits tacked on to the end of the film that acknowledge the work of all the people who have worked on all of the "Twilight" movies.
"I think it's really great and it's classy as well," Pattinson said. "It's not saying, 'Oh there's a possibility for another one.' It's like no, that's it. It's done. There's no loop hole."
As for what's next for Pattinson, the actor has a few more films lined up.
"I'm doing this movie called 'The Rover.' It's a futuristic Western. It's set in Australia. I'm starting that in January with Guy Pierce," he said. "In the summer I'm shooting a movie in Iraq called 'Mission Black List' shooting in one of Saddam Hussein's old palaces. So that's going to be fun."
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is slated for release on November 16. Check out the trailer below.Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, who produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).