Melissa Rosenberg Updates Facebook Page

melissa-rosenbergheadshotIn an interview with MTV, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg hinted that the birth scene in Breaking Dawn may take place off screen and that she would leave it to director Bill Condon to decide.  Yet it seems many fans took her comments to mean that we wouldn’t get a birth scene at all or any “feathers.”  Here’s how Rosenberg responded to the worries.

“Hi y’all! Not sure where some of you got the impression I intended to leave birth scene out of Breaking Dawn, but it’s inaccurate. Of course the birth scene will be in there! And the sex scenes! And the feathers! And the blood! Perhaps you misinterpreted what I said about not needing to see BUCKETS of blood in order to convey the terror of the birth scene. But rest easy all! xoxo Mel”

Follow Melissa Rosenberg on Facebook.


  1. Sure that page isn’t a fan page? Sure looks like it.

  2. silkoverglass says:

    Wow! BD is going to be really tricky. I think the actors are going to really have to work hard. VERY hard. I’m thinking the birthing scene will most likely focus on their faces. And they will have to ‘tell’ the story with their reactions. Like Bella screaming and then they cut to Edward leaning towards her stomach and then cut to Bella’s face again. You know what I think will also be incredibly difficult? Edward has to look like he’s crying but no tears come out! That’s really hard to sell. The sex scenes I think will be easier.

    • I don’t think the sex scenes will be nearly as easy as you think… I mean they have to keep it PG-13. But who knows, I’m just worried that a lot is going to be left out in order to meet the rating needed.

      • silkoverglass says:

        Yeaaah, sort of. But I mean the book is really not explicit. If they stick to the fade out I think it will be ok. You can have a really passionate scene without having to go to an R rating. More of little flashes of what’s going on and the viewer will fill in the blanks. You know someone made a really smart comment about Renesme being really difficult to look convincing. And I totally agree! How do you think they are going to be able to pull that off?!

  3. I’m not really that concerned about it all…I mean seriously its totally doable to imply w/the sex doesn’t have to be like 8 mile or I <3 huckabees. there have been many PG13 movies made with sex and violence. Also, I agree that the birth scene can be done without it being terribly graphic. I mean audio I think would be pretty sufficient for that one…

    • I agree. And remember, even though some of us “old folks” love these books and movies, the target audience is young adults. It would be so wrong to make a movie based on a YA book and have the movie rated R.

  4. claudia martinez says:

    thats a relief(:
    i can not wait for BD! its gonna be the best one out of all the movies(:

  5. I have full Faith that they will do a great job with BD. I don’t evey the job MR and BC have in front of them. Interpreting the raw and bloody birth of renessme, naked cursing wolves, and vampire sex, all while staying within Stephenie’s specifications and an MPAA PG-13 rating will not be easy. I can’t imagine how they’re going to navigate the birth scene. However Isle Esme shouldn’t bee too impossible, challenging but not impossible. I mean look at the great love scene choreography and skin showing in love scenes in movies like the James bond films, as well as a whole plethora of PG-13 films that are totally sensual but not too graphic or raunchy. It can be done.

  6. I think the birth scene and scenes on Isle Esme will be doable and keep the PG-13 rating and satisfy the fans desire for authenticty. I think the most difficult challenge in BD is Reneesme. How are they going to find a baby, a toddler who will be able to portray what’s described in the book?

  7. TwilightinBigD says:

    Face it guys they will have to CGI her. There is no way around it. As for the honeymoon they can do what the Notebook did. Have you seen the clip where E is kissing B in front of J. It is steamy. I dont think the love scenes will be a problem



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