The final instalment in the hugely successful Twilight franchise – Breaking Dawn Part 2 – is due to hit screens this November, and two of the film's stars, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz, were in London yesterday to talk about the upcoming release.
The films follow the relationship between mortal Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, and vampire Edward Cullen, played by British actor Robert Pattinson.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 picks up where part one left off – and sees Bella finally become an immortal.
Lutz explained: "We ended off with Bella turning into a vampire, she had just had Renesmee and was teetering on life or death.
“Now her eyes are open and she has taken the first breath of being a vampire and trying to control her newborn instincts, then spending time with Renesme
“A threat comes from the Volturi, wanting to take control of this new immortal human out of fear because they don't know what will come of her – and if she will spill the beans on all of the vampires.
“There is this epic driving force throughout the whole movie of protecting Renesmee and the coven – and it is all about the family."
Lutz plays Emmett Cullen, Edward's brother, in the movies while Reed is his girlfriend Rosalie Hale. Unlike the series of books the films are based on, little reference is made to Emmett and Rosalie's past.
In Breaking Dawn Part 1 moviegoers got to learn a little more about them, particularly Rosalie, and that's set to continue in part two.
Reed said: "I think one of the most challenging things as an actor was knowing who my character was, and understanding where she came from, but not having the opportunity to express that.”
She added: “I think having the opportunity to read the books ahead of time, and knowing where we were going, was driving us and keeping us going, because we knew what was going to come. I loved playing that side of Rosalie, I loved showing her sensitive side and her vulnerable side and her ability to connect with her family and not just be the outcast.”
With the release date of the last film fast approaching, Lutz admitted he's starting to feel a little emotional – although that wasn't the case during filming.
"You talk about it as a cast, when you are off set and just mingling about, talking about the good old last couple of years and all of the memories,” he said.
“But as you are filming, we worked for seven months so I think the emotions of 'I miss home, I miss my dog, I miss my family,' kind of surpassed the emotions that could have been there, for being sad that everything was coming to an end.
"Now since we finished the movie those emotions are coming, where you are just so thankful and appreciative of the journey. It's been an amazing journey.”
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is released in the UK on November 16.
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