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The Love Scene In Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 That Took The Actors Past The Edge Of Cringe

We've all been in that situation where you're peacefully enjoying a straightforward movie that is interrupted by an awkward love-making scene that catches you (and whoever's likely to walk in the room right at that moment) off guard. Such a moment was likely shared amongst the many fans who went to see "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" when the film was released in 2011. The fourth installment of the film franchise that began in 2008, the first part of "Breaking Dawn" sees the lovestruck Bella Cullen (Kristen Stewart) and her blood-sucking love interest Edward (Robert Pattinson) get married, go on an elaborate honeymoon and prepare for a baby, who might just pose a threat to some opposing forces (via IMDb).

It's not that fans weren't expecting to see Edward and Bella's love scene in the film, as the 2008 Stephanie Meyer novel that the film is based on elaborately describes their passionate moment. Rather, it was the eventual moment's execution in the film that continues to throw audiences off, with its strange editing and bizarre tone. But if watching the scene wasn't uncomfortably confusing enough, just imagine what it must have been like to act it out. 

The Twilight sex scene was agony for the actors

Being surrounded by crew members while naked and having to act is a big reason why so many performers refuse to take part in any sex scenes in their movies or shows. While Kristen Stewart isn't necessarily opposed to them, she admits to not being a fan of her love scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1." 

During an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Stewart admitted she only dislikes "contrived" sex scenes. The "Spencer" star explained, "On 'Twilight,' we had to do the most epic sex scene of all time . . . It had to be transcendent and otherworldly, inhuman, better sex than you can possibly ever imagine, and we were like . . . 'How do we live up to that?' We were so self-consciously aware of that . . . It was agony. Which sucks, because I wanted it to be so good." 

Robert Pattinson was also intimidated by the scene, telling Parade, "I think the more comfortable you are with each other, the harder it gets to do any kind of really intense relationship scene . . . it becomes ridiculous after a while. Watching other people have sex is never going to be that spectacular anyway . . . You are like, 'God, I hope this lives up to it.'" It seems that no amount of intimacy between the former couple could save the supposedly sensual moment from becoming a silly one.