We've long known that director Bill Condon was shooting Stephenie Meyer's final novel The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in tact, with the hopes of getting a PG-13 somewhere down the line of edits. In a recent Glamour Magazine interview, actress Kristen Stewart revealed that the first cut of her and costar Robert Pattinson's infamous Honeymoon sex scene did, in fact, garner an R rating from the MPAA.
"It was so weird, it didn't even feel like we were doing a Twilight film. I was like, 'Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?! It was very surreal. We [originally] got rated R. They re-cut it."
The actress then went onto discuss being on lockdown so that pictures of Bella's wedding dress didn't leak online.
"I had to be shrouded in secrecy the entire two days of filming. It was crazy... I was on full lockdown, as if I was wearing millions of dollars' worth of diamonds."
Along with that raunchy sex scene, there were quite a few other moments in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 that were filmed beyond the complacency of a PG-13 rating, specifically that moment where Edward chews through Bella's stomach with his vampire teeth to retrieve their vampire baby.
The original R rated cut may eventually be released on Blu-ray and DVD sometime in the future. Look for it when interest in the property is starting to wane, and Summit wants you to buy the entire franchise all over again. An R rated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 only available in such a set is quite the incentive. Even for those who pretend to hate these fey movies.