Birthday Scene in 'New Moon' Involves More Violence

Birthday Scene in 'New Moon' Involves More Violence

While Nikki Reed says there isn't much blood spilled in Bella's birthday scene in 'The Twilight Saga's New Moon', Jackson Rathbone claims it involves more violence than what is shown in the trailer.
Although fans have been presented with a snippet of Bella's birthday party scene in the "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" trailer, cast member Jackson Rathbone claimed the promo video only gives a little peek of the whole scene. Contrary to his co-star Nikki Reed's remark that there isn't much blood seen in the scene, the Jasper Hale's depicter told MTV that the scene actually involves a little bit more violence than what has been previewed.

"You saw a little bit of it in the trailer; you didn't see the whole thing," Rathbone stated when MTV pointed out on Jasper's attack on Bella. The actor who will be seen as Sokka in "The Last Airbender" elaborated his response, saying, "Yeah, there's a little bit more violence. It's definitely longer." He went further by explaining on what the birthday scene itself means to the story, "It's really about the moment where Bella is realizing what kind of world she's into."

"We spent the entire time with 'Twilight' delving into the vampire world, but now in 'New Moon', it's like you're in the vampire world, and what happens when you get a paper cut? What happens when everyone you love turns around on you and suddenly could kill you?" the 24-year-old detailed. "She's in that world right now, and she's kind of scared by it. She's also getting into the werewolf world, and suddenly she's got these two new worlds on her, and there's love in both."

Rathbone, in addition, recalled on the shooting process of the birthday scene, addressing reports it was pretty intense that his co-stars, including Kellan Lutz and Peter Facinelli, had to restrain him during takes. "We choreographed it - so I wasn't too worried about attacking Kristen [Stewart] - but I told the guys to hold me back, because you want it to look real," he shared.

"You want it to be as real as possible, because you want that to transfer on film, and you want the audience to feel that frightened sense that I gave Kristen," he added. "I felt really bad, man. There was a couple of moments where she was like, 'I thought you were going to hit me that time!' I come so close; it's pretty intense."

Based on Stephenie Meyer's second novel in her "Twilight" series, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" centers on Bella Swan who is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire lover Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner reprise their roles as Edward, Bella and Jacob. Summit Entertainment plans to release the film in U.S. theaters on November 20.

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