Kristen Stewart: I Was ‘Instantly Protective’ Of Breaking Dawn Daughter
First Published: November 2, 2012 12:03 PM EDT Credit: Summit Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In less than two weeks, Kristen Stewart’s five-film “Twilight Saga” series will come to an end.
While the actress is sad to bid farewell to the vampire blockbuster franchise, she’s grateful she had the chance to play Bella in her powerful vampire form – and most importantly, the opportunity to get in touch with her maternal instincts as Renesmee’s mother.
“I don’t think every single woman in the world is necessarily born to be a mom,” Kristen told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at the “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” junket in Los Angeles, when asked if playing a mother came naturally to her. “I think you’re sort of born with that instinct or not. I love being able to play a vampire in this one.
“That animalistic nature is something that’s really fun to play around with and I think that there’s no better way to show that than being a mother who will absolutely do anything to protect their kid,” she added.
When the 22-year-old began shooting the final two films, she immediately instinctively went into mommy mode.
“I was instantly protective of [Renesmee]. Absolutely,” she said. “I mean, even [being pregnant with] her in the first ‘Breaking Dawn,’ having the connection before she’s even born.”
Kristen also grew close to 11-year-old Mackenzie Foy (who plays her and Robert Pattinson’s on-screen daughter).
“With Mackenzie, I started acting when I was really close to her age, and so I was so curious constantly,” she said, of making sure the young newcomer was taken care of on set. “[I was] like, ‘What are you thinking about dude? Hey, are you hungry? Are you tired?’
“She was always just like, ‘No, I’m fine. I’m good,’” she continued. “She’s so cool.”
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