updated 11/03/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/03/2011 AT 7:30 PM ET
Kristen Stewart has said herself that shooting the sex scene for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 with Robert Pattinson didn’t feel like “a scene within a Twilight film” – and now, the anticipated movie’s director explains why.
“[There are MPAA] guidelines on thrusting intercourse,” Bill Condon told Celebuzz of the original scene shot for the PG-13 film. “[Kristen] got very into it.”
Not only is the Twilight series teen-intended, but the scene itself, “was so much more about romance than it was about hot-and-heavy action,” Condon told MTV.com – so, taking out the part that would give it an ‘R’ rating “was a very kind of simple adjustment to make.”