Kristen Stewart Calls Filming ‘Twilight’ Sex Scene ‘Agony’

Kristen Stewart is known for giving less-than-popular opinions about Twilight when it comes to her fans, so it’s not a surprise that the actress found filming one particular sex scene agonizing. Surprisingly, she has a pretty legitimate reason.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Stewart opened up about shooting the sex scene with her ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, for the film Breaking Dawn. She described the scene as “grotesquely uncomfortable” due to the fact that the sex scene had to be out of this world and “epic.”

“I only hate them when they’re contrived,” said Stewart.

Kristen continued to explain just why they felt so contrived.

“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?’ It was agony. Which sucks, because I wanted it to be so good.”

If you remember, at one point the whole bedroom was destroyed by the act of the two characters having sex, so it’s not too far-fetched to see how uncomfortable this might be for Kristen, considering at the time she was also in a very publicized relationship with her co-star, Robert Pattinson.

Kristen Stewart didn’t just talk about her uncomfortable love scene from Twilight, but she also tackled the blatant sexism that goes on in Hollywood, explaining, “Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It’s crazy. It’s so offensive it’s crazy.”

She highlighted the issue with nudity on the big screen as a problem that many actresses face while trying to look for work.

“I just even question when a fairly established actress finally does a scene on a movie when she shows her boobs and she hasn’t done it up until this moment, and maybe she only did it for the prestigious part and it’s okay for this time because it’s classy, and I’m like, ‘Oh God, thank you for revealing to the world your treasure.”

What do you think about Kristen Stewart’s thoughts about Hollywood? Do you agree that it’s a sexist industry? She’s certainly not the first actress to step up and say something about gratuitous nudity or the male gaze in film.

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