“The last one gets really far out”: Sofia Coppola Rejected Robert Pattinson’s Final Twilight Movie for One Scene That Was Absolutely Criminal

Sofia Coppola found a scene of Bella and Jacob so awkward that she decided to not direct Breaking Dawn Part 2

: Sofia Coppola Rejected Robert Pattinson’s Final Twilight Movie for One Scene That Was Absolutely Criminal

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  • Sofia Coppola is known for her works that have a unique look at the world and deal with different themes
  • The director was offered to direct the final part of the Twilight franchise but she turned it down
  • Though Coppola claimed that she would have loved to work on the earlier parts this one was too weird
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Sofia Coppola comes from a very impressive filmmaking pedigree. The daughter of iconic director Francis Ford Coppola, she emerged from her father’s shadows to bring her own unique voice to storytelling with films like Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, and her latest biopic, Priscilla, which took the Venice film festival by storm this year.

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Expectedly, Coppola’s expertise has made her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after directors. But the celebrity has been choosy about her scripts. The Virgin Suicides filmmaker was called to direct the final film in the blockbuster Twilight series but rejected the offer as she could not relate to the narrative.

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Why Sofia Coppola Turned Down Breaking Dawn

The Twilight film series based on the books of the same name, became a cult franchise, especially among teenagers and young adults. Along with a good-looking cast consisting of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner who went on to become superstars, the films became a sensation with audiences all over the world.

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Sofia Coppola turned down the offer to direct Breaking Dawn

While each installment was given to different directors to helm, the final book which was divided into two films titled Breaking Dawn Part One and Two, was originally supposed to have been directed by Sofia Coppola, who was the first choice of the production house. Coppola however, turned down this offer and stated her reasons for the same despite having positive things to say about the franchise. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Lost in Translation filmmaker said,

We had one meeting, and it never went anywhere…I thought the whole imprinting-werewolf thing was weird. The baby. Too weird! But part of the earlier Twilight could be done in an interesting way. I thought it’d be fun to do a teen vampire romance, but the last one gets really far out”. 

Coppola has also rejected other lucrative projects including Disney Studios’ live-action film, The Little Mermaid, stating that she would be moving out of her comfort zone.

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Also Read: “I had to get it out of my head”: Sofia Coppola Claimed ‘Lost in Translation’ Was Born Out of Her Recurring Dream About Bill Murray

Sofia Coppola Lent Her Support To Actors’ Strike

There is still no clear resolution or outcome that has risen from the ongoing Actors Strike. Meanwhile, many Hollywood celebrities have backed the revolution by lending their support through generous financial contributions and using their voice and influence to make a statement. Oscar-winning filmmaker and writer Sofia Coppola who was recently at the Venice Film Festival after 20 years to premier her film Priscilla, took the opportunity to voice her opinions on the ongoing Strike.

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Clarifying that she was promoting and supporting her independent film and crew, Coppola added that she was completely behind the Union and all the hard work they were doing to ensure fair compensation for all artists. The writer-director also went on to state her wish that the issues surrounding the Strike be resolved soon and that everyone could get back to working and receiving the appreciation that they all deserve.

Also Read: “Oh no, what have I done?”: Sofia Coppola Regretted Making Cult Classic Film With Kirsten Dunst After Seeing the Finished Draft

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Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya Sankar, Writer for Fandomwire
Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.