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When ‘Twilight’ filming wrapped, some cast members were ready to hit the road

Meriah Doty
Movie Talk
November 17, 2012
Nikki Reed, right, and Jackson Rathbone discuss final moments filming 'Breaking Dawn'
Nikki Reed, right, and Jackson Rathbone discuss final moments filming 'Breaking Dawn'

It was a shoot that lasted more than six months -- much longer than most typical film productions because both parts of "Breaking Dawn" were being made at once. It's only understandable that some "Twilight" cast members told Yahoo! Movies they were quite glad to finish up.

"I was so happy to take my wig off and take my contacts out. My eyes were burning and I couldn't really process the fact that it was over. We kind of just left." Nikki Reed (Rosalie) said of her final moment filming "Breaking Dawn." "I remember my last moment. It was 6:30 in the morning, I was exhausted and we had been shooting in the cold," Reed recalled, adding that she was wearing very little clothing and that as an actress she could never show that she was feeling cold on film.

Taylor Lautner (Jacob) revealed his last scene was actually the slow dancing scene with Kristen Stewart (Bella) in "Breaking Dawn - Part 1." (Yes everyone, in Hollywood, movies are usually shot out of story sequence.) And yeah, he was feeling a sense of closure. "It was tough. I remember just looking at Kristen being like... 'This is it!'"

Watch the cast of 'Twilight' discuss their final moments on set:
'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Insider Access: Final Moments

Both Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) and Elizabeth Reaser (Esme) said the ending of the film shoot was surreal. "We were filming for, like, six months so we didn't ever think there was going to be an end," said Facinelli as both he and Reaser added that the end date kept getting pushed.

Kellan Lutz said the cast was reminiscing during the shoot until it got to be about three months in. "And then seven months in, I was the very last one working. Everyone else had gone home. I had a stunt that I had to do -- which I love stunts -- don't get me wrong. But it was just seven months away from home," he said, adding, "I was ready to get outta there."

Sure, while a lot of cast members were ready to get back to their daily lives, they all also expressed how meaningful the series as a whole has been to them. Lautner and Lutz specifically noted the friendships they made while filming "Twilight."

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is in theaters now.

Watch more from the cast and creators of 'Twilight,' only on Yahoo! Movies:
'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Insider Access: A Phenomenon 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Insider Access: Memorable Moments
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