‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1’ premieres tonight: The super-fans are ready (photos)


Fans camp at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles to get in line for the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” which is tonight. (Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” premieres tonight in Los Angeles, days ahead of its nationwide release Friday at midnight.

More than 1,400 people have camped out near Nokia Theatre L.A. Live to watch the film’s stars walk the red carpet. Some have been waiting since Thursday.

Even Stephenie Meyer, author of the books, thinks this devotion is a bit crazy. “There’s not much I would sleep out on the street for,” she told USA Today.

The latest “Twilight” chapter features two of the most highly anticipated scenes from the saga: the Bella-Edward honeymoon and the bloody birth of the vampire baby.

Our own Jen Chaney discussed with director Bill Condon how the make-believe deed-doing originally earned the film an R rating.

“If you do certain things, that will get you an R. One of those things, to be absolutely clinical, is thrusting that suggests intercourse,” Condon told Chaney. “And we had a hint of that with [stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart] and that’s what we pulled back on.”

Chaney asked, “Did the MPAA express similar concerns about Bella’s bloody, disturbing birth scene?” Nope, Condon replied. “Didn’t change a frame of it.”

Celebritology will post a live stream of the premiere’s red carpet at 7:45 tonight. In the meantime, check out photos of Twi-hard campers below.


View Photo Gallery: A look at the movies “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”

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Below are photos of fans camping outside Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles to get in line for the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”


(Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

(Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

(Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

(Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

(Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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