There is a strict ‘no sex before marriage’ message in the books and the films, and Rob thinks the waiting is what keeps fans on the edge of their seats.
‘If they just randomly had sex it would ruin the whole series,’ the Daily Star quotes the Brit actor as saying. ‘It’s that moment of anticipation – whether it’s at the point of not knowing if someone likes you, or whether they like you enough to go into this.’
‘It’s the fear as well, especially if neither party has had sex before. I guess the fear kind of multiplies the desire and we’ve stretched that out. I think that’s why it has so many fans.’
There are countless stories claiming that the Twilight films are about to get a lot steamier and sexier with a taster in Eclipse, before going all the way in Breakin Dawn – every thing from ‘erotic’ tent scenes, to pillow-biting sex scenes.
Some have suggested that the strong ‘no sex before marriage’ theme is a reflection of author Stephenie Meyer’s Mormon beliefs, however Robert doesn’t believe this to be true.