FIRST LOOK: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's Sex Scene

Entertainment Jan. 16, 2011 AT 5:47PM
FIRST LOOK: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's Sex Scene Credit: Andrew Cooper

Another case of art imitating life?

A topless Kristen Stewart, 20, and real-life love Robert Pattinson, 24, share a tender embrace in the first still from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

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Though the actors -- who play Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, respectively -- have been linked romantically for years, director Bill Condon tells Entertainment Weekly he was worried about how their pivotal love scene would translate on film.

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"You want to live up to people's expectations," Condon explains. "People take [the movie and characters] personally. When you are interpreting something you have a certain vision of how it will be. Sometimes it is a liberal interpretation, but you hope you get to the essence of something."

The low-key twosome -- who rang in the new year together on the U.K.'s Isle of Wright -- have only recently begun to show their affection for one another publicly.

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"They're much more open now about being a couple. He does what he wants and doesn't listen to industry advice," a Pattinson pal recently told "They are the cutest couple."

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