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Update: Stephenie Meyer has addressed the interview on her website.
Last night my twitter feed was blowing up with anger over an interview Stephenie Meyer had during Austenland press with Variety. She was asked:
Variety: What about a return to “Twilight?”
Stephenie: I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.
HOLY CRAP. WHAT A BIATCH. I FEEL LIKE AFTER RIPPING OFF CARLISLE’S HEAD SHE GRABBED ONE OF HIS FANGS AND STABBED ME IN THE NECK, DRAINED MY BLOOD THEN JOINED THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH PEOPLE AT MY FUNERAL BUT HELD A SIGN THAT SAID “GOD HATES TWILIGHT FANS.”
Actually I don’t feel ANY of the above. Here is why:
Someone asked her at an Austenland press event about Twilight. Again. I sat in on a few interviews with Stephenie on Monday & read a few others. Everyone asked about Twilight (Even me. I asked when she’s publishing Midnight Sun*) At an Austenland event.
Stephenie Meyer has been living, breathing and CREATING Twilight since 2003. Remember when we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of her dream? I can tell you as someone who ran a Twilight website for 4 years, it was exhausting. As sad as I was to say good-bye, I was glad to be done writing with LTT. Yes, there are days I miss it (yesterday, for one). Yes, I will probably cry in November when I have no Twilight premiere to attend. But you know what I don’t miss? The books. The movies. The drama. Which leads me to….
Stephenie never said she’s over her fans. She said she is over Twilight. I bet that means: The books. The movies. ROBSTEN (She didn’t say that either but COME ON. AREN’T WE ALL?) The same questions over and over again (Why did you make the cast wear those contacts they complain about all the time? Tell us again about your dream about the Meadow! How did it feel to have someone leak Midnight Sun?) She can’t talk to anyone or attend a press event for another movie without Twilight being brought up. She probably can’t walk down the street in her hometown without someone whispering something like “There’s the woman who gave us Edward Cullen.”
Can you blame her? For being “over it?” For it not being her “happy place?” Stephenie Meyer is talking about a new project she’s excited about (I mean, the girl loves her some Mr. Darcy) and people want to talk Edward Cullen. I can’t imagine how frustrating that is- to not be allowed to move on.
Let’s not make this a thing. Stephenie Meyer is legitimately one of the kindest, most sincere people I’ve met and she shouldn’t be crucified for being honest about how she feels about something she created- for something she has the right more than ANYONE to feel. I am forever grateful to this woman for having a dream about a sparkly vampire in a meadow over 10 years ago. My life changed as a result of that dream. I have friendships I wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for that dream. I’ve dragged cardboard cut outs of movie stars to red carpets because of that dream.
But I’m ready to move on. She should be allowed to too.
Speaking of moving on, can we please get excited to talk about Austenland? I have some GREAT interviews to share from Monday plus we’re reviewing the film. And can I tell you how HOT JJ Feilds was when I sat in on a round table interview on Monday? Yummmm
What do you think? Are you taking the quote personally? Can you understand how after all that Stephenie has been through she might, gasp, be over Twilight?
*No I didn’t.