The crew at Twilight Series Theories has another segment of the Stephenie Meyer fansite interview. Partial transcript appears on their site (a snippet is below) . Full audio and full transcript on their site.
“Q:Well we did fall in love with Bree, and we were trying to figure out why she was destroyed. We can’t figure out a rule that she broke. She didn’t reveal herself to a human, she wasn’t in a fight… So we want to save her… So, why? Why is she not around?
SM: She’s not around because, there are the specific rules, there are general rules… Don’t attract attention. And, the specific rules, and armies are against the rules. So once you’ve screwed up enough, so that people are noticing, and people are noticing big time with this, you all are gone! If they just said, “This member of this wild coven was bad, and this one was bad… We’ll kill them! But you guys did okay.” That’s not how you rule with terror. You know! Iron fist, man! You all suffer!
SM: She would have been fine if she hadn’t been a part of that group. Yah… Bad decisions. Her and Riley both.
Q: I was just wondering if Jane had an ulterior motive with that? There was something between her and Jane. Did Jane see her (Bree) in the trees?
SM: No. Jane didn’t know. Jane came into it thinking… She didn’t know what the newborns had been told. She had that one exchange with them. She doesn’t know. And, what has this girl (Bree) already told them? You know, she was ready to… She wanted to make sure the statements on the table at the end were the ones that they should be. Even though she’s not in control, she is pretty high up. She has a sense that at some point it’s going to hit the fan with the Volturi, that the Cullen’s are of special interest. But at the same time it would embarrass her, the people in charge (her bosses), if she slipped up. She was all flying on her own with this one. But she was impatient, she was like, when are they going to do this? We’re (Volturi) getting embarrassed because this all out there. So she finally goes to Victoria and says you have to do something or I’m going to have to kill you all. She doesn’t want to do that. She wants the Cullen’s to get killed. And, she’s all along making her own decisions which could get her in a lot of trouble. You know? So, she’s very tense for Jane. She doesn’t usually have to fly solo for stuff like that.”
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