Stephenie Meyer Tells Variety She is “Over” Twilight

Power_Authors_Stephenie_MeyerWhile doing press for Austenland, Stephenie Meyer talked to Variety about being a producer, her experiences with Austenland, and the pressure she has felt over the years.  But the comment that will really stand out to Twilight fans is what she had to say about the franchise that started it all.    

DM: What about a return to “Twilight?”

SM: I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.

DM: Is the door completely closed on that?

SM: Not completely. What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I’m interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-Earth.

We’re interested in your thoughts.  How do you feel about this?  Does it change anything for you as a fan?

You can read the whole interview at Variety.  

 

Comments

  1. “Yeah I’m over the thing that made me famous not to mention millions of dollars” I don’t know but I think that that makes her seem very ungrateful and just a little bit rude to all of her fans. It’s ridiculous that she feels that way about Twilight when it’s meant so much to her and billions of people in the past. I feel like its all because of that idiot in the past the spilled Midnight Sun all over the internet. Maybe I’m reading her thoughts wrong but I personally am very offended by her saying that.

  2. I’m not sure if the article is entirely accurate about what she said… but what is presented in the article is a bit of a slap in the face to me. I’m not upset about her being over Twilight, and moving on to other things – I completely understand that. But the comment about putting up a couple of paragraphs stating “who died” is flippant and childish. She made similar statements after the midnight sun debacle, if I recall correctly.

    There are a lot of Twilight haters in the world, as we all know. When the author herself states that the only updates she will ever give us is a few sentences about the death of characters… it’s kinda like we are left to the wind, as fans.

    I hope this is all a misunderstanding, but it does make me wary to get invested in any other future characters. Is she going to bail out on them too, someday?

    • Will she bail out on future characters??
      Good question.
      I’m wondering if she’ll finish the sequels to The Host that are supposedly being written.
      Because she didn’t finish Midnight Sun I’m not confident she’ll finish the sequels to The Host.
      I thought and still do think that Twilight is such a special story. A unique love story. I’ll always love it and I’m just a reader. You’d think the author would have a special place in her heart for it. That doesn’t mean you can’t move onto other things.
      JK Rowling would never kick Harry Potter to the curb. Religious groups went after her books and called for boycotting the books and the movies.
      If Stephenie won’t stick up for her own creation no matter what, then it doesn’t mean that much to her.
      Was it just a cash cow????
      She’s a writer she knows the power words have. This wasn’t her first interview. She should have known that what was said about Twilight would have a huge impact on the fans.
      I still love the books but I’m disappointed in the author.

  3. I’m disappointed that Midnight Sun may never be completed, but grateful for all of her other books. It’s easy for those of us who don’t have to walk in her shoes to pass judgement, but come on people…she’s HUMAN and has feelings too! She’s entitled to feel how she wants whether anyone likes it or not. I say good for her for having the guts to speak her mind when she knows it may not please fans. If I recall correctly, she initially wrote Twilight for herself, for fun. I’m sure what was once her baby has turned into something else when its picked apart or even critiqued. I’d like to see how any of you would fair, SMH. I think those who truly like her WRITING will understand if she wants to move on and will be happy to follow her on a new journey. I personally can’t wait to see what else she writes!

  4. Elizabeth (EverythingRemindsMeOfTwilight) says:

    Stephenie Meyer responds to the “controversy” on her website. I feel bad for her. She shouldn’t have to say anything at all. Her fans should know this.

    http://stepheniemeyer.com/

  5. kazzygirl says:

    Stephenie has posted on her website an explanation of her comments to Variety. This I hope will be a relief to the fans, some of who were left distressed and confused about how she could say such things. Whilst the comments initially upset me also, after reading Stephenie’s explanation I can now see her point of view. Just because she needs to move forward as an author, it doesn’t mean that she will ever forget the phenomenon that is Twilight and the fandom that it created. I only came to Twilight just under two years ago and it has changed my life in so many ways. This may sound weird, especially coming from a 48 year old but Twilight, for me, did many things. It was THE book that sparked a new love for me, that of reading fiction (I had only read non-fiction for a long time and kids fiction to my son before this – I think I was scarred from reading what I perceived as boring books way back in high school!); it introduced me to the amazing band that is Muse (amongst other bands newly discovered to me from the Twilight movie soundtracks); but the big one is this – after my marriage ended I had lost complete faith in romantic love, and it was Twilight that made me fall in love with the idea of falling in love again, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Yes I would love it if Stephenie would finish Midnight Sun, but I’m sure we all want her to be in the right place emotionally to do this.
    Twilight will always have a special place in my heart regardless of what the detractors say and I have no doubt this would be the same for Stephenie.

  6. I understand where she is coming from. I’m not offended at all. I’m looking forward to what she comes up with next!

  7. Bluebelle says:

    I used to like Stephenie Meyer, even went to the book signing for the Host. However, in my opinion writing is not her true passion. She was able to use it as a platform to bigger things. I personally don’t plan on supporting her in any other books ventures. Even if she does write The Seeker or Soul as a continuation. If she was dedicated she wouldn’t have made us wait so long!!!

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