When Stephenie Meyer was asked in a Q&A with Variety about a return to Twilight, her response was: “I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.”
When the interviewer pushed for more info and asked if the door was completely closed, she answered: “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.”
As a long-time Twilight fan, I understand how Meyer must feel about it at this point; she wants to try something new and doesn’t want to be associated with Twilight only and wants to prove herself and her abilities beyond the immense success of Twilight.
However, I think she should have worded her answers a bit more carefully and sensitively. I’m not bothered about the “I’m so over it” part, I understand how she feels about that, but the “For me, it’s not a happy place to be” part is the one that is irksome. Who would say that about their own work, the work they spent five years writing and five years producing as a film series?
I know she wants to move on like she has to, but wording it that way is offensive/rude to the fans who’ve given her all that success, stuck to the very end, endured the endless mocking for being Twilight fans, and passionately defended the series. Now that series has ended and sort of faded, it’s like she’s becoming a hater herself. The Twilight series is well-known for having a lot of very passionate haters, and it’s as if she’s joining them now. I feel like she’s disowning it, to be honest.
That was the impression her quotes left on me, so don’t take anything I just said for fact. I still like her and will read whatever she publishes (if she ever feels like releasing anything again).
Thanks to Variety for the interview quotes.
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