Stephenie Meyer is clarifying comments she made about being “over” the Twilight franchise.
Meyer took to her official website to tell fans that the remarks Variety published were taken out of context, and when she said Twilight was a bad place for her she was referring to the negative criticism over the years.
“Even those of you who love Twilight the most (in fact, especially those who love it the most) have probably noticed that there’s been just a teensy little bit of backlash following the success of the books and films,” she wrote. “I try my hardest to be thick-skinned, but I’m not much better at that than I am at brevity. So when I speak of Twilight becoming a negative place for me, it is entirely that near-omnipresent Twilight antipathy that I am speaking of. And I’m not complaining or saying it’s unfair—I totally understand and even empathize with its existence. I’m just saying that Twilight isn’t the wholly positive place for me that it once was.”
“Also, in regards to being ‘over it,’ I will admit, it’s getting harder to answer the same questions about Twilight that I’ve been answering for the past decade (especially when I’m so excited to talk about Austenland). I can only imagine you are just as over reading those same answers. And the little bit about posting which characters died? That was referring to a solemn oath I made years and years ago to some cool fans. I swore I would not take to my grave the ideas I had for future stories, even if all I could to was list the outcomes in bullet points.”
As people who’ve personally seen Meyer conduct interviews over the years, we can attest to the fact that she constantly has to field the same (stupid) questions about Twilight on every press run she takes – whether or not the press event is being held for her vampire saga.
You can read her full comments on her official website.