“The Twilight Saga” author Stephenie Meyer made some waves in a recent interview where she admitted that she is “so over” the franchise that made her a household name. While promoting her new film “Austenland,” Meyer told Variety of “Twilight,” “I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.”
Fans who have invested years in Meyer’s work were not especially happy to hear these words. From the way it sounds, Meyer was writing off not only the books she wrote but the movies that made Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson two of the most popular actors on the planet. Now Meyer has come forward to explain what she meant by her statements.
“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. I try my hardest to be thick-skinned, but I’m not much better at that than I am at brevity,” Meyer writes in a blog post on her website. “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.”
She continues, “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’).”
Meyer also addresses a comment she made in the Variety interview where she said of returning to the “Twilight” franchise, “What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died.” She explains, “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.”
Her bottom line? “Please, never think I don’t appreciate the people who read, watch, and love ‘Twilight.’ I am grateful for your existence every single day. Thanks for the most amazing decade!” Meyer writes.