'Twilight': Stephenie Meyer on 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga has sold more than 100 million books, spawning a film franchise that’s become an international sensation. We got to sit down with her at Comic-Con last month where we discussed the ever-divisive naming of Renesmee, and how she felt about the ending of the saga.”I’ve been holding off the sadness, but it’s starting to get to me,” she said. “I miss everyone — Kristen, Taylor, and Rob. I’m used to seeing them every day.”
Looking back over the series, we asked if she had a favorite among the Twilight movies. “Not to say it’s the best, because all of them have things to recommend them, but I think New Moon is the one that most closely dovetails with what I had in my head,” she said. “It might help that I love [director] Chris Weitz — he’s a dream to work with. Everyone was fun to work with but Chris and I really got each other.”
When writing the first Twilight, could she ever have imagined it would become such a phenomenon? Meyers laughed. “If I had any idea that anyone would see what I was doing, I’d have stopped immediately. I’d never have been able to finish it. It’s a huge amount of pressure, and it’s taken me forever to be able to call myself an author. I’m a reader, and to me authors are magical creatures.”
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