During the whirlwind press tour for Breaking Dawn Part 1, Stephenie Meyer came out of hiding and spoke a little to the press. Check out the great article below!
“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer surprised journalists earlier this month when she turned up at the press day for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. It marked her first appearance on the press circuit for the film adaptations of her best-selling saga since the 2008 interviews for the first installment. In the meantime, the first three movies based on her series — “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse” — have bitten off more than $1.8 billion in worldwide grosses.
“I’ve been kind of hiding out for a few years. It’s interesting to be done and not done. We had the final night of shooting, but it keeps going. So with the second part of the movie (‘Breaking Dawn’ still) coming out, it doesn’t feel like an ending yet. … I’m not quite sure how it will be once we get to the end. I know there are a lot of people that I’m just going to miss seeing,” said Meyer, who had just come from Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theatre, where she watched “Twilight” stars Stewart, Pattinson and Taylor Lautner have their hand and footprints immortalized in cement.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” the first half of the two-film finale based on the fourth and last novel in her supernaturally successful book series, opened in theaters Friday, with hordes of fervent fans known as “Twi-hards” flocking to their local cinemas for midnight screenings. “Part 2″ is due in theaters Nov. 16, 2012.
During the press conference, Meyer, 37, was asked about the gender and sexual politics of “The Twilight Saga,” which have been criticized as retrograde or even twisted. After all, in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” human heroine Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) marries her courtly vampire fiance Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), has her first sexual encounter on their honeymoon and basically dies from the experience.
But Meyer said the cause of Bella’s death – which is offset by her rising as a vampire at the close of “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ – was what was compelling to her. Bella dies while giving birth to her super-strong, fast-developing half-human, half-vampire baby, Reneesmee (Mackenzie Foy).
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