While Stephenie Meyer’s favorite scene in Eclipse was very much on par with that of her Twilight fans (the tent scene), she might stand alone with her favorite scene in “Breaking Dawn,” which creeped out a lot of her devoted fans.
When MTV News chatted with the best-selling author at the Los Angeles premiere of Eclipse last week, Meyer revealed that she is most excited to see the very descriptive and messy “birth scene” on the big screen.
“I’d love to have the birth scene be every bit as awful — I know it freaked people out, but for those of us who have been through childbirth a couple times, it is a scary, terrifying experience,” she said. “This is just taking that to an exponential power, and I love going there.”
By Meyer’s estimation, another challenging scene for “Breaking Dawn” director Bill Condon and company to tackle in their upcoming two films will be the infamous and also fairly controversial/creepy werewolf imprinting. “The imprinting thing, how do you have that come across?” Meyer wondered about Jacob’s relationship with Bella and Edward’s baby, Renesmee. “How do you make it clear what’s going on inside someone that way? It’s a challenge. I think Bill might be up to it, though. He’s really smart and on top of it.”
Meyer wouldn’t reveal what she and Condon have discussed for each film specifically, of course, only that she is very happy with his work thus far. “I love his ideas so far,” she said. “He’s had some good ones.”
HollywoodNews.com wrote this great article outlining the possibility of there being more novellas written for the Breaking Dawn Movie. I have to agree that it would be a great way to get us into the heads of the other characters:
“The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” (Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series companion novella) has been hailed as a foil for the series. Though nothing has been announced to this effect, mixed reviews for the final novel in the series may prompt Meyer to launch a similar exercise to plug holes in “Breaking Dawn”.
Emerging reviews say it plainly: “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” tells us much we didn’t know about the original Twilight saga, particularly about the vamps. Even MTV’s Hollywood Crush picked up on how scenes written about only in the Bree Tanner book not-so-mysteriously show up in the film version of “Eclipse”. In an article published today, it says Meyer “flat out admitted” in a USA Today interview that the novella was deliberately introduced in advance to dovetail with additional scenes in the film.
It begs a good question: what will Meyer do next? She is known to have written other unused material for Twilight. Though it may do little at this point in the film series to release “Midnight Sun” (the Twilight book from Edward’s point of view), might she release another character novella that serves jointly to embellish upon “Breaking Dawn”?
Some would say she ought to. The largest opportunity for Meyer would be clarifying or enhancing elements of the “Breaking Dawn” story misunderstood or disliked by fans. Under fire in reviews of the book are plot elements such as Jacob imprinting on Edward and Bella’s daughter, Renesmee, logic around the relative effectiveness of “talented” vampires and their powers, and lack of credibility around the calling off of the final battle.
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MTV did this interview with Stephenie Meyer a while ago (2008), and you may have already watched it – but I’m posting it to give you all a refresher, for those who have not seen it and to get you excited for Breaking Dawn all over again! Enjoy!
“I never said those things”
“I’m Kind Of A Happy Ending Girl”
“She’s The One Whose Story Doesn’t Feel Resolved To Me.”
Summit execs are taking their time announcing if Breaking Dawn will be divided, but before the movie talks ever existed, Stephenie Meyer likewise didn’t rush into picking the book’s cover.
“It represents Bella and Bella,” Stephenie spills. “This cover, one of the reasons why I love it and was so happy we finally came up with the concept, is that it’s the whole book series on one cover. Bella’s starts out as the weakest player on the board and she ends up as the one who decides the outcome of the story. She became the most powerful player, and I really liked that metaphor. I liked seeing her evolution in one picture.”
Breaking Dawn‘s cover shows the weakest piece on a chess board – a pawn – and focuses on the strongest one, the queen. Although Bella’s character comes full circle, Stephenie still feels that other players in the Twilight saga have more to share. She confesses that Leah’s story doesn’t feel resolved to her and foresees future writing from Renesmee’s point-of-view.
“If I were to go ahead with the Cullen universe — and honestly I’ll do it for myself, whether I publish it or not is questionable at this point — but the narrators that I would go ahead with…would be Renesmee and Leah. Probably about the age of five, which would be about 16 or 17 for Renesmee.”
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