Twilight has sucked the life out of author Stephenie Meyer.
The books and film saga made superstars out of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and inspired the fan fiction that became the Fifty Shades of Grey series. Twilight also made Stephenie very rich. But she's now focused on working as a producer, and she talked to Variety about her company's upcoming movie, Austenland, starring Keri Russell.
In the Q&A, Variety asked if Stephenie would return to her Twilight series. "I get further away every day," she answered. "I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be." Yikes. Variety followed up, asking, "Is the door completely closed on that?" Stephenie said, "Not completely. What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I’m interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-Earth."
You'd think the one person who would never (at least publicly) be "so over" Twilight is the author herself. Yeah, it's understandable for her to want some distance, and to be known for something beyond the one Big Thing that always gets talked about, but that doesn't mean she has to be so openly negative. It feels a little disloyal, especially to the many passionate Twilight fans who supported the books long before "Robsten."
Judging by the comments under Gossip Cop's story — calling Stephenie's words "rude," "dismissive," "ungrateful" and "heartbreaking" — fans are indeed upset:
• Sherri: "Biting the hand that fed you? Damn girl, tell us how you really feel! :("
• Jenna: "To the fans who have given her a career this is just dismissive and rude. She wouldn't be anything if we didn't love those books."
• Sienna: "As a fan from the start this is so rude to me and it kind of hurts...We've supported this for so long and for her to just dismiss it like that is really heartbreaking."
• Mar: "I understand that she wants to move on to better thing but she shouldn't diss her own work. Personally for me I cherish the projects that I work on. It just seems odd to me that she would say something like that to a project that allowed her to live a care free life and have opportunities to work on better projects."
What do you think? Maybe she just said this in the heat of the moment and didn't realize how it would come off?