Stephenie Meyer wrote the Twilight books (there were what, 3?), and is BEYOND tired of the whole thing. At least I’m not alone! Stephanie also produced the Twilight movies, and is now on to producing movies other than one’s she’s actually written. She is out promoting her new efford, called ‘Austenland’ which stars Keri Russell “as a die-hard Jane Austen fan who plans a vacation at a country house steeped in the world of the 19th century British romance writer.” Okay, that sounds pretty amazing! (Searching for trailer now…)
Anyhoo, Meyer is back to work through her production company, Fickle Fish. She opened up with Variety about the new movie, and how it’s about time she’s “so over” Twilight.
Why she called her production company “Fickle Fish”: Stephenie Meyer: (Laughs) Meghan (Hibbett) and I settled on it because we could not find a name that wasn’t already taken. We’d be eating grilled cheese sandwiches and try ‘grilled cheese,’ and find that someone else already had it. We picked Fickle Fish because we kind of feel like fish out of water.”
Producing Austenland vs. Twilight: “There was zero pressure, since this was not my novel. It’s a comedy first and foremost, so there was a lot of laughter. Keri was five months pregnant and the least pregnant woman I’ve ever seen.”
Will she return to Twilight?: “I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.”
Is the door closed on the Cullens? “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.”
Has her daily life changed much since fame? “I’m spending 75% being a mom and a human being. I have a great son who’s a junior in high school, who makes me feel like I’m 112 years old. My other boys are in the sixth grade and the eighth grade.”
Does she find writing difficult? “That would be editing. For me, there’s a real joy in writing because the world is what you want it to be. With a book, when you’re done reading it, the characters go away once you’re done. When you’re writing, the characters can last much longer.”
Anyone else cringe when she said she wants to spend time in Middle Earth? That’s all we need is another Twilight-ish love story set in Middle Earth. I cannot lie, I did read all the Twilight books, which I even enjoyed for the most part. The first Twilight movie was pretty good – and after that every movie was worse than the one before. The final movie was BEYOND bad.
Found the trailer! It looks cute…. I think it could go either way…