Twilight: A few words from Stephenie MeyerWritten by Administrator | | firstname.lastname@example.org
By Michelle Pan
Special to Toledo Free Press Star
Michelle Pan: We hear you’re being credited as a producer for “Breaking Dawn.” What is your involvement in the movie?
Stephenie Meyer: You know, probably very similar to what it was with “Eclipse.” I’ve become more and more involved with each movie, I think just as Summit’s gotten really comfortable with me, because we’re all friends now, we all hang out, we all discuss it together. I think it’s kind of scary, the idea of an author coming in with a movie studio — think, they’re gonna want to have everything a certain way, they’re gonna be difficult. And I think it means I’m not difficult, that they keep letting me work with them. So this is kind of just an on-paper thing, because I’ve really been sort of producing on the last one. I’m excited to be involved with all the casting on this one; casting is my favorite part. Casting is fun.
MP: “Breaking Dawn” will be split into two movies. Where do you think that split might happen?
SM: My personal opinion is that it has to be when she opens her eyes and they’re red. Because I feel like that moment is so full, anything you do right after that’s going to be anticlimactic. So you stop there and you save all of what it’s like to be a vampire for the next movie.
MP: You just came out with a new book, about Bree. Why did you pick Bree out of all the characters?
SM: As it often happens, Bree sort of picked me. When I was working on “Eclipse,” years — this is before Twilight came out, this is a long time ago — my editor was kind of saying, okay, tell me what happens, what happens in Seattle, why is this happening. She was very confused, because it was confusing; we needed to straighten it out a little bit. So I started thinking about what they were doing, and because I had named Bree, she was the one that sort of started telling the story.
MP: So what are you working on currently?
SM: You know, the movies actually take up a ton of time, so mostly I’m working on scripts. Like, you know, we do a lot of versions, and so every script that comes out, you go through, you do your notes, we meet, we talk about it. I’m also working on the guide, sometimes, which, it’s slow, you know, writing a dictionary. I don’t recommend that, but I think there’s gonna be a lot of really good back stories, fun things, you know, Alice, everyone wants to know what happens to Alice, right? So I think that’ll be really cool.