Stephenie, who is getting ready to release “The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide” (it hits stores on April 12), said that while she loves writing “the vampire histories,” it seems like there’s two whose tale is done for good: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan!
“The story’s already been told, and I doubt I’ll ever write another series based on the same characters,” Stephenie said of the beloved “Twilight” couple. But, that doesn’t mean Stephenie isn’t willing to explore more Edward for her devoted fans.
The author divulged that “Midnight Sun,” the book told from Edward’s view point, may come to fruition after all, despite being partially leaked online a few years ago. “I’m hoping to do it someday because I know that’s what people want. No matter what book I put out from here to eternity they’ll want ’Midnight Sun,'” she explained.
Thankfully, that’s not the only “Twilight” story she’s willing to revisit in the future. Stephenie (who has a fantasy novel about a 17-year-old girl who lives in a dark world of magic where “people are using bows and arrows and swords”, a 1,000 page book about mermaids and the follow-up to 2008’s “The Host” all on the horizon as future endeavors) said “there is a chance” that someday she might write about the relationship between Jacob and Renesmee.
Speaking of Renesmee, Stephenie divulged details on the infamous birth scene. “I’ve only seen a rough cut and there are pieces missing, but I don’t feel like it’s graphic. You’re not seeing it, but you know what’s happened. It’s emotional. It doesn’t feel horror-ish. There’s blood, probably the most blood we’ve ever seen in the series. But everything’s in flux; we’ll see in the final cut.”
In fact, Stephenie had plenty of juicy tidbits to share about what’s happening in “Breaking Dawn.” The writer gave plenty of props to Kristen Stewart, whose Bella goes through some major changes in the last two films (to say the least!). “She’s created a new character. I was really impressed. I’ve only really seen her as (the human) Bella, so to have her step up and change it in the right way—she didn’t have to talk to me. She knew. She knows the character so well now. She has really good instincts, and she looks amazing,” Stephenie said.
And as it turns out, KStew is looking rather amazing in her Bella wedding dress! “It’s such an interesting mix,” Stephenie said of the gown, “It has a vintage feel, but at the same time, there’s an edge to it. It’s really beautiful. And then on Kristen—oh, she looks amazing in clothes—and in that dress she’s so lithe and unbelievable.”
Stephenie, who worked as a co-producer on the last two movies, also revealed that the first installment of “Breaking Dawn” will end “when Bella opens her eyes as a vampire” (further elucidating producer Wyck Godfrey’s earlier statement). She added, “That’s the way it’s been shot. They can still do it any other way, but I think that’s the general idea. You kind of have to get there in the first film. That way you have all the time in the world to explore being a vampire and those exhilarating first moments.”
Nevertheless, Stephenie (who also reminisced about how “Rob is more like Jacob than Edward. He’s goofy, he’s funny, he doesn’t take much seriously. But he can turn Edward on like that”) has to do the same thing we’re all dreading: saying goodbye to the “Twilight” saga on the big screen. “I don’t know when it’s going to get me,” she said of accepting the idea that it’s almost over, adding, “But I know it will, and at that point I’m going to be a sobbing mess on the floor.” Join the club.
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