"I don't know why people respond to these books. They do the way I do. I wrote it for me, it's exactly what I want to read," Meyer says of her Twilight beginnings.
"I had a specific audience, a 29-year-old mother of three. No one was supposed to read this except for me. And if I had any idea that anyone else was going to see what I was doing, I would never have been able to finish it."
"It was a really pleasant exchange from the beginning. I gather it is not that typical. They (Summit Entertainment) were really interested in my ideas. I did not want to step on anyone's toes. I didn't know how to make a movie. I didn't want to make it worse. I let them come to me and they did. They kept me in the loop with the script and what are your thoughts? They opened themselves up there. I sent them back the script with red markers across the whole thing. It was like, 'wouldn't Bella say this more like this?' It was not this entire scene needs to go. They took 90 percent of what I said and incorporated it into the script."
Aspects of the filmmaking process that the author was worried about, Hardwicke had anticipated. "She got it. I loved working with her. She's really cool to hang out with. She's really an awesome person. Catherine's fantastic."
"Rob, we sat down and talked about Edward's character before filming started when I came in and met everyone. (Laughs) It wasn't an argument, but we actually disagreed on this character. He's like, 'no, it's this way.' The funny part about it is here we are arguing about a fictional character and yet in the performance, he did what he wanted. It was still exactly what I wanted. That was really cool," Meyer says.
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