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Stephenie Meyer 'surprised' by Kristen Stewart's 'Breaking Dawn' vampire turn
"Twilight" mastermind Stephenie Meyer sat down for a two-day roundtable discussion with ten contest-winners at a Vancouver hotel last Friday and Saturday. The author answered a handful of burning questions asked by the lucky Twi-Hards in attendance, USA Today reports.
While Meyer said she doubts she'll write another series based on Edward and Bella (played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the films), she's still hoping to complete "Midnight Sun," the novel told from Edward's POV that was partially leaked online in 2008. "I'm just not writing about vampires right now," Meyer clarified.
But she indicated that "Twilight" characters Jacob and Renesmee, the half-vamp/half-human child of Edward and Bella, could be popping up in literary form again soon.
What she IS writing about is "a fantasy that takes place in another world where people are using bows and arrows and swords. There's a little bit of magic, but it's a very limited form of magic. It's pretty dark. People die. The main character is a 17-year-old girl, and she's kind of cool."
As for the upcoming two-part conclusion to the "Twilight" film series, Meyer seems more than satisfied by Kristen Stewart's performance. "She's created a new character," Meyer explained. "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."
Meyer turned to the film's possible ending, indicating that it would wrap up "when Bella opens her eyes as a vampire. 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."
As of now, Meyer is OK with the idea of cutting the cord to the popular series. "I don't know when it's going to get me," she says, "but I know it will, and at that point I'm going to be a sobbing mess on the floor."
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" has been filming in Vancouver since mid-February. Part 1 will open nationwide on Nov. 18, with Part 2 following in November 2012.