Following Stephenie Meyer “Austenland” Interview Offers Apology to Twilight Fans
Following her comments in a recent interview with Variety where Stephenie said she was ‘over it’ (Twilight) and it wasn’t a happy place for her, she issued an apology to fans via her website.
In her site update she states –
With all the travelling, I only just heard about the current controversy, and I am both surprised and dismayed. I am horrified that my words could be construed in any way to mean that I am “over” the lovely people who embraced Twilight, made it such a huge hit, and changed my life. The time I’ve spent with my fans has been one of the most precious gifts of this whole experience and I will certainly never forget them or think of them with anything but immense gratitude. I was lucky enough to see a few of them Tuesday night at the Apple “Meet the Filmmakers” event, and they were so lovely! I’m always surprised and touched that people still care about my stories.
Any of you who have ever watched me answer a question live, especially to an indulgent inquirer like a fansite, know that I do tend to go on. Though I try to be as concise as possible to make editing easier for whichever news outlet I’m working with, I’m (still) not very good at it. If you look at the Variety article, you’ll notice that I’m speaking in very short statements
When the artlicle hit the internet the other night, there was understandably a lot of backlash towards the author but equally as much support towards her for moving on now that the franchise has ended. How did you feel when you read the Variety article and how has that changed after reading Stephenie’s apology? Leave your comments on our facebook page HERE
Continue reading Stephenie’s comments over at stepheniemeyer.com
The original interview on Variety can be read HERE