In the last blog I write about Chris Weitz, I professed my love for him (right up there in the title, yep, I sure did!) – and it seems I’m not the only person. I got the link to this interview Chris did with Fandango with the following comment: “Just as an FYI- I’m officially in love with Chris Weitz.” (I hope AmyO doesn’t mind that I just outed her in her Chris Weitz love. )
The entire interview (I can’t stress this enough, go read the whole thing!) is great, but this was both Amy and I’s favorite part (bolding added for emphasis):
Q. What kind of pressure do you feel with the crazy fan base and this pop-culture phenomenon?
Weitz: I think it’s largely self-imposed, because the fans are tremendously supportive and very kind. One thing that’s interesting about the Twilight fans is that they’re not like fanboys, in the sense that they start cynical. They actually begin from the point of view of being enthusiastic and wanting things to be good and to be done well. But I do feel a tremendous amount of responsibility, more to the readership than to the movie franchise in a way, because I think that that’s the core experience that you’re trying to get at. So that meant kind of keeping in very good touch with Stephanie and, without trying to second guess one’s self, always thinking about things with a degree of loyalty to that.