TM Q&A Part 2
Stephenie Meyer Answers Questions From TwilightMOMS Members
TM: Do interviews make you nervous? You always seem so composed and down to earth – just like you are talking with a new neighbor – when you are on TV interviews. Are you just a really good actress as well? Are you prepped for the interviews? Do they give you a clue what they will be asking?
Steph: I must be a good actress, because interviews freak me out. I get physically ill, and my eye twitches.
Sometimes I get prepped for big interviews, but mostly not. Then again, most of the questions are pretty similar.
TM: I’m reading Twilight (again) and have a few questions:
1. In the beginning of the meadow scene, Bella is running her fingers along Edwards arm. It says, “I trailed my hand over the perfect muscles of his arm, followed the faint pattern of bluish veins inside the crease at his elbow”. Why does he have “bluish veins”?
2. Edward and Bella in her room that night: “Carlisle has a theory… he believes that we all bring something of our strongest human traits with us into the next life, where they are intensified — like our minds, and our senses.” Okay, not really a question you’ll answer right now, but I am obsessed with Bella’s mind (and everything Twilight!). This makes my wonder how her private mind will be intensified?
3. I can’t resist asking, and can’t wait for MS — They decide Alice and Jasper will go with Bella. Edward asks if Jasper can handle it, then says, “‘Can you handle this?’” She snarls at him. “Edward smile at her. “But keep your opinions to yourself,” he muttered suddenly.” Of course I just HAVE to know what Alice was thinking as she is snarling.
And lastly, not a question, but I just have to echo my excitement (that’s putting it mildly) that you are here with us moms! We love you! Steph:
Steph: 1) The veins are still there, they just aren’t functioning anymore. Like the heart.
2) You’re right, I’m not going to answer that.
3) Alice is snarling because he dared to doubt her abilities. In many ways, Alice is the most formidable of all the Cullen’s. She’s thinking that anything he can do, she can do better (and possibly humming that tune in her head)
TM: So in Twilight, Bella is listening to Linkin Park in her cd player. Is that Hybrid Theory or Meteora? I’ve tried to guess but I’m not sure if Meteora was out when the book was being written.
Also, when Edward is driving her and asks what cd she is listening to right now, she says that cd, and he has it in his car. Did he have a copy of the cd before he started watching her, or did he get a copy after he started watching her and knew she was listening to it?
Steph: It was Hybrid Theory. But Meteora was out at the time.
Edward already had the Hybrid Theory cd in his car. They have similar taste in music, Edward’s just listened to a lot more than Bella at this point.
TM: Is it really just embarrassment that keeps Bella from wanting to marry Edward? I mean, come on, this is Edward we’re talking about?
Edward didn’t do anything inappropriate with Tanya did he? Of course, she is part of the succubus, I’m sure she tried pretty hard.
Was Edward really not mad when Bella kissed Jacob? (I threw my book, sorry)
Did Edward ever watch Bella during those six weeks of silence or was he trying to be strong and leave her alone? When did he realize that he was falling for her?
Steph: 1. Bella is conditioned to be anti-marriage. Her problem is 25% embarrassment, 25% an inability to understand why marriage is necessary, 25% pure stubbornness, and 25% loyalty to Renee’s opinions.
2. Edward did not even kiss Tanya. But he knew what she was thinking, and it was pretty bad.
3. Edward was in a lot of pain when Bella kissed Jacob, but he wasn’t angry at either of them. The less selfish part of him honestly hopes at that point that she will choose Jacob. He believes Jacob is a healthier choice for her.
4. Edward did not watch Bella in her home or outside of school during the time that he was ignoring her. He was trying very, very hard to forget her existence. He already knew, thanks to Alice, that there was a great chance that he was going to impact Bella’s life in a negative way. He was trying as hard as he could to change the future. He was very aware of her when he had to be near her in school. It was during this time of surreptitious watching–analyzing her every word and expression, everything everyone else said to her and thought about her–that he fell in love with her.
TM: Rosalie’s friend (Vera, I think) had a baby named Henry. Was he named after Henry Cavill for fun? Just curious.
Ha ha! Good catch. The baby was originally named “Carl,” but my editor felt there were too many “C” names (Carlisle, Charlie, and Carlos–who became Benito). I had to rename Vera’s baby, so he became little Henry Cavill.
TM: What’s your favorite Orson Scott Card book? LOVED the Enders books, and am curious where to go next. I love his writing style.
Second- Any other book recommendations? I just finished Libba Bray’s 3rd book in her Gemma Doyle series and I need something new! (I love those books, by the way – you should read them if you haven’t already.)
Last – if you had three days just to do exactly what you wanted to do and NOTHING else – what would you do and WHERE would you be?
1) Speaker for the Dead. I read it first by accident, and it was actually a life changing read for me. I can’t think of another book that changed my perspective on the real world that way. My second favorite, outside of Ender’s world, was Enchantment. Best clean love scene ever. I also really enjoyed the first three Alvin books. And a bunch of others. OSC is the best.
2)Read Shannon Hale–particularly Austenland. Also fantastic and Austen-related, Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman–this book is a classic. A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson–I read it at least once a year like Pride and Prejudice. Dragonhaven by Robin Mckinley–one of the best books to come out last year. When I’m in the mood for violence I read Thomas Perry and Vince Flynn. The Jane Whitefield novels are Perry’s best (I think Shadow Woman is the first), and Separation of Power was my favorite of Flynn’s (he’s a lot like Clancy minus Clancy’s scene-flipping ADD). Flynn’s books have gotten more graphically gruesome over time, so I prefer his earlier stuff.
3) Asleep, probably. Sleep is pretty much my favorite thing. Otherwise, it would be cool to hang out with my girlfriends without feeling like I was playing hooky. Also, I like to write for fun. I usually have some project that is not for my publisher to work on when I feel like playing. And of course I never say no to a Muse concert.
TM: I was wondering if there was anything you have learned through these characters? You said your self confidence is higher now, is it coming through Bella? I know seeing the similarities of Bella and myself helps me not feel so clumsy…and alone.
Besides the major scenes, the meadow-James climax, is there a scene or moments, in Twilight that you are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen? One you are most worried about? One that will be the most FUN to watch?
I think the beginning with Edward being tormented will be hysterical to watch and Alice playing Barbie doll with Bella for Prom would be fun too.
Thank you for adding to our obsession by coming here and answering questions. So much fun!
Steph: My new confidence didn’t really come from my characters. It came from having people tell me that I was good at something, and then having that backed up by sales It came from being able to support my family all by myself. It came from simply living through all the interviews and appearances, and from surviving the traveling.
I’m worried about ALL the scenes, and excited to see them ALL. Every insignificant moment is pretty vital to me. One thing I’m looking forward to because I DIDN’T write it. I always knew how it went when Edward first walked into the sun before the meadow scene, but I couldn’t put it into words (I hear music to it, though). I’ve always felt like that moment could only be expressed through a visual medium, so I’m hoping they get that part right.
TM: Where did the idea for the tattoos come from for the New Moon special edition?
What do you think of them?
Probably from someone in marketing. I thought it was a great idea when the publisher ran it by me. I adore fake tattoos.
TM: 1) Did Edward’s mom Elizabeth know that Carlisle was a vampire when she asked him to use his power to save Edward?
2) Is there more behind Rosalie disliking Bella so much? Will we ever get to know more about Rosalie?
3) Why does Carlisle believe in an afterlife for “good” vampires but Edward can’t believe it?
Steph: 1) Elizabeth had no idea that he was a vampire, but she did suspect that he was something more than mortal. She was desperate for anything that could save her baby.
2) Rosalie can’t like Bella because she hates Bella’s choices. She sees Bella with everything she wants for herself, and then sees Bella tossing it all aside like it’s worth nothing. She would trade everything–even her face, ha ha–to be in Bella’s shoes.
3) Why do some people believe in heaven and others believe in nothing? Edward isn’t an atheist, but he takes the idea of evil very seriously. He doesn’t think he can redeem himself for his own nature. It makes sense to him that there would have to be a price to pay for limited immortality and superhuman powers. Of course, his belief system is in flux at the moment. If God can forgive him enough to allow him to have Bella in his life, then maybe God is a great deal kinder than he’d guessed.
TM: Do you ever just crack up or shake your head when you see discussions on this forum or the lexicon or others like it about what we think might happen in the books? Do our speculations amuse and/or infuriate you? Or are you just so over it you don’t even think about it?
Steph: I feel fear when people guess something close and infuriation when people (mostly younger people) guess something so out of character that I can’t believe that they’ve read the first three books. I am rarely amused by speculation about BD, because it’s sort of a sensitive subject. People hardly ever make a guess without attaching some sort of judgment. For example, “I think Bella is going to get turned into a vampire and if she doesn’t I will hate Stephenie Meyer forever.” Given the fact that almost everyone wants something different, it makes me feel like no matter what I write, people will be coming for me with torches.
TM: How soon will you know your touring schedule for The Host? Breaking Dawn?
You will be doing signings for the Host, right? …wait a minute… how the heck are you gonna manage two tours for two books in one year???
Steph: How will I manage? Poorly, no doubt.
I think I will be doing a ten city tour for The Host, but I don’t know the cities yet. It will probably take the majority of the month of May, given that I have insisted on travel days–with the way air travel works these days, you can’t count on getting where you need to be at the time your flight claims you will arrive. I was late in Boston last fall thanks to delays, and it was really close in Chicago. The stress was giving me ulcers. Also, I have to take lots of Dramamine to fly, and it makes me really droopy. It’s hard to do an event when your brain is all fogged up. So now I am not supposed to have events on the same day that I travel somewhere. I guess I’ll see if that pans out when I get my schedule.
The BD tour will be shorter. The events got so out of hand last year that changes have to be made. It will be a lot more regimented, and probably less fun, in the future.
TM: Stephenie, are you concerned at all about the type of music they put in the movie? I know that you don’t get any say on anything about the movie, but do you think that they will take into consideration the style that inspired you as you wrote it? I feel like these books are along the alternative/indie style of music. The characters are themselves not mainstream, so the music CAN’T be mainstream. I hope they get it right, I would be sad if they put some Brittany Spears crap in there (or whatever it is that the kids mostly listen to these days.) I imagine Edward as Mathew Bellamy when he plays the piano. Why does it turns me on?
I am concerned about the music, because music is so much a part of the story for me. Summit seems to want to do the right thing, though. I gave them a dream list of bands I would want involved (it will be mostly new music written for the movie, I believe). People like Arcade Fire and Ok Go and Gomez and My Chemical Romance and Blue October. And Muse Muse Muse MUSE!! (Of course Matthew Bellamy turns you on. Isn’t everyone turned on by MB??)
I am very afraid that there will be some catering to the 13 year old audience with Brittany Spears-esque levels of pop or hip hop. Argh! I’d have to watch it on mute wearing my ipod!
TM: Have you had a chance to meet any church leaders because of your “fame”? Where you in awe? What was it like?
I met Virginia Pearce (Pres. Hinckley’s daughter) once at a Time Out conference. I have never been “star struck” before, but that day I was. She asked me where I lived and I couldn’t even answer coherently! (I’m sure she must have thought I was ‘slow’) My friends all thought I was have some kind of episode! I did finally ask how her dad was doing, it was right after Str. Hinckley passed and she said he was very lonely and it was hard to watch him wander from room to room when he was home. She left after that and my friends didn’t know who she was and wanted to know A. What was wrong with me. & B. Did I know her family. LOL When I told them who she was they all wanted to chase her down and shake her hand or something!
Steph: No. But I did get to meet Sheri Dew at a leadership conference when I was in the R.S. presidency two wards ago. She was awesome. She talked to us for a little bit because all of us were under 24, and we looked like a bunch of teenagers next to the more experienced presidencies.
TM: In Twilight, Chapter 16, page 336 when Edward is showing Bella the different paintings in Carlisle’s office and is telling her the history of Carlisle, there is a painting in paragraph 8 where it states that there is a certain painting that catches Edward’s interest. “It was a larger landscape in dull fall colors — an empty, shadowed meadow in a forest, with a craggy peak in the distance.” I’ve wondered if that was a “place” that meant something to Edward’s past as well as Carlisle’s; or, was it the meadow that Edward took Bella just in fall colors; or, does it have significance in your future stories?
Steph: That painting was significant only to Carlisle. It reminded him of the way the world looked to him during the first part of his life as a vampire–very lonely.
TM: Where did you come up with the idea for it to be 3 days for the change to a vampire to take place?
This could actually be 2 different questions, one being all the nitty gritty about the details on how the change happens…how to make it shorter…
but I think I’m asking more if there was anything interesting that sparked this in your brain. Like why not 24 hours… or a week… or 5 minutes?
Steph: Like 95% of the stuff in the book, I made this up in the moment. It just seemed about right–five minutes would not be much of a problem for anyone to handle. A week is so long it sounds boring. Three days seemed perfect–long enough that it was no joke, but short enough that it was endurable.
Since the books came out, I’ve seen speculation about religious meanings behind the time period, but that was not in my head when I wrote it.
TM: I am not LDS, but I have some friends who are (here and in real life!) and one of them pointed out to me that the Twilight vampires share some qualities with the LDS concept of the human body in the afterlife (bloodless, perfect, immortal) and with the LDS concept of Satan (beautiful, alluring, enticing, difficult to resist). Was this deliberate, or unintentional, or is the comparison just a bunch of rubbish altogether?!
Steph: Unintentional and rubbish No offense to your friend. It is possible to read TOO deep into a book. They’re just vampires
TM: My question is can Edward read people’s thoughts when they are asleep and dreaming?
Yes he can.
TM: Do you know if you will be visiting ‘scary’ Utah for a signing for either The Host or BD? I promise we ‘Twilight Mom’s’ will be nice. Maybe you don’t know yet. And I seem to recall you saying you don’t get much say as to where you go, but maybe I made that up in my head. At any rate, it would be the coolest ever if you managed to make it out to Utah.
Steph: I’m not sure, but I believe I will be in Utah for The Host. I probably won’t repeat cities from The Host tour for the Breaking Dawn tour.
TM: Hello! My Q is from the hospital scene in Twilight. Bella and Edward were talking about Jacksonville and he said that he would always live North, somewhere he couldn’t hurt her anymore. What exactly did that mean? Was he really thinking of leaving her at that time?
Steph: Yes he was. Bella had just come this close –><– to dying, and in his mind it was 100% his fault. He is positive that he is not good for her. The seeds that led to him leaving in New Moon were sewn in this moment, and even earlier.
TM: One more question that always bothers me. Is there any thing at all Bella could have said or done to stop Edward from leaving in New Moon or was his mind set and there was nothing that could change it?
Steph: Nothing could have stopped Edward at that point. And he needed to leave. He never could have felt right about his relationship with Bella until he saw how unhappy she was without him.
TM: Okay, this is totally on the edges of Twilight, but here goes. I’ll preface this with the fact that I am a Native American, not Quileute, but Native. I’d ask Stephenie: Has there been any negative recourse for the fictional portrayal of their tribal members as werewolves? I personally take no offense, it’s fictional for heaven’s sake but I was just wondering if there had ever been any reaction to that portion of the book. Also, do I remember correctly that some of the legends in the book were based on actual legends of the Quileute?
Steph: I was pretty worried about this myself. However, to this point I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from Native Americans, both Quileute and otherwise. I actually got a letter on MySpace from a girl who is the daughter of one of the council members (she titled her message Quileute Royalty), and she loved the werewolf thing. The common theme in the positive feedback that I’ve gotten is that the Native Americans I’ve heard from like that my Quileute characters are fully formed characters whose ethnicity is just one aspect of who they are, rather than their main feature.
The actual Q legend is that a magician turned wolves into men to create the first members of the tribe.
TM: Stephenie, this question is about the killing of vampires. In New Moon, Laurent is killed by the wolves, but no mention is made of them dismembering and burning the parts, as was done to James and to the newborns. They even talk about it in the legends chapter of Eclipse. Is there another way to kill vampires that Edward doesn’t know or tell Bella about, or a little foreshadowing of something to come in Breaking Dawn with Laurent???
Steph: Sam carries a lighter for these sorts of occasions. Laurent is gone forever.
TM: You describe the Cullen’s as always wearing cream, off-white, tan, and also their house is decorated in whites and off-whites, is there a reason for this?
Steph: Yes. They do this to downplay their own pallor. If they wear dark colors, they look that much paler in comparison.
TM: Have they let you read the script for the movie? Do you know what kind of adaptations they’re going to make? If so, are you happy enough with it? I know you don’t get to give input, but I was wondering if they share that with you.
I have read the script. I am very pleased with it. They tried to follow the spirit of the book (because there is no way to do the book exactly as it was written unless the BBC wanted to do a six-hour mini-series) and tried to keep everyone in character. I was able to offer some input on the script. Most of my suggestions were very minor. For example, those of you who have followed all the hoopla on MySpace know that there is a teacher in the script named Mr. Molina. I suggested that they leave the teacher’s names consistent with the novels, since there is really no reason to do otherwise. (When I was first reading, I thought maybe they were going to kill Mr. Molina or something, since they agreed not to kill any of my characters besides James. I knew they had the option of inserting characters who would then die. However, Mr. Molina doesn’t do anything outside the classroom, let alone croak, so why can’t he be Mr. Banner again?) Most of my suggestions felt like common sense to me, but I don’t know the story behind the changes.
Of course things had to be much shorter, but I thought Melissa Rosenberg did a great job hitting the key material. The thing that people (particularly hysteria-prone teens) need to remember is that the only thing that really matters is that the feeling of Twilight is there. There is no one line or one event that makes the book what it is. What matters is the magic between Edward and Bella–the innocence and the self-denial. I hope that there is a similar feeling when you finish the movie as when you finish the book.
TM: Are all these script sides that everyone is reading really from the movie script? Do you even know? They are fun to read at any rate…
I haven’t seen any of the sides to know if they are the real thing or not.
TM: I thought of another question as well. Anyone out there have a guess as to how Edward got Bella’s truck home the day they did blood typing in Biology class. She was trying to distract herself waiting for him to drop off her truck. She never heard it (which if it were running, would be impossible since it is so loud) and all of the sudden it was there. Do you think he carried it there?
Steph: Alice drove it; Edward and the others followed in the Volvo. The rain was actually about as loud as the truck, and she was more preoccupied than she realized; she might have heard it if she wasn’t obsessing so much.
TM: Where did Charlie and Renee come from originally? How did they end up living in Forks?
Steph: Charlie was born and raised in Forks.
TM: I know your vampires aren’t like traditional vampires with the holy water, crosses, sun, etc.
But in regards to their sparkly skin – are they really reflecting the sun? Kind of like it would be damaging to them if they didn’t have this ability?
I’m guessing it’s just because they are pretty and cool like that, but still wondered about your reasoning behind it…
Steph: Their skin hardens into a diamond-like substance (only harder). This material has prism-like qualities. The sun does not damage the skin regardless of the reflecting.
My reasoning was, why should the sun burn them? That seemed like a very mystical kind of thing, and my vampires are more science than magic to me (whereas my werewolves are more magic than science).
TM: I don’t know if this has been asked before but what did Edward do with the pictures he said he’d drop them in the mail to Renee in NM? Did he really mail them? Did they go under the floorboards with everything else? Did he keep them?
Under the floorboards. Renee got the letter with no pictures.
TM: What did Edward say to get Jake to come back to Bella in the Jake/Bella kissing scene (which is just lovely by the way, thank you)
and a Host one, is there any way the souls can be removed (after they are implanted into the humans) allowing them to return to their lives? Or are the humans completely erased (other than Melanie). It’s become a question of great debate on our Host site.
Oh and I share your opinion and experiences with Speaker for the Dead.
Steph: The basic gist of it was that Bella was crying for him. Jacob can’t stand Bella’s tears any more than Edward can.
I can’t answer any questions with The Host besides general pre-story set up.
TM: Have you ever read Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces?
Also Beverly Campbell’s Eve and the Choice Made in Eden?
Steph: Neither. I don’t get a lot of reading time anymore, and I tend to focus on YA.
TM: Wouldn’t it be good publicity for you to be in Forks for Stephenie Meyer day?????
Steph: September isn’t a month for side trips, sadly, and Forks is too remote to draw in national publicity. Or that’s what I’m told, anyway.
TM: I was wondering how no one noticed that the dent in Tyler’s truck was the shape of a hand….or shoulder (I need to look at my book for reference)…that’s just something I’ve wondered from the beginning? Kind of minor but it stuck with me.
Steph: The give-away dent was actually in the car behind them that Edward braced himself against. The dents in Tyler’s van were not recognizable as having been left by hands. The dents in the other car were rather clearly shaped like a head and shoulders. Edward smoothed them out with his foot while people were pulling Bella out, and he heard Emmett’s mental promise to get anything he missed.
TM: What was going through Edward’s mind the night that Bella broke up with Jacob and cried all night? Was it his own personal hell?
What chapter does Edward change Bella? hahahahahah
Steph: 1. Pretty much, yes.
2. Chapter “As If”
TM: Do Vampires feel hard to each other? Do two hugging vampires feel like they are embracing stone? I know that they make a pretty loud bang when they run into each other.
Steph: Yes, vampires feel hard to each other, but very, very smooth.
TM: I think Marcus is the one who sees relationships, which after I thought about it can be a very powerful ability. Was he surprised that Edward and Bella loved each other so deeply?
Would Alice really have left Bella’s house w/o telling Edward (if the whole drowning thing hadn’t happened)? She wouldn’t have left Bella with vampires and werewolves would she?
How could Edward never check up on her?
Did the Cullen’s think it was weird for Edward to watch Bella sleep?
Can you tell us one thing that Edward kept of Bella’s that he cherishes?
How big of a bribe did Edward have to pay to get Bella accepted at Dartmouth?
2) She was not yet decided as to what she should do before the mess with Edward happened. The werewolves were a conundrum. The one thing she was sure of was that she was going to sort out the Victoria situation before she did anything else. She was about to invite Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie to come down for a hunting party.
3) He was trying to do the right thing, no matter what it cost him. In his head, Bella’s life was messed up because of the vampires in it. The only way to make things right was to remove the vampires.
4) Yes. Particularly Emmett.
5) A bottle cap. (You’ll understand when MS comes out)
6) It was a generous donation, combined with pulling a few strings. Carlisle knows people.
TM: What happens behind the scenes when Bella gets the paper cut, with the Cullen’s? Is that when Edward makes his decision to leave Bella or was it just a thought still?
Steph: Rose and Emmett just got out of the way of temptation. Esme followed Jasper, and Edward and Alice joined her later. He was feeling pretty horrible about himself, and also a teensy bit angry with Edward, too, for bringing a human into the Cullen circle where she could get hurt. (He cares about Bella, too, and knows that killing her would feel so much worse than killing a stranger. He doesn’t like that he’s been put in a position where a human is so important to them all.)
By the time Edward got back to the house, he already knew that he had to leave. If you pay attention to his facial expressions, you can see him wavering. First, he’s resolved, then he thinks he won’t be able to do it, then he thinks he has to, back and forth. While Bella sleeps that night, he finds enough strength to do the right thing (in his mind). He’s never open with her again after that point, as he tries to distance himself from her.
TM: On your Eclipse playlist, you have “Hamburg Song” by Keane. Whose POV is this supposed to be from? I always assumed it was Jacob’s, but some thought it was Edward….?
P.S. You rock! Thanks for taking the time to read our questions!!
Edward would never think of Bella taking anything from him. He couldn’t imagine that.
TM: IMDB lists production on the movie to begin in February 2008. Do you know if this is accurate?
Steph: That is the info that I’ve been given. However, I’ve heard nothing more on the casting front, and the clock is ticking. Perhaps I’m just out of the loop, but I know Jacob has been a hard character to cast.
I should add (before someone says, “Why is it hard? Steven Strait!”) that someone like Steven Strait is never going to take a part this small. People suggest a lot of well known actors for minor roles, and that’s just not going to happen. Aside from Bella and Edward, there isn’t enough screen time to tempt a star.
TM: But why would Bella want to become a vampire, risk everything, if Edward didn’t want her? An ETERNITY of stalking with no return?
We are sooo glad that Edward does want Bella!!!!
Steph: She’s kind of hoping that he would see things differently if she were his equal.
TM: When you stayed in Forks, where did you stay and do you remember which cabin exactly? Gypsy wants to bedazzle your name into the wall. [wink smiley]
Steph: I’m not telling,
because I’ll probably want to go back there incognito. But I did stay at the
Dew Drop Inn once.
TM: Oh, Oh, was it the bottle cap that he was spinning on the lunch table from Bella’s soda?
TM Wouldn’t Jacobs character just have to be recast anyways in NM? Would that be something you would want to point out as a major point for NM the movie? As the changes in Jacob are major!
Steph: I think that is the plan. Originally, some people were hopeful that they could take a tall skinny kid and put him on a weight regiment between movies, but they haven’t found any good actors that fit the plan. I don’t think there is a problem with using two actors–in fact, I think it’s much more practical. It wouldn’t be out of character at all for Bella to say outright, “Jacob, you’ve changed so much. You look like an entirely different person.” And then the whole theater could have a nice laugh.
TM: Stephenie, would you ever consider doing New Moon from Jacob’s pov as an addition to not a re-telling of the story? Would love to know his thoughts especially when he changes for the first time.
Steph: I have not been so moved. For now, the little bit I put on my website feels like enough to me. But who knows what the future might bring.
TM: Sooo have you seen the white sleeveless shirt thread? It is beating the hotties page right now.
Hmm… Where is said thread?
End of Part 2