When I read it, it seemed like a book that wasn’t supposed to be published.
No apologies: I fall firmly into the “hater” camp regarding Twilight. Everything it does, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was doing better almost fifteen years ago, or had the good sense to avoid. There was no “imprinting” on infants or vampire teeth cesarean sections in the backseats of cars on that show. Sure, Dawn sucked, and Willow’s magical drug addiction bordered on character assassination, but that’s as low as the series got.
With as dreadful as Twilight is, sometimes it can be hard to separate the actors involved, to remember that most of them are above the material or only really in it for the paycheque. Robert Pattinson has done plenty of eyerolling print interviews going on about the crazy-ass fans who have approached him over the years with open cuts asking to be “sired”. Kristen Stewart shares his attitude, she just isn’t as outspoken about it. Even the great Graham Greene was involved at some point – yes, that Graham Greene. Again: paycheques. Fat ones.
So if you’re anything like me, the interview supercut above will make you smile. Watch that, then avoid movie theatres for the next few weeks. With any luck, the storm should be over by the time The Hobbit opens on December 14th.