BAM’S Blogger Brandy recently chatted with author of the “Twilight Saga” Stephenie Meyer about the latest book turned film “Breaking Dawn” and why she doesn’t pay attention to politics when she’s writing:
Meyer said the cause of Bella’s death – which is offset by her rising as a vampire at the close of “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ – was what was compelling to her. Bella dies while giving birth to her super-strong, fast-developing half-human, half-vampire baby, Reneesmee (Mackenzie Foy).
“The politics I never think of when I’m writing. It’s about a story that is interesting to me,” she said. “I’m not going to say that ‘Breaking Dawn’ doesn’t get weird, because it does. But these are things that as I was exploring what it means and meant to be a woman, particularly to be a mother because that is a big part of my life.
“For Bella, it is something that happened to her very young because she’d be a vampire and its not going to work out anymore (after she is converted). I’ve always been really fascinated with the idea that over a hundred years ago, if you were going to have a baby you might die. You’d be taking your life in your hands to do that and there is a courage that we don’t have to develop. I’m fascinated with that type of woman: The woman who makes the choice that she is going to risk her life. It’s like being a solider.
“I like to explore things that I didn’t have to do in writing. I never became a vampire either. It really was never about the politics but how as a person you would deal with these things as an individual story, not as a story that this is an example for how I think life should be lived, or this is an example of a perfect or correct life. This is an example of a flawed life with choices and mistakes and how they affect people. So for me it’s never about anything different than that.”