Writer thinks stars paid heavy price for success

Stephenie Meyer has admitted she feels partly responsible for the constant scrutiny of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

The author of the Twilight books says she feels for R-Pattz, 26, and K-Stew, 22, as they never wanted the fame that their roles in the movie saga created.

[Do I feel] guilt? Absolutely,’ says Stephenie, 39.

Here’s the thing: there are some actors who are looking to be world famous, to be that household name, and although they might discover that there are a lot of negative things involved in that, it’s what they want.

But that doesn’t apply to Kristen and Rob. That’s what makes it kind of ironic and tragic.’

The writer, whose other novel The Host has now been turned into a movie due for release this month, isn’t sure that the Twilight stars would have taken the roles if they’d known what they were in for.

They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about,’ Stephenie tells The Times Magazine.

If they had the choice, I’ve no idea if they’d even do Twilight again. I just don’t know. I think this has all come at a heavy price.’

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Anna Francis