The phenomenon known as the Twilight Saga has some running a bit scared, others trying to imitate and yet even more of us scratching our head to try to figure it all out. Not the story mind you, just the fans that follow it and why. For those misunderstood fans we offer up 10 little known facts about Twilight, its stars and its writer.
The romance between Rob and Kristen. Is it real? Is it just hype? Apparently Rob Pattinson really did propose marriage to Kristen Stewart. She said no. The world was shocked and dismayed. The stock market somehow managed to open on the following business day- but even that was half-hearted and somehow sad.
9. Lookin’ For Trouble
Robert Pattinson is currently the #6 most searched for star on STARmeter Top 10. What does this mean? Obviously there are many MANY takers on the offer he gave to Kristen Stewart. Many of us would pay money to see what he gets in his fan mail every day.
8. People Will Buy Anything
When Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series was released it sold 1.3 million copies in the first 24 hours. Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue sold 700,000 copies in the first week. This has nothing to do with anything, I just think chicks in helicopters with guns are hot. Though it is interesting how one piece of fiction can so easily outsell another….
Author Stephenie Meyer was a stay-at-home mother of three when the idea for Twilight came to her. She says the idea for the book came to her in a dream. She dreamed the scene with Bella and Edward in the woods, and sat down the next day and wrote it. The rest followed. Why couldn’t she fuel her boredom with Xanex and vodka like the rest of the bored housewives I know?
6. Special Effect Genuis
In the ballet-studio fight scene, honey and chicken were used to simulate “parts and peices.” I submit cooking it and serving it on a buffet would have been more productive. “Children are starving in Japan,” my mother would say. Now we know why. Another piece of FX trivia for you; before CGI, red food coloring and oatmeal was the preferred method of making lava.
5. Not First
Stephanie Meyer’s top pick to play Edward Cullen was little known actor Henry Cavill, and not Robert Pattinson. Honestly? Did it matter THAT MUCH? Any underwear model would have done just as well. Apparently in the beginning Meyer’s view of Edward differed radically from Pattinson’s. In the end Pattison played it his way. Said Meyer of the performance “..in the performance, he did what he wanted, and it turned out how I wanted it.”
4. Another shocker
The script for the movie only took six weeks to finish. Yup, a month and a half. I was surprised it took that long. Perhaps it had something to do with how well written the books were….
The character Bella grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Coincidentally enough so did the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer. This leads one to wonder if being porked by a vampire is some sort of compulsion the author might have. BERRY interestink.
2. More Evidence
Meyer named a few of the characters from the series after ex-boyfriends. Hmmm, this is starting to take on a pattern….. In the article 10 Ways to Survive a Break Up it does not mention becoming an author and turning your former love interests into a bloodsucking creatures in print. They have lawyers for that sort of thing.
1. Fan Fiction
A Google search for Twilight fanfiction sites yields about 962,000 results (in 0.23 seconds- who cares?). A web search for Trek Trek fanfiction yields but 518,000 results (in 0.30 seconds- guess they’re older). This proves conclusively that there are more 12-16 year-olds than Trekkies (or Trekkers) on the internet… Having said that, let’s launch some prep-school tweeners into space.