Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have faced an unfair amount of public scrutiny over their relationship, the author of the Twilight book series said. And she thinks it’s her fault.
Author Stephenie Meyer said she feels guilty about their public relationship troubles after helping to launch their careers with the Twilight movie series. The couple met on the set of the first film, falling in love in real life as their on-screen characters also came together.
For Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the relationship has been anything but tranquil. Though they have tried to keep quiet and private about their relationship, they have found their every move followed by tabloids. This scrutiny increased dramatically after Stewart was caught in a cheating scandal with Rupert Sanders, her married director in Snow White and the Huntsmen.
Stephenie Meyer said she can’t help but feel at least partly responsible.
“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,” the author told The Times.
“But that doesn’t apply to Kristen and Rob. That’s what makes it kind of ironic and tragic.”
Part of the guilt comes from the fact that Meyer herself has seen the better side of Twilight fame.
“At the same time – and this is where the guilt comes from – it’s created this nice, peaceful place for me,” Meyer said. “They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about. 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.”
Even with the Twilight series over, the relationship drama has continued for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. He is in Australia shooting a film, leading many people to speculate about whether the couple is taking a break. These rumors were compounded when Stewart was seen hitting up batting cages with fellow Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner.