Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have suffered the kind of unbearable media attention that rips couples apart. And whose fault is that? Stephenie Meyer's, that's who! The Twilight saga author is claiming responsibility for all the fame and torture RPatz and KStew have endured the past few years. Stephenie Meyer feels responsible for Robert and Kristen's woes.
Yeah, Stephenie -- you REALLY should not have written an enormously popular young adult series about sex-starved vampires. Now look what you did! You ruined two perfectly nice actors' lives. Does anyone else think Meyers is being a little to hard on herself? Here's what she said.
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.
Okay, fair enough. Kristen and Rob just wanted to be actors... in movies. They were unprepared for the media circus. Twilight FAR surpassed Stephenie's wildest dreams for success, but while she gets to live quietly with her family in Arizona, Rob and Kristen have a pack of bloodthirsty paparazzi nipping at their heels everywhere they go now.
On the other hand, if it weren't for Twilight, would they ever have even met each other, much less become a couple? Probably not -- and they have Stephenie Meyer to thank for that, too. I'm sure their relationship suffered from the public scrutiny and total lack of privacy. Oh -- and that little affair didn't help, either. It's probably been utter hell in many ways. But I bet there are parts of the past few years that neither Rob nor Kristen regret.
I think Bella and Edward would agree -- better to take a chance on love and fail than to never try at all. If Kristen and Rob don't last, that doesn't mean their relationship was a waste. It just was -- and hopefully they both learned and grew as people.
Same goes for the insane experience of being the stars they are now. It's hard being hounded, but they get career opportunities they wouldn't otherwise get. And you know what? Fans are fickle. People adore Robert now, but someday the heat of RPatz passion will fade, the paparazzi will stop following those two around so much, and they'll be able to live somewhat more normal lives again.
Do you think Stephenie Meyer should blame herself at all for Rob and Kristen's troubles?