So many thoughts. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer revealed on Thursday, Oct. 9, that Robert Pattinson argued with her because he believed that his character in the series, Edward Cullen, was “suicidally depressed.”
The author of the smash series, 41, made the revelation at New York Comic Con with her appearance coinciding with Twilight‘s 10th anniversary and her gender-swapping Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.
According to BuzzFeed, Meyer delighted her fans with inside scoop from the making of the book series and the film franchise starring Pattinson as tortured, brooding vampire Cullen and Kristen Stewart as his human love interest, Bella Swan.
“He was very, very passionate about the character,” Meyer said of Pattinson. “Very intense.”
It came to the point that Meyer and Pattinson had a full-out debate about Edward’s psyche. “And we argued about Edward for several hours,” the scribe noted. “Because he was convinced that Edward was depressed and suicidal!”
The Daily Dot reported that Meyer — who also revealed at Comic Con that she was releasing another book at the end of 2016 — was “mystified” by Pattinson’s take on the character, but appreciated his commitment to his role.
For Pattinson, 29, it turned out that the issue was personal. in a July 2014 interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Harry Potter hunk told the paper that he had anxiety issues and struggled with waves of depression.
“I kind of like my anxiety in a funny sort of way and I like my peaks and troughs,” Pattinson told the paper. “Luckily depression never lasts long with me. I would love to go into therapy but it makes me too anxious.”
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