Stephenie Meyer is shame-spiraling over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's epic romantic traumas. As the bestselling author of the Twilight Saga books, Meyer was instrumental in making global celebrities out of Pattinson, 26, and Stewart, 22, who starred as onscreen loves in the blockbuster film franchise based on her series.
"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," Meyer, now promoting the film adaptation of her book The Host, told British mag The Times.
"But that doesn't apply to Kristen and Rob," she observes of the pair, whose real-life relationship was put to the ultimate test last summer, when Stewart was photographed cheating on Pattinson with Rupert Sanders, her married Snow White and the Huntsman director. "That's what makes it kind of ironic and tragic.''
Meyer says of the press-shy couple, ''I just don't think they enjoy the parts [of fame] that other people would. And I totally get that, because it would not be my thing either."
(Stewart and Pattinson reconciled last fall; they're now thousands of miles apart as the British actor films in Australia.) Married mother of three Meyer, of course, doesn't have to deal with movie-star style fame. "At the same time – and this is where the guilt comes from – it's created this nice, peaceful place for me," she admits. "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," she muses. "I just don't know. I think this has all come at a heavy price."