Stephenie Meyer sat and talked with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. You can read an excerpt of the interview below, but for the entire thing, CLICK HERE.
MTV: Have you taken any time yet to reflect on this being the end of the franchise?
Meyer: I’ve been carefully not thinking about it that way because I don’t want to be sad yet.
MTV: When did you see the final cut of the film?
Meyer: Monday [October 22]. It was the first time I’ve seen it with all of the effects in place. It had a lot of impact. Also, all the music was in, which really impacts the emotion of it.
MTV: Did you find yourself getting a little emotional while watching the end?
Meyer: Yeah. There’s no way not to [be emotional] with the end of this one. [Director] Bill [Condon] has a very good sense of how to really wring your emotions. He put the end together in such a way that I don’t think you cannot have a moment. I can only imagine the fans will really appreciate that moment of reflection.
Did you miss this sketch that was posted on The Mortal Instruments Facebook Page? Director Harald Zwart posted a sketch he had made.
“A sketch I did for an effect where the stele makes it possible to see through walls.” -Harald Zwart
We are so excited for The Mortal Instruments, we can’t wait to see more.
Here’s what the 25-year-old actress had to share:
On her acting goals: “For me, [my goal] was always just to be really happy and excited about what it was that I was a part of. I didn’t want to act just to act: I wanted to always be excited about it—a script or the show itself. Knowing that I was going to be playing Emily Fields—a girl struggling with her sexuality—took it to another level for me. It’s fun to entertain people, and I love doing that, but it’s a whole other realm—and, for me, ten times better—when I can actually make a small impact on somebody watching.”
On the public’s reaction to her show Pretty Little Liars: “It’s very flattering when I hear that people look up to me, but I honestly don’t strive to be a role model. I can only be the best version of myself, and that’s all that I’m trying to do. I believe that your sexual orientation does not define who you are, and if people think that that’s something that’s noteworthy and something to look up to, then that’s great. I’m so lucky to have been brought up in a home where skin colour, religion—none of that mattered. What mattered was how a person treated you and how they treated others. I didn’t have to think twice about playing this role or worrying what people were going to think.”