Stephenie Meyer addresses the evolving Volvo, continuing the saga, and religion
A lot of our readers were outraged when the Volvo changed between Twilight and New Moon, saying it wasn’t true to the book.Â Stephenie Meyer addressed that issue, among others, at the fansite junket back in June.Â Here’s what she had to say about both Edward’s Volvo and Bella’s truck.
TF: We have a little silly question.Â Itâ€™s not super silly.Â What about the movie Volvo Â [not being] like the book Volvo?
Fansite: We had to go there.
TF: We really have to go there because, you know Iâ€™m over it now, but what about that?
SM: Um, Iâ€¦you know the reason that Edward drives a Volvo is to be inconspicuous and because the wholeâ€”you know, people see a Volvo and think you buy them for safety and itâ€™s kind of a joke, like itâ€™s the way to blend in because the last thing in the world he needs is a safe car.Â So when I was doing the cars, my brothers are car freaksâ€”you knowâ€” and I asked them.Â I said, â€œOkay, if you were gonna drive a Volvo but youâ€™re a car enthusiastâ€ and theyâ€™re like: â€œUgh!â€ And Iâ€™m like: â€œNo, what are you gonna drive?â€Â And theyâ€™re like: â€œWell, thereâ€™s the S60 R.Â Very limited, not a lot of people did it.Â It looks like a sedan but itâ€™s built for racing.â€Â And so I was like: â€œOh thatâ€™s perfect!Â Thatâ€™s perfect!â€Â They donâ€™t make them anymore, and so that was kind of a problem.Â They couldnâ€™t you knowâ€¦
Fansite:Â But they donâ€™t make Bellaâ€™s truck anymore though, either.
SM: And Bellaâ€™s truck is a â€™67 in the movies.Â Itâ€™s a â€™53 in real life.Â They look nothing the same, and it kinda killed me because I loved the old body-styling, in the 60s it got very square.Â In the 50s it was all round and kind of bubbly and it was really cute.Â And so that one actuallyâ€”that one was harder almost than the Volvo, but I am very car attached so yeah, I hadâ€¦I mean I didnâ€™t haveâ€”Back in the day, I really didnâ€™t have a lot of say over anything with Twilight.Â They were great about telling me what was going on but I wasnâ€™t part of the conversation, and so with the cars it was already a done deal, they already had the three sets of them and I kind of went â€œohâ€¦â€
Fansite:Â Everyoneâ€™s just like: â€œItâ€™s not silver.Â Itâ€™s a mom-mobile.â€
TF: Itâ€™s not a sexy vampire car!
SM: Well actually, itâ€™s kind of a fun car.Â They went with the darker grey to kind of differentiate.Â Iâ€™m interested to see if it evolves again.Â Iâ€™m not sure if it will, weâ€™ll see.
Stephenie also discusses how she would like to continue the Saga, whether she thinks religion plays into the story, as well as why Edward wanted to wait until he and Bella were married to get intimate. Head over to Twilight Series Theories to read the transcript! It’s a great read!
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