Melissa Rosenberg answers Hit Fix’s 10 ‘Twilight Saga’ questions
Here are 5 of the 10 questions Melissa answers. To read more, please visit Hit Fix.
Every “Twilight” film has found a different director at the helm, but one constant in the creative process has been screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. The former “Dexter” executive producer and writer has adapted every one of Stephenie Meyer’s novels to the big screen and has been seen by fans as a guardian of the original source material. Having spoken to the always friendly Rosenberg a number of times, I figured it would be fun to mix things up and ask 10 questions that show a different side of the scribe.
1. Which character do you secretly wish you could have explored more with in the series?
I would have to say Alice and Jasper. I think they have a really interesting individual back stories and their journey together and there was only so much screen time.
2. Favorite scene in any of the films so far.
My current favorite is the wedding toasts in ‘Breaking Dawn.’ Love those
3. If you were to do a theoretical TV series based on the “Twilight” mythology, which would be the better choice: a series about the Volturi or a series on the wolf pack?
Good question. I think a series about the Volturi. They are just so deliciously evil and just funny and dark. And there is just more story to grab from that. They have been alive for thousands of years so you have just a number of stories to tell to take you through a series.
4. Favorite line from any point in the series?
I love in “Eclipse” when Jacob says to Edward in the tent scene, “Lets fact it, I’m hotter than you.” But, I also, in this movie, there is Anna Kendrick and then one of the last lines of the movie where Michael Sheen, one of the Volturi, says “That’s Carlisle with an ‘s.’ First the spelling, then the grammar.” (Laughs.) And I did the “Carlisle with an ‘s’” and Michael must have said “First it’s the spelling then it’s the grammar” or maybe it was [director Bill Condon]. I wasn’t on set when they shot that. Whoever came up with the second half of that was genius.
5. In your opinion, do think this is the last we’ll see of Bella, Edward and Jacob on the big screen?
I think Bella and Edward’s story is complete to me. I think there are many more stories to be told with Jacob and Renesmee and the wolf pack and everyone else.
11. Do you miss working on “Dexter”?
Very, very much. “Dexter” was one of the best TV experiences of my career. I’ve been doing this awhile so that’s saying a lot. I really miss the writers who I was working with. One of the most talented group of writers I’ve ever worked with. Writing for Michael C. Hall? It really doesn’t get much better than that. Michael Sheen and the “Twilight” cast is a close second.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1″ opens nationwide on Friday.
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