Stephenie Meyer is now on tour promoting her not-quite-"Twilight" novel, "The Host." A book which may lack a twi-hard sized fan base but has received enough recognition that it will soon be a Hollywood movie. While on her book tour the author admitted to BBC News on March 6 that she has not read the "Twilight" fan fiction phenomenon, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and it doesn't appear she will any time soon.
Relatively conservative and openly Mormon, it could be said that Stephenie Meyer is slightly embarrassed that her hugely successful novels were turned into erotica. The main characters of "Twilight" are famously virgins, with Edward Cullen wanting to keep his future wife's soul unscathed by marrying her before taking the carnal leap into the sack. E L James' "Fifty Shades" trilogy takes the two main characters, renames them Ana and Christian and has them in all sorts of sexually precarious situations. The new twist is fun for fans but Meyer admits that erotica is "not a genre I have had any experience with." Meyer also revealed that even after being in print for over a year and becoming a world wide success, she has not read "Fifty Shades of Grey" and knows little about the growing fandom saying, "you know I'm so far removed from it, I haven't read it."
So what does Stephenie Meyer really think of E L James? Unfortunately the "Twilight" author chose to stay relatively quiet on the subject, coyly telling BBC News, "um you know, it's kind of nice she has done so well and that she's gotten a start, it's cool." E L James doesn't exactly need anyone's approval, with her books speaking for themselves. The first novel in the series, "Fifty Shades of Grey," remains on the New York Times Best Seller list and has been there for a solid 52 weeks. James also sold the adaptation rights to Universal Pictures. The film is well underway with producers, a screen writer and now a script attached to the project.
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