Zorianna Kit with Regal Entertainment Group interviewed Stephenie Meyer about ‘The Host’. What I found the most interesting is that Stephenie says that she read science fiction as a child, not fantasy works. I’m wondering if that’s why ‘The Host’ seems like such a deeper, more intricate and philosophical piece of work than ‘The Twilight Saga’. Are we seeing here a series closer to Stephenie’s heart?
This is the first interview I’ve truly gotten excited about as I’m listening. I love when Stephenie is talking about why her favorite science fiction author is her favorite, about how he writes human responses so well. I love that because that is the element of ‘The Host’ that really drew me in. It wasn’t either love story necessarily (although who can truly resist falling in love with Ian as Wanda does?), but rather the character development of Wanda as she struggles to understand these humans and why they deserve to live as they are, full of these wonderful, passionate emotions and drives (which in turn is the fatal flaw of humanity). I just loved hearing those words from her. 🙂
Oh, and we FINALLY have reassurance from Meyer’s own mouth that she is in the midst of the sequel!!! Sorry, can you sense my excitement? 😛 And it will have some of the same characters, as she mentions thinking about how Saoirse will be doing some of the stuff for the second film. Overall, I think a wonderful interview 🙂