Stephenie Meyer appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a surprise move. She hasn't done any interviews in over a year, but she said she was so thrilled with what director Chris Weitz did with New Moon that she wanted to come out and support him. Stephenie said
that she is a little bit burned out on vampires for now, when asked by the show's staff if she was going to write another Twilight book. She didn't really answer the question except to say that she might write another book. But no promises.
Oprah asked her what Rob Pattinson smells like (no doubt because of the tabloid stores about his lack of personal hygience) and Stephenie revealed that New Moon
originally had a different ending.
"There was a different ending to 'New Moon.' Originally it was much quieter [and took place] in Bella's head," she said. Meyer changed it at the urging of her mom, Candy Morgan. She introduced the Volturi earlier, and — voila! — a Volturi smack-down jazzes up the end. Thanks, Candy.
Otherwise, Oprah and Meyer went over very familiar territory: "Twilight" came to Meyer in a dream; she imagined a hot vampire who was in love with a mortal girl; she wanted to know more; that dream became Chapter 13 of "Twilight."
"In the dream it was two people in a circular meadow and one of them was a sparkly boy and one was just a girl who was human and normal and the boy was a vampire, which was bizarre," Meyer said. "It was a passion and frenzy when I started writing."
And of course, there was a question about Robert Pattinson. His hygiene having often been called into question, Oprah wanted to know, "What does he smell like?" "He smells great," Meyer said. "Rob is hilarious. He is the funniest person. He's not at all like the Edward character. He's so different. He just doesn't look like anyone else, in a good way. He's very striking looking."
She also said that Rob is very funny in person, and is nothing like the brooding Edward Cullen. She also said that her next book may be a sequel to her alien body-snatching tale, The Host