‘Twilight’ Screenwriter Trashes Her Own Work

By: Celebuzz / June 22, 2010

As Celebuzz is well aware, there are millions of you Twi-hards out there who think the Twilight movies are, like, the greatest thing ever. Oddly enough, Melissa Rosenberg doesn’t seem to be one of them.

Rosenberg, the screenwriter responsible for penning the scripts for The Twilight Saga, delivered an odd moment of candor in a recent interview, admitting that the movies she penned aren’t anything particularly special:

“Is it high art? No. But it’s not trying to be.”

So why does Rosenberg spend so much time and effort on something she considers to be dreck? Apparently, an unceasing hopefulness that, somehow, the Twilight series will develop into something beyond the utter mediocrity that he currently believes it to be:

“The key to success is delusional optimism. Some people call it resilience. You’re lying there bleeding on the ground and you basically have to say, ‘Maybe tomorrow will be better.'”

Rosenberg, many will recall, is currently weighing whether to include the infamous birth scene in the upcoming Twilight sequel Breaking Dawn. Maybe if she’d go for it and put a little edge in her scripts, she might not feel so ho-hum about the results. 

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