Melissa Rosenberg had already found success writing for TV and film before she signed on for the Twilight series, but her work on the franchise's first four films propelled her to become the highest-grossing female screenwriter of all time. We caught up with Melissa by phone after Breaking Dawn Part 2's big premiere this week to ask her about the rumors of a potential spinoff movie and to weigh in on the twist ending in BD2 that author Stephenie Meyer has alluded to in recent interviews. Read on for more from Melissa about how Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart influenced her take on Edward and Bella and for her reaction to the final Twilight film's "breathtaking" end sequence.
How was the premiere?
Melissa Rosenberg: Amazing! It was definitely the best premiere of the five. We were just really committed to having a good time since it was the last one. It's really for me, being with Stephenie, like, 'What are we going to work on next together?' Or just like, 'I’m gonna miss this.' And that's what all the producers and, you know, Bill [Condon, director] and everybody, yeah, so kind of looking forward now to what can we do next?
So you think you'll collaborate in the future?
MR: Oh, definitely. I mean, I definitely would work with Summit again. That's a great studio. Would I do any more Twilights? It's entirely up to Stephenie whether she wants to pursue that at all.
I was hearing rumors there might be a spinoff — a wolf pack spinoff or something along those lines. Have you heard anything about that?
MR: You know, anything is possible, but . . . it's entirely up to Stephenie. She has ownership on all levels of the Twilight franchise, and she will either move forward — I mean, there's any number of characters you could follow in that movie. You could take the small wolf, the third wolf from the right, and you would have a complex, intense background and backstory, because she's developed his world.
Did you see yourself catering to Robert Pattinson's and Kristen Stewart’s strengths or even consulting with them on anything over time, since they've lived in these characters for so long?
MR: Well, definitely. Already in the first Twilight, before they were cast, and then once they were cast and I had the chance to see who they were, and their pacing, and their strengths, and their impact on the character. I absolutely wrote with them in mind. They became Bella and Edward for me, and they would consult.
Read the rest of Melissa's interview after the jump.