On being compared to (and defending) Twilight:
“I’ve been dealing with those comparisons for like a month now, and at first I kind of resented them because I felt like it made us sound like, we’re some cynical you know, ‘Twilight’s over and now we’re gonna get these young girls and they’re all gonna watch our movie cause they have nothing else to watch.’ Which I thought was — you know, this movie came from such a pure kind of creative place that … I resented that notion.
“But now I’m starting to feel bad for the Twilight fans and I want to defend them, because there’s this kind of like, inherent — whenever something is compared to Twilight, there’s this kind of unspoken pejorative thing about it. And I think that for me, that the Twilight fans — you know we always said we’d be lucky to get like a fraction of the fan base they have; they’re so devoted and they’re so rabid and loving of these characters that I think that you have to respect it.
:As much as I didn’t like the comparison because I felt like it made us sound like some cynical attempt to capitalize on a trend, now I’m a staunch defender of Twilight fans everywhere. And I’m Team Edward, by the way.
“Whatever your taste is, there’s a lot of people who love those movies and there’s a lot of people incredibly devoted to those movies. And I think it’s not nice to them.”