In addition to venturing a guess at what the appeal of Stephenie Meyer is to her audience, The Hollywood Reporter also got the Twilight Saga gang to discuss the potential impact of the series on Hollywood as a whole.
Robert Pattinson: "I wouldn't be able to say what other movies have tried to capitalize on the Twilight audience or anything ... I mean, maybe Hunger Games a little bit, but it doesn't seem like it's the same audience to me ... I think definitely the young adult books have [gotten attention] ... It seemed like that happened way more after Twilight than it did after Harry Potter, which I have no idea why. It seems like more people are writing them. Everybody writes a trilogy now if they're doing a kids' book."
Kristen Stewart: "Young adult books are really huge now, everybody wants to make those into movies ... I think the success of it and the fact that it does have a fairly strong female protagonist at its helm, character-wise not me, maybe made it okay to do it again."
Taylor Lautner: "The first movie in the series, Twilight, had a semi-small budget. We really had no idea we were making a movie or a franchise like this ... I was gonna say it's effected the supernatural world. Everything has a vampire or a zombie in it now."
Michael Sheen: "Everyone's looking for a franchise, for a start, you know? The films that keep on giving ... Apart from Kristen, who's done a lot of work before, the other actors weren't that well known. So, the idea of having a hugely successful film series without necessarily having really well known actors ... that's always gonna be attractive to producers on a film ... I would look out for films with young buff guys taking their tops off now."
Elizabeth Reaser: "It's been good for the ladies on some level ... I mean, I don't remember when growing up there ever being a franchise where the lead is a young girl."
Jackson Rathbone: "In a lot of ways, you look at the success of Twilight, and you can go to a film school and talk about it for an entire semester ... When Twilight was first made, it was made for a relatively low budget. Their profit margin was just extreme and so a lot of studios took heed of that."
Nikki Reed: "I feel like there've been some spin-offs and you know the similar genre."
Which castmate(s) do you think hit the nail most closely to the head on this issue?