May 30th, 2012
11:33 AM ET
Believe it or not, Stephenie Meyer, the woman behind the vampire romance series “Twilight,” says she hasn’t read the popular book trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey," which has its roots in "Twilight" fan fiction.
But that connection still didn't tempt her to pick up the books, as Meyer says she's just not into racy reads.
"I haven't read it. I mean, that's really not my genre, not my thing," she told MTV about British author E.L. James’ runaway success, which was recently optioned into a movie. "I've heard about it; I haven't really gotten into it that much. Good on her - she's doing well. That's great!"
Meyer also refuses to take any credit for James’ success, even though James has admitted her trilogy was developed from a “Twilight” fan fiction originally titled “Master of the Universe."
"It might not exist in the exact form that it's in," Meyer said. "Obviously, [James] had a story in her, and so it would've come out in some other way."
Besides, the author/producer says she’s more obsessed with another book-turned-film series juggernaut: “The Hunger Games.”
"I was really excited they were turning it into a movie,” she said. “I'm really looking forward to the next one. I have fingers crossed for a couple of casting choices."
For instance, who's her pick for one of the main characters for the second installment of "Hunger Games," “Catching Fire"?
"Taylor Kitsch," she said about the series' District 4 tribute, Finnick Odair. "Is there another option?"
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" will hit theaters on November 16.
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