In a promotional interview for Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part the Deaux, Stephenie Meyer and a sullen, picking-at-her-cashmere-sweater Kristen Stewart sat in a Beverly Hills hotel and answered a bunch of questions. When one of them suggested that perhaps Bella Swan's love-crazy values and priorities weren't exactly ideal viewing for young girls, K-Stew asserted that if it was flipped around, people would think Edward was the ultimate self-sacrificing romantic:
"Flop the roles. If Bella was a vampire and Edward was the human and you changed nothing but the genders, none of that criticism would exist. It would be 'Wow, he just laid everything on the line for her. It's so amazing, and it must take such strength to subject yourself to that.' Also, the relationship is entirely equal."
Later, she adopts the same attitude she had on Today regarding R-Patzgate and The Rupert Sanders Experience: