Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has said she feels sorry for Robert Pattinson.
The hit film adaptations of the writer's vampire novels launched the careers of R-Patz, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
Stephenie told Access Hollywood that life had slowed down for her since the 2012 release of the fifth and final Twilight film
"It's really relaxing, actually. It got bigger than I ever expected, and while that was kind of fun, it was also really overwhelming.
"Life is a lot more normal now and I appreciate that," she said.
Asked if she ever feels sorry for British actor R-Patz, she replied: "Oh, all the time!
"I don't think anybody thought it was going to be like that. It's gone crazy," she said of the spotlight on the star.
"Hopefully it quiets down for them too."