Hayley Williams Talks TwilightMay 6th, 2009 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
EW has a new interview with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams , who talks Twilight, fans, and touring with No Doubt!
“EW: Oh, really? I thought from what I’ve read that [Twilight author] Stephanie Meyer sought you guys out and wanted you specifically to be on the soundtrack. But it’s more like you auditioned?
HW: Well I read the books, and when they were working on the soundtrack, I was finishing up the third book, Eclipse, and I was really into it. I thought this was a great art, a really good story, and really relatable, but I’m always into vampires and all that. So we were touring and writing and jamming out new things every day, and I was like, if they’re putting that soundtrack together this could be great, let’s figure out if we could be a part of it. So yeah, we kinda fought for it. And if you look at the rest of the album, it’s Muse and Iron and Wine and Linkin Park, which really isn’t our demographic.
EW: So do you have new fans now that you didn’t have before?
HW: A lot of moms! A lot of older women are super into the books, so we’ll be doing a signing at, like, Hot Topic, and a 45-year-old woman will come up and be all [deep smoker’s voice] “I love your songs on the Twilight soundtrack.” We’re just like, dude, thank you! What do you say? If we can make music that people at any age can appreciate, then I’m set. That makes me so happy.”