New “Twilight” Novel Swaps Character Genders

“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer is switching things around on the tenth anniversary of the “Twilight” franchise.

“Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined” is a new 442-page novel now available for purchase. The story takes the original “Twilight” and gives it a gender swap. Bella Swan is now a man named Beau, Edward Cullen is a woman named Edythe, and Jacob Black is a female werewolf named Julie.

Speaking with “Good Morning America” this morning, Meyer revealed the project was prompted by her desire to prove that Bella isn’t a damsel in distress: “Its always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be… in distress. We don’t have the powers. I thought, ‘What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,’ and, you know, it’s about the same.”

Meyer adds at this point she can’t envision a big screen adaptation of the new book: “I don’t really see that happening and a lot of the people I’d put in it would be like Grace Kelly so it’s a little too late for some of my first choices.”

Source: Variety