Kristen Stewart Suggested Swapping Roles Years Before “Life And Death: Twilight Reimagined” (VIDEO)
Kristen Stewart may have put the idea in Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s mind to swap the genders of the characters for her new novel, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. In an interview a few years ago, Stewart herself suggested swapping the roles of Edward and Bella. See the video below.
While promoting Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Stewart said in 2012, “I think if you were to swap the roles, if you were to have Edward and Bella be [switched around], people would find him to be so courageous, and like, ’Wow, he just laid it out on the line for her, and really trusts himself and even in the face of the strongest adversity, he doesn’t deny his feelings.’”
As Gossip Cop reported, last week Meyer released Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, in which the genders of Edward, Bella, and Jacob were swapped. While the premise remains generally the same, the saga is told through the eyes of Beau instead of Bella. In the new version, Edward is the vampire Edythe, while Jacob is the werewolf Julie.
Meyer said on “Good Morning America” that for the book’s 10th anniversary she wanted to do something “interesting,” and noted that as far as the differences between the original novel and Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, “The further you get in, the more it changes because the personalities get a little bit different.” She pointed out, “It starts out very similar and really, it really is the same story because it’s just a love story and it doesn’t matter who’s the boy and who’s the girl, it still works out.”
Check out the video below of Stewart first suggesting swapping roles, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.