Stephenie Meyer announces a new 'Twilight Saga' edition with swapped genders on the book's 10th anniversary
Announcing the new edition, 'Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined,' the Arizona-based writer said she wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary.
London: Best-selling author Stephanie Meyer has reworked popular vampire trilogy 'Twlight Saga' by swapping the genders of central characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Announcing the new edition, 'Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined,' the Arizona-based writer, who originally only intended to rewrite two chapters, said she wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary, reported Female First.
"I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted like a foreword and I thought, 'Well, maybe something more interesting.'"
Meyer decided to rework the entire book in response to complaints from fans that Bella, who ultimately decides to become a vampire in order to be with Edward, was portrayed as the "typical damsel in distress."
"It's 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."
But she does not think the new edition will be made into a movie like the original, which starred Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
"I don't really see that happening," Meyer said. While the new plot is very similar to the original, the writer said there are key differences.
"I do feel like it's really very much the same thing so I guess my hope is that maybe the younger readers will be reintroduced because a lot of my readers, you know, they're all 10 years older now and so there's a whole new generation