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‘Twilight’ Author Swaps Bella, Edward and Jacob’s Genders in ‘Life and Death’

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‘Twilight’ Author Swaps Bella, Edward and Jacob’s Genders in ‘Life and Death’

Author Stephenie Meyer has returned to the novel that made her famous with a reimagining of “Twilight” that changes the genders of the protagonists.

Released today with the 10th-anniversary edition of “Twilight,” “Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined” turns Bella into Beau, Edward into Edythe and Jacob into Julie

Meyer said she was inspired to switch things up by questions from “Twilight” readers who wondered whether Bella is portrayed as “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,” Meyer said today on “Good Morning America.” “I thought, ‘What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,’ and, you know, it’s about the same.”

“The further you get in, the more it changes because the personalities get a little bit different,” she added. “but 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.”

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