'Twilight' Characters' Genders Swapped in Reimagining

Author Stephenie Meyer reveals why she turned "Bella" into "Beau" in "Twilight Reimagined."
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You know what, it all started as a love story. It was a love triangle between a young girl, a vampire and werewolf and now ten years and four novels later, the "Twilight" series has sold more us, 50 degrees in Boston, 40's in the suburbs. Temperatures climb as we have right signed shine throughout the day. Over the interior, very close to 70 degrees today. Even warmer tomorrow, son and a few clouds. Cooling down on Thursday and showers coming in on Sunday. Delays on roads as well. 128 at route one a, and a crash at 93 just third at 128, delays 38. Eastbound on the pike accident cleared on route nine, 60 minutes to root 128. We are back in two 8:56. Further you get in the more it changes because the personals get a little different but starts out similar and really it is the same story because it's just a love story and doesn't matter who is the boy and girl. It still works out. Why did you decide to write it this way? As I was trying to think of something to do, something that -- a question had come up at a lot of signings about Bella being a damsel in distress and bothered me because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be -- A mere human. We don't have the powers, right? I thought what if we switched around and see how a boy does? It's about the same. We have a bunch of your die-hard fans in the studio with advanced copies. Pretty funny because I was told they didn't have microphones and they didn't need them. Now I know why because they're all screaming. It sounds like they're liking what what they read. "Twilight" did spur a lot of girl power in terms of gender, we saw, you know, Bella there as just such a heroine and human or not she was a rock star. What do you think this reimaging of the story will do to the narrative and what people think of. I wonder if it will change how people look at Bella to sear her as a him but I really do feel like it's 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 are ten years older and a whole new generation. You know what, it's so interesting when you see what these books and what Bella the character sparked a lot of people to say there wouldn't have been a katniss from "The hunger games" if not for Bella. Naming all of my daughters' favorite books and movies and characters and they all really came from you. That has to feel pretty powerful. I don't think so. I am positive katniss would still exist. There are some really great stories and wonderful if "Twilight" opened the door for anyone a little bit but these stories would have found their readers absolutely. We were told that "Fifty shades of grey" started out. Did you ever imagine it would inspire other authors? No, not at all. When I first started writing I didn't know what fan fiction was so that was a new thing to find out it was out there. I wish it was around when I was Reading. I think I would have liked to join in some of the stories that I read as a child. Could beau be a start of a new series? No, I don't think so. You have three sons. I mentioned my daughters are huge fans of the series. You've said before your sons did not read the "Twilight" series. Do you think they'll read this now? They've had their chance. I made them copies and made my own little cover for it. Good morning, Seth. And they -- when it's your mom and you are the one who has to go to school and get teased it turns off a lot of the fun. Or, wow, that's your mom. How about that and what about a film version. Have you thought of who could play the roles. A little bit. I don't see that happening and a lot would be like grace Kelly so it's a little too late for some of my first choices? I'm sure they'll come up with something. Stephenie Meyer, congratulations on "Life and death," the than 150 million copies worldwide. Author Stephenie Meyer is here this morning with a special tenth anniversary edition and a big surprise for fans, Stephenie, this is an exciting day. It is. I'm So are all the fans. We've got a big surprise. Should we do it? Tell us what it is while I turn the card.

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