If you didn't feel old before, you're about to. The vampire love saga phenomenon known as "Twilight" is celebrating its 10-year anniversary today. Ten years! And to celebrate, Edward and Bella's creator Stephanie Meyer has just released a new "Twilight" novel with a big twist.
Instead of starring gentlemanly vampire Edward and a fragile, human Bella, the new novel swaps the leads' genders and features a vampire Edythe Cullen falling in love with the human Beau Swan. And instead of werewolf Jacob Black, it's Julie. Get it?
Meyer tells "Good Morning America" that she wanted to do something "fun" to celebrate the 10-year anniversary while simultaneously answering critics who claimed Bella was just a "damsel in distress." Rather, she's just "a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillains."
Meyer writes in the foreword to the novel: "I've always maintained that it would have made no difference if the human were male and vampire female—it's still the same story. ... So I thought to myself, 'Well, what if I put that theory to the test? That might be fun.'"
She also touches on critics who thought that Bella was "too consumed with her love interest, as if that's somehow just a girl thing," and shares that writing the novel was "fun, but also really fast and easy."
Are you going to read this newly reimagined "Twilight"? Is it the same without Edward and Bella? Will Twi-Hards lose their minds over this?