So Stephenie Meyer, as we all know, released a gender-bent version of Twilight called "Life and Death" introducing Beau Swan and Edythe Cullen on Tuesday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Twilight's release. MTV decided that, although a movie is unlikely, they should fancast one anyway. Here's 5 of their choices which I thought were the most illogical/clichéd/over-optimistic.
MTV had their own reasoning for why the actors got picked but we can't copy/paste directly so instead, take the descriptions from the book.
"My mom says we look so much alike that I could use her for a shaving mirror. It's not entirely true, though I don't look much like my dad at all. Her chin is pointy and her lips full, which is not like me, but we do have exactly the same eyes. On her they're childlike--so wide and pale blue--which makes her look like my sister rather than my mom[...]Maybe if I had been one of the cool kids, I could make this work for me. Come in all popular, homecoming king-styles. But there was no hiding the fact that I was not that guy--not the football star, not the class president, not the bad boy on the motorcycle. I was the kid who looked like he should be good at basketball, until I started walking. The kid who got shoved into lockers until I'd suddenly shot up eight inches sophomore year. The kid who was too quiet and too pale, who didn't know anything about gaming or cars or baseball statistics or anything else I was supposed to be into."
"The last girl was smaller, with hair somewhere between red and brown, but different than either, kind of metallic somehow, a bronze-y color. She looked younger than the other two, who could have been in college, easy[...]I heard her door slam, and looked over to see that she'd removed her sweater, too, and twisted her hair into another messy bun. All she had on was a thin tank top. She was facing away from me, staring into the forest, and I could see the delicate shapes of her shoulder blades almost like furled wings under her pale skin. Her arms were so thin; it was hard to believe they contained the strength that I knew was in them. I'd never seen so much of her skin. Her pale arms, her slim shoulders, the fragile-looking twigs of her collarbones, the vulnerable hollows above them, the swanlike column of her neck, the gentle swell of her breasts--don't stare, don't stare--and the ribs I could nearly count under the thin cotton. She was too perfect, I realized with a crushing wave of despair. There was no way this goddess could ever belong with me."
"There were three girls; one I could tell was super tall, even sitting down, maybe as tall as I was--her legs went on forever. She looked like she might be the captain of the volleyball team, and I was pretty sure you wouldn't want to get in the way of one of her spikes. She had dark, curly hair, pulled back in a messy ponytail."
"The two guys were opposites. The taller one--who was definitely taller than me, I'd guess six-five or maybe more--was clearly the school's star athlete. And the prom king. And the guy who always had dibs on whatever equipment he wanted in the weight room. His straight gold hair was wound into a bun on the back of his head, but there was nothing feminine about it--somehow it made him look even more like a man. He was clearly too cool for this school, or any other I could imagine."
"Then a doctor walked around the corner, and my mouth fell open. She was young, she was blond...and she was more beautiful than any movie star I'd ever seen. Like someone sliced u Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe, took the best parts, and glued them together to form one goddess. She was pale, though, and tired-looking, with circles under her dark eyes. From Charlie's description, this had to be Edythe's mom."
This book was truly a wild ride from start to finish tbh.
The other fancast choices were Matt Bomer as Esme/Earnest Cullen, Dylan O'Brian as Alice/Archie Cullen, Willa Holland as Jasper/Jessamine Cullen, and Alanna Saunders as Jacob/Jullie "Jules" Black.