If I say the names Bella, Edward and Jacob most people will recognise them as characters from a very famous film and if not then they have probably been living under a rock for the last six years!! I am not one of those living under a rock. I can’t quite remember what my initial thoughts or expectations were before the first film hit our cinema screens but the idea of a mysterious, sultry-looking vampire falling for a small town, innocent femme fatale will always spark excitement and a longing for the same experience. So the film was a hit from the get-go.
I didn’t read the books first, which in a lot of ways I was glad. The characters in a book have a very secret place in my mind and they are mine to keep reflecting on or visiting again when I return to the book. And they are never the same as the actors chosen for the film. I know Edward would not look like Edward in my secret world, and that’s not to say he would look any better, he would just be different…and the most important thing is…he would not be Edward.