Here’s What Twilight Would Look Like If Diego Boneta Was Edward Cullen
Amongst Latin American audiences, Twilight generated quite a bit of attention and love even despite the fact that it scores pretty low on the diversity scale. Nearly 10 years after the film first debuted, here’s a look at the film if it got our beloved “recast with Latinos” treatment.
Bella Swan (originally Kristen Stewart)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Bella Swan is the protagonist of the Twilight series who moves to Forks, Washington and meets the inscrutable Cullen family and falls in love with their son Edward Cullen. In her role as the lovelorn high schooler obsessed with a vampire that could kill her, Kristen Stewart pulled in a cult-like fanbase as sweetfaced Bella.
Isabella Swan played by Cierra Ramírezcierraramirez / Instagram
Rising Latina star Cierra Ramírez had a big role as Mariana in the Freeform series The Fosters and would make for a perfect Bella. Just as sweetfaced and capable of the broody teenagery angst that Kristen Stewart brings to the fictional character, Ramírez would do a great job in her role.
Edward Cullen (originally Robert Pattinson)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Edward Cullen is the moody, broody vampire that falls desperately in love with Bella Swan and does everything in his power to make sure she lives her life without being harmed. Portraying the ancient teenaged boy on a grind to fight against his magnetic attraction Bella, Edward constantly warns Bella to stay away from him. Even despite the fact that he loves her.
Eduardo Cullen played by Diego Bonetadiego / Instagram
Let’s be real, you Robert Pattinson is pretty hard to beat when it comes to Edward Cullen portrayals. But against Diego Boneta? He’s got nothing. Imagine the Mexican-American singer and actor taking on the role of mysterious Cullen and showing off his glittery pecks and six packs in the sunlight. It’s easy to imagine the chemistry between Diego and Cierra.
Jacob Black (originally Taylor Lautner)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Sweet little Jacob Black might have had a minor roll in Twilight but there’s no denying the way he played around with our hearts in the second book of the Twilight series and the following novels that came after it. In Twilight, Jacob takes on the role of the secret bearer for Bella, exposing all of the myths and theories about the Cullen family that have been formed by the Quileute legends. Of course, it’s not long before Jacob develops a crush on her.
Jacob Black played by Alex Merazquileutewolfpackforever / Instagram
Look we all love Taylor Lautner but a lot of Twilight fans were a bit disappointed in his casting as Jacob Black considering his very “distant” Native American relations. In the Latino recasting of Twilight what better way to cast Jacob Black than to cast him right? Alex Meraz is a Mesa, Arizona actor of the Mexican indigenous group Purépecha descent who took on the role of werewolf Paul Lahote in the Twilight sequel New Moon.
Alice Cullen (originally Ashley Greene)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Precognitive and nurturing vampire Alice Cullen was the adopted daughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen. As the adoptive sister of Edward Cullen Alice did quite a lot to encourage the relationship between Bella and Edward.
Alicia Cullen played by Isabella GomezIsabella_Gomez / Twitter
Colombian-born actress Isabella Gomez currently stars as an activist and feminist actress Elena on “One Day At A Time.” The young actress has won over several of our hearts as the Latinx teen who came out on the show and struggled to come to terms with her family’s reaction. Despite her character’s occasionally serious storylines Gomez brings a lot of playfulness to her role as Elena and we can totally see her playing elegant and lighthearted Alice.
Rosalie Hale (originally Nikki Reed)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Rosalie hale was the vampire with a chip on her shoulder and thirst for revenge. She might not have taken to Bella so easily at the beginning of the series but she did ultimately come to be a generous and empathetic character that Bella could rely on.
Rosa Hale played by Gina Rodriguezhereisgina / Instagram
Imagining Gina Rodriguez as the icy vampire Rosalie Hale might be hard initially. After all the successful Latina who became a household name in her role as Jane Villanueva on the series “Jane The Virgin” is lovable, kind-hearted and at times even goofy. Still, If we think about the character of Rosalie Hale (also kindhearted and sometimes playful – remember when she served Jacob the hotdog in a dog bowl?) and Gina’s stellar acting chops and beauty it’s pretty easy to imagine the Boricua as Rosalie.
Emmett Cullen (originally Kellan Lutz)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Olympic coven member Emmet Cullen might have been the most playful and strong members of the Cullen Family.
Emmett Cullen played by Cauã Reymondcauareymond / Instagram
LBR The Brazilian actor has the perfect bod for taking on the role of Emmett.
Jessica Stanley (originally Anna Kendrick)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Bella’s classmate Jessica Stanley might have been one of Bella’s first friends at Forks but she wasn’t always the most tender and trustworthy friend. Particularly in the early days. Sometimes jealous of the attention Bella would get from her crush Mike, Jessica often spent a good deal of her time as the friend most concerned about Bella’s popularity.
Jessica Stanley played by Herizen Guardiolaherizen_fawn / Instagram
Herizen captivated audiences when she took on the role of Mylene, an aspiring gospel and disco singer on the Netflix series The Get Down. The Cuban and Jamaican actress has revealed her self to be a diverse actor capable of quite a bit of scope. ONE big change we’d make to Jessica’s character if Herizon got the role? We’d make way more feminist and supportive of Bella.
Dr. Carlisle Cullen (originally Peter Facinelli)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Carlisle Cullen is Edwards adoptive father and Espe’s husband. In the fictional series, his physical age is supposed to be 23 and he is meant to be one of the most compassionate of the Olympic coven.
Dr. Carlisle Cullen played by Rodrigo Santororodrigosantoro / Instagram
Dr. Cullen was described as an attractive model- looking vampire and who better to play the role of a sexy doctor vampire than Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro?
Jasper Hale (originally Jackson Rathbone)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Edward’s adoptive brother Jasper Hale might have been turned hundreds of years before the start of Twilight but he still struggled to control himself in the presence of humans.
Jasper Hale played by Ozunaozuna / Instagram
The Puerto Rican singer is best known for his musical chops and bops but he has been crossing over to the big screen. This year he’s expected to take on a role in a Spanish-language rom-com.
Esme Cullen (originally Elizabeth Reaser)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Edward’s adoptive mother and Dr. Cullen’s wife, Esme Cullen was the kind soul that kept her family together. While she had no special power she did have the ability to love passionately.
Esme Cullen played by Rosario Dawsonrosariodawson / Twilight
Puertoo Rican and Cuban-American actress Rosario Dawson has ruled the big screen for decades. Seeing her take on the role of Esme would be the best.
Charlie Swan (originally Billy Burke)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
Bella Swan’s father was the police chief of Forks. He spent a lot of the first novel playing around with fishing and tracking down mysterious murders that ended up being vampire related around Forks.
Charlie Swan played by Andy Garciaandygarcia / Instagram
Cuabn American actor Andy García captivated audiences in his roles in The Godfather Part II and The Untouchables, no doubt he’d do it again as Charlie Swan.
Victoria (originally Rachelle Lefevre)“Twilight” / Summit Entertainment
The vamprei with cat-like moves was an original member Jame’s coven and played a small role in the first book as she assisted James in hunting Bella.
Victoria played by Michelle Rodriguezmrodofficial / Instagram
We’ve known for years Michelle Rodriguez can kick anyone’s ass. Imagine this actress who performs her own stunts as the vicious vampire out for blood.
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