Bella Thorne > Bella Swan
Anyone who’s read even a page of “Twilight” knows how the traditional vampire story goes. Brooding boy vampire with a hundred-year-old soul sets his sights on a beautiful, naive human girl and decides it’s his mission to protect her. It’s happened in basically all modern vampire franchises, from “Twilight” to the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and even in HBO’s critically acclaimed series, “True Blood.”
But now, Bella Thorne is here to change the way we perceive these traditional vampires tales, and TBH, it’s about fucking time.
The former Disney star, best known for her role in “Shake It Up,” is reportedly co-producing the vampire film “Drink, Slay, Love” for Lifetime, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film is based on the 2011 young adult novel of the same name, written by Sarah Beth Durst.
While Bella is usually in front of the camera, the 18-year-old will be working behind-the-scenes for this one. The film stars Cierra Ramirez, who is best known for her role on ABC Family’s “The Fosters.” Ramirez plays teenage vampire Pearl who is able to walk in the sunlight (obvi, something most vamps can’t do, unless you’re the Cullen family and your skin sparkles instead. Sigh). Pearl’s vampire family enlists her to search for human blood at her local high school, but things become compromised when she falls in love with her classmate Evan (Zach Peladeau). Sounds like a real dilemma—because here’s what he looks like.
Swoon swoon swoon.
This is a pretty refreshing spin on classic vampire tales—I’m really digging this role reversal thing. It’ll be interesting to see how far Pearl takes her fascination. Will she creepily crawl into his bedroom window to watch him sleep?
There’s going to be another hunk in the movie, too—Bella Thorne’s ex Gregg Sulkin. The pair announced their split earlier this month due to conflicting schedules, but perhaps this will bring them closer together again.
Either way, we can’t wait to sink our teeth into this new vamp flick.