Twilight has become a big name over the years. The franchise gave us a lot of movies, actors, romances and what not! While many of his films were not well received, the first Twilight movie was a huge hit. Just as the plot, storyline and direction play an important role, the casting of the right actors also plays a crucial role. When we say Edward, we think of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Bella. We do not? Can you imagine anyone else like Edward and Bella? The answer is no. They’ve brought these characters to life in such a way that it feels like they’ve never been fictional. However, the truth is that the creators have considered some other great actors for the role of Edward and Bella. Luckily they didn’t make it, otherwise it would have been a disaster. Check out the list of actors rejected for Twilight roles!
1. Michelle Trachtenberg
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer supporting actress was once considered for the role of Bella. However, things did not pan out. Plus, casting a Buffy alumnus in the Twilight Saga could have caused unintentional laughter.
2. Ben Barnes
The Easy Virtue star Ben Barnes was once conceived to cast for the role of Edward. But at the time, he was of the right age to play the part of a teenager. That’s why they dropped the idea of casting him.
3. Lily Collins
Before she became famous for her role in Emily in Paris, she revealed she was auditioning for the part of Bella. But she says she’s glad the right person got the part and not her. Well, she’s right. Both were in the right place!
4. Henry Cavill
Cavill, best known for his role of Superman, was poorly considered for the role of Edward by author Stephanie Meyer. However, he was too old to play a teenage role. That’s why they dropped the idea of casting him. However, Meyer was so fond of having Henry on the series that she suggested casting him as Carlisle Cullen. But this also failed and Henry did not appear in the series at all.
5. Lucy Hale
The How I met your mother’s occasional guest, Lucy Hale was first considered for the role of Bella. But things didn’t go well and Stewart eventually landed the part. Lucy has appeared in major projects such as Pretty Little Liars, Truth Or Dare and Fantasy Island.
6. Dave Franco
Of the other 100 choices, Dave Franco was one of them. He auditioned for the part but was well aware that he will not get the part. But it did not affect the actor’s career. He continued to perform in hit projects such as Now you see me, Neighbors series, the rent, etc. Besides, who knows if he had played as Edward, he wouldn’t have included these great projects on his resume.
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