Can you imagine any other actor playing the role of Edward Cullen? The answer must be no, right! However, did you know, not Robert, but this actor was the first choice for ‘Twilight’s’ Edward Cullen?
Twilight might have premiered a decade ago but still, the legacy of the film franchise lives in our heart. The film had filled our teenage years with lots of vampire drama. We know that it might seem virtually impossible to picture anyone other than the handsome Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. But thanks to the casting directors for not paying attention to Stephenie Meyer’s original dream cast requests.
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We all know that Robert Pattinson entered our lives as Edward Cullen and left a long-lasting mark. Despite his amazing performance in the vampire-drama franchise, the author never accepted Robert in the role and still regrets losing her perfect Edward Cullen.
Why Robert Pattinson was not the perfect Edward Cullen for author Stephenie Meyer
Actor Robert Pattinson earned overnight stardom by playing the role of Edward Cullen in the famous ‘Twilight’ franchise. The actor was adored and appreciated for portraying the vampire character. However, despite all this, Robert wasn’t the first choice for the role. Yes, it was none other than Henry Cavill who was the favourite of author Stephenie Meyer.
In an interview with the ‘Twilight’ author, Stephenie opened up about her choice of actor for the character of Edward Cullen. The author suggested that casting directors consider Henry Cavill. But regardless of Meyer’s suggestions, ‘Twilight’ fans eventually fell in love with Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.
Back then Meyer wrote on her website: “My opinions on the movie matter to no one. I have no influence on what goes on with the movie at all. No one is going to ask who I think should star in ‘Twilight’. The only actor I’ve ever seen who I think could come close to pulling off Edward Cullen is Henry Cavill. The most disappointing thing for me is losing my perfect Edward. Henry Cavill is now twenty-four years old. Let us have a moment of quiet in which to mourn”, she wrote.
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Not just Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart was also not the first choice for Stephenie to play Bella Swan
For those who don’t know, Robert Pattinson was not the only actor who was not the first choice for Stephenie Meyer. The author even wanted another actress at the place of Kristen Stewart. Yes, you heard it right! Stephenie had Emily Browning in her mind to play Bella Swan’s character.
It is certainly hard to picture anyone other than Kristen Stewart in Bella’s shoes and, in the end, Meyer also liked the casting choice. This is why the vampire teen drama became successful.
Its’s pretty clear now why Stephenie never liked Robert Pattinson in the franchise. Do you wish to see Henry Cavill as Edward Cullen’s character? Share your views in the comments section below.