When a film becomes as popular as the vampire saga “Twilight”, it is difficult to imagine that someone else could be in the place of the beloved heroes. But still, let’s try.
When Jennifer auditioned for the role of Bella Swan, she was not yet as popular. Alas, she did not get the role. However, in the same year, Jennifer began her creative upsurge, her performance in the film “Burning Plain” was highly praised by critics, and at the Venice Film Festival the actress received the Marcello Mastroianni Prize, which is awarded to promising young actors. Therefore, it is possible that by not playing in “Twilight”, Jennifer escaped the fate of being an actress in one role.
Stephenie Meyer, when writing her book, saw only Henry Cavill in the role of Edward Cullen. But by the time Twilight began preparing for the film adaptation, Henry was already 24 years old, and he certainly did not look like a schoolboy. Therefore, the filmmakers dissuaded Stephanie from his candidacy.
This popular Indian actress and Miss World 1994 winner was slated to play Rosalie. However, after passing the casting, Ashwarya said that she looked too “grown-up” next to Kellan Luts, who played the role of Emmett. Ashwarya is 12 years older than Kellan, and the difference was really striking.
Robert Pattinson’s best friend and former classmate auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen. Both were the main contenders for this role, but Robert was luckier. Fame came to Tom a little later – thanks to his participation in such films as “Rock Wave”, “Far from the Madding Crowd”, and the popular youth TV series “Dregs”.
Emily’s candidacy for the role of Bella was proposed by the filmmakers, and Stephenie Meyer approved her. At that time, the actress was already popular, but took a break from her acting career, explaining this with fatigue. It is not surprising, because Emily began her career at the age of ten. Therefore, she did not accept the offer.
The actor originally applied for the role of Edward Cullen and was one of the finalists among many candidates. He did not get the role of Edward, but the creators noticed Jackson’s attractive appearance and offered him the role of Jasper, which he eventually successfully played.
In an interview, Dave admitted that he auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen. The actor noted that he was not worried about the fact that he did not get the role, since he could hardly get used to the image of a dark vampire. Dave became famous a little later, playing in the films “The Illusion of Deception” and “The Warmth of Our Bodies.”
Michelle was the main candidate for the role of Bella Swan, the director of the first part of the film, Catherine Hardwicke. Michelle was not opposed to starring in the vampire saga, but because of the tight schedule (then the actress was busy in the TV series “Gossip Girl”) could not do it.
When discussing the filming of the second part of the “New Moon” saga, the creators planned to replace Taylor Lautner, who played Jacob Black. Several actors auditioned for the role of the matured Jacob, but Michael Copon was the main contender, and the role was practically in his pocket. However, Taylor was able to surprise the director by appearing at the casting in great shape. He put on about 30 pounds of muscle and the role was left to him.
After the resounding success of the first part of the vampire saga, Hilary Duff really wanted to get a role in the movie “Twilight. Saga. New moon”. However, the creators simply could not find a suitable role for her.
The actor was considered for the role of the newly converted vampire Riley in Twilight. Saga. Eclipse ”, but in the end the role went to Zavier Samuel. And now it is difficult for us to imagine the always smiling Channing Tatum as the bloodthirsty Riley.
Lucy auditioned twice for the role in the vampire saga. She wanted to play the role of Alice Cullen, but was refused. In addition, Lucy dabbled in the image of Jane from the Volturi Guard, but the filmmakers decided that Dakota Fanning was more suitable for the role. Lucy was not upset, saying in an interview that everyone who was approved for a role in the saga seems to her perfectly matched to her image.
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