‘Twilight’ bosses didn’t think Pattinson had the right look
The people in charge Afternoon franchise didn’t think Robert Pattinson was handsome enough to play the role of Edward Cullen.
The 37-year-old actor won heart status with his portrayal of the vampire in it The Twilight Saga but Catherine Hardwicke – who directed the original film in 2008 – has revealed that production company Summit Entertainment had concerns about his casting.
Talking about the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Hardwicke recalled: “When he came over to my house, he had black bangs for hair and was a bit out of shape because he was hanging out at the pub all the time . “
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“After we did the fun auditions [with Kristen Stewart] at my house for a couple of hours, then the next morning I watched all the movies I shot and recorded and I thought it worked not only personally but it works on the screen. I had to be sure. Of course I just got carried away, but you have to make sure it translates (to the screen).
Hardwicke then sent the film to Summit – who was unsure about Pattinson.
“They called me back and go, ‘Do you think you can make this guy look good?’ I said, ‘Yes, yes. Did you see his cheeks? We’re getting the hair done and everything and it’s going to start working out and it’s going to be great.’ But they didn’t believe it at first. He likes to walk over there with a colored shirt or something. It was Rob.”
Hardwicke previously revealed that she knew that The Batman the star was the perfect actor to play Edward because of the chemistry he had with co-star Kristen Stewart – who played the role of Bella Swan – in his first audition.
She told The Big Hit Show podcast last year: “They did the kiss scene and he fell off and landed there on the floor. He fell off the bed. I’m like, ‘Dude, calm down.’ And I’m in there filming with my video camera, whatever… At the end, Kristen was like, ‘It’s got to be Rob.'”
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