9 actors competed for Edward in ‘Twilight’ before Robert Pattinson (including several eventual co-stars!)

Robert Pattinson had already established himself as an emerging talent in Hollywood with his portrayal of Cedric Diggory in the film. Harry Potter franchise before being cast as Edward Cullen in Twilight. That made him a megastar.

He played the brilliant, titular vampire in the hit adaptations of author Stephenie Meyer’s beloved novels. However, we have since learned that he faced stiff competition to land the lead role opposite Kristen Stewart.

Thousands of actors auditioned for the role, but a much smaller list of favorites and A-listers who were considered was revealed. Includes a Schitt’s Creek star, several actors who booked other roles in Twilight and someone who admitted he later regretted his audition.

It also includes Stephenie’s first choice for Edward, who only found out she was in the running years after the fact!

Who were all up for the star role? We’ve put together a handy list and everything actors have said about their auditions.

Scroll through the slideshow to see Robert Pattinson’s biggest competition for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight…

Categories: Biography
Source: vcmp.edu.vn

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