The individuals accountable for the Twilight franchise did not suppose Robert Pattinson was good-looking sufficient to play the function of Edward Cullen.
The 37-year-old actor earned heartthrob standing via his portrayal of the vampire in The Twilight Saga however Catherine Hardwicke – who directed the unique 2008 movie – has revealed that manufacturing firm Summit Leisure had misgivings about his casting.
Talking on the Glad Unhappy Confused podcast, Hardwicke recalled: “When he came to visit to my home, he had black bangs for hair and was form of out of practice as a result of he was hanging out on the pub on a regular basis.”
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“After we did the enjoyable auditions [with Kristen Stewart] at my home for a pair hours, then I appeared the following morning in any respect the footage I shot and recorded and I believed it labored not simply in individual nevertheless it works on display. I had to make sure. After all in individual I simply obtained carried away, however you need to make sure it interprets (to the display).”
Hardwicke then despatched the footage to Summit — who wasn’t certain about Pattinson.
“They known as me again and go, ‘Do you suppose you can also make this man look good?’ I stated, ‘Yeah, I do. Did you see his cheekbones? We’re doing a makeover on the hair and every thing and he will begin understanding and he will be beautiful.’ However they did not imagine it at first. He like walked over there with a stained shirt or one thing. It was Rob.”
Hardwicke beforehand revealed that she knew that The Batman star was the right actor to play Edward due to the chemistry he had with co-star Kristen Stewart – who performed the function of Bella Swan – in his preliminary audition.
She informed The Huge Hit Present podcast final 12 months: “They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed proper there on the ground. He fell out of bed. I am like, ‘Dude, relax.’ And I am in there filming with my little video digicam, no matter… In the long run, Kristen was like, ‘It needs to be Rob.’”
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