Robert Pattinson is called a heartthrob in Hollywood following his shot to stardom after starring within the Twilight saga. Nonetheless, the movie’s director Catherine Hardwicke is now revealing that the studio behind the franchise was not at all times Staff Pattinson for the function of Edward and expressed concern over his appears to be like in the course of the casting course of.
“When he came visiting to my home, he had black bangs for hair and was sort of off form as a result of he was hanging out on the pub on a regular basis,” Hardwicke stated throughout an interview on the Watchalong podcast. “I assumed ‘it really works not simply in particular person, however it works on display screen.’ I had to make sure. In fact, in particular person, I simply acquired carried away, however it’s a must to ensure — does it actually translate [to the screen]?”
Following the “enjoyable auditions” Pattinson shot with co-star Kristen Stewart for the 2008 movie have been proven to Summit Leisure who weren’t utterly Staff Pattinson.
“I despatched it to Summit and he went over to fulfill them,” Hardwicke added. “They referred to 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 the whole lot and he’s going to start out understanding and he’s going to be beautiful.’ However they didn’t consider it at first. He walked over there with a stained shirt… It was Rob.”
Pattinson would ultimately land the function and the remaining is historical past. Hardwicke additionally revealed that the 4 finalists for the function of Edward have been Pattinson, Ben Barnes, Shiloh Fernandez and Jackson Rathbone. Though Rathbone didn’t get to play Edward, he did guide the function of Jasper within the saga.
Watch the complete interview with Hardwicke within the video posted under.