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In Another Life, These 21 Celebrities Would’ve Been Cast In The “Twilight” Movies

1.Jennifer Lawrence auditioned to play Bella, but at the time “it was just another audition” and she had no idea the franchise was going to get as big as it is.

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2.Eclipse screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg originally introduced Channing Tatum to the role of Riley Byers – she thought he would play the role “beautiful” – but by the time he was working on several other films.

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3.Dave Franco screened the role of Edward Cullen and even read to Twilight director Catherine Hardwick.

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4thVanessa Hudgens reportedly auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater, and although it didn’t work out, Ashley Greene said she thinks Vanessa would be “great” in the role.

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5.Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer had her own casting in mind for Edward Cullen, and her first choice was Henry Cavill. However, at the time of the audition, he was 24 and too old for the role.

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6thMichelle Trachtenberg – who has known Catherine Hardwick since the movie Thirteen – was actually in the running to play Bella, joking, “There was definitely interest here and there because there are so few pale girls in Hollywood.”

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7thDustin Milligan – who has worked with Kristen Stewart twice before – auditioned for the role of Edward and joked that he didn’t understand because he didn’t have a British accent.

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8th.Stephenie Meyer really wanted Charlie Hunnam to play Carlisle Cullen after seeing him in Nicholas Nickleby, where he was “pretty much Carlisle in that movie”.

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9.Lucy Hale was a huge fan of the books and auditioned twice for the Twilight franchise: once Alice Cullen and the other time Jane.

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10.Several Twilight fans have rallied so much for Tom Felton to play Riley Byers that when asked about the rumors, he said, “I’ll be ready when they want me!”

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11.Scott Eastwood auditioned to play Edward Cullen, but remembered that he just “went through the moves” and didn’t “try that hard” because he didn’t really want to be in a YA movie.

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12thJohn Stamos was Stephenie Meyer’s choice to play Laurent and she really hoped he would sign up for a cameo.

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13thStephenie Meyer’s first choice for Bella was actually Emily Browning, but when she was offered the role, she turned it down.

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14thSteven Strait was another of Stephenie Meyer’s original casting decisions for Jacob Black, but was also too old when the audition rolled around.

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fifteen.Instead, Stephenie Meyer introduced himself to Tyler Posey as Jacob. He ended up reading for the role, but found out months later, after speaking to Taylor Lautner at another audition, that he didn’t get it.

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16.Studio managers wanted to recast Jacob for New Moon because they felt Taylor Lautner wasn’t big enough for the role, and they prematurely indicated that Michael Copon would play “the new Jacob.”

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17thOne of Lily Collins’ first auditions as a young actress was for the role of Bella Swan.

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18thStephenie Meyer’s first choice to play Charlie Swan was actually John C. Reilly. She felt that he was “so perfect” even though getting him to sign up would be a reach.

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19thStephenie Meyer also felt Vince Vaughn could play Charlie as long as he added “a few extra pounds and a receding hairline”.

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20thShiloh Fernandez auditioned for Edward, but stated that he was “nervous and awkward” and that he and Kristen Stewart “did not match”.

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21.Eventually, Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon wanted to cast James Franco in the film, but he changed his mind because he believed James was so famous it would feel like “Where’s Waldo”.

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