Twilight? What the heck is that? I have never heard of that before!
Oh, who am I kidding, of course I remember Twilight, and I’m sure you do too. That series of books written by Stephenie Meyer and the movie adaptations directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
Most of the actors in the Twilight movies rose to prominence due to their roles in these films, but did you know that they almost didn’t get the roles? Here are some celebrities that were considered to play certain characters in the movie adaptations of Twilight, but ended up getting the boot in favor of the actors that we still know to this day because of their roles in Twilight.
First up, we have the woman magnet known as Taylor Lautner.
This “sex bomb” if you will, of a guy played the werewolf Jacob Black in all of the Twilight movies.
He almost wasn’t cast for the role, because the producers wanted a guy with big muscles to portray Jacob.
The producers actually considered Michael Copon, or in other words, the blue ranger from Power Rangers Time Force!
Unfortunately for him, Lautner proved he could get in shape for the role of Jacob.
He put some SERIOUS work into that bod and it paid off!
Next up is Leah Clearwater. She is played by Julia Jones, but the actress that auditioned for the role beforehand and didn’t get it is actually surprising.
That actress was Vanessa Hudgens.
Jane Volturi almost wasn’t played by Dakota Fanning. Another big name almost took the role.
And that’s Lucy Hale, otherwise known as Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars.
The protagonist of the movies Bella Swan is portrayed by Kristen Stewart. Kristen certainly aces this role, but who do you think also tried out for this role?
Unbelievably, Michelle Trachtenberg, whom some of you may know as Georgina from Gossip Girl. Think she could have pulled it off?
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence also auditioned for the role, later she was glad she didn’t it when she saw how much attention Twilight was receiving. The 26-year-old stated that she didn’t want that much attention, but she seems to get that much nowadays anyway!
We have a hard time seeing Bella as anyone else but Kristen.
And of course, you can’t talk about Twilight and not mention Edward Cullen. We know that Robert Pattinson auditioned for the role, but who else did the same?
Dustin Milligan, who you might know as Ethan Ward on 90210. We can totally see this 31-year-old portraying Edward, as he also has the eyes and jawline to match.
James Franco also decided to try out for the role. I wonder if he would have fit..
And finally, we have my favorite one out of all of these.
Jamie Campbell Bower auditioned for the role of Edward as well, and he didn’t get it, but he did get the role of Caius Volturi in the Breaking Dawn movies.
And that wraps that one up. Can you imagine how the films would have turned out with a completely different cast? Better or worse? Let us know in the comments.