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Robert Pattinson REVEALED How He Landed The Role In The Teen Blockbuster Film Series Twilight! (Details Inside)

Robert Pattinson said in a 2017 interview that he landed the character of Edward in his popular film series Twilight because the casting director felt bad. Read on to know more…

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Oct 3, 2023 12:33 AM IST

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Robert Pattinson REVEALED How He Landed The Role In The Teen Blockbuster Film Series Twilight! (Details Inside)

The English actor Robert Pattinson is well-known for his lethal acting abilities. Pattinson gained to notoriety following his part in ‘Twilight’ as Edward, a ruthless vampire. He performed the persona effortlessly and quickly gained popularity, particularly among female followers. The actor was the ideal choice for the part. He simply earned the part with flawless acting and charisma that has fans in awe of him. But how did he land the part? In a 2017 interview with W magazine, Pattinson answered this question and disclosed how he acquired the role of Edward, as reported by Teen Vogue.


Before he played Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ trilogy and Cedric Diggory (RIP) in ‘Harry Potter’, Robert Pattinson was a young British actor trying to make it big in Hollywood. And, as it turns out, his early setbacks helped pave the road for his eventual enormous success. According to Teen Vogue, Pattinson revealed the genuine story of how he became famous in a recent interview for W magazine, and it all began with a huge disappointment. In reality, his first job was as Reese Witherspoon's son in 2004's Vanity Fair, but his part was cut.

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The ‘Twilight’ actor informed W magazine, "I went to the screening, and no one had informed me that I was cut. The casting director...felt so guilty...that she gave me my first run at the part in Harry Potter, so I was quite glad I got cut in the end.”

Pattinson's most renowned role, ‘Twilight’, was inspired by another potential failure. "I flew out to L.A. to actually audition for something else, which I was told was mine to take, just on a plate. And then I went in and destroyed the audition. Then there was the Twilight audition the next day. And I think that was fairly easy for me to do since I had nothing to lose."

While the audition was straightforward, the acting was not. He said, "However, I never quite knew how to play a vampire. I was a pale, pale person.” adding that ‘Twilight’ had subversive elements that many critics (and even fans) overlooked when it became a teen blockbuster.

He further continued, "If it hadn't been so successful, I think people would have thought it was really strange when we first signed up for it. It's a strange story! However, once a narrative becomes mainstream, it is difficult for people to understand how weird it is." He cited, for example, the scene in which Edward "gives [Bella] a Caesarean section by eating through the placenta. Strange, indeed."

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Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson is working on ‘Mickey 17’, which will be released next year, and Batman 2, which will be released in 2025.

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