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Kellan Lutz Was Supposed To Read For Edward Cullen

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But he turned it down!

Kellan Lutz revealed to Ryan Seacrest that he was supposed to audition for the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, but he wasn't interested!

He says:

"I was doing [HBO's] Generation Kill and was sent the script in Africa. I put it off, then finally read it and by the time I got back to L.A., they said, 'OK, are you ready to audition for Edward?' I said, 'I don't want to play Edward. He's too complex, too depressing for me.'"

Only after Kellan turned down the audition was he asked to read for the part of Emmett Cullen and he agreed because Emmett is "one of those fun-loving characters" that he enjoys playing.

The hunky actor is confident in his choice when asked if he has any regrets about not auditioning for Edward saying:

"No. Fame is fame. And Rob [Pattinson] is handling it like a champ. Everything that comes with this whole phenomenon is breathtaking. I don't think anybody could prepare you for something like this. I'm so happy with Emmett. I don't care to be famous."

R-Patz is just about the most famous male on the planet and although he's one handsome fella, he surely has the role of Edward to thank for that.

You dodged a pretty big bullet there, Kellan!

[Image via C.M. Wiggins / WENN.]

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25 comments to “Kellan Lutz Was Supposed To Read For Edward Cullen”

  1. 1

    He makes a great Emmett! :D

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  3. Ne says – reply to this


    Team Emmett. Luv Kellan hes hotter than dirty R-Patz.

  4. 4

    "I'm so happy with Emmett. I don't care to be famous."

    It must SUCK that he's in such a popular movie like TWILIGHT, but everyone is OBSESSED over Rob, Kristin and Taylor….but nice try Kellan.

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  6. 6

    I love how these actors take their craft so seriously. "The role of Edward was too complex and depressing". Acting isn't rocket science, it's playing dress-up & pretend. Every 6 year old is an actor douchebag.

  7. 7

    Yeah right!! I call BS. I love you Kellan, but seriously what actor in their right mind would pass up a chance at where Rob is right now. Rob is going to move on in his career, like Harrison Ford did from the star wars franchise, while the rest will still be doing twilight conventions when they are 40 to make a buck, just like what's his name that played Luke Skywalker. It's the sad truth.

  8. 8

    He would have totally wrong for Edward. He doesn'y look anything like how Stephanie Meyer descibes Edward in her books.

  9. 9

    Kellan would have been awful as edward, he doesn't have the acting chops. He has very limited range, IMO. He's already being typecast, and he hasn't even had much work!

  10. 10

    He plays a great emmett. yes robert is amazing but its because the books make you fall so in love with him. im more an emmett girl.

  11. 11

    Re: MandiBee – You do realize that Harrison Ford played Hans Solo, a secondary character to Mark Hamill's leading man role as Luke Skywalker, right? So your analogy would actually work if things turn out the other way around, Kellan Lutz enjoys a long career like Harrison Ford while RPattz becomes a has-been like Mark Hamill. haha ;)

  12. 12

    He wouldn't have made a good Edward anyways.
    He's too bulky. Edward, to me, always looked like someone like Robert.

  13. 13

    I love Kellan. It would be awesome if he was Edward. But we are gonna hate see him sucking face with Kstew.

  14. 14

    kellan is so sexy. im sorry but robert does not hold a candle to kellan's hotness. he's so dirty and such a wanna be johnny depp but pasty! fuck that noise. it's all about kellan being the hottie of that movie!

  15. 15

    Kellan might not have ended up in Twilight at all if it wasn't for Cam (Gigandet aka James). You do realize that the only reason he got the part of Emmett is because Cam decided he wanted to play James instead of Emmett, right?

  16. 16

    im glad he didnt audition for that part….hes great as Emmett!

  17. 17

    He would not have made it. He looks like a meathead.

  18. 18

    Oh Perez's people, you posted this about Kellan not even READING for the part of Edward but it seems like you overlooked the fact that Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) was actually one of the FINALISTS up for Edward. The was offered the part of Jasper instead.

  19. 19

    Kellan's right. He's lucky he got the Emmett role.
    There's some weird obsession with the Edward Cullen thing .. creepy & difficult

  20. 20

    casting was perfect and true to the books, except for rosalie and jasper.

  21. 21

    I think casting was great with all the cast cant imagine anyone else playing those roles now. Kellan really suits Emmetts role.

  22. 22

    Kellan would have made a better Edward but he's too bulky.

  23. 23

    Did you really say that Robert is just about the most famous man on the planet??? Among 12 year old girls maybe. Ask any 40, 50 or 60 real person who is he and they wont have a clue. That was a just s stupid thing to say and shows how out of touch you are.

  24. 24

    Bahahaha! That's funny:) you seem more like an Emmett and he's a keeper. This is Kellan Lutz, our brother.

  25. 25

    I saw this douche on Jay Leno on Friday; and his ego was SOO overblown, it was almost too embarassing to watch.