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Michelle Trachtenberg Was Almost Bella In Twilight?!?!?!

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Michelle Trachtenberg, in all of her awesome glory, was almost Bella in Twilight!

"There was definitely interest here and there because there's only so few pale girls in Hollywood. I've known [director] Catherine Hardwicke since the movie Thirteen. I was actually supposed to star in that, but I was on Buffy at the time."

So why didn't she take the role?

A few reasons. Scheduling issues, and the main one: she'd already done the whole vampire thing.

Hmmm! It's weird to imagine anyone other than KStew being that pale, broody, clumsy, lip-biting vampire love interest.

Can U picture Michelle in the role?? How do U think she would have done??

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27 comments to “Michelle Trachtenberg Was Almost Bella In Twilight?!?!?!”



  1. 1

    well she looks the part. but I think it worked best with unknowns. I prefer films with unknowns rather than TV faces or overexposed actors.



  2. 2

    cost herself a ton of money, but at least she's not in those shit hole vampire movies.



  3. 3

    Emma Stone would have made an awesome Bella! She would have made the series so much more interesting! She more relatable and friendly too.



  4. 4

    I wonder if shes full of regret.



  5. 5

    I think kristen was the perfect choice. emma stone would have been too humorous. Bella isn't this friendly and smiley person and kristen plays it well



  6. 6

    It's a pity. If Michelle had been in Twilight, her acting ability might have actually given Bella a personality and that might have actually made the movies less shitty.



  7. 7

    she would've done the part better….



  8. 8

    I was going to say the same thing. At least Michelle can act. She was good on Buffy, even though I never did like the sister story arc.



  9. 9

    Well she would have done better than Kristen that is for sure. :P But I don't think she should cry too hard, I don't think the movies would have been any better with her, even though I do love Michelle!



  10. 10

    she'd be 100% better than that boring, ungrateful chick that's for sure, but I think she's glad she didn't take it because it's one of those characters that you're stuck with forever. People will always see Kristen as Bella and I hope she won't make another movie in the future.



  11. 11

    anyone would of been better than kristen she is the whole bad part about the movies



  12. 12

    I can't say if she would have been better for the part or not, I've never seen Buffy….What I can say though is, I read this story on a REAL news site. She did not say one of the reasons she take the role was because she'd done the vampire thing. She said she didn't really regret not getting the part because of that reason. She DID in fact want the part, but because of scheduling she couldn't take it. This little twisting of words is so typical of Perez and his hate for Kristen Stewart. I'm not her biggest fan by any means, but at least get your facts straight.



  13. 13

    Re: Nika89 – erm Snow white…2012



  14. 14

    She's full of shit. You know how many starlets have said the same thing? For one thing, she would have been too old by then. And secondly, trying to act like she was above shitty movies? /Give me a break, this bitch starred in such amazing cinematic fare as…Ice Princess….



  15. 15

    Michelle would have totally given character to bella where kristen didnt, shich wouldve been the entire move. man i am quite upset that she didnt take the part. sp much better.



  16. 16

    she was annoying in buffy, she'd be even more annoying than kristen as bella… plus, she looks too pretty, bella isn't supposed to be drop dead beautiful, she's an every-girl.



  17. 17

    kristen played Bella exactly how SM wrote that character..dull ,insecure and awkward…I never understood that..because if this is what attracts men I have to change my tactic …..but I love Twilight , but wish Stephen King would had written the screen play and the Movies should have been from Edwards POV…now that would have given the whole thing a twist



  18. 18

    Re: girlgirl – Emma Stone and her macho voice?. Doubt it.



  19. 19

    I've never seen any Twilight Movies and always hated Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

    That said - I also think Michelle Trachtenberg is an entitled acting and delusional bitch. I bet she only THINKS she was in the running or just wants to sound important. Had she really been up for the role - it would of been her. She'd cut her own mothers throat for a role.



  20. 20

    She's talking about staring in the movie Thirteen, not Twilight. Buffy ended in 2003, Thirteen came out in 2003. Twilight didn't come along until 2008.



  21. 21

    Kristen Stewart is a major weakness in the Twilight movies. I'm a huge fan of the books and so disappointed in the movies. She's a dreadful, self-conscious actress. I don't know if Michelle Trachtenberg would have been a terrific Bella, but she's a better actress and I think the movies would have been better with her (or another strong actress) in them.



  22. 22

    Re: ThefutureofMe – I also read on an actual news site, that she said she didn't want it because of the whole buffy thing already.



  23. 23

    Re: OikyBean – thank you!!! I'm surprised no one else brought it up



  24. 24

    Re: OikyBean – -thank you i was about to say the same thing, she didnt mean twilight lol



  25. 25

    Hmmm.I don't know.even though Kristen won the part,I think Michelle would've been a great Bella.she's got the paleness and dark hair down.but I don't think Stephenie Meyer wouldn't agree to that.but K-Stew and R-Pattz are the reason why the Twilight movies are sooo boring and stupid.they're never entertaining enough.well,except for Rob's part in two of the Harry Potter movies.now,he was interesting and fun in those.



  26. 26

    Anyone would have been better than K-Stew



  27. 27

    although kristen has the natural awkwardness and paleness she CANT act