Kellan Lutz Refused To Play Edward Cullen: It Was ‘Too Depressing’
Picture this: Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Kellan Lutz as… Edward Cullen? Sounds strange now that we’re so used to having Robert Pattinson as the somber vampire in the beloved Twilight flicks, but the truth is that it could have been!
Kellan has revealed that he turned down the chance to audition for the role of Edward simply because it was “too depressing.”
The 26-year-old actor said that he didn’t feel the role was right for him, accepting the role of Edward’s big brother Emmett while the role of Edward eventually went to RPattz.
“My agent wanted me to read for Edward and I read the script and thought that character was too depressing for me right now, I want to do something where I smile,” Kellan said.
“I wanted to take a break from acting and I said that, I turned it down, I turned down the audition a couple of times. Ryan, my agent at the time really knew it was going to be a special project so he told me to read the role of Emmett, and I read it, it was only about four lines, but he was the big brother, the comedicreliefand I fell in love with him. I said ‘Sure, I would love to play this type of role’.”
“I auditioned, and longstoryshort, here I am finishing the saga and Emmett is going to be in my heart forever.”
Edward isn’t the only role he’s turned down: Kellan also turned down a starring role in the Britney Spears video for “I Wanna Go”!
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