Henry Cavill Talks Twilight Casting Rumors

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

MTV talked to actor Henry Cavill (a.k.a. my husband :) ) about Stephenie’s desire to have him portray Edward several years ago.  Click here to read the entire article!  Maybe we can fit him in somewhere in one of the sequels…

Flashback to the early days of the “Twilight” movie, when casting was about to begin and Meyer posted the following thoughts on the movie’s lead: “Indisputably the most difficult character to cast, Edward is also the one that I’m most passionately decided upon. The only actor I’ve ever seen who I think could come close to pulling off Edward Cullen is Henry Cavill. Henry was Albert, the young son in ‘The Count of Monte Cristo.’ Can you see it? I know I can!”

After some development delays, Meyer updated her thoughts and said that Cavill had grown too old: “The most disappointing thing for me is losing my perfect Edward. … I’m not willing to relinquish Henry completely. … I propose that Henry play Carlisle!”

But regardless of Meyer’s suggestions, Twilighters would eventually fall in love with Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Peter Facinelli as his ageless father. “What I’ve heard, or pieced together from various sources, is that Stephenie had seen me in whatever jobs I had done previously, and I was probably perfect then,” grinned Cavill, remembering his near-casting. “But then, the ravages of time had taken their toll.”

Laughing, the good-natured actor added: “I hate myself.”

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6 Comments to “Henry Cavill Talks Twilight Casting Rumors”

  1. Dawn says:

    I know…I saw the pictures that Stephenie had in mind to play the Twilight characters on her Site…Henry looks like Robert in those pictures, He kinda has similar features…they could have been related. He is a cutie also.

  2. abigail says:

    i love him…he could totally play garrett or benjamin!!! then we can have him in a little of twilight…or we can just replace ALL the cullen men with henry!!! haha

  3. syndie cavill cullen says:

    **hyperventilates** my oh my, that boy is FINNNNE!!!! good gravy, why does he have to be so old? i think henry was perfect for edward, actually, before rob was cast, whenever i would read one of the boooks, i always pictured him. he’s like a saint from heaven. **sigh** he even has a crooked smile. )'; he has to be in one of the movies…..HAS TOO!!!!!!!!!!! love you henry! hahaha

  4. Brandi says:

    I agree they should add him somewhere, but I can’t see him as Edward, not even seeing him younger in other things. don’t get me wrong, there isn’t anything wrong with him at all!! I just really prefer RP. :]

  5. Amanda says:

    yeah i dont see him as edward but he might be a good garrett!
    i think that its british guys that can pull off the suave and dangerous nature of edward =]]]
    american guys apparently dont have what it takes haha

  6. Hayley says:

    I proposed to have him play either Demetri or Felix. But they got cast already. Poo. Henry for Garrett, I suppose.

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