A Different Edward Cullen?

Apr 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Last week MTV posted an interview with Henry Cavill, who was Stephenie Meyer’s first choice to play Edward.  Today Larry Carroll posted a new article, asking fans if they could ever imagine another Edward Cullen.  (If anything, the article gives us another excuse to feature Henry’s pic on the site!  Lol!)

“Ever since the day the “Twilight” movie was announced, fans began naming their dream Edwards: Tom Sturridge, Logan Lerman, Gerard Way, etc. And it would seem that the combination of a young actor’s good looks, paired with the words of Meyer, would be an instant recipe for a million “OME!” fan-crushes around the globe.

So, we want to ask you: Try, as hard as it might be, to imagine anyone winning over quite as many hearts as Robert Pattinson. Could Twilighters have fallen as in love with a different actor who scored the role? Is RPattz simply irreplaceable? Or do you think fellow British stud Cavill could have filled Edward Cullen’s shoes just as successfully?”

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33 Comments to “A Different Edward Cullen?”

  1. IHEARTSETH says:

    nope. Rob is perfect. Cavill looks too old. Also, Cavill looks like my uncle. *shivers*

  2. Dawn says:

    Mr. Cavill would have also been a heart throb…just look at him….he also has that kinda broody, loner look just like Rob Pattinson…so yeah, he would have been perfect for the role of vampire Edward :)

  3. Michelle says:

    Yes, definitely. He could have been a great Edward. I still think that James Franko from Tristan and Isolde would have been the best match though.

  4. Amanda Cullen says:

    Nope. Not to me. Rob is my perfect Edward. I imagined him as Edward when I was reading the saga and I’m so glad that he was chosen. I had seen some of his other work and I tought he was just perfect and I stand by that. I stand by my perfect Edward.

  5. alyssa says:

    You must have a pretty hot uncle, IHEARTSETH…….. hahaha =]

  6. ashleycullen says:

    i dont think so…i like Rob and i think he’s perfect :)

  7. Victoria says:

    I think he would’ve been better! Though I do love my Rob…..

  8. thenameisSYNDIE(: says:

    hands down, henry. srry “iHEARTSETH”, but you have one hott uncle…haha. rob is cute… but only as edward.. henry however…… well, lets just leave it there….. channing tatum could possibly be a good edward…. (: that boy is just off the charts gorgeous…haha

  9. Tara K. says:

    He would’ve been SOOOOO much better! Way to go Mrs. Meyer for choosing him first! I really don’t like Rob. At all. Not as an actor anyways. I will give Rob this, he’s great at music. Too bad this guy got too old for the part. :(

  10. Mimi says:

    I don’t like exactly love Henry but anyone would be better than RPatz. I know I’m going to get screamed at for this but I really don’t like Robert. I don’t like his looks or him as Edward. And i’m not going to check this so please don’t spend your time critisizing my opinions.

  11. Charise says:

    I am completley team Henry! I can’t get his image out of my head when I read the books. Rob is ok at Edward but I don’t love him. But alas, it wont happen so I’m just going to enjoy watching Henry’s new films this year, watching The Tudors and waiting for his new role where he plays a Greek God. I personally can’t wait!!!

  12. Jen says:

    it didnt matter who they picked for edward, girls would have been just as obsessed over any guy. Robs doing fine in the part, i personaly dont know what the big fuss is about. Kellen and Jackson are WAY hotter XD

  13. Roz says:

    No, I love Rob as Edward and always thought he was perfect. I might not love Edward as much if this dude. Plus he and Kristen do not match. He might be a good match for that new show Vampire Diaries but not for my Edward.

  14. Jaimee says:

    I’m Sure Plenty of people could have played Edward. But once he’s cast he like IS edward, so if they cast someone else HE would be edward! If you know what I mean? I’m a Emmet Girl Myself so can’t really decide on that XX

  15. Sarah :) says:

    He looks too old, & Rob is perfect for the role :)

  16. Geri says:

    After reading the books – and having not seen the movie – I did a google image search for “edward cullen” and Henry Cavill came up. My first thoughts? Lip lickingly perfect for the role. Now however, I can’t imagine anyone other than Rob Pattinson – he has really made the role his own. I love his little facial expressions when Edward can hear other people’s thoughts, I love how he did the kissing scenes, and I think that he is perfect to portray Edwards darker moments – after all, Edward is a seriously conflicted vampire with melodramatic tendencies.

  17. Nikki says:

    too old? Geeshh…you girls make 26 sound old(my age). I don’t think that age has a lot to do with it, however I do think that rob has a much darker look! Don’t get me wrong, henry is gorgeous, but a vamp definitly needs to have a dark image! I think that rob’s eyebrows really bring in the darkness that is needed to play a vamp!

  18. Sarah says:

    are you kidding?
    i hate when they replace the original actors when it
    comes to the sequels.if rob didn’t star as edward cullen;
    theres hardly a reason to watch it.unless it’s taylor lautner :D
    but still i mean rob is PERFECT for the part.theres no
    replacing him.

  19. Amy says:

    Yo, Rob isn’t PERFECT for this role. No one is perfect at acting, except Daniel Day Lewis. No, settle down people; you ARE allowed to say that. ROBERT won’t hunt you down and gut you like a fish if you say, “Mmm, rob, I think so-n-so would’ve made a better Edward. You failed.”

    SO! Anyways, the men who I think could’ve don well as Edward are:

    Gaspard Ulliel (from the movie, “A Very Long Engagement”)

    And

    David Kross (from the movie, “The Reader”)

  20. KIMBERLY says:

    OH HALE YES!!!

  21. Jennifer B says:

    Gotta admit, Rob Pattison is not the reason I watched the movie. For some reason, he is not my Edward. However, just from the picture I would pick Henry over Rob. No pitter patter of my heart for Rob, which I know will cause shock to a lot of fans!

  22. Jen says:

    LMAO!
    Amy I had to go google David Kross (who yes is hot, but that Gaspard Ulliel would have been a oh so perfect edward!) because i was thinking of David Cross, the comedian from Arrested Development. I cant stop thinking about him all bald in his cut-offs trying to be edward! hehehehehe

  23. Patty says:

    He’s cute but NOPE Robert is Edward and then some!!….would not change him!!

  24. Cedar says:

    OMG he is SO cute!!!!!!!!!!! I would trade him for Rob ANY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Bernie says:

    This is a truthfully answer:
    i think any guy would have been loved if they played Edward. (unless they were HORIBBLE) LOL
    i come from a view that is Robert Pattinson ALL THE WAY!
    but i hated him the first week.
    if it would have been Henry i would have become obsessed over him. Just like i am w/ Rob.
    and it’s not just cuz of them playing Edward. it’s cuz i love Edward SO MUCH that anyone who can portrays that to me will catch my attention. and now i love Rob, but i love basically anyone so i would have loved him too.or anyone else that played him.

  26. soccerchic#2 says:

    i admit Henry Cavill would have been a perfect edward based on his looks, anyone that is hot as mess would have. but they probably know they are fine, and that wouldn’t have made them a good edward. rob was perfect for the part, because he didnt even think that much of himself to begin with. edward is the same way- they both doubt themselves. and it takes one to be one- isn’t that how it goes?

  27. Jamie says:

    Oh wow, he’s a babe, but too ridged? Maybe… He can play in another vampire movie :) Rob has got everything on being Edward Cullen. Oh baby!

  28. Jamie says:

    Ahhh I went to go look at other pictures on google, and a big no goes up. Hahaha judging by this picture, he’s okay, but he’s too old otherwise… My bad. My opinion changed.

  29. Lola says:

    I think Rob could be replaceable. If Henry Cavill had been Edward then I think just as many people would have gone completely gone crazy over him. I know I would have if Rob had not been cast. I do think Rob is great for the role, but to me he plays Edward just a little too seriously than I had imagined. But I think Rob is a great actor.

  30. blah says:

    HELL NO rob is irreplacable put him next to rob and there’s no comp.
    rob is absolutely gorgeous

  31. Bea(FanOfTheMonth-March) says:

    he IS an edward but rob is better. tbh i couldnt imagine him playing edward cullen as an actor but i can imagine him BEING edward cullen. but rob is better!!

    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW god no!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hav u seen his beard in the mtv pic?? he is soooo not edward. yeugh!!!!

  32. heather says:

    honest …no, when i first read twilight i personaly imagined someone closer to what robert pattinson looks like…this guy is to built , i imagine in my head edward to be toned but small, and a softer youthful yet sharp featured face..robert was the perfect choice …edward is his role! nd i can’t see anyone otherwise

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