Emily Browning Talks Twilight

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

MTV talked to actress Emily Browning about the time when she was considered to play Bella.

Under the message-board heading “Steph Meyer wanted Emily to play Bella in Twilight, but Em turned it down,” a battle rages between Twilighters who think Browning snubbed their beloved author and non-fans who say the actress was wise in doing so. “Emily is too good for ‘Twilight,’ and I’m glad she realized that,” says Spidersilkx9. ” ‘Twilight’ would have rocketed her to mega-fame!” argues Carma.

Browning is eager to finally tell her side of the “Twilight” tale. “Maybe I should set it straight a little bit, because there are so many rumors flying around,” she said. “People are coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, my God. You turned [‘Twilight’] down?’ and all this horrible stuff!

“What actually happened is that I was asked to audition โ€” not take the part, but to just audition โ€” shortly after ‘The Uninvited’ had finished filming,” the actress said. “And I’m not the type of person who can just work back-to-back. So I was just exhausted, and I was like, ‘I’m sorry, but I just can’t sign on to a trilogy right now.’ ”

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16 Comments to “Emily Browning Talks Twilight”

  1. Dawn says:


  2. my-personal-brand-of-heroin says:

    i never really liked her as Bella
    i’m glad she didnt audition
    i think kristen did a good job anyway

  3. nikki c says:

    i thinks she looks more like an alice than a bella… but that’s just me. i think that ashley greene is still a better alice, but emily’s features are more alice-like. idkk….

  4. jcking78 says:

    would’ve been an excellent bella, IMO

  5. Roz says:

    If they went younger she would be a good Bella, she has the look but they then would have to cast a different Edward because I can’t imagine she and Rob kissing. Kristen and Rob just have that chemistry that really worked for the couple on screen.

  6. alyssa says:

    i wish she had played bella…..=p

  7. Arron says:

    OMG that is the worst excuse in the whole world! “i was to tired….”
    I am an actress and it is so difficult getting work as only 2% of all actors work.
    if only i could be so lucky to get offered a steady income and a guarenteed job for the next 2/3 years.
    She is pathetic.

    Sorry for the rant, pople like that really frustrate me.

    By the way i think Kristen is a perfect Bella.

  8. Stephany says:

    I can’t imagine her as Bella AT ALL, yea she has Bella features, but she seems too nice, too “Oh my…” Kristen brings to the character some spunk and backbone, and you are going to NEED a backbone if you’re going to be hanging out with vampires and werewolves! And like someone mentioned there would have to be another Edward because I just don’t see her and Rob together. Kristen and Rob are P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

  9. Shteff says:

    Ah well =3
    I would have preffered her to be honest
    maybe she’ll get involved in another great series!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Carlyn =) says:

    I think i would have liked her better no offense to kristen

  11. Bea(FanOfTheMonth-March) says:

    i luv emily browning but i dont quite see her as a bella. i think maybe her looks. isnt bella meant to be like beautiful in a subtle way and be kinda middle-aged in her personality?? like she looks more innocent and …… not childish, but she doesnt have the middle aged factor in her. im not saying that kristen looks middle aged or anything but she looks older than emily browning. i also dont think i could stand it is she kissed rob pattinson. she looks far too young!!
    yeah she does look like a bit like an alice but less pixie like!!

    kristen stewart is a good bella but in the movie they arent v good at making the characters personalies come out!!

    what other movies has emily been in???

  12. Bea(FanOfTheMonth-March) says:

    she is 20???????????????????????? so it would be more strange 4 rpattz 2 kiss kristen….. hmmmm…. but kristen stewart still llooks older. hmmm!! emily is sooooo pretty, its achually unfair!! i luv her in lemony snicket but its the only movie of hers which ive ever seen!!

  13. christy says:

    i think emily browning is way too nice to play bella

  14. emma says:

    i think emily is really cool in her movies she would be ok for bella i guess. Luv you Em!

  15. nadsan80 says:

    kristen stewart is perfect for bella than anybody else. she is good actress.

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