Robert Pattinson was once named to be the most handsome man in the world according to science. Found on several of the ‘best-looking’ lists all over the internet, the actor is popularly referred to as having ‘dreamy’ looks by many of his fans. However, there was once a time when Pattinson was considered to be not handsome for one of his most famous roles.
Pattinson first became known for his portrayal of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where he was held by fans as one of the most attractive actors in the franchise. Despite this, the actor was considered to be ugly for his role as Edward in the Twilight franchise, which fans just can’t seem to digest.
Robert Pattinson Was Considered Too Ugly For Starring In Twilight
When the first Twilight movie was released, Robert Pattinson soon entered many of those ‘most handsome vampires on film’ lists thanks to his portrayal of Edward Cullen, and can still be found topping many of those lists. However, when Pattinson first auditioned for the franchise, the studio doubted his looks, apprehensive if he would ever be handsome enough for the role of a Vampire.
“They called me back and go, ‘Do you think you can make this guy look good?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I do. Did you see his cheekbones? We’re doing a makeover on the hair and everything and he’s going to start working out and he’s going to be gorgeous.'”
This revelation was apparently too much for Pattinson’s fans, especially his DC fans, who soon took to social mdeia, blasting the franchise for even considering that he was not good looking.
Robert Pattinson’s Fans Blast Twilight Franchise For Thinking The Actor Was Ugly
When the first ever Twilight movie was released 15 years ago, it quickly garnered a huge fan following not only because it was based on an already famous novel series but also because the male lead’s looks were enough to draw viewers. So to hear that the Batman star was once thought of as too ugly to portray Edward, was enough for several fans, especially DC fans, to blast the franchise.
And now he’s Batman, don’t let studios tell you, you don’t look good enough
— Omar B (@OmarOzil99) November 20, 2023
Yea right, i guesa you gotta not be attractive enough to land being a Vampie and Batman
— Screen Wizard 🧙♂️ (@screenwizardz) November 21, 2023
I reckon those studio folks needed a pair of stronger spectacles. Pattinson's chiseled features and that smoldering look were always sparkling…and I'm not talking vampire sparkle! Cheekbones like his need no introduction, folks.
— Q5iet 🤫🧠 (@Q5iet) November 21, 2023
Haha, that's crazy! But look at Robert Pattinson now, he's won hearts all around the world. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? 😉
— Global Observer X (@GlobalObserverX) November 20, 2023
like…..they cant be serious wdym robert pattinson is not attractive enough… pic.twitter.com/UisDL70CDo
— hazel (@wcynez) November 21, 2023
Their opinion doesn't matter anymore. He turned out to be a fantastic Batman.
— Wolowitz Coefficient (@inquilabaurkya) November 21, 2023
Well, thankfully for the director’s insistence Robert Pattinson did end up playing Edward Cullen and that turned out to be his breakthrough role, and at the same time proving that he was in fact, more than handsome enough to play a Vampire.
The Twilight franchise can be streamed on Amazon Prime.