Robert Pattinson is one of the most charismatic and talented stars in showbiz. Pattinson has worked with some of the most creative filmmakers in the industry, including Werner Herzog, Robert Eggers, and the Safdie Brothers. As a teenage artist, he first got the opportunity to work as a photo model for prominent British fashion brands and magazines.
His provocating and appealing on-screen acting genius caught the attention of Hollywood. He got his first lead role in the romantic fantasy film The Twilight Saga is based on the book series Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. But many might not know this, Robert Pattinson was not the first choice of the books author to play Edward Cullen.
How Did Robert Pattinson Land a Lead Role in ‘Twilight’?
Robert Pattinson has become one of the permanent A-list stars, whose acting maven has made him the most demanding actor in Hollywood. Throughout his burgeoning career, he has done versatile roles in genre-busting projects ranging from classic hits to romantic drama to horror flicks.
In addition to his acting chops, Pattinson often made headlines for the rumors and link-ups of his controversial relationship. Pattinson was in a relationship with his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. They met on the set of their shared movie in 2008 and became close friends. The former flame first sparked romance rumors after they posed for a seductive photoshoot for the cover of Vanity Fair the same year. However, after staying in a relationship for four years, Pattinson and Stewart called it quits.
According to reports, Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight book series, once pictured Hollywood Hunk Henry Cavill as Edward Cullen. The role later was played by Pattinson in the film adaptations. The Remember Me star was so determined to play the lead vampire in the movie that he avoided his co-stars for weeks on the sets. In an interview, his co-star Kristen Stewart stated that she frequently had to calm him on the set of Twilight since he was so invested in his performance.
The actress told Collider,
“Rob sometimes…we wouldn’t be able to shoot a scene. It was like, we’re not going to be able to get anything in the can if you don’t just calm down. So, yeah, there were times when I had to like sort of do that. And he hated me too when I did that. The problem was that any time you’d say, No, you’re really good. No! Do you think that I need that?! It’s like, No. I’m just actually being genuinely honest because I really like what’s going on here. I think it had a lot to do with the part that he was playing.”
Kristen Stewart starred as Bella Swan, and Rober Pattinson as Edward Cullen in the titular film. The fascinating movie series revolves around a teenage girl Bella, who falls in love with the old vampire Edward after relocating to Forks, Washington, to live with her dad.
A Brief Note on Robert Pattinson’s Career
Robert Pattinson found his true calling in Hollywood and first appeared in a supporting role in the 2004 German made-for-television film Ring of the Nibelungs. The actor marked his major film debut in 2005 as he appeared in one of the highest-grossing franchise series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has since played many fascinating roles on the silver screen and starred in films like Tenet, The Devil All the Time, Remember Me, The Childhood of a Leader, How to Be, and The Batman.