Actor Robert Pattinson rose to overnight stardom by playing the role of Edward Cullen in the famous Twilight series. The actor was loved in the character of the vampire and was hugely appreciated. However, Robert wasn’t the first choice for the role, it was Henry Cavill who was the favorite of author Stephenie Meyer.
A renewed 2007 interview with the author of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer revealed that Henry Cavill was his first choice to play Edward Cullen but when he began production work,the actor no longer had the age for the role. After not being able to choose Henry Cavill as Edward Cullen, the author of Twilight suggested the actor, also British, of life to the patriarch of a clan of vampires, Carlisle Cullen, but that option was also not possible.
The author in a 2007 interview said, “What’s most disappointing for me is to lose my Edward perfect. Henry Cavill is now twenty-four years old. We have a moment of silence to mourn for that.”
Because Edward Cullen is a vampire who is 17 years old forever, Stephenie Meyer decided not to take into account any actor of more than 21 years, that left out Henry Cavill since July 2007. “It is always a challenge to find an actor suited to a part that has lived so vividly in the imagination of the readers, but we take the responsibility seriously and are confident, with Rob Pattinson, that we have found Edward perfect for our Bella in Twilight,” Said Stephenie.
Finally, in December of the same year, Robert Pattinson, 21 years old at that time, he was chosen as Edward Cullen for Twilight after Stephenie Meyer saw his performance in Harry Potter.