Twilight fans almost did not see Robert Pattinson portraying Edward Cullen in the vampire-themed saga. Pattinson revealed that the franchise’s producers almost fired him for insisting on playing Edward the way he wanted to.
The star explained Edward’s smoldering look throughout the Twilight series. In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Pattinson admitted that Edward’s iconic appearance almost cost him his job. He revealed that his version of how his vampire character should look like had been a constant debate between him and the show’s producers. He said the film executives kept on telling him just to smile a little more.
However, Pattinson thought he should do the opposite. He explained that he saw his character as someone who is “incredibly serious all of the time.” The crew, on the other hand, wanted the character to look “happy and having fun” in his romance with Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart).
“I remember the producers giving me the copy of the book, and every single instance where my character smiled and stuff they’d highlighted everything. I got a different color highlighter and highlighted every time he frowned,” Pattinson told Stern.
How Did Robert Pattinson Keep His Role?
Fortunately, Pattinson’s management team stepped in. He said they stressed to him that he needs to follow directions. “I thought I was pretty safe. And [the producers] were like you’ve got to do the opposite of what you’re doing now or you’re going to get fired today,” the star revealed.
In the end, it looks like there had been a compromise on set. There were instances in the run of the Twilight five-film series that Edward was seen smiling. Most of the time, however, he had the rage on his face.
See GIF of Edward Cullen below as proof.Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs’ Wedding Update
The Lost City of Z actor said that he and FKA Twigs are still “kind of” engaged. He noted, however, that he prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye. Pattinson admitted that deciding what to share and what to keep private is one of the most frustrating things that he has done.
The 31-year-old actor proposed to Twigs in early 2015, but in August of that year, they were reports that the wedding had been postponed. In November 2016, the Good Time actor’s statement to People Magazine further sparked speculation. The publication asked him about his and Twigs’ wedding plan. He replied, “Planning what now?”
There were also rumors that Robert Pattinson and the Two Weeks hitmaker have constantly been fighting. Stewart is allegedly the main cause of the fights. The couple has yet to address the rumored relationship problem. Stewart is currently dating Stella Maxwell.
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