almost had a different Edward Cullen. “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke revealed Monday that Robert Pattinson almost lost out on the iconic role due to the fact he wasn’t hot enough at the time. “When he came over to my house, he had black bangs for hair and was kind of out of shape because he was hanging out at the pub all the time,” Hardwicke, 68, told the “Watchalong” podcast.
According to the director, she had Kristen Stewart, 33, and Pattinson, 37, film “fun auditions” at her home prior to sending them to the film’s production company, Summit Pictures. “I thought ‘it works not just in person, but it works on screen,'” Hardwicke said. “I had to be sure.
Of course in person I just got carried away, but you have to be sure — does it really translate [to the screen]?” Studio execs did not immediately bite at the chance to cast the “Harry Potter” alum, however. “I sent it to Summit and he went over to meet them,” Hardwicke said. “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?'” According to the director, she had promised the studio that the “Batman” star was going to get a makeover. “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,” Hardwicke said. “But they didn’t believe it at first.Read more on nypost.com