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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Twilight idols who never made the cut

Most of us couldn't imagine Edward, Bella and the rest of the Twilight cast being played by anyone other than those who got the parts. But for every successful actor, there are thousands of auditionees who didn't cut it. Some you might even recognise.

Jennifer Lawrence

Audition: Bella Swan

She claimed to be a bigger fan of the Twilight saga than Kristen Stewart at the time of the auditions, but, as the lead role in The Hunger Games, she's done all right without Twilight.

Ben Barnes

Audition: Edward Cullen

Well-known for his role as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia, Ben was, unfortunately, deemed too old for the part of Edward Cullen. He later auditioned for the part of Aro, but was also unsuccessful.

Jackson Rathbone

Audition: Edward Cullen

As one of the final four potential Edward Cullens, Jackson almost got the part of the leading heartthrob. However, Robert Pattinson was chosen instead, which is just as well, because Jackson Rathbone turned out to be the best man for the part of Jasper.

Vanessa Hudgens

Audition: Leah Clearwater

The all-singing, all-dancing, High School Musical actress was a high-profile auditionee for the part of the female werewolf. However, this fell apart when it transpired that Leah would not appear until the third movie.

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