1.Jennifer Lawrence auditioned to play Bella, but at the time “it was just another audition” and she had no idea the franchise was going to get as big as it is.
2.Eclipse Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg originally envisioned Channing Tatum for the role of Riley Byers – she thought he would play the role “beautifully” – but at the time he was already working on several other films.
3.Dave Franco was tested for the role of Edward Cullen and even read in front dusk director Catherine Hardwick.
4.Vanessa Hudgens is rumored to have auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater, and while nothing came of it, Ashley Greene has said she thinks Vanessa “would be great” in the role.
5.dusk Writer Stephenie Meyer had her own cast in mind for Edward Cullen, and her first choice was Henry Cavill. However, at the time of the auditions, he was 24 years old and too old for the role.
6.Michelle Trachtenberg – who has known Catherine Hardwick from the movie Thirteen – was actually in the running to play Bella and joked, “There was really interest here and there because there are very few pale girls in Hollywood.”
7.Dustin Milligan – who has worked with Kristen Stewart twice before – auditioned for the role of Edward and joked that he didn’t get it because he didn’t have a British accent.
8.Stephenie Meyer really wanted Charlie Hunnam to play Carlisle Cullen after seeing him in Nicolas Nickleby, where he “roughly was Carlisle in this movie. “
9.Lucy Hale was a huge fan of the books and auditioned for the dusk franchise twice: once to play Alice Cullen and another time to play Jane.
ten.Many dusk fans rallied around Tom Felton to play Riley Byers so much that when he was demand about the rumors he said, “I’ll be ready when they want me!”
11.Scott Eastwood auditioned to play Edward Cullen, but remembered he just “did the right thing” and didn’t “do the right thing” because he didn’t really want to be in a movie by YA.
12.John Stamos was Stephenie Meyer’s choice to play Laurent, and she was really hoping he would sign on to make an appearance.
13.Stephenie Meyer’s first choice for Bella was actually Emily Browning, but when she was offered the role, she turned it down.
14.Steven Strait was another Stephenie Meyer’s original casting choice for Jacob Black, but he was also too old when the auditions were held.
15.Instead, Stephenie Meyer imagined Tyler Posey playing Jacob. He ended up reading for the role but found out he didn’t get it months later after a conversation with Taylor Lautner at another audition.
16.Studio executives wanted to recast Jacob to New Moon because they thought Taylor Lautner wasn’t big enough for the role, and they prematurely declared that Michael Copon would play “the new Jacob”.
17.One of Lily Collins’ first auditions as a young actor was for the role of Bella Swan.
18.Stephenie Meyer’s first choice to play Charlie Swan was actually John C. Reilly. She felt he was “so perfect”, even if it would be difficult to get her to sign up.
19.Stephenie Meyer also felt like Vince Vaughn could play Charlie, as long as he added “a few extra pounds and a receding hairline.”
20.Shiloh Fernandez auditioned for Edward but said he was “nervous and awkward” and that he and Kristen Stewart “didn’t get along”.
21.ultimately, Breaking Dawn Director Bill Condon wanted to cast James Franco in the film, but he changed his mind because he felt James was so famous it would “feel like” Where’s Charlie? “