Robert Pattinson was almost fired from The Twilight Saga and we died a little inside when we learned of it.
Can you imagine somebody else other than Robert Pattinson playing the role of Edward Cullen? I sure fucking can’t.
According to Robert Pattinson himself, we were terrible to close to having a different actor portraying Edward. He was actually almost fired from the first film…
For not smiling enough.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Pattinson said he envisioned the character as a 105-year-old emo vampire who cries along to Morrissey songs all day.*
According to Robert, he thought that the character of Edward should be very serious and intense.
“If you’re going into a relationship with someone, the way to make it really intense is if you can barely talk to each other, you can barely touch each other, it’s incredibly serious all the time. That’s what teenage relationships are. But everyone kind of wanted it to be, like, “No, they should just be, like, happy and having fun. That’s what people want.”
Things got so bad that his agents came to the set to warn him:
“I thought I was pretty safe. But, they flew up and they’re like, “You have to do the opposite of what you’re doing now or you’re going to get fired today.”…I came back after lunch and was like “Hi!!!”
Luckily for Pattinson and Twilight fans, it all worked out!
Listen to Pattinson talk about almost being fired:
Can you imagine somebody else playing Edward Cullen? Let us know in the comments below!