Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke unveiled doubts on casting Robert Pattinson for the role of Edward.
In her recent appearance at the Watchalong podcast, Hardwicke told that the franchise's studio Summit Entertainment, initially had queries about casting the High Life star as Edward due to concerns about his appearance.
Hardwicke explained, "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."
"I thought ‘it works not just in person, but it works on screen.’ 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]?," the Twilight director added.
Hardwicke further noted that despite the Batman actor's "fun auditions" with co-lead Kristen Stewart, the studio wasn't entirely convinced at first, so "I sent it to Summit and he went over to meet them."
She went on to explain, "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? 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.’ But they didn’t believe it at first. He walked over there with a stained shirt… It was Rob."
Moreover, Hardwicke also disclosed that four actors were in the running including Pattinson, Ben Barnes, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jackson Rathbone but eventually the Remember Me star secured the iconic role.