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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby Iris Messenger » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:25 pm

i very much agree with betonalice ...

I was one of those who was all for Rob right at the start. My first love was Harry Potter, and I adored him as Cedric. I think it was only natural, with Stephenie's description of Edward in the book, that it was Rob's face I saw immediately. So he literally has been my Edward from the very beginning.


In my head, Edward literally looked (and still looks) exactly like Rob does.

Also, I am the same with Stormy ...

I can't help from imagining the characters from the movie when I read the Twilight books now. I used to have my own versions of them, but now the characters are set and I like them all!


that happens with me whenever a book i've read gets turned into a movie that i see — whether or not the actors and actresses cast go along with my vision of the characters. I suppose I was lucky with Twilight that the actors and actresses they chose matched very closely with how my mental images!
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby AnaBanana » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:43 pm

It's not that I disliked Rob at first, but rather he was just too good as Cedric in Harry Potter. I was worried that I would see him on screen and think "Look, Cedric! Wait, why's he with Bella and super-fast?"

He definitely grew on me as Edward, though. It kind of ruin HP...now I watch the movie see Edward...
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby Hali » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:06 am

When I first found out he was cast I searched imbd for Robert and a pic came up that was stunning. I didn't even recognize him as Cedric from Harry Potter. Based on that pic alone I was sold; he looked like a flawless vampire. Once i realized it was Cedric I started to question my initial reaction. Then, I saw clips and the trailer and I was back to being sold, lol. I think he works wonderfully in the part of Edward. No, he's nothing like I pictured when reading, but the Edward in my head didn't really fit the book description either. Since they had no choice but to cast a human I think they found the best one for the job. :D
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby jacksgirl526 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:19 am

I need a thread for Taylor, please!
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby ellybean » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:42 am

When Robbert was first picked I cried for like 3 days! ha ha jk. But I didn't like him at all at first, but once I saw him in costume and some of the scenes it was o.k. I REALLY wanted Hayden Christenson to play Edward I still think he would be Perfect, but I guess it's to late! Did anyone else picture Hayden as Edward?
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby Iris Messenger » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:54 am

ellybean said: Did anyone else picture Hayden as Edward?


I think he has the looks — kind of, he has a less angular face than I would think Edward would have, but no ... I definitely didn't see him as Edward. Probably because in my opinion he did a terrible job in Star Wars (not giving me any confidence in his ability to pull of the roll).

I think Tom Sturridge also had potential as Edward, only he was just a little too ... hmmm ... i'm not sure what he was ... i think once again I'd pictured Edward with a more angular face (something Rob has!)
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby ltxc » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:38 am

The first time I read that Rob was going to be Edward, I flipped. I had a COMPLETELY different picture of Edward in my head and Rob did not fit my image of my perfect faceless Edward. Plus, the pictures I saw in the announcement were ugly. Terrible angles.
But then...I saw other pictures of him and I saw his interviews and I became pro-Rob!
Yay! I love Rob. =D
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby Monica » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:48 am

I actually was told about Robert Pattinson playing "A really hot dreamy vampire" before I read any of the books. And I thought he looked really good. I thought the girl who hated him was overreacting.

Reading the books only furthers my original reaction. He really is perfect for the part. I can't wait for the movie to watch him shine.
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby deven » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:31 am

i love rob as edward! strangley enough, he is so close to how i pictured edward....i was so happy that he got cast i think he will be perfect!
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Re: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Postby Violi » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:39 am

i never had a problem with Rob being cast as Edward, i mean look at him he is just gorgeous, moving on
from what i have seen i think he not only looks the part he just IS Edward, i know that every one had a different Edward in their head and Rob is my ideal Edward, but i did have a point with this, it would be impossible to cast anyone as Edward perfectly simply because of how he is described no-one is really that perfect, the only way to get a perfect Edward would have been to find out what we all wanted in him and then doing all the vampires CGI which although i dont mind CGI films- i dont think i would have liked Twilight to be CGI lol.
i think my ramble is over now, but i do think he will do a brilliant job in the film and i cant wait to die in the cinema because of it :D
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