Stephenie Meyer Wanted Henry Cavill to Play Edward Cullen

Henry Cavill learned Stephenie Meyer originally wanted him to play Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ movies! Here is everything he had to say about the news.

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Stephanie admits to Henry Cavill being her ideal Edward Cullen

Have you ever imagined anyone else playing Edward Cullen besides Robert Pattinson? Someone like Henry Cavill? The thought never crossed my mind until Henry Cavill’s recent interview. The Man of Steel actor shared his thoughts after learning Stephenie Meyer chose him as her first pick for the iconic vampire role.

Cavill is a busy man and dominating headlines all over the internet. In a recent interview, the actor commented his thoughts after learning the Twilight author revealed he was her first pick to play Edward Cullen. Can you imagine? Cavill shared his reaction during an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast. Watch the full interview below!

Could Henry Cavill have played Edward?

Henry Cavill revealed he knew nothing of the author’s choice at the time!

“I didn’t know about the movie,” Cavill said. “I didn’t know about them wanting to cast me and the internet wasn’t quite the tool that it is now and so I only found out afterwards.”

Henry Cavill, Happy Sad Confused podcast

Cavil continued with how he felt about the idea of playing the role of Edward Cullen, “I was like, ‘Oh okay, that would have been cool.'”

The Twilight movies definitely would not have been the same without Robert Pattinson playing the role of Edward Cullen, but it is fun to imagine what it would have been like with Cavill on the big screen. The actor shared that while he didn’t compete with Pattinson for the role of Edward, he actually did lose a different role to the Twilight star. Cavill auditioned for the part of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Cavill commented in the podcast interview,

“Yes, I remember that,” Cavill recalled. “I definitely auditioned for that one and did not get it.” He continues, “I think I was probably 19 or 20, and that makes a big difference when you’re playing a kid in high school,” Cavill said, before joking, “Well, it used to anyway.”

Henry Cavill, Happy Sad Confused podcast

Cavill is set to appear in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes adaptation, Enola Holmes 2, on Netflix November 4. He will also be in the 2023 upcoming film, The Flash.

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