Top Stories

Lily Collins: I Auditioned for Kristen Stewart's Role in 'Twilight'!

Lily Collins: I Auditioned for Kristen Stewart's Role in 'Twilight'!

Lily Collins grabs her dry-cleaning and a cup of coffee to go while out and about on Thursday (April 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 24-year-old actress recently spoke about auditioning for Kristen Stewart‘s role in Twilight.

“Yeah, one of my first auditions actually was for Twilight which is really funny now thinking about it.” Lily told Crave. “This was many years ago. I was new on the scene, new at auditioning and it was always kind of this, ‘What’s going to happen?’I think every young actor or actress in Hollywood starts to read some of the same material but I think everything happens for a reason and everyone who gets the roles they get were meant to. I’m a firm believer in that.”

20+ pictures inside of Lily Collins running errands…

Just Jared on Facebook
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 01
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 02
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 03
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 04
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 05
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 06
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 07
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 08
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 09
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 10
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 11
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 12
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 13
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 14
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 15
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 16
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 17
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 18
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 19
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 20
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 21
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 22
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 23
lily collins i auditioned for kristen stewarts role in twilight 24

Photos: INFPhoto
Posted to: Lily Collins

JJ Links Around The Web

AKM-GSI
  • Hillary Clinton blames "fake news" for losing presidential election - TMZ
  • Celebs react to Astronaut John Glenn passing away - Gossip Cop
  • Willow Smith dropped a surprise EP called Mellifluous - Just Jared Jr
  • Candace Cameron Bure is leaving The View - Radar
  • Dwayne Johnson shows off his massive muscles in the Baywatch trailer - Lainey Gossip
  • Is Pitch coming back for a second season? - The Hollywood Reporter
  • vroomvroom

    And? why do actors do that, reveal that they turned down a movie or offered the role first….wut do they want from telling us that…to picture the whole movie with her playing K. Stew role? No thanx

  • milena

    perfect! XD

  • cynthia

    She didn’t say she was offered the role or that she turned down the role. She said she auditioned for the role. The reason it is “funny” is that she and Kristen Stewart both went on to star in versions of Snow White. Apart from this, I actually love it when I hear about actors who auditioned for or turned down certain roles because I do think it is interesting to imagine how the film would have turned out had they been cast. :)

  • snap crackle pop

    Well, Kristen Stewart was handed the part by a family friend. She didn’t really win the role.

  • lol

    @snap crackle pop: well, to be honest that whole cast seems like somebody gave them the role to make things short.
    They are like the worst actors… felt kinda sorry for Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen…

  • Alaia

    @lol: Dakota Fanning is nothing special. Her sister is better.

  • Cate

    @vroomvroom: Actually the interviewer directly asked her if she had ever auditioned for another teen property before ‘The Mortal Instruments’ so she is just responding honestly to his question.
    http://www.craveonline.com/film/interviews/477259-exclusive-interview-lily-collins-on-the-mortal-instruments

    She looks really pretty. The light brown hair suits so much better on her than the red hair. She looks even better with the very dark brown she was rocking previously but I guess the light brown is easier to maintain.

  • Barb

    Kristen and Robert will always be known as Bella and Edward. Twilight would not have been a success without their chemistry and it would just be another indie movie. All the actors in Twilight were perfect in their roles and made this such a great Saga. This movie proves the power of love…and brings out the hate in the worst of people . I’m sad Stephanie Meyers is now saying she is tired of Vampires and loves Syfy,just to get fans to embrace her film “The Host”. It bombed compared to Twilight because they had all the wrong actors with no chemistry.

  • Steph

    Coulda been lily and rob dating LOL

  • Omg

    LMAO twihards are hilarious.Twilight was a success because Edward was the “He is is sooo hot,beautiful..”guy with superpowers and Bella was like a real life teen,the actors didnt matter at all.Dont be delusional

  • Jen

    twihards are so delusional it’s scary. calm down.

    on a side note, lily looks gorgeous as always.

  • Mel

    @snap crackle pop:

    what family friend? You are a liar. Kristen auditioned for 4 hours for Catherine H, so take your little agenda back to your hate sites you jealous cvnt!

  • Lena

    Lily sucks. Mortal Instruments is gonna bomb just like The Host. lol

  • peach

    @Steph: but Rob only auditioned for twilight cos he wanted to work with Kristen so if Lily was given the role Rob wouldn’t be in it. Lily’s chemistry with taylor lautner would have been non existent just like it was in abduction

  • pdw

    dear Snap Crackle Pop; OMG; LOL; and Alaia: the only cast member given a role was Nikki Reed…her dad was dating Catherine Hardwicke at the time so NR was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Kristen and the rest of the cast auditioned for their roles in Twilight.

    You haters are always so eager to harass and bully Kristen but the great thing is no matter how many times you post hate filled comments it doesn’t change the FACT that Rob and Kristen are living their lives together, in love, rich and successful. You on the other hand waste your life drowning in hate on blogs…how’s that working out for you?!

  • C@$HVILLE

    @lol: I agree 100%. I only saw the first two, but I had countless moments of cringing from the bad acting. Kristen is by far the worst. I don’t understand why someone so physically awkward would decide to become an actress. I think there is only one type of character she can play well: an awkward tomboy. But for her, that doesn’t require any acting so… that speaks to her level of talent.

  • Aizhan

    It was Emile Hirsh who offered Kristen Stewart for the part of Bella to Catherine Hardwick. KS should pray for him for the rest of her life since it was her only succes and it will never hapen again. It is always a torture to watch her so called “acting”. It’s like she thinks that she’s playing the same part in every her movie. She can show only one expression poor frightened suffering (at the same time sneering faced) girl. That’s all! Her face just cannot show any other expression. A good actor should be good in any genre whether it comedy or drama. Can you people imagine her in comedy? Let me guess. No way! All that she can do is “to act” agony or drama. The thing is she is not actress. And I’m not hater. It’s just there are so many other and talented young actresses in Hollywood but somehow she gets a really good parts.

  • Aizhan

    @C@$HVILLE: oh my god I just left the comment. And was thinking the same.

  • Daisy Kenyon

    @pdw: U Catherine Hardwick had previously worked on a movie with Nikki Reed caledl 13. With Evan Rachel Wood

  • Daisy Kenyon

    @Aizhan: Emile Hirsch did not offer the role but he suggested her–big difference..

  • KissThis

    @Mel: Actually Catherine Hardwicke IS a friend of Kristen’s parents. I think the whole audition story was kind of BS. Kristen had that role without auditioning and she sucked.

  • Julie

    I love Twilight, but never loved KS. I would like more if Lily had played Bella.

  • anastacia

    well shame on the casting director!!

  • :)

    Is that why her and Lautner broke up? Too much awkward tension between her and his friends?

  • theFluPoison

    @snap crackle pop: yes a friend family goes by the name of martha not phil collins..

  • Lisa

    Lily is sooooo B E A U T I F U L !!!!!!

  • kris

    @snap crackle pop: agree!! haha she was a failure….now let’s see who is NOT taking any parts x)

  • FaithHillFANatic

    I adore Lily Collins. She is a great actress. Not to mention she has a much better personality and sense-of-humor than Kristen Stewart. I just hope with all the money Kristen has made in her career she buys herself a personality. :-)

  • o.O

    @Alaia: I bet you know nothing from acting. Dakota is amazing! She played in awesome movies and rocked every part! Her sister from the other hand can’t act.

  • amanda

    twilight was a success because delusional teenagers and some crazy moms were attracted to the “romance”…i put that in quotes because any real woman worth her salt would never actually want such a controlling dick like Edward or an angry, short-tempered child like Jacob…..a relationship with either type of guy would eventually become incredibly unhealthy

  • Jime

    I think both Kristen and Lily are bad actresses and both are in the industry because of their family connections. Lily seems more like someone who wants fame rather than to be an artist.

  • mixie

    the mortal instruments is not going to be a big hit like they want it to be

  • monique

    She had great chemistry with Taylor Lautner in Abduction……..funny they ended up working together anyway. Twilight worked because all three leads had chemistry with each other…………..it would have been less successful with other actors.

  • WTF

    Damn. With Colton Haynes being offered the role of Edward, how lovelier and much better acted would it have been if Lilly Collins was Bella. The Casting for that franchise was a joke. Neither Kristen nor Rob can act really. She just has a spacy glazed over look on her face all the time and he is expressionless with a pale complexion. Shame.

  • Lulani

    @Omg: I completely agree

  • Lulani

    @KissThis: I agree
    Kirsten gets roles because her parents are seriously connected. She never auditioned.they auditioned others just for show. They already cast Kirsten from day one they just had to appear fair lol and try to make Kirsten appear as though she had to work for the role which she didn’t. And the clueless little twihards eat it all up lol
    So delusional

  • Lulani

    @pdw: how is stand he truth bullying?! Kristin is also connected. Very connected. And that’s how she got the role.it wasn’t just nikki with the connections lol

  • Lulani

    @amanda: agree

  • Lulani

    @Jime: I agree with you too. Both Kristen and lily are shitty actors and obvious family connections have gotten them to where they are. Without this they wouldn’t have even gotten auditions lol

  • mixie

    @Lulani: yup, people are delusional if they think either Lily OR Kristen are good actresses. They’re not, both are awful. Truth is many of the young actresses/actors these days are horrible actors and they just get lucky by landing a “franchise” and thus get thrown into the spotlight.

  • dddff

    @vroomvroom: She just said that she auditioned for the role. It is not like that is a secret. It probably came up in an interview when someone asked what was your first big audition like or something like that. I dont think that she was running around telling everyone that she audition for it. Actors audition for many roles and they are asked in interviews about auditions. Who cares why they talked about a previous audition!

  • Athena

    …not a fan of Kristen’s acting, Lily would’ve been a better match.

  • http://instagram.com Phil

    @vroomvroom: She never said she was offered it or that she turned it down. She said she auditioned.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here