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1 Actor Auditioned to Play Both Harry Potter & Edward in 'Twilight' But Got Different Roles in the Franchises

Harry Potter and Twilight are two of the biggest young-adult film franchises of all time, and they put Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson on the map.

Both blockbusters also signify near misses for one actor who auditioned for the chance to play Harry Potter and Edward Cullen.

Daniel was only 11 years old when he portrayed the beloved boy wizard alongside Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2000.

Eight years later, Robert was 22 when he was cast as the glittering vampire lead alongside Kristen Stewart in the first Twilight movie.

The franchises featured large and talented casts, and there’s a common thread between them – an actor who landed supporting roles in both after auditioning for the lead. He opened up about the experience in an interview.

Read more about the actor who was considered to play both Harry Potter and Edward Cullen…

Sebastian Stan Cast as Young Donald Trump In 'The Apprentice' Movie

Sebastian Stan has landed another role where he will portray a real life public figure!

The 41-year-old Emmy award-nominated actor will be playing a young Donald Trump in the upcoming film titled The Apprentice, according to Deadline.

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'Black Phone 2' Cast: 5 Stars Confirmed to Return, 1 Star Exits Horror Movie Sequel

Casting has been revealed for the upcoming The Black Phone 2!

The Blumhouse horror film is getting a sequel that is set to hit theaters in the summer of 2025, and we are now finding out which stars will be back for the next installment.

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are returning to pen the sequel, and they’ll produce as well, alongside Jason Blum. At this time, it’s currently unknown if Scott will also serve as director again.

In the first film, Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

Keep reading to find out which stars are returning and who’s not coming back…

7 Major Roles Henry Cavill Was Considered For But Did Not Book, Including 2 He Was Deemed Too Old For

Henry Cavill‘s charm, chiseled good looks and acting chops have helped him build a career as a fan-favorite star in Hollywood, but no actor books every role they audition for!

He famously embodied Superman in the DC Universe and was even planning to reprise the role before some rebranding changed plans.

Outside of DC, Henry‘s known for project’s like Netflix’s The Withcer and so much more.

He’s hit it big and is beloved in the industry. But like any other actor, he’s been in the running for some major roles that he did not end up landing. We did some digging and found seven examples of A-list projects that Henry was attached to over the years.

Interestingly, for at least two of them he was deemed to be too old for the part. It was decided that he was too young for another. We rounded up everything we know about each missed opportunity for you to check out!

Scroll through the slideshow to see what movies Henry Cavill almost starred in…

Robert Pattinson Competed With 9 Actors to Play Edward in 'Twilight' (& He Almost Wasn't Cast for a Wild Reason!)

Robert Pattinson landed a star-making role playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise. However, he almost wasn’t cast over concerns he wasn’t attractive enough for the part.

At the time, Robert had already established himself as an emerging talent in Hollywood with his portrayal of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies. However, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recently revealed the shocking concerns about the actor’s appearance, which almost cost him the role.

Thankfully, the studio saw reason and agreed to cast Robert in the part. He played the lead, sparkling vampire in the blockbuster adaptations of author Stephenie Meyer‘s beloved novels.

Now that we’ve learned about the concerns, you might be interested in seeing who else was in the running to act alongside Kristen Stewart in the mega-popular saga.

Thousands of actors auditioned for the role, but a much smaller list of frontrunners and A-listers were actually considered. The shortlist includes a Schitt’s Creek star, several actors who booked other roles in Twilight and someone who admitted that they later regretted their audition.

It also includes Stephenie‘s first choice for Edward, who only learned that he was in the running years after the fact!

Who all was up for the star-making role? We pulled together a handy list and everything the actors have said about their auditions.

Scroll through the slideshow to see all of Robert Pattinson’s biggest competition for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight…

10 Actors Auditioned to Play Captain America Before Chris Evans' Casting, Including a 'Twilight' Star & Someone Who Landed a 'Much Better' MCU Role

Chris Evans was so well cast as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that it seemed like he was simply playing himself onscreen. He’s just another perfectly cast star in the franchise.

However, there were so many other actors who also wanted the part and put up a good fight for it!

The actor brought Steve Rogers to life on the big screen starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger. He seemingly bowed out almost a decade later with Avengers: Endgame.

But was that really the end for him? Chris addressed his future within the franchise during a new interview, revealing if he was really done with the role or if there was a possible return in his future.

Additionally, while he is now synonymous with the part, Chris initially turned it down. Who might have picked up the shield if he never agreed to lead the Avengers? We did some digging and rounded up 10 other actors who auditioned for the opportunity.

Interestingly, some of them wound up acting alongside Chris in the MCU. Others joined the franchise after he left. Some even had the chance to play roles in mega-successful franchises, and one of them later revealed that they had to apologize to Marvel after their audition!

Scroll through the slideshow to see who else could have played Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Taylor Lautner Competed With 3 Actors for Jacob in 'Twilight,' & 1 Actor Almost Replaced Him

Taylor Lautner became a household name playing Jacob in the Twilight franchise, but he had to fight for the part twice. Both times he faced off against some talented actors, too!

If you forgot, the 31-year-old actor played the young werewolf alongside Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in 2008′s Twilight.

However, there were concerns that he wouldn’t be able to bring the character to life in 2009′s sequel New Moon since Jacob went through a massive body transformation and put on a significant amount of muscle and height after turning into a werewolf.

As a result, Taylor had to hit the gym and go through his own body transformation to keep the role. He reflected on almost being recast in a recent interview, crediting Kristen for helping him stay on with the franchise.

We were curious about who else could have brought Jacob to life and did some digging. In the process, we discovered three stars who were up for that part, including author Stephenie Meyer‘s first choice, the actor who almost replaced Taylor in New Moon and a Teen Wolf star.

Scroll through the slideshow to see who else was considered to play Jacob in Twilight…