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

Harry Potter and Twilight were star-making experiences for Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson. 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…

Robert Pattinson Competed With 9 Stars to Play Edward in 'Twilight,' (Including Author Stephenie Meyer's First Choice, a 'Schitt's Creek' Star & More!)

Robert Pattinson had already established himself as an emerging talent in the young adult sphere with his portrayal of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter franchise, but landing the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight cemented him as a mega-star.

He played the lead, sparkling vampire in the blockbuster adaptations of author Stephenie Meyer‘s beloved novels. However, we have since learned that he faced some stiff competition to book his starring role alongside Kristen Stewart.

Thousands of actors auditioned for the role, but a much smaller list of frontrunners and A-listers who were considered has been revealed. The list 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…

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The Richest 'Twilight' Stars, Ranked From Lowest to Highest (& the No. 1 Earner is a Surprise!)

The Twilight movies, based on author Stephenie Meyer‘s novels, helped lay the groundwork for a new generation of teen fantasy blockbusters.

They also featured a star-studded cast that have gone on to amass very impressive net worths over the course of their careers.

Of course, some of the most recognizable stars from the franchise are the three main leads – Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. However, the rest of the Cullen family and several other stars from the franchise have also enjoyed successful careers in Hollywood.

We decided to check out what sort of fortunes the stars have amassed. You might be surprised by where some of the actors fall on the list.

Check out the richest stars from the Twilight franchise ranked from highest to lowest…

Jamie Dornan Reveals Why He Was Once Jealous of Robert Pattinson

Jamie Dornan is speaking out about his pal Robert Pattinson and revealing why he was jealous of him in his early years of fame.

“I’ve known Rob forever,” he said during an interview with Wired. “He’s a really good friend. I love him. I think he’s one of the most interesting and exciting actors around.”

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

10 Most Handsome Male Stars Revealed, Based on Scientific Study of Facial Perfection!

Dr. Julian De Silva, a celebrity plastic surgeon, was able to asses which 10 male celebrities are the most handsome in the world, according to science!

The doctor used physical face mapping software to establish the “Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which measures physical perfection.”

The celebrities on this list have near perfect faces, according to new computerized facial mapping techniques.

Keep reading to see which male celebrities are the most handsome in the world…

Robert Pattinson Goes for Afternoon Bike Ride Around in NYC

Robert Pattinson is getting in some exercise.

The 37-year-old Twilight actor went for a bike ride around his neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon (August 2) in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Robert Pattinson

For his bike ride, Rob wore a black windbreaker and workout shorts paired with a backwards black hat and Oakley sunglasses.

Back in May, Rob and longtime girlfriend Suki Waterhouse were among the 40+ celebs who were spotted attending the three Eras Tour shows that Taylor Swift performed in the New York area. They even went backstage and spent time with her after the show!

In a recent interview, Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan shared how Rob influenced the movie and revealed why he doesn’t appear in it.

Click through the gallery inside for 10+ pictures of Robert Pattinson out on his bike ride…More Here! »

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These Famous Celebrity Couples Dated & Worked Together: Are They Still Together In 2023?

Celebrity couples can meet anywhere. However, the public is always particularly interested when they fall in love on the set of a project that they are co-starring in.

An A-list singer is the latest celeb to be linked to a co-star, and they’ve reportedly been together for a while now.

While they are one of the newest celebrity couple to date and work together, they are far from the first. Young adult franchises such as High School Musical and Twilight helped bring about some of the most iconic celebrity couples of the mid-to-late aughts in Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Meanwhile, movies like Mr. & Mrs. Smith and superhero blockbusters such as The Amazing Spider-Man also led to offscreen romances for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

Of course, some of these relationships don’t work out in the long haul. However, others do. Take Jennifer Lopez and Gigli co-star Ben Affleck – who rekindled their love years later and married in 2022 – as an example.

We put together a list of more than 30 celebrity couples that worked together and recapped if their love is still burning strong today.

Click inside to check out a list of celebrity couples that worked together on projects…