Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cedric Diggory to play Edward Cullen


Summit Entertainment announced today that Robert Pattinson will star as Edward in the highly anticipated feature film production Twilight opposite Kristen Stewart.

Erik Feig, Summit Entertainment’s President of Production, stated, “It’s always a challenge to find the right actor for a part that has lived so vividly in the imaginations of readers but we took the responsibility seriously and are confident, with Rob Pattinson, that we have found the perfect Edward for our Bella in Twilight.”


The perfect Edward??? When this broomhead played Cedric, he reminded me of Legolas hopping like a lizard and now he’s the PERFECT Edward?!?!

Oh, for Voldemort’s nipples! Why oh why do these cauldron bums do this to me? Must I kill a unicorn in the Forbidden Forrest first before they stop torturing me? If they’d chosen Henry Cavill to play my beloved, we wouldn’t have a problem because all I’d see is a rainbow and my head would be full of Dobby dancing. But noooooooo. *GRRRR* They had to push me into making those “Support Henry Cavill/Cedric Stinks” freakin’ badges that I’d swish and flicker in front of those SONS OF BANSHEES!!! :@

**Thanks to gorgeous Anan for the tip.
***More of Cedric here.


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32 comment(s):

Blogger Jordis Juice said...

LOL!

I like him. I like him as Cedric and he's cute.

But he is not Edward.

He and Kristen look good together, though... I think...

12/12/2007 08:33:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Twilight movie is full of disappointments. I would rather get that Gaspard guy.

12/12/2007 09:08:00 AM  

Anonymous anan said...

Harlot: u r too funny:P

Apparently,according to SM he and Kristen had great chemistry at the readings for the casting. Most fans seem more positive about Robert being casted as Edward than they did with Kristen. They (movie studio) are already planning a sequel, so it would probably become a franchise a la HP.

Speaking of HP, seems ironic considering the never ending debate in fandom about HP vs. twilight series now that HP's Cedric will be portraying Twilight's Edward.

On a side note, it seems Henry Cavill has gotten himself married, oh well a girl can always dream, right Harlot!:P

12/12/2007 09:52:00 AM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

Ohh, I like it. If they had cast Emily as Bella I would think Robert was a poor choice. But seeing as they picked Kristen, Kristen + Robert is OK to me.

12/12/2007 10:01:00 AM  

Anonymous anan said...

Hey guys, found out some more stuff if you're interested, but it's from fandom so don't know if it's 100% true.

Apparently, Rob Pat. plays the piano, so it should be good for Bella/Edward lullaby scene. SM also mentioned he nailed the American acent at the casting.

I think most fans' feelings are that it could have been casted worst a la Zac Efron playing Edward. I've also heard that Rob Pat beat Henry Cavill for the part of Cedric in the HP movies, although I'm not sure if Henry read for the part of Cedric. Henry seems to be aware of his popularity in fandom since he is linked to SM and many Twilight fan sites on his MySpace page.

12/12/2007 10:04:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Anan, Henry's married??? OMG to whom?! Lucky bitch. *hmph*

I wonder if SM is really happy about the casting. I mean i doubt she would say she's not pleased. I still remember her condescending (as Olly and Dance pointed out) note that fans who don't like the casting of Bella disagree because they picture themselves as Bella. Honestly..

12/12/2007 10:09:00 AM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

"I've also heard that Rob Pat beat Henry Cavill for the part of Cedric in the HP movies"

I've heard about this. I can't remember where. They say Henry auditioned for the part of Cedric in Goblet of Fire.

Did Henry auditioned to play Edward?

12/12/2007 10:15:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Well, it's freakin Hollywood! If they can make Britney looks like she can sing surely they can make Henry play the piano. :/

But point taken that it could have been worse. Just the thought of Zac Efron playing Edward makes me shudder. Ye gods..

Ya know, i don't know which is worse: Edward played by that sissy Zac or that Darth Vader dude. :S

12/12/2007 10:22:00 AM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

Heheh. My daughters are crazy about Zac Efron and High School Musical.

However, the thought of Zac Efron as Edward and Vanessa Hudges as Bella is very disturbing. Not to mention if you add Darth as Jacob with his helmet and all. ;-)

12/12/2007 10:31:00 AM  

Anonymous anan said...

Harlot: Henry is married to someone called Sarah Keno, but I can't find any extra info/pics on her.

Not sure if Henry auditioned for Edward's role, although in fandom they said the Bella's auditons were 'closed' ie. invitations only. Some are saying this is why Emily Browning, a fan favourite was not cast since the studio only auditioned American actresses for Bella's role. I'm not sure if this is 100% true since Rob Pat. is english. SM also said Rob Pat. has read all 3 novels, which I assume means that he knows the character well.

About SM, she said herself that she has very little say in what goes on in the movie, she did mention that the director consulted her about her choices for actors to play the characters by final call is the studio's not her.

Some other movie things that everyone might be interested in:
They will be actually filming at the Forks High School in Forks(:P), other scenes I believe interior stuff will be film in Portland and or Vancouver.

12/12/2007 10:39:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Lollie,
Definitely no helmet. :P Sheesh, i can imagine Jacob on his bike with Darth's helmet. Not pretty..



Anan,
Thanks for all the info. I guess they had to considered all the *ahem* naughty things Henry did on The Tudors, heh.

I googled that Sarah girl you mentioned, no pics. Wonder what she looks like.

I can't believe they're already planning movie sequels when Twilight hasn't been made yet. Is the script even finished? Just way too ahead of themselves. I guess the only thing to do is hope that they have an uber fab script.

12/12/2007 11:01:00 AM  

Anonymous anan said...

Harlot: no problem with the info, u can probably tell I'm a twilight fangirl, lol. I luuve Henry in the Tudors, can't wait for the second season.

I think they are doing the sequels because they've seen how successful the HP franchise has been and twilight has a very large fanbase. Also, twilight is constantly being compare to/ regarded as the new HP, on top of this now that they've cast Rob Pat. more people will notice because of the HP connection seeing as the casting news was already on leaky cauldron page yesterday. All this will mean more publicity for the series and the studios today don't really need big excuses to make sequels since people will already be familiar with the characters. Also, considering the target audience (YA), 'fangirls' (lol) would probably pay 5 times just to drool at Edward on the big screne, myself included. The script writer for the movie wrote for the OC, don't know if it's a good or bad thing, but the movie is suppose to be released next December.

About the fandom uproar for movie castings, I can't say it's surprising and I agree that SM has a lot to do with it herself. When it first came out that twilight was gonna to be made into a movie SM asked fans to post their favourite choices on her site, then she posted her ideal choices which included Henry Cavill, Emily Browning etc. Of course this planted the 'seeds of faces' to the characters for the fans. This snow ball into fans making many youtube fanvids, banners (HENRY IS EDWARD!), fanfics with said actors. Thus, many fans became loyal to a certain 'actors' being the characters in the books partially because I think fans believed that since it was SM herself who posted the actors they should be the idealized version. So when the actor/actress on SM's wish list was not cast as certain characters fans became, well, pissed off to say the least. If you look at the majority of fan favourite actors/actress, they are from SM's personal list ie. Henry Cavill, Emily Browning, Gaspard Uliell etc.

12/12/2007 11:47:00 AM  

Blogger Petra said...

Cedric is a cutie. Not convinced with his the acting though, because all he did in GOF was smile.

Actually, I'm a little surprised they cast Robert/Cedric. He's already associated with another major literary franchise, a franchise that's also from the young adult genre. It would have *much* better to choose someone else.

12/12/2007 11:54:00 AM  

Blogger Petra said...

Anan, I too want to see Edward on the big screen. But no drolling, my grown children will disown me and I'm old enough to be Edward's mom. ;)

Re: Also, twilight is constantly being compare to/ regarded as the new HP

More reason why they should have chosen a different actor. Robert is already associated with Cedric Diggory. Correction: he *is* Cedric Diggory. Even my 4 year old niece knows that. It's like they hired Cedric to play a vampire in another series.

At least Henry is not associated with any literary character. The same reason why I would have preferred if they'd chosen an unknown face to play Edward.

12/12/2007 12:11:00 PM  

Anonymous Ollenska said...

Harlot, that was funny. Petra, good point. Now that they've casted Rob Pat, the internet is abuzz with talk and the crowd is divided (mostly) between those who laugh at Twilight fans and those who protest because the studios didn't pick Henry.

I'm in my mid 30's and feel a little embarrassed that I belong to the latter group. Oh Henry..... *cries*

Olly

12/12/2007 02:29:00 PM  

Blogger Isabella said...

At least it wasn't Daniel Radcliffe. LOL!

Hopefully they'd get Taylor Kitsch to play Jasper.

12/12/2007 05:03:00 PM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

This is bad! I'm sorry but I NEVER liked him as Cedric. And now hes supposed to play one of the most gorgeous book characters ever? It just doesn't work.

I completely agree with everyone who said Henry Cavill is the perfect Edward. He is amazingly beautiful and could easily be Edward. We already know he's a good actor because he is great in the Tudor's. I can't say the same about Robert Pattinson because I'm didn't like him in GoF.

*sigh* That was my rant...

12/12/2007 06:53:00 PM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

I just looked up Henry's marriage to Sarah Keno and apparently its all rumours.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cavill

12/12/2007 06:57:00 PM  

Anonymous shoshana said...

You know what they say my dear Harleeet...good, no, excellent acting overcomes all. Witness Renee Zellweger playing Bridget Jones.

Have faith!

Just Say These Words

12/12/2007 07:05:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Gabrielle, not just bad - a disaster! We need an actor who can act, someone who is boyish yet ethereal and has a commanding presence. I'm sorry but RobPat is NO Edward Cullen.

I'm beginning to think those Twilight casting directors are blind or none of them have read the book. Jesus, of all the young actors around the world, why did they have to pick Cedric Diggory? (I agree with Petra on choosing an actor who didn't play another literary character)

12/12/2007 07:30:00 PM  

Anonymous Snapish said...

Damn, and here I thought Harry Potter had the nuttiest crackers.

12/12/2007 09:07:00 PM  

Anonymous anan said...

Hi, sorry about my long posts, here's some more stuff going around on the net: according to SM Rob Pat was so convincing at the casting, they stop looking at other actors after he read.

Harlot: the script has already been written, cuz SM approved it before agreeing to make the film. SM also said she went back and read the script with Rob Pat in mind for Edward after she found out he had been cast.

For anyone interested there's a clip on youtube with Rob Pat in Vanity Fair co-staring Reese Witherspoon, it's a period piece so he kinda seems more Edwardish in there.

12/12/2007 09:08:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

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12/12/2007 09:22:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Anan, actually, those are good comments. Very informative, exactly what we need :)

Vanity Fair: I can't remember seeing RobPat in it but - oh what a dreadful movie!

Here's the clip.

12/12/2007 09:28:00 PM  

Anonymous gabrielle said...

Why would they give up so soon?! Couldn't they just look at a couple more? One of them would have to have been better.

This is really disappointing.

Jolie; A big disaster :(

12/13/2007 01:27:00 AM  

Blogger ...dance? said...

>>I still remember her condescending (as Olly and Dance pointed out) note that fans who don't like the casting of Bella disagree because they picture themselves as Bella. Honestly..<<

Do you think this time she'll say everyone who disagrees about this guy with the fluffy eyebrows being cast as Edward are doing so because they all secretly want to be Edward too?

>>Hopefully they'd get Taylor Kitsch to play Jasper.<<

The Taylor Kitsch who looks even less like a high school teenager than RP despite playing one in Friday Night Lights? :D Maybe they'll let him have his Canadian accent back. And then I really will have to go watch the movie.

I wonder if they cast this guy partly to try to get some HP fans to check it out.

12/13/2007 04:15:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

12/13/2007 06:01:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Damn, and here I thought Harry Potter had the nuttiest crackers.

Oh, Snapish, you have no idea. *g* And, ya know, most of us are fans of both TWILIGHT and HP. Imagine that: double nutty crackers, er, whatever that is. (I keep thinking of food. :/)


Do you think this time she'll say everyone who disagrees about this guy with the fluffy eyebrows being cast as Edward are doing so because they all secretly want to be Edward too?

Nah, she'll just chicken out and say "oohhh, i am ecstatic about this casting!" Oh. Wait. She did that already!

I'm thinking if they cast Dr. Phil as Edward and Carrot Top as Bella, she'd still say the same thing. :P


For anyone interested there's a clip on youtube with Rob Pat in Vanity Fair co-staring Reese Witherspoon, it's a period piece so he kinda seems more Edwardish in there.

I don't remember seeing Robert in that movie but i'm with Jolie, the movie is dreadful! I think i fell asleep in the threatres while watching it. Oh, maybe that's why i don't remember seeing Robert, heh.

12/13/2007 09:24:00 AM  

Blogger Menchie said...

How disappointing. He was totally forgettable as Cedric.

12/13/2007 10:47:00 AM  

Blogger Isabella said...

"The Taylor Kitsch who looks even less like a high school teenager than RP despite playing one in Friday Night Lights? :D"

Hahaha! But it would have been SO GOOD if they had picked Henry as Edward and then hired Taylor as Jasper.

They cast Robert to make HP fans watch the movie. But what about the Twilight fans?

Henry Cavill FTW.

12/13/2007 01:00:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henry Cavill is NOT married . . . not to a Sara Keno nor to anyone.

Here's something from wikipedia:

Rumors began to circulate in late 2007 that Henry married in the summer to the unknown Sarah Keno, most likely a fan. They were debunked by a representative of Henry's agency (William Morris Agency, Los Angeles)[2]. He confirmed that, "Unless Henry got married last night at midnight, he is not married."

12/15/2007 06:49:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

twilight is the best movie ever!!!!evn if it is cheap ok!!!AND EDWARD CULLEN IS MORE HOT THAN CEDRIC DIGGORY!!!(pero iisang tao lng aman ung gumanap nun eh,hehe!!)dont say that they cast rob pattz to make hp fans watch the movie ok!!!TWILIGHT IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!YOU HP FANS ARE A FUCKING BITCH!!!VAMPIRES ARE MORE HOT AND COOL THAN NERD WITCHES!!!TWILIGHT HOT HP NOT!!!!HAHAHA!!!

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