Kellan Lutz refused to audition for ‘depressing’ Twilight role

The muscly actor was reportedly asked to audition for the part of Edward – but turned directors down

We’ve already heard that everyone from Jackson Rathbone to Ben Barnes and Shiloh Fernandez came close to pipping Robert Pattinson to the part of Edward Cullen in the famous Twilight films.

And now Kellan Lutz has added his name to the list, revealing directors asked him several times to audition for the part, but he turned them down.

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The muscly actor – who was eventually won the role of Emmett Cullen in film franchise – said found the part of Edward ‘too depressing,’ and despite being approached multiple times, refused to even audition for the role.

‘I didn’t want to do it. I spent so much time filming in Africa before that, seven months, and that’s a long time to be away from your family and dogs,’ he told Just Jared.

‘My agent wanted me to read for Edward and I read the script and thought that character was too depressing for me right now, I want to do something where I smile.

He added: ‘I wanted to take a break from acting and I said that, I turned it down, I turned down the audition a couple of times.’

Despite his reluctance to play Edward, Kellan explained that when the role of Emmett came up, he jumped at the chance to audition.

‘Ryan, my agent at the time really knew it was going to be a special project so he told me to read the role of Emmett, and I read it, it was only about four lines, but he was the big brother, the comedic relief and I fell in love with him.

‘I said “Sure, I would love to play this type of role”. I auditioned, and long story short, here I am finishing the saga and Emmett is going to be in my heart forever.’

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