Ben Barnes Talks Almost Being Cast As Edward Cullen

Ben Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia movies, talks with The Examiner as almost being cast as Edward Cullen.

Speaking of playing vampires, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke says you were one of the final four actors to be considered for the role of Edward Cullen. We all know that Robert Pattinson ended up getting the role, but what were your "Twilight" auditions like?

There were quite a few auditions. I was the first person they kind of approached about it. It was all right. I very quickly read the first ["Twilight"] book. I really enjoyed it. I think Kristen Stewart is great. I think she’s a really good actress. And I really like Catherine Hardwicke.

But then there were two things: First off, they didn’t want to mix "Narnia" and "Twilight." I think it’s dangerous to mix characters from franchises while you’re doing one. So she definitely didn’t want Prince Caspian being Edward Cullen. It doesn’t make sense. And secondly, I’d still be shooting at age 30, playing 17, and nobody wants to see that. That would be kind of sad.

And course you wouldn’t want the kind of craziness with fans and paparazzi that Robert Pattinson has to deal with in his life.

So true!

You can read more of his interview here.

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Comment by sarah cullen on December 11, 2010 at 6:44am
thank god robert pattison got the role..he is much better..
Comment by Rayodeluna on December 11, 2010 at 7:56am

Haha Sara I was thinking the same thing... This guy is like too old and not sexy at all!!!! 

Comment by sarah cullen on December 11, 2010 at 8:02am
ya...
Comment by TamTwilight on December 11, 2010 at 8:31am

oh my god, if he got the role yeah there would be lots of caos like that and i bet twilight would not be as popular as it is with rob :)

Comment by Dani Kristine on December 11, 2010 at 9:29am
Aw haha I agree that he wouldn't be a good Edward. He's great as Prince Caspian, though. Not to mention gorgeous (as Caspian), that pic above is just weird.
Comment by irum pattinson cullen on December 11, 2010 at 10:07am

Thank God Rob got selected !! I agree Sara :)

Comment by rosy on December 11, 2010 at 4:39pm

he is very handsome guy but little bit shallow for edward...

i am so glad rob went an audition even the reason why he done it only because for meeting kristen though.

if rob didnt get the part, may be there would be no saga. 

Comment by Bella Black+LHJake on December 11, 2010 at 5:24pm

We can all thank Catherine Harwicke for her excellent sense of who's perfect for the part! She's the one who prevented catastrophe from happening. Thanks, CH!!

Comment by BB Cullen on December 11, 2010 at 6:21pm

Even though I loved Ben Barnes as Prince Caspian I'm soooo glad that they chose Robert Pattinson to play Edward Cullen!!

Comment by Carlisles Sarah Ann-Marie Cullen on December 14, 2010 at 3:37am

Thank God Rob got selected! :D

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