Kellan Lutz, who played Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films, has come forward to say that he was going to actually have Robert Pattinson‘s role of Edward but he decided to turn it down for some reason. He’s saying this years after the fact, so I don’t really get his point, nor do I particularly believe him, but who knows. Stranger things have happened.
From Access Hollywood:
“The role just didn’t… I just didn’t care to entertain it,” Kellan said on Monday’s Access Hollywood Live.
“I really wanted to play a happy role or no role for a little bit,” he told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, explaining that his role in “Generation Kill” left him wanting something more upbeat.
“I didn’t care to audition for [the role of Edward] because he was a bit moody and emotionally challenged,” the 28-year-old, who played Edward’s brother, Emmett Cullen, in the series, continued.
“But then I loved Emmett… I’m so blessed to have been able to play him,” he said.
Uh… for some reason, I just can’t see it. Also, I bet you he’s kicking himself now because he is barely a working actor now. Then again, I don’t think he’s particularly anything special (not that Pattinson is Marlon Brando or anything) so whatever.
November 29, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Over a year ago, I said that Kellan Lutz, the guy who plays Edward Cullen’s brother, Emmett, in the Twilight movies, gives the most magical interviews. And it’s true, he really, really does. He just has this way about him, and this habit of saying really douchey things in a really sincere way. And I just love that about him.
Here’s the exciting part: he just did a new interview, and now there’s so, so much more to love.
On his inevitable Oscar: “I want to act for the rest of my life. I’ll win an Oscar one day, but I’m in no rush to get there. I don’t care if that takes me 50 years, and I’m old. I just love what I do.”
On his inventions (he’s an inventor): “I actually just flew back home to Arizona to build [my inventions] with this scientist who has a lab there. It was 120 degrees and the air-conditioning was broken and I was working with 400-degree ovens, but just being in the lab station is fun! Especially because you don’t have a teacher saying you can’t do something.”
On chemistry: “I know a lot about chemical reactions, but it’s interesting to see how you mix two chemicals together and heat starts forming. I even made some polyurethane! It’s what bouncy balls are made out of. It’s great because acting has given me the resources and platform to help charities but also the money to create my inventions and pay for the patent process. Attorneys aren’t cheap!”
Oh, ok, honey. Sure thing, Kellan, sweetie. Go play in your little laboratory with your little inventions and your little chemicals. You have fun, sugar. You just have a grand old time until you win that Academy Award.
I love Kellan Lutz.
October 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Are you guys hip to Kellan Lutz? You should be. He plays Edward Cullen‘s brother in the Twilight movies, and he is the douchiest douchebag to ever douche the earth. Are we all thinking about literally douching the earth now? I just want us to be together in this.
Ok, if you don’t care about Kellan Lutz, you will soon. Right after you read some highlights from this beautifully delusional interview:
On how he turned down Robert Pattinson’s role in Twilight: Yeah, I didn’t want to do it. I spent so much time filming in Africa, seven months, and that’s a long time to be away from your family and dogs. 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. 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. 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.
On Twilight‘s crazy fans: I love the conventions that take me around the world, especially to the small cities and the small towns. To date, the most extreme one was the fan that brought handcuffs and wanted to handcuff me and bring me home. I was joking with her and said ‘Just lock me up and take me home’ and she yanks out some handcuffs and security had to step in. Now it is just amazing, I feel like the fans have matured with the books and the movies. It is still very extreme, but I feel like they are closer to us and that we are more human versus these characters. Now it is just fun hanging out with the fans. It is really fun to just meet them, if we are in the same location, just to hang out and talk over lunch, get a drink together, every one is really cool. I’m very fortunate to have such loving fans.
On roles he would enjoy: I would love to do He-man, he was a childhood favorite. I would love to play a superhero, Marvel or DC anything like that. I would have loved to do Captain America. I think Chris Evans was an amazing choice for it, and I can’t wait to see the movie. I would love to be someone that I grew up loving. Flash, Aquaman, Jonny Quest I loved. You know, I would love to play a Ninja Turtle or something like that, Michelangelo.
On people he would like to work with: Robert Redford, big time. I just think he’s a stud. Scorsese would be amazing! I’d love to do something with Leo [DiCaprio] and him. I’ve also wanted to play like a brother role to Matt Damon or Leo or something along those lines. I think it would be really fun and trivial. Bruce Willis would also be fun, I would love to be a part of the Die Hard movies.
You know, I don’t think I ask you guys for a lot, I really don’t, so please, if you could just do this one thing for me … please give me your consent to cover Kellan Lutz more. He’s so silly and so confused and, um, I guess he’d be attractive to some people. So can we just enjoy Kellan Lutz officially now, pretty please?
August 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Won’t be long now, guys! The next big movie to hit theaters will be Breaking Dawn Part 1, and then we can talk about that for six weeks before and after like we have with Harry Potter. It’s only fair, you know. For now, though, enjoy the photos of the Twilight kids at the 2011 Comic-Con convention. It should hold you over ’til it’s light enough to get back to reading the book without your flashlight on. It still might be kind of early where you are. Enjoy!
July 22, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Oh man, the only thing I can say about this entire getup is WHAT THE HELL. And “Who dumped the ramen noodles on your head, Kellan Lutz? And then mugged you and dressed you in a gondola operator’s uniform?”
No, really. That’s the only thing I can say about this entire picture. I’m leaving it to you guys to do the rest, so don’t let me down.
July 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
The latest film in the Twilight series, Eclipse, will be out in theatres at the end of June. That means that filming for the last part of the saga, Breaking Dawn, is all set to start filming, but there have been some setbacks.
Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz, or Alice and Emmett Cullen, want more money. They originally signed on for three movies, and in order to stick around for the fourth, they require roughly $4 million each. That’s kind of a ballsy move, considering how this series isn’t afraid to replace actors. Catherine Hardwick, director of Twilight, said on the topic:
“It would really break my heart if they were replaced, but it could happen. Things could turn ugly quickly.”
The first thing that comes to mind when considering the possibility of two members of the Cullen family being recast is the intense grieving the fangirls will go through. I didn’t see New Moon, but I have such fond memories of the Twilight midnight premiere, like when Edward and Bella were just about to kiss for the first time, and the theatre was absolutely silent, then when the kiss happened this girl let out an actual moan. And yeah, that’s just for Edward, but every member of the Cullen family has his or her own special following, and I can’t wait to see how this turns out.
As for Breaking Dawn, I don’t really care if some people get recast as long as it has the scene where Edward rips into Bella’s womb with his teeth to get the baby out. That is the only thing I care about.