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Who Is Henry Cavill?
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Who Is Henry Cavill? | The Robert Pattinson Parallels
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Just to finish off the casting-that-could-have-been section, when asked who should play her swoon-tastic romantic hero Edward Cullen in Twilight, Stephenie Meyers plumped for Cavill, saying in a 2005 interview, “I’m a very visual person — when I read a book, I usually cast it in my head as I go. My favourite actor for Edward is Henry Cavill. I feel really passionately about him getting the role, and, should I ever get a chance to talk to anyone about any aspect of the movie, his name will be the first words off my tongue. Of course, he’ll soon be too old for 17 year-old Edward, so that only applies if MTV Films gets to work on it in the near future.” Sure enough, in 2007 when Summit took over the project from MTV Films Meyers posted, “The most disappointing thing for me is losing my perfect Edward. Henry Cavill is now 24 years old. Let us have a moment of quiet in which to mourn... “ Cavill himself confirmed that he missed that window: “With Twilight, I was never sent a script, never asked to be in the film, because I think I was too old by the time it came to make it.”

There’s also a story that Cavill was at one point in line to play another Pattinson part, Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series, but he has since denied being approached. He was, however, campaigned for by fans – who went so far as to Photoshop him into Potter pics to show how right for the role he was.

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