The Twilight Saga has become the biggest franchise in the world, leaving 90201’s Matt Lanterscratching his head and wishing he had a British accent and more of a chiseled jaw! The 27-year-old actor was up for the role of Edward Cullen, but lost out to R-Patz for a very petty — yet important — reason.
“I actually did [tryout] … and then Robert Pattinson got it,” Matt said on the talk show,Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer, Oct. 11, explaining, “[The casting director] said that I was not “hauntingly beautiful enough.”
Talk about harsh! Luckily, Matt wasn’t totally left out of the Twilight loop — he played Edward in the recently released spoof, Vampires Suck and dished with HollywoodLife.comexclusively about his experience.
“It was fun. I mean it was a weird, funny, wacky version of Edward, with the high hair and a
constipated look on the face all the time…and the much paler version,” he said. “But it was fun. It’s such an iconic character now; it’s so huge!”
Despite losing out on the real Twilight, Matt says there aren’t any hard feelings.
“Oh, I’m Team Edward for SURE,” he said