Michelle Trachtenberg Could Have Been Bella In “Twilight” & 22 Other Casting Close Calls
Attention Twihards! Be honest … could you imagine anyone other than Kristen Stewart playing Bella Swan in the “Twilight” series? Well, there was once a time when producers weren’t sure who they would cast, and actress Michelle Trachtenberg claims the role could have been hers. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” film, was apparently interested in possibly casting Michelle, who she knew fromalmost (so many close calls with this one!) hiring her for the movie “Thirteen.” Apparently Hardwicke thought Trachtenberg would be a good fit for the quiet, vaguely sullen future vampire lover.
“There was definitely interest here and there because there’s only so few pale girls in Hollywood,” Trachtenberg joked. Perhaps unfortunately for her — oh, who are we kidding, not getting casted was at the very least unfortunate for her bank account — “scheduling” got in the way. [Huffington Post]
Personally, I’ve never been blown over by Kristen Stewart in any of her movies (except maybe “Panic Room”), even the well-written ones. And while I have never really paid attention to Michelle, I’m intrigued by the idea of someone else playing such a now-iconic character. This got me thinking … are there other stars who just missed being cast in big roles? The answer is a resounding YES. Keep clicking for 22 more intriguing examples.