Monday, December 17, 2007

Robert Pattinson is "Edward Cullen"

So,old news I know, Summit has cast Robert Pattinson as "Edward Cullen" in the movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel. My best friend forever has not yet returned my calls about how she feels in the casting choice, but you may click here s'il vous voulez to see what she posted on her website (No hard feelings Steph, I know you must be busy. BFF side note (since I know you are reading BFF)... do you like marshmallows in your hot chocolate?.. I am crushing the cocoa beans right now (by hand) to mail (by "mail" I mean wait just outside of our restraining order guidelines for you to come and get)you a cup of my famous hot chocolate... I call it "Stephenie Meyer likes it, so if you don't - stuff it")

So... Robert Pattinson (A.K.A. Cedric Diggory ala Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) will be Edward. My initial reaction was one of "Really? Him?", to be honest I'm still not quite sure how to explain how I feel about the decision.

Things I consider:
1) Summit hired (and, with hope, paid) someone to make the casting decisions. They probably saw lots of people. They probably picked who they thought was best.
2) When I saw Robbie as "Cedric", I thought "That guy is good looking, in a strange sort of way...", but I have not thought so, as much, in most of his still frames. More on this later...
3) I would much rather someone act well and looks kind of the part (see #4), than someone who is outrageously hot, looks thirty, and can't act. I think Edward will be very hard to play, mostly due to the fact that a lot of his reactions to things cause him to be still or "guarded" which could translate as "boring" or "bad actor" if not done correctly.

(I think this picture is really cute. I have no idea who the girl is. He looks sort of ... mmmm. otherworldly here....this website has a lot of pictures of Robbie. Notice how nice he seems)

4) Robbie does have a chiseled face and I think once he gets "Hollywooded-Up" then he could look the part of a greek-god-like-statue young man. I do have to admit though that I don't care for his profile as far as Edward is concerned. I picture Edward to have a large (but sexy) regal sort of nose - like Michelangelo's "David"'s nose. Robbie's profile is quite flat. BUT -- I hate my own profile, no one is perfect (Edward is fictitious (sorry to say) and therefore allowed to be perfect), we all picture him differently, and God made us all beautiful - even those of us with bad profiles. moving on....
5) Steph seems pleased.

All of that said - I am happy with the decision all-in-all, although I may not squeal like a little school girl when I see Robbie - I might when I see Robward.

And if I don't - I still have my Edward in my head - and he is enough to keep me squealing for quite some time to come...

For you pleasure some Youtube videos to consider. I did not make these, but I feel so much better about the choice of Robbie when I see him in motion. I don't think he looks like the same person in still photographs. When I see him moving, I can see "Edward" much easier - especially the videos with the outtake from "Vanity Fair"

1 comment:

Hpfan1210 said...

I totally agree with you. Rob may not be our dream Edward, but he is close. I have a picture of my own idea of Edward to paste over Rob's head during the movie, if necessary. It doesn't hurt to be prepared.