Meet Shiloh Fernandez, The Guy Who Was Almost Edward Cullen — Is He Hotter Than R-Patz?

Thu, January 27, 2011 7:36pm EDT by 26 Comments

Shiloh didn’t end up getting the Edward Cullen role but he has multiple Twilight connections!

Does this face scream Edward Cullen to you? Of course not! Edward Cullen is a role so fiercely inhabited by Robert Pattinson that it’s almost blasphemy to think about having someone else film the part. But actor Shiloh Fernandez reveals he tried out for the starring role in Twilight, way before anyone realized the fame it would bring.

“No one had any idea what ‘Twilight’ would become,” Shiloh tells V-MAN magazine via MTV. “At the time, it was just another audition. I didn’t realize I was missing out on stardom and giant paychecks.” And don’t forget kissing Kristen Stewart! If Shiloh had gotten the role, there might never be a Rob and Kristen. What a terrible thought.

“Now, looking back on it, I certainly wouldn’t have been mentally stable enough to deal with all that,” reveals Shiloh. “Lucky for me, not getting that part led to other work that was a much better fit for me.”

And coincidentally, that work involved some very important members of the Twilight crew! Catherine Hardwicke is directing Shiloh in the super sexy Little Red Riding Hood movie with Amanda Seyfried and Shiloh also stars opposite Ashley Greene in Skateland. Maybe some of that famous Twilight pixie dust will rub off on him!

Lorena O’Neil

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