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Twilight Dream Team

Updated on January 2, 2013

Who's Hot and Who's Not in Twilight

This is my "dream team" for Twilight characters, the way I see them when I read the books (along with trivia & vital stats for each). A few are actually from the movie, where they cast someone who is just as I pictured, but in most cases ... I was not so happy. I read the books just before they began casting, so I had a firm picture in my head before I ever saw the actors cast for the movie.

It seems that in most cases matching the actors physically to their descriptions in the book went out the window; it can't be that hard to do, as movies such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter did a splendid job of matching actors to characters. Not to mention little annoyances like the fact that since their hair doesn't grow, the vampires would pretty much have the hairstyles of a bygone era, not modern 'dos (although that's not a casting gripe so much as a costuming gripe).

A few characters I am still looking for that perfect face so in the meanwhile I may or may not have a "still better than the movie" face as placeholder, but rest assured I'm looking for the whole cast.

The statistics and trivia on the characters comes either directly from the books or from Stephenie Meyer's personal correspondence or website.

TWILIGHT DREAM TEAM

at a GLANCE

THE PRINCIPALS

Edward

Bella

New Bella

Jacob

THE CULLENS

Alice

Jasper

Emmett

Rosalie

Carlisle

Esme

THE WEREWOLVES

Embry

Quil

Sam

THE HUMANS

Charlie & Renee

Jessica

THE VAMPIRES

Laurent

James

Victoria

Jane

Felix

ALSO SEE:

* Who's on YOUR Dream Team? * Twilight Characters in the News & Blogs * Twilight in Twitters *

Note: This page changes frequently, as I find a face for someone I didn't have "cast" before, or even find a much better face. If you like it, please come back because I promise I will be adding lots more to it just as quick as I can - more characters, more stats and trivia, more stuff.

* THE PRINCIPALS *

Edward, Bella, Jake

Charlie Sexton
Charlie Sexton

The Perfect Edward

EDWARD ANTHONY MASEN CULLEN

This is Edward Cullen - dreamy and delicious! I love the introspective look on his face and the lock of hair on his brow and his full, sensitive lips and his piercing eyes. This looks like a guy about whom a girl might say, "I would rather die than stay away from you."

BY THE BOOK

"The last [Cullen] was lanky, less bulky, with untidy, bronze-colored hair. He was more boyish than the others." ~ "The fabric clung to his perfectly muscled chest. It was a colossal tribute to his face that it kept my eyes away from his body." ~ " 'Edward is the youngest, the one with the reddish brown hair.' The beautiful one, the godlike one ..." (Twilight)

ROBERT WHO?

Okay, I didn't think Robert Pattinson was cute enough even to play Cedric Diggory, so why would I like him as Greek-godlike Edward?

WHO IS THIS REALLY?

This is actually musician Charlie Sexton, from, umm, a really, really long time ago, whose song "Impressed" should be Bella & Edward's theme song - another reason why this picture is perfect for Edward. (Note that I don't think Edward looks like Charlie Sexton, but I do think Charlie sometimes looks like Edward.)

EDWARD RUNNER-UP

Before the movie was cast, Stephenie Meyer said she would like actor Henry Cavill to play Edward, and I agree he would have been excellent.

VITAL STATS

HUMAN NAME: Edward Anthony Masen

PARENTS: Elizabeth & Edward Masen

BORN: June 20, 1901; Chicago, IL

TRANSFORMATION: 1918, age 17, by Carlisle

EYES: human green, vampire topaz/black

HAIR: bronze (reddish brown)

PHYSIQUE: 6' 2", muscular but lanky

EVERYDAY CAR: silver Volvo S60R

SPECIAL OCCASION CAR: Aston Martin V12

TALENT: mind reading, speed

HOBBIES: collecting cars for himself, collecting graduate medical degrees to help Carlisle, running fast & driving faster, killing mountain lions, listening to & composing music, protecting Bella, doing everything better than everybody else

MORE ABOUT EDWARD

Both of Edward's parents died in an influenza epidemic. Edward was dying as well, and his mother's final act was to command Carlisle to do anything to save him, so he did. From 1927-1931 was Edward's "rebellious" period when he killed bad guys and drank human blood.

More Edward trivia and his best lines from each book.

Cedward? Or a GOOD-looking Edward? - Were you happy with Robert Pattinson cast as Edward?

Cedric + Edward = Cedward, a nickname Robert Pattinson acquired early on

after being cast Cedric in Harry Potter and as Edward in Twilight.

(Note: This is the only time you'll see Robert on my pages - Charlie is my Edward!)

Cedward is da BOMB! No one else!

Cedward is da BOMB! No one else!

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    • smithay1999 4 years ago

      no matter what he is fit so don't make people chose its bad for us.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      HE IS EDWARD exactly perfectly what i imagined and sooo sexy

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Love him, he's a beauty, Kristens lucky he took her back!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      he is best of himself

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      hey people,rob is supposedto be the most handsome guy ever,stop hatin in him,rob isso perfect as edward

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      That is blasphemy. LOL. Robert Pattinson is awesome! :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      No one could have done a better job and it WAS done well, he's a good actor

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      yes i think robert pattinson is a lot sexy and great and best looking than that other dude.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      no he is ugley

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i don't want ANY changes in the twilight characters and anyway charlie's so ugly i can't even imagine him as edward kissing kristen stewart ugh. ROB AND KRISTEN ARE MENT TOGETHER AS A PERFECT COUPLE don't ruin it

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i love cedward he's perfect. i dont even know who charlie is he's probably some guy. no offense to people who love him. well i think cedward is way HOTTER

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      He's a good looking guy. Can't really complain now can we? Im not obsessed, but when I see his face I go-

      "Huh. Pretty."

      LOL XD

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      i LOVE RPattz as Edward!No Change!he is who I picture when I read the books.End of discussion!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      DO NOT CHANGE ROBERT PATTINSON HE AND KRISTEN STEWART ARE THE ONLY TWO THAT COULD EVER BE TRUE TWILIGHT BECAUSE THEY ORIGINATED IT AND IT CANNOT BE DUPLICATED, DO NOT TAKE THE BEAUTY OUT OF SOMETHING ORIGINAL, CLASSIC, AND TIMELESS AS ROBERT PATTINSON PLAYING EDWARD AND KRISTEN STEWART PLAYING BELLA....NO SUBSTITUTES IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPROVE SOMETHING THAT IS ALREADY PERFECT SO LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE. {{{{ Alicia Silverstone could NEVER hold a candle to Kristen Stewart as Bella.....Alicia Silverstone is better playing a narcissitic teenage psycho stalker lol I cannot even IMAGINE Robert Pattinson even so much as KISSING her, ROFL }}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The Twilight casting was perfect. Love Rob Pattinson. Can not see anyone but him as Edward.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      rob is not that bad as u say. he actually suits the charecter........ he is the best

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      i juz saw henry cavill right after i read this page.he looks great and very classic but Rob Patt still look more appealing to us.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Robert Pattinson's the best

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      i lovr u edward

    Cedward totally bombed, and I'm bummed he was cast.

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I don't agree with any of the Cullen family castings, except for esme and jasper.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Tom Sturridge is my ideal Edward...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        THOSE EYEBROWS!SERIOUSLY!?!? 'Nuff said. >.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nope Robert Patterson is not what I expected to see when I thought about insanely gorgeous at ALL! They should have had some females doing the casting so they could show them how really hot men look. In my opinion he's way to feminine. http://www.killerlionhunts.com

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Totally agree, I didn't like how Robert P was Cedric, he wasn't attractive enough. When I was reading the books and found out there was going to be a movie, words cannot describe my disappointment when I saw he was going to be Edward. Edward is supposed to be insanely attractive, Robert isn't at all.

      • MiseryBusiness519 6 years ago

        I think they could have done miles better in casting edward...

        Robert Pattinson isn't how I imagined Edward when I read it...

      • tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

        Not only does he have NO chemistry with Bella, RP's Edward has a crooked nose and face (instead of classically perfect features) and PAINTED ON abs - gross. And what's with the hair? Edward lived long before Flock of Seagulls made a bird's nest popular for men's 'dos.

      Kristen Stewart
      Kristen Stewart

      The Perfect Bella

      ISABELLA MARIE SWAN

      Here, I think the movie casting was excellent. Pale skin, dark hair, very pretty but not overwhelmingly gorgeous - Bella. I especially love this particular photo, where she looks like a regular gal, wearing a t-shirt and not much makeup. :-) Now, if only she had a widow's peak ...

      BY THE BOOK

      "I was ivory-skinned, without even the excuse of blue eyes or red hair, despite the constant sunshine. I had always been slender, but soft somehow, obviously not an athlete." (Twilight) ~ "... a pair of wide, chocolate-brown human eyes set in a pale, heart-shaped face.... long, thick, mahogany hair ..." (Midnight Sun)

      Edward: "You have a very floral smell, like lavender ... or freesia. It's mouthwatering." (Twilight)

      BY THE FAQ

      "In my head, Bella is very fair-skinned, with long, straight, dark brown hair and chocolate brown eyes. Her face is heart-shaped - a wide forehead with a widow's peak, large, wide-spaced eyes, prominent cheekbones, and then a thin nose and a narrow jaw with a pointed chin. Her lips are a little out of proportion, a bit too full for her jaw line. Her eyebrows are darker than her hair and more straight than they are arched. She's five foot four inches tall, slender but not at all muscular, and weighs about 115 pounds. She has stubby fingernails because she has a nervous habit of biting them. And there's your very detailed description." (from Stephenie Meyer's FAQ)

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Actress Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella in Twilight the movie.

      VITAL STATS

      NAME: Isabella Marie Swan

      PARENTS: Charlie Swan and Renee Higginbotham Swan Dwyer

      STEPDAD: Phil Dwyer

      BORN: September 13, 1987; Forks, WA

      AGE: 17 ... 18 ... almost 19

      EYES: chocolate brown

      HAIR: mahogany brown

      PHYSIQUE: 5' 4", slender but not athletic

      NICKNAMES: Bell, Bells

      OCCUPATION: high school student, part-time clerk at Newton's Outfitters

      VEHICLES: red 1953 Chevy pickup, repaired red Honda motorcycle, Mercedes Guardian with 4,000 pounds of body armor and missile-proof glass

      TALENT: danger magnet, smelling floral, intuition

      HOBBIES: reading classics, klutzing around, motorcycling, cliff diving, punching werewolves in the face, bearding Volturi in their den, resisting mental manipulation, fainting when Edward kisses her

      MORE ABOUT BELLA

      Bella smells very good - a floral scent - to most vampires, but almost irresistibly alluring to Edward - her blood "sings" for him. She seems to have an easier time connecting with nonhumans than with humans. She also seems to be exceptionally perceptive or intuitive, and is impervious to any kind of mental intrusion from vampires gifted in that area.

      More Bella trivia and her best lines from each book.

      Alicia Silverstone
      Alicia Silverstone

      The *New* Bella

      BELLA CULLEN

      So how does Bella look after her transformation? She still looks like Bella, but more beautiful - I think this one fits perfectly! She actually looks like Bella, but is much more gorgeous (sorry, Kristen).

      BY THE BOOK

      "The alien creature in the glass was indisputably beautiful, every bit as beautiful as Alice or Esme. She was fluid even in stillness, and her flawless face was pale as the moon against the frame of her dark, heavy hair. Her limbs were smooth and strong, skin glistening subtly, luminous as a pearl." (Breaking Dawn)

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Actress Alicia Silverstone. It's true, I first cast Alicia as Rosalie but though I think she's gorgeous she is too warm to be Rosalie, whom I always picture as having a rather chilly beauty.

      VITAL STATS

      NAME: Isabella Marie Swan Cullen

      TRANSFORMATION: September 10, 2006, by Edward, assisted by Jacob

      AGE: 18 forever

      EYES: brilliant blood red, fading to topaz

      HAIR: mahogany brown

      OCCUPATION: mom

      VEHICLE: Ferrari F430

      TALENT: mental shield

      Rick Mora
      Rick Mora

      A Perfect Jake

      JACOB BLACK

      Jake is of course the famous third in the Edward-Bella-Jacob triangle. He is a full-blooded Native American and looks like it - as this face does.

      BY THE BOOK

      "He looked 14, maybe 15, and had long, glossy black hair pulled back with a rubber band at the nape of his neck. His skin was beautiful, silky and russet-colored; his eyes were dark, set deep above the high planes of his cheekbones." (Twilight) ~ "Their eyes widened as they took in all six foot seven inches of Jacob's long body, muscled up the way no normal 16 1/2 year old had ever been ... something about his expression had them glancing quickly away." (Eclipse)

      TAYLOR WHO?

      Okay, YES, of course I realize that Taylor Lautner is incredibly hot! That doesn't mean he looks like Jake. He doesn't even really look Native American, except for his skin color.

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Native American actor and model Rick Mora.

      VITAL STATS

      BORN: 1990, La Push, WA

      PARENTS: Billy and Sarah Black (mother deceased)

      SIBLINGS: twins Rachel & Rebecca

      AGE: 14-16

      EYES: brown

      HAIR: black

      PHYSIQUE: 6' 2" ... 6' 5" ... 6' 7" ...

      WOLF FUR: russet, dark reddish brown

      OCCUPATION: high school student, Quileute Protector

      VEHICLES: rebuilt classic 1986 Volkswagen Rabbit, rebuilt Harley Sprint

      TALENT: phasing faster than his brother werewolves, healing super fast

      HOBBIES: rebuilding cars and motorcycles, kissing Bella with or without permission, whittling small figurines, killing vampires

      More Jake trivia and his best lines from each book.

      * THE CULLENS *

      Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, Carlisle, Esme

      Rachel Leigh Cook
      Rachel Leigh Cook

      The Perfect Alice

      MARY ALICE BRANDON CULLEN

      They did a good job casting in the movie, but I think this Alice has an edge over the movie Alice. The pixie features, the uppity hair, the mischievous eyes. The big, innocent eyes especially are what finally decided me for this Alice rather than the movie Alice. Who could bet against this face?

      BY THE BOOK

      "The short girl was pixie-like, thin in the extreme, with small features. Her hair was deep black, cropped short and pointing in every direction. [She] walked away with a quick, graceful lope that belonged on a runway." ~ "... short, inky hair in a halo of spiky disarray around her exquisite, elfin face. Her slight frame was willowy, graceful even in absolute stillness." (Twilight)

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Actress Rachel Leigh Cook.

      ALICE RUNNER-UP

      I give it to Cook for her enormous eyes, but the actual movie casting was okay: actress Ashley Greene. But why didn't they color her hair black?

      VITAL STATS

      HUMAN NAME: Mary Alice Brandon

      FAMILY: sister Cynthia, deceased; one living niece

      BORN: 1901; Biloxi, MI

      HUMAN OCCUPATION: mental institution inmate

      TRANSFORMATION: 1920, age 19, by mental institution worker

      EYES: vampire topaz/black

      HAIR: black and short

      PHYSIQUE: 4' 10", petite and pixie-like

      STATUS: married to Jasper

      TALENT: seeing possible futures

      HOBBIES: shopping for high fashion, predicting the stock market, ruining surprise gifts, forcing Bella to act "typically" human, stealing really fast cars

      MORE ABOUT ALICE

      Alice was placed in a mental institution by her parents and declared dead, presumably because she saw visions. A vampire (like Carlisle?) who worked at her mental institution changed her when James began hunting her because her blood sang for him like Bella's does for Edward.

      More Alice trivia and her best lines from each book.

      Karl Urban from Humina.com
      Karl Urban from Humina.com

      The Perfect Jasper

      JASPER WHITLOCK HALE

      Here's a movie star who looks like a movie star, which is what Jasper is supposed to look like. And his face is very Jaspery to me; his eyes are very compelling which I always picture with Jasper since he is always looking beneath the surface to the emotions underneath. He looks like a guy who, as a human, had a lot of empathy that translated into his emotion-manipulation talent after transformation.

      BY THE BOOK

      "[Jasper] was taller, leaner, but still muscular, and honey blond." ~ "... tall and leonine." (Twilight) ~ "... the tall, blond vampire who looked like a brooding movie star." (Eclipse)

      JACKSON WHO?

      Do I need to say more than "have you seen Jackson Rathbone's hair"? He doesn't look like someone with the strength of character to have climbed to the rank of major in the Civil War by age 20, and subsequently survived 100 years of vicious vampire warfare. He looks like someone with constipation.

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      This is a very young Karl Urban, also known as Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick, Eomer in The Lord of the Rings, and most recently, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the recent Star Trek reboot. Obviously too old for our Jasper now, but that's the beauty of a Dream Team - age doesn't matter!

      VITAL STATS

      HUMAN NAME: Jasper Whitlock

      BORN: 1843, Texas

      HUMAN OCCUPATION: Confederate Army Major

      TRANSFORMATION: 1863, age 20, by Maria

      EYES: vampire topaz/black

      HAIR: honey blond

      PHYSIQUE: 6' 3", muscular but lean

      NICKNAME: Jazz

      STATUS: married to Alice

      TALENT: sensing and manipulating others' emotions

      HOBBIES: reading, studying, and scholarly pursuits, rolling his eyes at Alice's shopping and spending habits, unnecessarily protecting Alice from exertion in dangerous situations

      MORE ABOUT JASPER

      Jasper has been a vampire longer than any of the Cullens except Carlisle. He frequently poses as Rosalie's twin because they look very alike, and adopts her human last name, Hale, because she won't give hers up. Since he feels human emotions, he becomes depressed when he feeds from humans, but he still has a harder time refraining than the others do.

      More Jasper trivia and his best lines from each book.

      Adam Baldwin
      Adam Baldwin

      The Perfect Emmett

      EMMETT MCCARTY CULLEN

      Okay, I know he needs curly hair; but the expression, the attitude, the quirky eyebrow, and even the mini-goatee - this picture just screams Emmett to me! He looks like a big, cheerful guy who thinks straight through his muscles and doesn't have a care in the world.

      KELLAN WHO?

      Kellan Lutz has the right build, though he doesn't really have dark, curly hair either, and he's not nearly tall enough. But they forgot to look for "big cuddly teddy bear" when they were casting.

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Actor Adam Baldwin, and have you seen him in Firefly? TOTALLY Emmett! And at 6'4" he is exactly the right physical presence to play our Emmett.

      EMMETT RUNNER-UP

      Teen bodybuilder Jody Westby-Hanalei.

      VITAL STATS

      FAMILY: youngest of several children

      BORN: 1915, Gatlinburg, TN

      TRANSFORMATION: 1935, age 20, by Carlisle

      EYES: vampire topaz/black

      HAIR: short and curly, very dark

      PHYSIQUE: 6' 5", extremely muscular

      VEHICLE: red Jeep Wrangler

      STATUS: married several times to Rosalie (who likes weddings)

      TALENT: strength

      HOBBIES: competing with anybody anywhere, laughing at Bella's mishaps, serving as a carjack for Rosalie, fighting with irritated grizzly bears

      MORE ABOUT EMMETT

      Emmett was being mauled by a bear when Rosalie killed the bear and brought him to Carlisle for transformation (she didn't trust herself not to kill him). Emmett has "slipped" and fed on humans, but not often, and never for an extended period like Edward. He'll do anything for his Rosie, including standing up in multiple wedding ceremonies when she decides she wants one.

      More Emmett trivia and his best lines from each book.

      Olivia Wilde
      Olivia Wilde

      The Almost-Perfect Rosalie

      ROSALIE LILLIAN HALE

      I have to say "almost" perfect because I figure maybe this is what Rosalie looked like when she was the most beautiful human girl around, before she was transformed into something even more staggeringly gorgeous.

      BY THE BOOK

      "The tall one was statuesque. She had a beautiful figure, the kind you saw on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, the kind that made every girl around her take a hit on her self-esteem just by being in the same room. Her hair was golden, gently waving to the middle of her back." (from Twilight)

      NIKKI WHO?

      I do think Nikki Reed is very pretty, but in an all-American kind of way, not a startlingly gorgeous kind of way. We are talking about someone who was head-turningly beautiful as a human, and transformed to transcendant beauty as a vampire. Nikki's nice, but no Rosalie. Besides, she looks ... odd with blonde hair. Her own dark hair looks much better with her skin tone, and she looks much prettier that way.

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Actress Olivia Wilde.

      ROSALIE RUNNER-UP

      Close second: actress Portia de Rossi.

      VITAL STATS

      BORN: 1915, Rochester, NY

      HUMAN OCCUPATION: almost a trophy wife

      TRANSFORMATION: April 1933, age 19, by Carlisle

      EYES: human violet blue; vampire topaz/black

      HAIR: golden, wavy, to the middle of her back

      PHYSIQUE: 5' 9", statuesque, killer bod

      NICKNAME: Rose, Rosie

      STATUS: married to Emmett, several times in various ceremonies so she has wedding dresses from each era and style

      VEHICLE: red BMW M3 convertible

      TALENT: beauty, tenacity, mechanics

      HOBBIES: being protective of Emmett, being stubborn, fixing cars, getting married (but only to Emmett)

      MORE ABOUT ROSALIE

      Carlisle transformed Rosalie to save her life (she was dying) and in hopes that she would be a companion to Edward. Rosalie has never tasted human blood but did kill the men who attacked and left her for dead. She rescued Emmett from death by bear and has married him several times - she enjoys being the center of attention in weddings.

      More Rosalie trivia and her best lines from each book.

      Casper Van Dien from StarPulse.com
      Casper Van Dien from StarPulse.com

      The Perfect Carlisle

      CARLISLE CULLEN

      Other than the fact that he is as gorgeous as the rest of them, and blond, Carlisle isn't described too much. Descriptions of him focus on his force of character, his compassion, and his amazing willpower.

      BY THE BOOK

      "He was young, he was blond ... and he was handsomer than any movie star I'd ever seen." ~ "More like a model than a doctor." ~ "I couldn't help but be struck again by his youth, his outrageous perfection." (Twilight)

      PETER WHO?

      Peter Facinelli - he looks kinda wimpy, and he acts kinda wimpy too. Also another naturally dark-haired person who looks odd with blond hair. And again, just not beautiful enough.

      WHO IS THIS REALLY?

      Actor Casper Van Dien.

      VITAL STATS

      BORN: around 1640, London, England

      HUMAN OCCUPATION: vampire chaser

      TRANSFORMATION: 1663 or 1664, age 23, by a vampire he was chasing

      VAMPIRE OCCUPATION: human surgeon

      EYES: vampire topaz/black

      HAIR: blond

      PHYSIQUE: 6' 2"

      STATUS: married to Esme

      NICKNAME: stregoni benefici

      CAR: black Mercedes S55 AMG

      TALENT: compassion, self-control

      HOBBIES: loving his family, resisting the smell of blood, being wise

      MORE ABOUT CARLISLE

      Carlisle is THE stregoni benefici Bella read about online. He waited nearly 200 years before creating a companion. He has only transformed people who were near death: Edward from influenza, Esme from attempted suicide, Rosalie from a gang beating, Emmett from bear mauling.

      More Carlisle trivia and his best lines from each book.

      Carlisle should be played by someone with more character.

      Carlisle should be played by someone with more character.

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        • anonymous 5 years ago

          I want to see Benedict Cumberbatch as Carlisle. He looks handsome enough to portray him!

        • henry1978 5 years ago

          carlisle was just not good enough...

        • tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

          Peter Facinelli is kind of wimpy.

        Will the Real Dr. McDreamy Please Stand Up? - Does Facinelli have the force to play Carlisle?

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          • anonymous 5 years ago

            Peter Facinelli is the BEST! He is so good as Carlisle!

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            Peter facinelli all the way..............:)

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            YES!He is awesome!YOU CANNOT pick a better Carlisle!.......well,other than the real one!

          • Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

            Noooo leave my Peter alone!!!! LOL He is a million times scrummier than Edward :)

          • MiseryBusiness519 6 years ago

            I like how Peter Facinelli plays Carlisle, but I didn't necessarily picture him...

            He portrays a certain warmth, that I really enjoyed

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            peter facinelli is amazing as carlisle!!!

          Meav from Last.FM
          Meav from Last.FM

          The Perfect Esme

          ESME ANNE PLATT EVENSON CULLEN

          This is the sweet, loving Esme.

          BY THE BOOK

          "She had the same pale, beautiful features as the rest of them. Something about her heart-shaped face, her billows of soft, caramel-colored hair, reminded me of the ingenues of the silent-movie era. She was small, slender, yet less angular, more rounded than the others." (Twilight)

          ELIZABETH WHO?

          Elizabeth Reaser ... she's a bit old at 33 for 26-year-old Esme, though, and it shows. She's pretty enough but there is nothing in particular that shouts "Esme" at me.

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Celtic Songbird Mav, who has the sweet, caring quality combined with knock-out good looks that Esme needs.

          ESME RUNNER-UP

          Very, very close second: Janet Gaynor, who really was a silent film star.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: 1895, Columbus, OH

          TRANSFORMATION: 1921, age 26, by Carlisle

          HUMAN OCCUPATION: schoolteacher

          EYES: vampire topaz/black

          HAIR: light brown, wavy

          PHYSIQUE: 5' 6", slender but rounded, heart-shaped face

          STATUS: currently married to Carlisle; formerly married to Charles Evenson

          TALENT: love

          HOBBIES: mothering everyone, restoring antiques and old houses

          MORE ABOUT ESME

          Esme ran away from an abusive husband while pregnant. When her baby died shortly after he was born, she tried to kill herself. Carlisle transformed her to save her life. They had known each other when she was a child and became companions very quickly.

          More Esme trivia and her best lines from each book.

          * THE HUMANS *

          Charlie, Renee, Jessica

          Xander Berkeley & Sarah Clarke from WetPaint.com
          Xander Berkeley & Sarah Clarke from WetPaint.com

          The Perfect Charlie & Renee

          CHARLIE SWAN and RENEE SWAN DWYER

          This is the Renee from the movie, and I think she's great. Very perky and quirky looking, extremely cute too. I was looking at pictures of her online, and lo and behold, her real life husband is a perfect Charlie!

          BILLY WHO?

          Sorry, Billy Burke, you've got too much hair. Charlie is balding and what's left is brown and curly ... see photo at right.

          BY THE BOOK - CHARLIE

          "... the curly brown hair - the same color, if not the same texture, as mine - had dwindled, slowly revealing more and more of the shiny skin of his forehead. But when he smiled I could see a little of the man who had run away with Renee." (Twilight)

          BY THE BOOK - RENEE

          "She looks a lot like me, but she's prettier.... She's more outgoing than I am, and braver. She's irresponsible and slightly eccentric, and she's a very unpredictable cook." (Twilight)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Married actors Xander Berkeley and Sarah Clarke, who played Renee in the movie.

          RENEE RUNNER-UP

          Almost as good for Renee, except she has an accent: Milla Jovovich.

          VITAL STATS - CHARLIE

          PARENTS: Geoffrey and Helen Swan

          BORN: 1964, Washington

          HAIR: brown, curly, balding

          EYES: brown

          OCCUPATION: police chief

          CAR: police cruiser

          STATUS: divorced from Renee

          HOBBIES: fishing, watching sports

          VITAL STATS - RENEE

          BORN: 1968, Phoenix, AZ

          HAIR: brown

          EYES: brown

          OCCUPATION: kindergarten teacher in Arizona, substitute teacher in Florida

          STATUS: divorced from Charlie, married to Phil Dwyer

          HOBBIES: EVERYTHING!

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          Anna Kendrick
          Anna Kendrick

          A Good Jessica

          JESSICA STANLEY

          Another where the movie casting was actually pretty good, although she needs the wildly curly hair and the super-short stature. She looks like she could pull off friendly to your face, but be totally catty behind your back.

          BY THE BOOK

          "She was tiny, several inches shorter than my five feet four inches, but her wildly curly dark hair made up a lot of the difference between our heights." (Twilight)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actress Anna Kendrick, who plays Jessica in Twilight the movie.

          VITAL STATS

          NAME: Jessica Stanley

          BORN: 1988; Forks, WA

          AGE: 17

          HAIR: brown and wildly curly

          PHYSIQUE: 5' 1"

          OCCUPATION: high school student

          VEHICLE: old white Mercury

          STATUS: dated Mike Newton, broke up, got back together

          TALENT: acting friendly while hiding jealousy and suspicion

          HOBBIES: fantasizing about Edward

          Haylie Duff
          Haylie Duff

          A Great Angela

          ANGELA WEBER

          Angela is very tall and is extremely quiet and shy. She is a very nice person and Bella likes her better as a friend than anyone else in Forks (except Alice).

          BY THE BOOK

          "Angela chose a pale pink dress that draped around her tall frame nicely and brought out honey tints in her light brown hair.... She was overjoyed to have a date tall enough that she could wear high heels at all." (Eclipse)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actress Haylie Duff.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: 1988

          HUMAN OCCUPATION: student, minister's daughter, big sister

          EYES: light brown

          HAIR: light brown with honey blonde streaks

          PHYSIQUE: 6'

          STATUS: dating Ben Cheney

          TALENT: being honestly nice

          HOBBIES: babysitting her twin brothers, evading watching martial arts films with her boyfriend Ben

          * THE WEREWOLVES *

          Embry, Quil, Sam

          Solomon Trimble from Examiner.com
          Solomon Trimble from Examiner.com

          A Perfect Embry

          EMBRY CALL

          Yes, I know the movie cast him as Sam. He is so not Sam, but he's a very good Embry.

          BY THE BOOK

          "One was slender, and almost as tall as Jacob. His black hair was chin-length and parted down the middle, one side tucked behind his left ear while the right swung free." ~ "His face was ... thinner than the others." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actor Solomon Trimble, who plays Sam Uley in Twilight the movie.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: 1990, La Push

          HAIR: black, straight, shoulder-length; later buzzed off

          EYES: brown

          PHYSIQUE: tall and slender, about 6' 4"

          STATUS: unimprinted

          OCCUPATION: high school student, Quileute Protector

          HOBBIES: dirt bikes

          MORE ABOUT EMBRY

          Embry is named after a soap opera star. Embry's single mother is not from La Push, but she came to live there when she was pregnant with him. Once Embry began to phase as a werewolf, however, it became clear that his father must have been someone with werewolf blood: Levi Uley (Sam's father), Harry Clearwater (Seth & Leah's father), or Billy Black (Jake's father).

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          Jonathan Irizarry from TeenBodyBuilding.com

          The Perfect Quil

          QUIL ATEARA

          This looks like a guy who would be thrilled to become a werewolf.

          BY THE BOOK

          "The shorter boy was more burly. His white t-shirt strained over his well-developed chest, and he seemed gleefully conscious of that fact. His hair was so short it was almost a buzz." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Teen bodybuilder Jonathan Irizarry.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: 1990, La Push

          HAIR: black, buzzed off

          EYES: brown

          PHYSIQUE: maybe 6' 1", shorter than Jake & Embry; muscled and brawny

          WOLF FUR: chocolate brown

          STATUS: imprinted on and nanny to two-year-old Claire

          OCCUPATION: high school student, Quileute Protector

          TALENT: impish grins

          HOBBIES: flirting, flexing

          MORE ABOUT QUIL

          Quil is Jake's second cousin. He is named after his grandfather.

          Jay Tavare
          Jay Tavare

          A Great Sam

          SAM ULEY

          There is not much in the way of physical descriptions of Sam, other than that he is tall and muscular, like the other wolf boys.

          BY THE BOOK

          "He was really closer to a man than a boy, and his voice was very deep." (Twilight) ~ "I was vaguely aware that the stranger probably only looked so tall because my head was still on the ground." ~ "The tallest person" [compared to Paul, Jared, & Embry]. (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Native American actor Jay Tavare.

          SAM RUNNER-UP

          Native American actor Adam Beach.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: 1986, La Push

          HAIR: black, buzzed off

          EYES: black

          PHYSIQUE: very tall, probably at least 6' 5" or 6"

          WOLF FUR: solid black

          STATUS: imprinted on and engaged to marry Emily

          OCCUPATION: Quileute Protector

          TALENT: Alpha male

          HOBBIES: helping his brother werewolves transition to their new lives, sniffing down heartbroken teens lost in the woods, killing vampires

          MORE ABOUT SAM

          Sam was the first boy of this generation to turn werewolf. He was in love with Leah Clearwater but imprinted on her cousin Emily the first time he saw her. He once phased too close to Emily and scarred her face with his claws.

          Sam rescued Bella when she was lost in the woods after Edward left. He tried to give the Alpha position to Jake when Jake joined the pack, but Jake refused.

          Jessica Rizo
          Jessica Rizo

          A Great Emily

          EMILY YOUNG

          Emily is the beautiful but scarred young woman engaged to marry Sam Uley.

          BY THE BOOK

          A young woman with satiny copper" skin and long, straight, crow-black hair ... the girl was so beautiful. The right side of her face was scarred from hairline to chin by three thick, red lines, livid in color though they were long healed. One line pulled down the corner of her dark, almond-shaped right eye, another twisted the right side of her mouth into a permanent grimace." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Native American actress Jessica Rizo.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: on the Makah reservation

          HAIR: black

          EYES: black

          STATUS: Sam's imprintee and fiancé

          TALENT: mothering the wolf pack

          HOBBIES: cooking huge amounts of food, worrying about Sam fighting vampires

          Unnamed Model from SanginiOnline.com
          Unnamed Model from SanginiOnline.com

          A Great Leah

          LEAH CLEARWATER

          Leah was in love with Sam but inadvertently dumped by him when he unwillingly imprinted on her cousin Emily. She became very bitter after she joined the werewolf pack and couldn't avoid Sam.

          BY THE BOOK

          "She was beautiful in an exotic way - perfect copper skin, glistening black hair, eyelashes like feather dusters." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Unknown model.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: La Push, 1988

          HAIR: black

          EYES: black

          STATUS: Sam's ex-girlfriend

          TALENT: running faster than any other werewolf

          HOBBIES: figuring the quickest way to get under people's skin

          MORE ABOUT LEAH

          Leah is the first female werewolf, ever. She worries that she is a genetic dead end since her female cycle stopped when she began phasing.

          Alex Meraz
          Alex Meraz

          A Great Paul

          PAUL

          Here's another where they actually cast an actor who looks the way I had pictured the character. He looks like he might have a real temper on him.

          BY THE BOOK

          "Paul's ... shorter than [Jake] and not as beefy as Quil." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Native American actor Alex Meraz, who plays Paul in New Moon.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: La Push, 1990

          HAIR: black

          EYES: black

          STATUS: imprints on Jake's sister Rachel in Breaking Dawn

          TALENT: temper

          HOBBIES: temper

          * THE VAMPIRES *

          Laurent, James, Victoria, Jane, Felix

          Melvil Poupaud from Last.FM
          Melvil Poupaud from Last.FM

          The Perfect Laurent

          LAURENT the NOMAD

          This is a perfect Laurent. He's even French, which I guess accounts for him looking ... French. I'm sure he has a lovely accent.

          EDI WHO?

          Edi Gathegi ... cropped hair? olive pallor?

          BY THE BOOK

          "Both men had cropped hair.... The man in front was easily the most beautiful, his skin olive-toned beneath the typical pallor, his hair a glossy black. He was of a medium build, hard-muscled, of course, but nothing next to Emmett's brawn." (Twilight)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          French actor and singer Melvil Poupaud.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: France

          TRANSFORMATION: around 300 years ago

          HAIR: cropped, black

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black

          VOICE: slight French accent

          PHYSIQUE: medium build, well-muscled, handsome

          OCCUPATION: nomad

          STATUS: involved with Irina from Denali

          More Laurent trivia and his best lines from the series.

          Cam Gigandet
          Cam Gigandet

          A Good James

          JAMES the NOMAD

          He's a bit too cute for the nondescript-looking James, but he certainly projects the right air of intensity.

          BY THE BOOK

          "Both men had cropped hair.... Slighter than [Laurent], his light brown hair and regular features both nondescript. His eyes, though completely still, somehow seemed the most vigilant." ~ "He was so very average-looking, nothing remarkable about his face or body at all. Just the white skin, the circled eyes I'd grown so used to. He wore a pale blue, long-sleeved shirt and faded blue jeans." (Twilight)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actor Cam Gigandet, who plays James in Twilight the movie. They shouldn't have given him a ponytail, though.

          VITAL STATS

          HAIR: cropped, light brown

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black

          PHYSIQUE: a little short, slight build

          OCCUPATION: nomad

          STATUS: mate of Victoria

          TALENT: tracking

          HOBBIES: finding something challenging to hunt

          MORE ABOUT JAMES

          James was the reason Alice was transformed into a vampire. He was tracking her and a vampire who worked at her mental institution transformed her to protect her from James. James killed the unknown vampire in revenge. James also almost achieved Bella's transformation by biting her hand when he was trying to kill her, but Edward sucked the venom out.

          More James trivia and his best lines from the series.

          Rachelle LeFevre
          Rachelle LeFevre

          A Good Victoria

          VICTORIA the NOMAD

          This is the actress cast for Victoria in the movie, and she is fine for the role.

          BY THE BOOK

          "The woman was wilder, her eyes shifting restlessly, ... her chaotic hair quivering in the slight breeze. Her posture was distinctly feline.... Her hair was a startling shade of red." (Twilight)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actress Rachelle LeFevre, who plays Victoria in Twilight the movie.

          VITAL STATS

          HAIR: vivid orange-red

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black

          VOICE: high-pitched, babyish accent

          OCCUPATION: nomad

          STATUS: mate of James; later hooks up with Riley

          TALENT: evasion

          MORE ABOUT VICTORIA

          We know very little about Victoria other than that she was devoted to James and, when he was killed, determined to revenge his death by killing Edward's mate, Bella. She enlisted Laurent's help to find out whether Bella was vulnerable, but he was killed by Jake's werewolf pack. She later began creating a newborn army to hunt down Bella, using and discarding Riley along the way.

          Michael Sheen
          Michael Sheen

          An Excellent Aro

          ARO

          Aro is the apparently-friendly-but-really-creepy leader of the Volturi.

          BY THE BOOK

          "His skin was translucently white, like onionskin, and it looked just as delicate - it stood in shocking contrast to the long black hair that framed his face.... His eyes were red, the same as the others around him, but the color was clouded, milky."

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          This is Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who I think was a very good casting.

          NOT REALLY AN ARO RUNNER-UP

          I really like the idea of Christopher Lee as Aro, but he is far too old (and all the pictures I can find of him are too old).

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: 1,000 B.C.

          HAIR: long and black

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black, with a cloudy film

          SKIN: pale and translucent

          STATUS: mated with Sulpicia, one of the Volturi wives

          OCCUPATION: Volturi spokesvamp

          TALENT: reading minds & memories through skin contact

          HOBBIES: acquiring knowledge and power, collecting new talent, excruciating politesse

          MORE ABOUT ARO

          Aro, along with Marcus and Caius, acquired ascendancy over the vampire world by dethronining Stephan and Vladimir, the original Romanian vampires. They act as the police force for the vampire world, making sure that no one threatens them with exposure to the humans. Aro also uses this activity as cover to search for and acquire talented vampires, or potentially talented humans, to join his team. He slaughtered an entire village to save the "witch twins" Jane and Alec from burning at the stake. He also had Marcus's mate killed (unknown to Marcus) so that Marcus would not leave the Volturi. He would like to acquire Edward and Bella, but is most desperate to get his hands on Alice so that he will have the future at his fingertips.

          Amanda Seyfried
          Amanda Seyfried

          The Perfect Jane

          JANE - BY THE BOOK

          "The newcomer was as tiny as Alice, with lank, pale brown hair trimmed short. The body under the cloak was slim and androgynous. But the face was too pretty for a boy. The wide-eyed, full-lipped face would make a Botticelli angel look like a gargoyle." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actress Amanda Seyfried.

          JANE RUNNER-UP

          Long before the movies were cast, I almost chose Dakota Fanning, who later was actually cast for Jane in New Moon. As with Alice, I award Jane to Seyfried because of the enormous eyes.

          VITAL STATS

          HAIR: short, light brown

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black

          PHYSIQUE: under 5' tall, childishly slim

          VOICE: soft, childish voice

          OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

          STATUS: unattached, but sister of Alec

          TALENT: inflicting mental torture

          HOBBIES: enjoying inflicting mental torture

          MORE ABOUT JANE

          Jane and her brother Alec were about to be burned as witches when Aro's guard rescued and transformed them. They were still very young, presumably preadolescent as Jane has an undeveloped figure.

          Cameron Bright
          Cameron Bright

          A Good Alec

          BY THE BOOK

          "The pale boy in the pearl gray suit could have been Jane's twin. His hair was darker, and his lips were not as full, but he was just as lovely." (New Moon)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actor Cameron Bright, who plays Alec in New Moon. I never did find a satisfactory Alec, and I think Cameron is a bit old, but he's okay.

          VITAL STATS

          HAIR: short, light brown

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black

          PHYSIQUE: under 5' tall, childishly slim

          VOICE: soft, childish voice

          OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

          STATUS: unattached, but brother to Jane

          TALENT: sensory deprivation

          HOBBIES: enjoying inflicting sensory deprivation

          MORE ABOUT ALEC

          Alec and his sister Jane were about to be burned as witches when Aro's guard rescued and transformed them. They were still very young, presumably preadolescent. Alec's talent of depriving people of all sensory input can affect whole crowds at once, rendering them helpless.

          Jody Halse
          Jody Halse

          The Perfect Felix

          FELIX

          Can't you just picture those eyes staring at you from under a hooded cloak?

          BY THE BOOK

          "Felix was very big, tall and thick through the shoulders. His size reminded me of Emmett." ~ "A slightly olive complexion - it looked odd combined with [his] chalky pallor. Felix's black hair was cropped short." (New Moon) ~ "Felix hulking and menacing as an iron-spiked cudgel." (Breaking Dawn)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actor Jody Halse.

          FELIX RUNNER UP

          I guess Daniel Cudmore is okay, but I like my Felix better.

          VITAL STATS

          HAIR: black and cut short

          EYES: vampire burgundy/black

          VOICE: smooth and menacing

          OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

          TALENT: (apparently) strength

          HOBBIES: picking fights, annoying Edward by threatening Bella: "Dibs."

          Kate Levering
          Kate Levering

          The Perfect Tanya

          TANYA

          Tanya is one of the vegetarian Denali clan and considers herself a cousin of sorts to the Cullens.

          BY THE BOOK

          "Tanya was every bit as lovely as my worst nightmares had predicted." (Breaking Dawn)

          WHO IS THIS REALLY?

          Actress Kate Levering.

          VITAL STATS

          BORN: Slovakia

          TRANSFORMATION: 1055, by her unnamed mother

          HAIR: long, flowing strawberry blonde

          EYES: vampire topaz/black

          VOICE: occasional slight Russian accent

          OCCUPATION: vegetarian vampire, succubus

          STATUS: would like to be involved with Edward

          MORE ABOUT TANYA

          Tanya and her two sisters, Irina and Kate, are the original succubi, female vampires who preyed sexually and gustatorily on human men. She and her sisters are now "vegetarian" and don't kill the men they love any more. They live together with Carmen and Eleazar in Denali, Alaska.

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          Billy Black

          BY THE BOOK

          In the passenger seat was a much older man, a heavyset man with a memorable face - a face that overflowed, the cheeks resting against his shoulders, with creases running through the russet skin like an old leather jacket. And the surprisingly familiar eyes, black eyes that seemed at the same time both too young and too ancient for the broad face they were set in.

          Mike

          BY THE BOOK

          A cute, baby-faced boy, his pale blond hair carefully gelled into orderly spikes.

          Marcus

          BY THE BOOK

          Marcus "looked very much like Aro, and even had the same flowing black hair.... identical, paper-thin skin." (New Moon)

          TALENT: reading relationships

          HOBBIES: boredom

          Caius

          BY THE BOOK

          Caius "looked very much like Aro" and "had a shock of snow-white hair - the same shade as his face - that brushed against his shoulders.... paper-thin skin." (New Moon)

          TALENT: unknown

          HOBBIES: power acquisition, legalism

          Demetri

          BY THE BOOK

          "Slightly olive complextion - it looked odd combined with [his] chalky pallor.... Demetri's [black hair] waved to his shoulders." (New Moon) ~ "Tall and dark-haired ... hard and lean as the blade of a sword." (Breaking Dawn)

          VOICE: soothing tones

          OCCUPATION: Volturi guard

          TALENT: super-tracker

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              Twilinght 2 years ago

              Bill black Rachel, and Jacob black

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              mrdata 4 years ago

              Congratulations for your LOTD! You deserve it!

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              amitsarkar lm 4 years ago

              I love the cast. congrats LOTD...

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Oh wow! What a cool idea! and late congratulations on the LOTD. I must have been doing my taxes! :)thank for sharing

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              I agree with Shanir. I love the cast! Nicki Reed is perfect for Rosalie, in the cold beauty way and I like Ashley Greene as Alice, even though she's a little tall...also, Taylor Lautner is perfect for Jacob. I think the characters are well casted.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              @anonymous: totally agree

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              @anonymous: but alice has black hair not brown, this is one fact that the movie alice can`t look like the book alice and alice is much shorter than bella.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              I totally agree with your choice for alice, rachael is my perfect alice too.

              ashley looks too mature for alice and is too tall.

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              tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

              @Shanir LM: I didn't actually "make changes" since most of these were in my head as the characters BEFORE the movie was cast. In a couple of instances I really liked the movie casting and chose that actor.

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              Shanir LM 6 years ago

              Honestly, I disagree with all the changes you made, I think the cast is great the way it is!

              Aside from that, this was a great lens! It was interesting to see your thoughts on the cast and who the characters were in your mind. Really nice lens :)

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              Joan4 6 years ago

              Oh wow! What a cool idea! and late congratulations on the LOTD. I must have been doing my taxes! :)

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              RetroMom 6 years ago

              Congrats of the LOTD, well deserved.

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              Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

              Wow, what a gorgeous page!

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              tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

              @Missmerfaery444: I didn't know that! Wow, he would have been a good Carlisle too - except he's so dark, wonder how he would look blond?

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              Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

              Incidentally Henry Cavill was offered the part of Carlisle also as he was too old to play Edward, but he was committed to the Tudors. I have a bit about this on my Carlisle Cullen lens. Lensrolling!

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              Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

              What a great idea! You picked some really good casting here. I love Karl Urban, have followed him ever since he played Caesar in Xena ;) And yes, Adam Baldwin would make a fantastic Emmett! I am not much of a Pattinson fan either so am on the fence when it comes to Edward. Kristen is perfect as Bella so I agree there too. I draw the line at Carlisle though - Peter is definitely my Mr McDreamy!!

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              MiseryBusiness519 6 years ago

              Wow! I agree with a lot of your replacement choices!~

              Especially Amanda Seyfried as Jane...

              Great Lens, Thanks for Sharing :)

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              kt_glasses 6 years ago

              Good job for making this lens!

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              hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

              wow, you really put a lot of thought and work into this lens!

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              Lord, looks like I'm stalking you. Really, I'm not. Just wanted to let you know I added this fantastic lens as a feature to my Twilight lensography. Have more you'd like to feature in different categories? Just let me know. Thanks and I promise I'll try to leave you alone... for now. :D

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              Back again yet again for a great read. :D I still agree with your Carlisle pick. The current movie character just still seems a little bland. Lensrolled to more Twilight lens. Thanks again.

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              Oops, also lensrolled to my Twilight Music-Not lens. Thanks again.

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              BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

              Fun lens! No, not Edward! :D But I do agree with your picks for Rosalie and Carlisle. 5 stars and lensrolled to my Twilight Men lens. Thanks

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              lasertek lm 7 years ago

              I think the Twilight cast is cool! Some may not have the same look and features with the book characters but the interaction between them is fantastic.

              5* for this lens! Hope you could visit my lenses as well. Thanks

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              i like olivia wilde but i thought scarlett johansson would have been the P{ERFECT rosalie she has the same body too, and hayden christensen as edward

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              MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

              Interesting lens!

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              i like all of the chrarcters ! they're all great!!i don't understand why you don't like them, i really love them ,and the really hard working ,is that not enough?

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              i think they're all good

              what's problem with them?

              they 're really hard to pretend they're really Bella,Edward.....

              is that not enough?

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              iAm really fascinated by the twilight movie..

              im happy that the cast can make it real, i mean they do it in a natural way..

              it seems that i was bella whenever i read the story..

              RobErt Pattinson was reAlly grEat..

              i love him.

              "You are my life now, i do whatever it takes just tomake you safe again.."

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              KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

              Belated congratulations on LOTD. This happened when my DSL was out for nearly a month!

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              lwhitelaw lm 8 years ago

              Great lens - I haven't read the books but I watched the movie with my son a couple of weeks ago - he loved it - I thought it was pretty good but for vampire stories I have to say that I was more into the Anne Rice books.

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              Robin S 8 years ago from USA

              greetings from gothic temptations

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              Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

              Great to see some of these actors without their eyes enhanced!

              I disagree with your comment about The New Bella; I think the old one just is not glammed up!

              Another great Twilight lens; (my son rolls his eyes.) ~~ Blessed By Brenda

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              Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

              Looks like I missed this LOTD when you received it! Belated congratulations!

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              I love the cast and wouldn't change them for the world. I can relate all the characters personalities and look with people i know. I only wish i could have my own Twilight ending! I wonder who will play Renesmee?

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              You gotta be kidding. Robert pattinson makes a good edward!!!

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              Naomiewebb 8 years ago

              Amazing lens! Five stars! I love all your awesome features! Well Done! Visitors to your lens may also enjoy my Are You A Stephenie Meyer Twilight Fan? and Twilight Theme Bedroom Ideas lenses.

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              You can not change any of the characteres in Twilight! All of them are perfect! All of the actors do a wonderful job playing their parts in the movie! They really understand the roles and play them like they are actually the people, vampires, werewolves and put themselves into it. Even if Jacob needed to grow a foot it would not matter. He could just say he was the height they needed. It is not like people in the movie theatre are going to go "Well, look at that! He is not 6'7, he is so much shorter." They will probably just want to watch the movie because it will be so GOOD, GOOD, GOOD, AWESOME! I love the Twilight books, but I saw the movie before I read the book. I think that was good because I knew what the characters looked like and how the plot went. I now am reading New Moon for the second time since Christmas. I read all four books in less than a week because they were so AWESOME! I can not wait for the movie New Moon and the book Midnight Sun! It will be sooooooooooo awesome!

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              no wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

              That is unfair if they change the actors it will the most insulting for the twilight fanaticsit will be not nice for ussssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss unfair i hate this donnot change them ever again

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              no wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

              That is unfair if they change the actors it will the most insulting for the twilight fanaticsit will be not nice for ussssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss unfair i hate this donnot change them ever again

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              tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

              [in reply to Maysia Celine(aka)the fans] Maysia, this lens has nothing to do with the movie. I started this lens before the first movie even came out; it is just the characters the way I have always pictured them in my head, long before they started casting for the movie. As far as I know, the same actors will be in the 2nd movie as the first, except perhaps Jake (since he needs to grow a foot between now and then).

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              I can't believe ittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

              why did you guys change the characters that is really not called 4.

              I really would perfur the same characters used in the first movie to be in the second.

              I don't even know if i wanna see the second movie NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              I totally agree with you for casting rachel leigh cook. the moment i read the description of alice in the novel, i instantly thought about her. she would have been perfect. me and my friend thought of mandy moore and shane west (wish they were still young) to be perfect as bella and edward..

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              I totally agree with you for casting rachel leigh cook. the moment i read the description of alice in the novel, i instantly thought about her. she would have been perfect. me and my friend thought of mandy moore and shane west (wish they were still young) to be perfect as bella and edward..

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              I have yet to see the movie but, for now, I don't think Kristen Stewart was the right choice for Bella. I pictured someone more like Alexis Bledel, but with brown eyes, she even has the widows peek which Kristen is missing! I thought Alexis is more... fragile looking - she looks like the type of girl who would trip on a flat surface, like the type of girl who needs to be rescued now and then. And she isn't gorgeous but there is beauty about her. But that's just me I suppose...

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              raegal75 8 years ago

              It was fun to read your picks for the movie. I pretty much like everyone they actually used. I read an article that they're thinking of getting a new Jacob because he's too sweet and small to play the wolf Jacob. I hope they don't though.

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              mine would be the following:

              emma roberts - bella swan

              garrett hedlund - jasper hale

              josie maran - esme cullen

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              i don't really agree with most of your changes.

              im pretty sure you must of wrote this before was released,

              so i wont get to mean.

              once you watch the movie it makes it hard not to picture the people,

              who are playing the Cullens, to be the ones you think of when you read.

              sure people say it wasn't a really good film and they don't like the characters,

              but just wait. Im sure most people will change their mind after seeing the movie,

              i did. I thought Kristen S. playign Bella was all wrong, until i saw her up there.

              Just give these people a chance and you'll see they were made for the roles.

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              Congrats on making LOTD!!! The next Harry Potter hey lol. Will have to see. Great lens. Keep it up and keep the content going. love it ;-) Bob

              Fes Riads

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              seoana 8 years ago

              Very well made lens.

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              seoana 8 years ago

              Very well made lens.

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              ChristopherScot1 8 years ago

              Great lens and congrats on Lens of the Day! You have earned it.

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              Robin S 8 years ago from USA

              Love the way you've done this! Congrats on a well deserved LotD!

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              katiyana 8 years ago

              Congrats on your LOTD! Twilight is supposed to be the "next Harry Potter" - so we'll see....

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              belasboutique03 8 years ago

              Congrats on lens of the day!! This is my FAVORITE book series right now!! I finished all four books in like two weeks as I couldn't put them down! Can't wait for the movie and more books! Great Lens!!

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              Tarra99 8 years ago

              Congrats on making LOTD! :) 5*s

              Kat

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              Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

              Congratulations on Lens of the Day!

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              Joan4 8 years ago

              Congratulations on LOTD! Celebrate!

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              Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

              Nice lens, I like the detail on the characters. I haven't heard of Twilight before, so no idea what it is, but I suspect I will before much longer.

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              enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

              Congratulations on LOTD!! I have to admit that the "official Twilight cast" is growing on me, but I love your choices. Alicia Silverstone definitely would have been a much better choice for Rosalie.

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              Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

              Hey Carma! Congrats on Lens of the Day! Now I can say I knew YOU when. ;-)

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              nancydodds1 8 years ago

              Congrats on LOTD, if get chance to put my dream team i will choose bella.

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              Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

              Congrats on LOTD!

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              Alice:

              Rachel Leigh Cook!

              http://upload.moldova.org/movie/actors/r/rachael_l...

              Jasper:

              I like the one they've casted, personally!

              Jackson Rathbone!

              http://img27.picoodle.com/img/img27/4/4/18/princes...

              Emmett:

              The one they've casted is okay, I guess... He'd be better with his longer hair though.

              But they'd cut it for a film before they'd started filming Twilight. >:[

              http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/UselessMi...

              James:

              Cillian Murphy.

              http://kateblogsworth.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/...

              Charlie:

              I like your choice of Xander Berkeley.

              Renee:

              Maybe Milla Jovovich?

              http://www.auladeletras.net/blog/wp-content/upload...

              Jacob:

              I think they casted it perfectly.

              Taylor Lautner. <3

              http://twilightseriestheories.com/wp-content/uploa...

              Yepyep. (;

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              MY dream team...

              Edward:

              Gaspard Ulliel.

              Yeah, loads of people choose him, but he has that something about him.

              Something... Edward.

              He's better looking than Robert, too.

              http://celebrity411.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/73...

              Bella:

              Either Emily Browning or Amber Tamblyn.

              http://img.blogcu.com/uploads/rainny_Emily-Brownin...

              http://www.latest-hairstyles.com/images/celebritie...

              Carlisle:

              Charlie Hunnam! Oh yeah!

              http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/img/hunnam1.jpg

              Esme: Rachel Weisz.

              http://gallery.bizhat.com/data/1157/rachel_weisz_1...

              Rosalie:

              Either Rachel McAdams or Olivia Wilde.

              http://beijotchau.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/rach...

              http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Celebr...

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              I think that Robert Pattinson is a better looking Edward than Charlie Sexton... but Alicia Silverstone isn't a too bad Rosalie. I think the cast is fine the way it is.

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              enslavedbyfaeries 9 years ago

              Ugh, I'm partially dreading the movie because of the casting! I absolutely love your choice of Alicia Silverstone for Rosalie!! Great idea and very nicely done. 5 Stars!

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              anonymous 9 years ago

              A great lens for Twilight lovers!

              Natalie

              www.You-Can-Learn-Internet-Marketing.com

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              imnotaduck 9 years ago

              This lens is now a featured lens on the front page of the group "Everything Twilight" congrats!

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              anonymous 9 years ago

              I say go back and ask him to pose for Sam's pic- tell him what for ;-)