Kellan Lutz ‘Turned Down’ Role of Edward Cullen Because ‘Too Depressing’

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Kellan Lutz as Edward Cullen…can you picture it? According to the Twilight hunk, it possibly, maybe could have happened.

“My agent wanted me to read for Edward and I read the script and thought that character was too depressing for me right now, I want to do something where I smile,” Lutz told Just Jared exclusively. “I wanted to take a break from acting and I said that, I turned it down, I turned down the audition a couple of times.”

“Ryan, my agent at the time really knew it was going to be a special project so he told me to read the role of Emmett, and I read it, it was only about four lines, but he was the big brother, the comedic relief and I fell in love with him,” continued Kellan.

“I said ‘Sure, I would love to play this type of role’. I auditioned, and long story short, here I am finishing the saga and Emmett is going to be in my heart forever,” Lutz says of how it all worked out.

Read the rest of Kellan’s interview with JustJared.com right here! Next up for the actor is Immortals.

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