Flashback Friday: Robert Pattinson in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (VIDEO)
What do Twilight and Harry Potter have in common? Elaborate themes of fantasy? That one’s a given. Dedicated cult followings? The numbers prove that. But what about Robert Pattinson?
That last one might come as a shock to some; but believe it or not, there was life for RPattz before Bella and Edward.
Just nine years ago, one of today’s most talked about movie stars was just a regular teen, acting in amateur plays in London theater, far away from Hollywood drama and cheating scandals.
Then, in 2003, a 17-year-old Pattinson landed the highly coveted role of Cedric Diggory, a handsome Hufflepuff in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And the rest is history.
In this pivotal scene, Cedric and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) race through an ominous maze to the “Goblet of Fire” in what is supposed to be the final challenge. But, it all goes terribly awry when the young wizards wind up in Voldemort’s company and poor Cedric is killed on the spot.
As Pattinson acknowledged in a 2011 interview with SheKnows.com, “When Harry Potter came along, it was a huge step and a massive event in my life!”
Check out the clip above for the role that sent Pattinson skyrocketing for international stardom, and don’t miss the final installment of Stephanie Meyer’s vampire series The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2, in theaters Friday.