Michelle Trachtenberg was reportedly up for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight. The Weeds star spilled the deets yesterday as to how close she got to being Mrs. Edward Cullen.
From The Fab Life
“There was definitely interest here and there because there’s only so few pale girls in Hollywood,” Trachtenberg said.
“I’ve known [director] Catherine Hardwicke since the movie Thirteen. I was actually supposed to star in that, but I was on Buffy at the time.” Jeez, how many movies do we have to mentally recast you in, girl? All of them? Actually, we’ll just go ahead and start now. Wow, we can really see her in Arachnophobia!
As for why Kristen Stewart ended up snagging the lead in the vampire epic, Michelle shrugged, “I guess schedules never worked out.” Just thinking about a Kristen-less Twilight like being in an less-angsty alternate reality. What if instead of Kristen, it was Michelle who bounded with Rob Pattinson over all those late-night table reads and gluten-free bagels at craft services? What if? What do you think of the alternate casting?
What do you all think? Would Michelle have done the character justice? Or was the role made for Kristen Stewart? Talk to me on Twitter here!