Robert Pattinson Says He Was Almost Fired From ‘Twilight’

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There’s no denying Robert Pattinson was the perfect Edward Cullen, but it turns out he came very close to losing the part of the Twilight Saga’s resident sulky vampire.

Pattinson recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss his new film, Good Time, where he shed a bit of light about life after Twilight. During the interview, Pattinson revealed that looking back on the experience, he feels as though it was “an amazing luxury” to have been apart of such a big franchise.

Even so, the actor recounts that he and his fellow co-stars might have had a little too much fun on set while the cameras weren’t rolling.

“They were kids in it together, kids who rebelled or tried to, and felt emboldened to act out,” explained New York Times co-chief film critic Manhole Dargis in the piece. “He came close, he said, to being fired on the first movie, until his agents flew in to straighten him out,”

We think we speak for loyal Twihards far-and-wide when we say we’re glad Pattinson didn’t end up getting fired. Though his initial casting caused quite a bit of controversy amongst fans who weren’t convinced he could pull the role off, it’s safe to say we can’t imagine anyone but Pattinson stepping into the role these days.

Up next, Pattinson fans can catch the Twilight alum in the upcoming crime drama, Good Time, set to hit theaters on August 11.

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