Twilight actor Kellan Lutz has confirmed that he initially turned down the chance to star in the hit vampire movie franchise. Kellan did however admit that his agent kept on at him about auditioning and he eventually gave in and read for the part of Emmett.
Lutz explained, “I didn’t want to do it. I spent so much time filming in Africa, seven months, and that’s a long time to be away from your family and dogs. 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. 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.”
He then added, “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. 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.”
The Twilight Saga has completed filming the final book Breaking Dawn, which has been split into two movies. The first part is set to be released on November 18, 2011 while part two is released on November 16, 2012. Kellan Lutz is currently in the process of filming for the movie Bumped, which is released next year.