“R.I.P.D.” will roll into movie theaters on Friday, July 19. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, this action flick tells the story of undead police officers who serve the Rest in Peace Department. The film also features Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker, who was originally considered for a role in the “Twilight” saga. With that in mind, here is a closer look at Parker and four others who could have been part of the vampire series:
“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer originally wanted Parker (TV’s “Weeds”) to play vampire mother Esme Cullen. However, when official casting took place, Elizabeth Reaser claimed the role.
This “Man of Steel” star was who Meyer had in mind to portray leading immortal Edward Cullen. But, as I’m sure you and the rest of the world knows, Robert Pattinson ended up as the sparkly-skinned vamp.
Wilde, who rose to fame on television’s “House M.D.,” was Meyer’s first choice for Rosalie Hale. As it turned out, though, Nikki Reed won out.
Welling, most known for “Smallville,” was Meyer’s original preference for Emmett Cullen. Kellan Lutz and his attractive physique was cast instead.
Rachael Leigh Cook
Meyer believed Cook would be a good fit for Alice Cullen. Ultimately, Ashley Greene was chosen as the quirky vampire sister.