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What the cast of Twilight should have looked like according to Stephenie Meyer.

If you weren’t a twihard in 2007, this delicious content is not for you.

Ten years ago the world was blessed with what I personally refer to as the best trilogy ever: The Twilight Saga.

It followed the very vampire-y romantic adventures of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan and it was pure literary genius.

There was brooding men and an exciting love triangle. It was everything fiction needed to be.

The book series was brought to life in some brilliant movies, starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, but according to a 2007 blog, Stephenie Meyer had… other plans.

The blog post is every twihard’s dream.

“Here are my favourite actors and actresses for the cast of Twilight,” she wrote in the post.

“Indisputably the most difficult character to cast, Edward is also the one that I’m most passionately decided upon. The only actor I’ve ever seen who I think could come close to pulling off Edward Cullen is….(drumroll)…. Henry Cavill,” she added.

Robert Pattinson was cast instead.

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Henry Cavill (right) could have been Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson (left). Image: Getty.

To play the protagonist and narrator Bella, she thought Lemony Snicket's Emily Browning would be perfect.

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Emily Browning (right) was Meyer's pick to play Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart (left). Image: Getty.
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Which... she probably would have been, but Kristen Stewart was eventually cast for the part.

Meyer wanted John C. Reilly or Vince Vaughn to play Bella's father Charlie.

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Billy Burke (left) was cast as Charlie... not Vince Vaughn (right). Image: Getty.
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John C. Reilly (left) did not make the cut... in the end. Image: Getty.
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She wanted Charlie Hunnam to play Edward's vampire father Carlisle.

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Charlie Hunnam (right) was never cast, but rather Peter Facinelli (left) was. Image: Getty.

Meyer had her eyes on Rachel Leigh Cook to play the pixie-like Alice, but Ashley Greene was cast.

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Rachel Leigh Cook (right) was replaced by Ashley Greene (left). Image: Getty.
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For the bad boy James, Stephenie Meyer wanted Cillian Murphy but Cam Gigandet was cast instead.

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Cillian Murphy (right) never made it. But Cam Gigandet (left) did. Image: Getty.

For Emmett, Meyer really wanted Daniel Cudmore, but Kellan Lutz was cast instead. Cudmore did end up being cast in the Twilight saga as Felix, a member of the Volturi. BIG WIN.

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Daniel Cudmore (right) was eventually cast, but Kellan Lutz (left) was Emmett. Image: Getty.
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For Rosalie, Meyer had model Joanna Krupa in mind. The role was eventually played by Nikki Reed.

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Joanna Krupa (right) was Meyer's first pick. Nikki Reed (left) was cast in the film. Image: Getty.

She did a very very good job.

But we wouldn't have wanted the movies any other way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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