Twenty-five year old actor Shiloh Fernandez was one of the frontrunners for the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga movies. Shiloh lost the role to Robert Pattinson, who has since rose to fame and is on the receiving end of a lot of attention these days.
Shiloh has revealed that he is relieved that he wasn’t chosen for the role in the vampire movies. He says that it’s because he’s convinced that he wouldn’t be mentally stable enough to deal with all of the media buzz that Rob gets.
In his interview with VMan magazine, he said, “No one had any idea what Twilight would become. At the time, it was just another audition. I didn’t realize I was missing out on stardom and giant pay checks. Now, looking back on it, I certainly wouldn’t have been mentally stable enough to deal with all that. Lucky for me, not getting that part led to other work that was a much better fit for me.”
Shiloh is starring in the upcoming Catherine Hardwicke directed movie, Red Riding Hood, alongside Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman.