Jennifer Lawrence Was In The Running To Play Bella Swan In Twilight 6 years ago

Jennifer Lawrence Was In The Running To Play Bella Swan In Twilight

It's hard to imagine anyone but Kristen Stewart playing the iconic role of Bella Swan in Twilight

But it turns out that a very different actress was in line to inhabit Bella's sparkly skin in the epic love story.


Jennifer Lawrence, who was just seventeen at the time, auditioned for the role and narrowly missed out to Kristen.

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Actress Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" attends the Lionsgate Press Room during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jennifer narrowly missed out on the role. 

Speaking about the audition at the time, Jennifer admitted: "I remember when the first movie came out, seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet and getting papped wherever she went.

"I’d had no idea Twilight would be such a big deal. For me, and assuming for her, it was just another audition. Then it turned into this whole other thing."


MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 15: Actress Kristen Stewart and actor Robert Pattinson attend the "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (La Saga Crepusculo: Amanecer Parte 2) premiere at the Kinepolis cinema on November 15, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Kristen went on to date her co-star Robert Pattinson.

However, the 22-year-old went on to audition for and land the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games - which, you know, kind of turned out to be a "thing" as well.