E1 is doing a whole Twilight retrospective over the years. Ccheck out this bit on Robert Pattinson:
In the summer of 2007, unfamiliar with the Twilight books, if not the debate over who was the most worthy Edward, Pattinson was off the Hollywood grid.
“I was going to quit [acting] because I never got any jobs,” he would recall on Today, “so I guess it’s not really quitting when you’re not getting jobs—it’s just surrendering to fate.”
At the end of the year, however, Pattinson was in Los Angeles, and while he wasn’t exactly keen on Edward Cullen, he was game. He agreed to read with the actress who’d been cast as Bella.
And everything changed.