So, I was thinking the other day in the car about why everyone was so offended that Robert Pattinson was cast as Edward Cullen. There was such an uproar with fans accusing him of not being the perfect guy, far from it! However, my epiphany made me realize that perhaps Robert Pattinson was the best guy to play the part. If you think about it, the Twilight saga was written only written in Bella’s point of view. Therefore, we only get a glimpse of what Bella thinks is attractive. We all have different preferences when it comes to the person we find appealing.
I think Kristen makes a great point in one of her interviews concerning this very topic. She talks about how in Bella’s seemingly innocent eyes, Edward IS the perfect guy, but not be be cliche, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Although I must admit that I was one of the many that was offended by Robert playing Edward (at the time,) I now realize how poetic this casting really was. Catherine Harwick and Kristen Stewart knew what they were doing!