There’s a reason why I’m so euphoric today: the announcement of the official Cullen family cast!
The Cullen family:
Here are the publicity photos courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Stephenie Meyer’s website.
Since I’ve never formed my own casting opinions prior to the announcement of the Twilight movie, I’m incredibly satisfied with the casting decision. There’s a lot of not-so-kind words circulating around the net about Robert Pattinson’s resemblance or lack of resemblance to Edward Cullen. From the photos, he definitely looks like Edward; he’s got the bronze hair and alabaster skin thing down. I’m totally convinced!
As for the rest of the Cullen family, some of the faces may differ from my own version. But props to the make-up and hair people for making the actor/actresses resemble the book description. I’m especially blown away by Emmett and Esme: they are dead-on with how I’ve imagined them. Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen looks a little like a blonde Tom Cruise in the first picture, but I’ll ignore that disturbing factor and just go with it.
And let’s not forget Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a casting decision that I’m ecstatic about. The studio hasn’t released any more publicity photos of Stewart as Bella, so I’m dying to see her in character.