Michelle Trachtenberg revealed that she almost landed the role of Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, in the Twilight movies. Although Michelle royally effed up the role of a lifetime, naturally I’m glad that she didn’t score the role. We can’t imagine her playing Bella.
Michelle is actually friends with the first movie’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, but she turned down the gig because she was busy.
Michelle had some TV gigs, like a recurring role in Gossip Girl and she was working on a little known movie, The Circuit, when she would have had to film Twilight.
“I guess schedules never worked out. I already have Buffy. I’ve already done the vampire thing. [Dwelling on a hypothetical situation means] you’re not living in the moment and you’re looking negatively at what you’re doing now.”
Um… considering how much Kristen and her crew pocket per Twilight movie, Michelle clearly made the wrong choice!