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Ben in Twilight? No. Hyrise & More

Good morning everyone,

We are still alive, pretty much. I believe it’s safe to say that all of us are kind of busy with the Christmas festivities approaching and a million and one papers to hand in before the end of the semester. We hope you understand!

A few days ago I woke up to the awesome news that Ben is friends with none  other than Rpattz!

The actor is also friends with another uber-hunk (?!) Prince Caspian’s Ben Barnes. Ben used to groove to soul music in high school with Rob’s older sister. Source

I’m sure the two lads can share hair tips.

However, much to my chagrin in a new interview with TeenHollywood Ben says he wanted the role of the dazzling 107 year old virgin vampire who sparks like a diamond in the sun, Edward Cullen:

I wanted to be in that Twilight film but I was too old. There’s no way I could look seventeen for the next three years.

I bet the real reason behind this is that he really wanted to drive the shiny Volvo. I give it a day until the Twilightmoms start a petition to have Ben be one of the Volturi (Italian vampires) in the Twilight sequel “New Moon”… Oh wait, there’s one already.
Anyway, make sure to read the whole interview here!

Moving on to something else…

Here’s a new picture of Ben’s four and a half minutes pop career.

Ben’s become patron of Make-A-Wish!

27 year old Ben is best known for his role as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia and his latest film, Easy Virtue, premiered in London recently. Ben has become the latest celebrity to join Make-A-Wish’s list of VIP Patrons.

Neil Jones, CEO of Make-A-Wish, commented: “Make-A-Wish is extremely proud to have Ben Barnes as a Patron. His dedication and commitment will be a huge asset to the charity, and we are very honoured to welcome this popular rising film star to our team.” Source

Ben is in Yahoo’s list of Breakout Stars of 2008, see here.

Comments

natalie said:

I’m glad Ben chose another literary adaptation about eternal youth to star.

Dorian Gray is much more dazzling than Edward Cullen.

December 2nd, 2008

ivonne said:

My dearest Natalie, Wilde shouldn’t be compared to Smeyer, ever. Not only does Dorian beat Cullen’s sparkly ass as a character but he is also more dazzling :)

December 2nd, 2008

hana said:

i love ben but i hope that he doesnt get a part in the next twilight movie. i hope he doesnt cuz i think that he should stay away from that type of stuff and concentrate on the type of genre and movie roles he gets. Dorian gray is soo much better then edward cullen! i think it would be a bad idea if ben went into twilight. please dont anyone get mad at me. please Ben, just stay away from the twilight genre! please!:)

December 2nd, 2008

ivonne said:

Hana, I absolutely agree with you! Don’t be scared to voice your opinion :) I’m sure we are not the only ones who think that Bin Bons should not get involved with Twilight.

December 2nd, 2008

hana said:

ok good! i think that it would be a mistake. please ben stay away form twilight

December 2nd, 2008

farmasist said:

twilight?
oh ben please, no
i’ll lose so much respect for you

December 2nd, 2008

hoolz said:

BEN IN TWILIGHT?
NO THANK YOU

December 2nd, 2008

~Hyrise Angel~ said:

OMG BEN DONT MAKE TWILIGHT. IF YOU WANT TO KILL YOUR CAREER, GO BACK TO HYRISE, PLEASE.

AT LEAST ITS CATCHY AND SPARKLE FREE (unless you use body glitter for the shows).

December 2nd, 2008

Liz said:

Thing is, I was thinking about this, and I just CAN’T picture Ben as a vampire.
(Moreover, I think he said somewhere he’d like to stop doing films based on books, for a change. So Twilight may not be the right saga to play in…)

December 3rd, 2008

Juliana said:

Ben in Twilight? WoW.

December 3rd, 2008

YULY said:

Twilight is a mediocre film. The books arent good either. I read Ben loves word aka good scripts so i hope he stay away of crappy Twilights sequel.
I really dont think Ben wanted the role of the Edward Cullen,(Edward Cullen is a annoying character) . This must be a joke x3 or
Ben said that in consideration of his former neighbor Rob who has a bad taste on scripts.

December 3rd, 2008

hana said:

no! no! no! please ben stay away from twilight films! please!

December 3rd, 2008

sandy said:

I agree with Natalie–the Dorian Gray character is much more appealing to me than Edward Cullen. Ben should not be in any of the Twilight movies, and while I’m at it, Robert Pattinson doesn’t appeal to me either! (Sorry!)

December 3rd, 2008

hana said:

sandy! i totally agree with u! i only liked rob in harry potter! thats it! i agree that dorian gray is much better! ben should not be apart of this twilight thing.

December 4th, 2008

fara said:

aaw. I wish he had auditioned! i’m really liking Ben these days. Where is the petition to put him in the volturi???????
I want people i like in there and im hoping Gaspard will be there too, as Demetri I hope because i liked how Demetri was kind of cocky and Gaspard should have been Edward :( makes me sad.
I’ve never heard of Dorion Gray but Twilight is my life! :D Robert was perfect for Cedric…but as Edward…come on.

December 6th, 2008

hana said:

i hope that there is no petition for ben for twilight! there better be not! :S ben is soo much better than the twilight movies! :) Ben i love u and please dont go into twilight movie saga!:) stick with what u r doing! go dorian gray!:)

December 7th, 2008

Madison said:

OMG!?!?! SHOCK!!! NOOOOO!!!!!!!!! he wouldnt fit in for twilight! EW! NO!!! pleaseeeeeee ben, DONT DO IT! ill lose my respect for you!!! noot your type of movie to be in, dude!!! where is the petition, anyway? i want to see it for MYSELF! but i think itz a BIG mistake to go into twiligh

December 8th, 2008

Monica said:

Ouch guys, I’m a huge Robert Pattinson fan (not a Twilight fan). I just need to give a side note, if Rob knew Twilight was going to be this fan-girl ‘phenomena’ he wouldn’t have taken it. He also has excellent taste in scripts (How To Be and Little Ashes, go check it out!) just like Ben.
Isn’t Narnia KINDA in the same genre, you know the whole book-adaptation fantasy thing…

December 14th, 2008

Yana said:

I Yana. I is from Russia. I very much like Ben Barnsa’s creativity! Ben, you the best!

January 3rd, 2009

alejandra said:

Este hombre me encaaaaannnntaaaa!! es precioso con pelo largo o corto ,con o sin barba,tiene unos ojos preciosos,una mirada más q sensual,es inteligente,elegante y amable con sus fans , q más se puede pedir en un hombre??…es perfecto!!! Ben Barnes es el hombre q a toda mujer le gustaria tener… no hay mujer q no le guste Ben Barnes

January 25th, 2010