Henry Cavill IS Edward Cullen. It\'s been said by the original fans of Twilight, and Stephenie Meyer herself. And being too old for the role of Edward How often in Hollywood do 17 year olds play 17 year olds Not often at all. We need Edward to act mature, and carry a sense of intelligence that 107 year old beings have. To quote Stephenie: "Indisputably the most difficult character to cast, Edward is also the one that I\'m most passionately decided upon. The only actor I\'ve ever seen who I think could come close to pulling off Edward Cullen is....(drumroll)....Henry Cavill. Can you see it I know I can!" "My perfect Edward."