Shiloh Fernandez


  1. Robert Pattinson, Twilight, 2008.    Finalists up for Edward Cullen – and the birth of a triumphant franchise – were Pattinson, Jake Abel, Ben Barnes, Dynamo (the future Magician Impossible), Shiloh Fernandez, Colton Haynes and Jackson Rathbone… who played Jasper, instead
  2. Zac Efron, New Year’s Eve, 2011.    Fernandez auditioned for Paul but Zac read better on the marquee – for director Garry Marshall’s kinda-sequel to his 2009 Valentine’s Day.
  3. Liam Hemsworth, Love and Honor, 2012.    The strangest Vietnam movie…Fernandez auditioned for the young soldier Dear Johned by his girl when he’s in ’Nam.Hegoes AWOL (with his buddies) to return home and get her back.Oh sure, happened every day.
  4. Barnes, Seventh Son, 2012.   Sam Claflin, James Frecheville, Caleb Landry Jones also tested after Alex Pettyfer quit as the possible successor to  Master John Gregory (Jeff Bridges, always The Dude!), a seventh son of a seventh son and the local spook, fending off witches, boggarts, ghouls and… maybe even film critics.
  5. Max Irons, The Host, 2012.       Young Irons beat Fernandez, among others, to become Jared, Saoirse Ronan’s boyfriend in Andrew Niccol’s film of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s sf book.
  6. Jai Courtney, A Good Day To Die Hard, 2012.     Justin Timberlake was first chosen for our hero John McClane’s son, Jack, in Live Free or Die Hard, 2006, aka Hard 4. Jack was axed and kept in the Fox fridge until Hard 5. By the time that was ready six years later, Timberlake was gone and the new candidates for McHero Jr were: Courtney, DJ Cotrona, James Badge Dale, Shiloh Fernandez, Ben Foster, Liam Hemsworth, Steven R McQueen (the grandson), Aaron Paul, Milo Ventimiglia, Paul Walker. And Fernandez from the 2012 Evil Dead reboot.
  7. Xavier Samuel,  Plush, 2012.      Change of Enzo,  the bisexual in the life of married singer-songwriter Emily Browning.  A damp squib from Catherine Hardwicke who directed the first Twilight in, apparently, another life.  
  8. Evan Peters, Adult World, 2013.     Fernandez and Ritchie Hoffman auditioned to co-star with (an irritating) Emma Roberts as Manny – who became Alex when Peters won! Didn’t help. The movie was never released to cinemas. What else after critic Chris Sawin’s headline: “A morally satisfying message trapped in a garbage burrito.”







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