“No one had any idea what ’Twilight’ would become,” Shiloh explained. “At the time, it was just another audition. I didn’t realize I was missing out on stardom and giant paychecks.” Yet, the actor is self-aware enough to admit that starring in one of the world’s biggest phenomenons may not have suited him. “Now, looking back on it, I certainly wouldn’t have been mentally stable enough to deal with all that,” he said. “Lucky for me, not getting that part led to other work that was a much better fit for me.”
Indeed, Shiloh must have impressed “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke with his audition because she cast him in her upcoming gothic fairytale “Red Riding Hood” co-starring Amanda Seyfried. “Catherine has created this world that’s so detailed and so beautiful. I loved being a part of it,” he said.
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Following “Red Riding Hood,” Shiloh will rock a feathered ’do and roller skates in the ’80s coming-of-age tale “Skateland” opposite “Twilight” star Ashley Greene. Having already seen an advanced screening of the period flick, we have a sneaking suspicion Shiloh’s earnest demeanor and dark good looks may just secure him the title of Hollywood’s Next Big Thing.
Will you be seeing “Skateland” and/or “Red Riding Hood”? Do you think Shiloh is dreamy?