Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington were also up for the role. "I looked at these guys, all tanned, with perfect stubble and muscles," he tells Us Weekly. "And I thought, What do they want with me? I'm pale and pasty."
"You know, Taylor Lautner, with a body like that, he should be taking his shirt off," Irons jokes. "For me, it's not so essential.