Welcome to the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop!

No Strings Attached Giveaway HopThis week, Making the Grade is participating in the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop, which is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. Here on the blog, we are giving away a copy of the Limited Wedding Dress Edition of Breaking Dawn Part 1 on DVD to one lucky winner as part of the hop.

This hop ends on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at midnight.

So here is the “No Strings Attached” part of this giveaway:

Earlier today I posted my Dream Cast for the leading couple of Twilight, Bella and Edward.

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is comment either on that post or here on this post with the following items: 1) While NOTย  required to enter, let me know which two actors you would have had play the parts of Bella and Edward, instead of Kristen or Robert. ALSO (and here’s the important/required part) 2) leave an email address so that I may contact you if you win. THAT’S IT! No following, no subscriptions, no strings attached!

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts (and good luck to all who enter!)

Open to US residents aged 13 and older only.
ONE entry per person.
Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

View the other blogs participating in this Hop (and enter to win even more giveaways!) by visiting the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop page over at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.


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Posted on April 16, 2012, in Blog Hop, Giveaway and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 148 Comments.

  1. which two actors you would have had play the parts of Bella and Edward, instead of Kristen or Robert.
    ANSWER: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (This could work)
    Gotta love this giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  2. I like your choice of Lily Collins for Bella, and I would have gone with Tom Sturridge for Edward.


  3. Hmm Good questions: Im a gilmore girls fan so how about Alexis Bledel as Bella or Danielle Panabaker
    For Edward ..hmm maybe Tom Welling or Iam Somerhalder

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Brianne – memoriesovertakingme at gmail dot com


  4. I..I..don’t know. I don’t even know why I can;t imagine anyone else playing their parts, maybe I’ve grown too accustomed to seeing them?

    *ponders some more*..I think I will have to get back to you on that one.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  5. This is sad, but I am so out of touch with younger actors and actresses that I have no idea. I do like your ideas of Lily and Chace. I like both of them, but I have gotten use to seeing Kristen and Robert so I think that is blocking me. I am trying to think through dark haired girls and I’m drawing a blank and even more of a blank on the guys. I think I’m getting too old, though I enjoyed the Twilight books.

  6. I liked your choice of Lily Collins for Bella, too. For Edward, I could picture Daren Kagasoff from Secret Life of the American Teenager because he has that big hair that reminds me Robert Pattinson’s, lol.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    astros28 AT yahoo DOT com

  7. I think Colton Haynes should have played Edward and I agree with Stephanie Meyer in that Emily Browning would have been great in the part as Bella.


  8. Wow, who could replace them. I think maybe Heath Ledger – he was so hot….And maybe the chick from icarly marissa is that her name…I don’t know. I guess I am so used to seeing these two that it would be hard to imagine someone else playing their roles. My daughter would LOVE this like so much. Thank you for the super giveaway!

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  9. OH if only he were younger, I would say Jake Gyllenhaal for Edward and for Bella, I LOVE Lily Collins. But like I said, If only Gyllenhaal were younger!


  10. I would have cast Emily Browning as Bella and Colton Haynes for Edward (He’s GORGEOUS and would be perfect as Edward (they would have just had to give him some heeled shoes!) Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  11. A Full Bookshelf

    I think Emma Roberts could have been good as Bella, although I like your choice as well. As for Edward almost anybody else would have been better. Alex Pettyfer?


  12. Uff, for Bella & Edward… For Edward would be Liam Hemsworth(!!). i think he’s much more hot than Robert P. & as for Bella, Michelle Trachtenberg. She’s an awesome actriss~
    Yeah, I never liked R.P. for Edward, no, no.

    Here, my Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ValeriaAndreaBS

    Thanks for the giveaway~

  13. Bridget Howard

    I liked Kristen stewart as Bella but I would have picked someone better looking to play edward like chase crawford!!! bridget.howard@hotmail.com

  14. Kristen Stewart: Nina Dobrev
    Robert Pattinson: Ian Somerhalder


  15. taterbug78 at gmail dot com

    I would have liked to see emma watson and benjamin mackenzie

  16. I think Paul Wesley would have made a great Edward, although I am now use to Robert. I would have to say I really like Emily Browning for Bella or maybe Michelle Trachtenburg.


  17. Liam Hemsworth as Edward and NINA DOBREV as Bella. autumnflower6(at)aol(dot)com

  18. That’s a tough question, I can’t really see anyone else playing their roles! Honestly, I think they were the best choices. Thank you for the contest!!

  19. Honestly, I don’t know who I would have picked. I know that I imagined Bella maybe a little less skinny, and the same with Edward, I imagined him more in shape. Not sure why but I always picture him more blond in my head when I read too. However I now kind of picture them as those characters, so it may be hard for me to pick someone else. I hope I can win this! I have been too broke to buy the DVD and have wanted to watch it again so bad! Great giveaway!
    buffywnabe at gmail dot com

  20. Alternate actors:
    Edward – Paul Wesley (who plays Stefan on The Vampire Diaries). I think he would have been a fantastic choice. There are times when I watch Paul on TVD and he totally makes me think of Edward.
    Bella – Emily Browning or maybe Lucy Hale


  21. Ooh good choices. What a hard decision…maybe Alex Pettyfer for Edward and Lucy Hale for Bella. I adore Lucy Hale! Thanks for a great giveaway! ashleyziemer AT gmail DOT com

  22. Lucy Hale would have been awesome as Bella. As for Edward, I think Liam Hemsworth for sure!


  23. I think I’d have to go with Iam Somerhalder as Edward, and Michelle Trachtenberg as Bella.


  24. Paul Wesley just because he is…well hott. Can I pick me for the girl? No? OK. Lily Collins for Bella. PERFECT COUPLE


  25. Lily Collins and Paul Wesley crystaley73@yahoo.com

  26. I have no idea, i watched twilight before i read the books and so i can only imagine the characters from the movie as the parts. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  27. Wow! I really hurt my brain with this one, because now that we have watched Kristen and Robert it is hard to imagine anyone else. But, in a parallel dimension, I think for good looks and acting chops, Ellen Page (I mean look at that pale skin and ordinary, yet beautiful face and she can act her butt off) and William Moseley (the hottie older brother from the Narnia movies) would have done really well in the roles.


  28. I like robert for edward. (but LOVE Paul Wesley) For Bella maybe Emma Watson heeeheee

  29. Kristen and Robert are all I can picture when I think of Twilight—even when I read the books now ๐Ÿ™‚

    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

  30. Sorry I have no suggestions, I am not good with names for young actors.

    Glenna F.

  31. Hmm…I don’t know. I saw the movie before I read the books, so I immediately pictured the movie cast in the books. Good question though.


  32. I think for bella Jenn Proske she played bella in Vampires Suck and Max Irons.

  33. Emma Watson for Bella and Alex Pettyfer for Edward

  34. forgot email Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

  35. Tracy Awalt Juliano

    I’m sorry… I just can’t! My brain doesn’t function in that way. I enjoy the movies so much that it’s almost blasphemous in a way to even think of switching the cast.

    Tracy J.

  36. No one can replace Rob and Kristen in my book! Thier perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚


  37. I would have loved Ian Somerhalder for Edward, he’s gorgeous and Nina Dobrev for Bella. Thanks for the great giveaway. Can’t wait for Part 2!!!

  38. there are some interesting pairings up here, and I did look up some to see who was who. I have to say for me, I think they picked the best pair. But its sorta like saying just before the last potter movie, Who would you pick to play harry. LOL My mind wont allow me to pick anyone else for those parts.

    justlisahere AT hotmail DOT com

  39. I would have chosen Nina Dobrev as Bella and I like your chioce of Chace Crawford as Edward ๐Ÿ™‚


  40. savannah miller

    Okay this would be my choice jamie campbell bower if he would dye his hair darker would be perfect and for Bella I think Ellen Page because in the books I got a quirky feel from Bella and Ellen does quirky really good lol ๐Ÿ™‚


  41. I don’t think I’d choose anyone else for Edward, but I would have loved to see Nina Dobrev as Bella. I think that was before her popularity with the Vampire Diaries though. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  42. I would have had one of the Salazar brothers from The Vampire Diaries for Edward. I think Kristen Stewart actually fits the part of Bella pretty accurately.
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  43. Omg, good question! Alona Tal and…Jesen Ackles

  44. Miranda Cosgrove and Liam Hemsworth!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Molly@ reviewsbymolly DOT com

  45. Maritza Robinson

    I can’t think of any other actors who would be better for the roles. I loved their choices. It was so cool though because when my sister and I read, we try to pick actors for the roles of the characters in books and we actually picked Kristin Stewart for Bella from her role in Speak. Then later found out that they atually picked her for the movie. That was cool. I don’t remember who we picked for Edward. But love Rob! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Maritza Robinson

    oops forgot email

    mararob80 at gmail dot com

  47. I wouldn’t know who to pick as I love the two whom played Bella and Edward. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  48. I would prefer myself as Bella and Brad Pitt as Edward…even though we both may be too old..but that’s okay with me.
    aliciacald at gmail dot com

  49. I would have to say Lucy Hale for Bella and Nick Roux for Edward! Awesome Giveaway, this one made me think for a minute lol

  50. i don’t think it would be the same if anyone else played edward and bella.
    kristen and rob will always be edward and bella…


  51. I agree. It wouldn’t be the same without Kristen & Rob.
    maryalundquist at gmail dot com

  52. annette campbell

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli

  53. I think Jennifer Lawrence would’ve made a good Bella…and I really can’t think of an Edward right now :-\


  54. i have not seen the movie so it would be hard to pick someone elso to play the roles. fastone3104@yahoo.com

  55. Rachel McAdams and chace crawford

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  56. I love Lily Collins for Bella, and Paul Wesley for Edward!

    shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

  57. Hmm thats hard, because I actually like K Stew and Rob, but I guess I would have to say.. Hmm probably the girl from the Hunger Games for Bella.. and probably Gerard Butler for Edward, just because I really love Gerard Butler lol


  58. Well I actually liked Robert Pattinson for Edward so I would leave him but I would change Bella to either Lily Collins or Emma Watson ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tiffany Sill

  59. OMG I need this movie for my Twilight book/movie collection. I like who they picked for Bella, but I think their Edward choice wasn’t all that good. I don’t know though who I would pick to replace him. Thanks for the lovely contest! ๐Ÿ˜€

  60. hmm ths is hard…. Edward i would go with Mathew Atkinson and for Bella Nina Dobrev

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  61. I think Danielle Panabaker and Tom Sturridge thanks for the chance!

  62. Christina Torres-Salas

    I think that the girl from the Vampires suck movie who played a parody of Bella was who I could imagine as Bella her name is Jenn Proske. As for Edward Kit Harington ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the the giveaway!


  63. You may remove my comment if you’d like. But I have not seen Twilight, do not normally watch TV, have no idea which actors would be good and I do not keep up with any of them… and this was supposed to be “no strings attached” to me this is a string…. because I cannot answer this.
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

  64. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Jeanne, jeannebates_t@yahoo.com

  65. I have no idea,I don’t know about to many actors. Thank you

  66. I think Natalie Portman looks young enough to play the part and she would have done a fabulous job. I would go with Mike Vogel or Dave Franco for Edward’s part. Thanks for the giveaway!
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

  67. I like Kristen and Rob. I can’t think of anyone else at this point.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  68. I have no idea. Lol I do not think of characters for movies.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. That is a tough question ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know
    helldog3 at aol.com

  70. Thanks
    Hollybwrightat Comcast. Net

  71. Thank you!
    I say, Nina Dobrev (from the Vampire Diaries) and Alex pettyfer.
    emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

  72. Gwen | ghtough (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. not sure..but thanks for the giveaway!


  74. I like who plays Edward and Bella

    Froggy froggarita@gmail.com

  75. Hmm, I always pictured Emily Browning when I thought of Bella. I’m not really sure who I’d like to play Edward…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. I tried to think of who else would of been good for the roles but I cannot get passed seeing them play it. If the roles were played by someone else then their personalities would of been different ๐Ÿ˜ฆ



  77. I have a hard time imagining anyone else in their roles.
    Rebecca Parsons

  78. I’m not very good at this and I don’t pay attention to the actors names so I will just say that your Lilly looks pretty good to me.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  79. Thanks for the giveaway

  80. I don’t really watch much TV or movies, so I don’t know actors very well. I like Kristen OK for Bella, but don’t care for Robert as Edward. I wish he would have just used his original English accented voice. Then I would have liked him OK I think. Thanks for the chance to win! amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

  81. Although I think the current cast is PERFECT if I had to change it I would put Alex Pettyfer (I an number Four) as Edward and i would pick Shelley Hennig (The Secret Circle) as Bella


    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

  82. I’m not sure :/ Chace Crawford and Nina D. Thanks for the giveaway!


  83. I love Kristin Stewart as Bella. I am a big fan of hers. I would love Liam Hemsworth as Edward, though!

    juliababyjen at yahoo dot com

  84. I don’t think i can think of any ohter people playing them. Like when you read a book and then the movie comes out and you keep thinking how they got it all wrong lol. It’s like that in reverse. newmommiez at gmail dot com

  85. great giveaway!

  86. I think they were the perfect cast. If I had to replace Edward; I’d say Tom Welling (Hey, he looks really young).



  87. Thank you for participating in this fantastic hop!

    AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

  88. I would replace Bella with Emily Browning and Edward with Chase Crawford

  89. Carolyn Berthelot

    lily collins & chace crawford!

  90. I honestly couldn’t imagine anyone else playing Edward and Bella because I am just so used to seeing Kristen and Rob
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  91. That’s a tough one…Well I am obsessed with Paul Wesley from The Vampire Diaries so I think I would choose him for Edwards. For Bella I would choose Lily Collins or maybe even Lucy Hale…that’s kind of a stretch, but I think she is a very talented actress, and she looks the part.
    That was fun! lol
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

  92. Oh boy! ummmm…. let’s seeeee! I would have chosen Selena Gomez as Bella and Justin Bieber as Edward!…. NOT!! :Dhahahaha! only messing…. although I do love the Biebs, I think he should stick to singing….. I’ll take Alex Pettyfer as Edward <3yummmyy! and can I be Bella? Pretty pleaseee?…. A girl can dream, right?


  93. Really interesting picks! thanks for the giveaway! nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

  94. I have no idea. Like the actor & actress as they are.

  95. Stephanie Hirsch

    I like Rob and Kristen for the most part. But I have no clue who else I’d pick.
    steph4575 at msn dot com

  96. I would pick emma watson and chris pine
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  97. I read the series long before the movie came out and when it did I never imagined the actors that were in it and now I cannot see anyone else playing the roles. I guess I have just watched and read too many times and I am stuck in my ways LOL Thank you for the fun!


  98. Kelly Burroughs Crowell

    Honestly I think that they picked the perfect couple for the part!!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Kelly Burroughs Crowell – kjb1977 at live dot com

  99. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would have to say Zoey Deutch, and Matt Lanter!

  100. Oh….I would not change a thing! The movie is so GREAT! Love it as is! I dont think they could have cast any better. ๐Ÿ™‚
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

  101. since its a hard choice id haveto go with Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev why well simple they look good together

    ty for the chance
    mortalsinn at yahoo dot com

  102. I am not good at picking people (mainly because I never remember their names)
    But Ian Somerhalder from VD would be great, no ideas for Bella
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  103. Although I do not like Kristen and Robert, i don’t really know who to suggest because I’m not keen on Hollywood actors….

    me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

  104. Great giveaway!

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  105. I don’t have a preference for who would play either, but I would not have picked Kristen at all.
    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  106. Thanks for the giveaway!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com .

  107. thankyou for the great giveaway Gale Nelson pgan427@yahoo.com

  108. It’s so hard to choose, there’s just a ton of great actors out there. Thanks for the chance to win!


  109. jessica edwards

    emily browning and alex pettyfer

  110. Emily Browning and Gaspard Ulliel.

    supersonic182(AT)gmail(DOT) com

    Thanks so much !

  111. Thank you so much!

  112. I think Lily Collins would have made a great Bella and maybe Paul Wesley as Edward.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  113. I really can’t think of anyone who should have had their parts other than them. I know people don’t like her but I think they both did a great job.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  114. Nina Dobrev as Bella and Henry Cavill as Edward


  115. I like the people they chose. ๐Ÿ™‚


  116. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]

    Thank you for this super sweet giveaway!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And, on a more humorous note … I think it would have been a riot to see
    Ben Stiller play Edward and Bella played by Lindsey Lohan lol
    Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  117. Jayme Gallagher

    Kristen and Robert do an amazing job but i could see Selena Gomez and Johnny Depp but again no one could replace Kristen and Robert! i would Love to win this thanks so much for this amazing opppurtunity !
    elguppy9876 at yahoo dot com

  118. Since I haven’t read the books yet, and I refuse to watch the movies ’til I’ve read the books, I cannot name better actors / actresses. I know, shame shame on me for not reading ’em yet. Soon! I promise!
    Kasee Johnson

  119. Hard to mess with perfection!


  120. At this point, I can’t imagine anybody else playing Bella and Edward.

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

  121. Okay, the people I would pick area bit older, so it would have been if they’d done the movies as the books were coming out. Henry Cavill (The Tudors) and possibly Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera). I still have this perfect mental image of Bella that I can’t find in an actress… Kristen does pretty good, though.

  122. I think Emily Browning would make a good Bella and my pick for Edward is Colton Haynes.


  123. hmm. I don’t really know about the younger generation.

    Dakota Fanning and… Liam Hemsworth? ๐Ÿ™‚

    tamarsweeps at gmail-dot.com

  124. I could never imagine any one else playing those parts.
    Leslie S.

  125. Great question, I would say Mara Rooney and Taylor Kitsch

  126. Robert Pattison and Emma Roberts


  127. What about Minka Kelly and Ryan Kwanten? I still like who they chose though!


  128. Thank you for the great giveaway! I really can’t see anyone else playing them now that I saw all the movies!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  129. sandra at pandareads dot com


  130. I have never had a problem with who they chose to play Bella and Edward. I think they were perfect choices. I LOVE Robert Pattinson and think he has the perfect look from the era that Edward was originally from.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    truebookaddict AT gmail DOT com

  131. Zach Efron as Edward unsure about Bella

  132. Farrah Shumway

    I don’t know thats tough. Kirsten & Robert make the perfect Edward & Bella.

    Farrah Shumway

  133. I would pick Nina Dobrev and I don’t know who for the guy though

    redheartsxo [at] gmail.com

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