Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s romance bloomed on the sets of the 2008 blockbuster movie, Twilight and they were one of the most admired couples back in the day. Now, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recalled the very steamy audition of Robert and Kristen for her popular movie and why it got her worried.
Hardwicke said she became concerned when witnessing the intense chemistry between Robert, who was 21 at the time, and Kristen, who was 17.
“I could tell they had a lot of chemistry, and I'm like, ‘Oh my God.’ I thought, Kristen was 17. I don't want to get in some illegal things,” the director told The Big Hit Show podcast.
“So I remember I told Rob, ‘By the way, Kristen is 17. In our country, it's illegal to have a sexual…’ And he's like, ‘Oh, OK, whatever,’” she explained.
Stewart and Pattinson ended up later falling in love on set, a nearly four-year romance that the actress recently referred to as 'young and stupid.'
The anecdote came up when Hardwicke gave a tour of her house for the podcast - including her bedroom where the two young actors locked lips.
The said audition was held in 2007, just a year before the movie came out. “Rob and Kristen did the audition right here on the bed. They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed right there on this floor,” she said on the podcast.
Talking about how the British actor looked back then, she remembered: “He walked in and he had his hair was dyed black for some play, with these wacky bangs. He was a bit out of shape.”
“His shirt was just all messy, and I'm like, ‘Oh, OK. OK, let's see how this goes.’”
She continued, “Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed, the kissing scene, Rob was so into it he fell off the bed. I'm like, "Dude, calm down." And I'm in there filming with my little video camera, whatever.”
“And at the end [of the audition] Kristen was like, ‘It has to be Rob,’” Hardwicke remembered.
Well, the rest is history, though Hardwicke reportedly had to convince Twilight author Stephenie Meyer who had apparently had Henry Cavill as her first choice.
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