When it comes to creating a believable on-screen romance, choosing leads who have chemistry is vitally important. Foundry Twilight was no exception to this rule, especially since the core of the movie focused on the love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. But chemistry was something that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had in abundance from the beginning. In fact, Catherine Hardwicke (who directed Twilight) shared that it was palpable from the first time the couple met.
The director of ‘Twilight’, Catherine Hardwicke, chose the majority of the actors of the film
Because no one expected Twilight be so successful, Hardwicke was virtually given carte blanche in the film’s casting process. She quickly cast Stewart on board to play the vampire-obsessed teen. However, choosing the perfect Edward was a bit more difficult. There were several contestants that he brought to audition with Stewart. But it was clear from the start that the spencer The star had tangible chemistry with Pattinson.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had chemistry right away
while talking to PEOPLEHardwicke recalled Pattinson’s audition with Stewart. “It was funny because they were both quite shy and a bit nervous and awkward,” the actor said. Twilight shared the director. “I said, ‘Okay, let’s do the biology scene where they first meet.’ So we went to my kitchen table for that scene, and you could see pretty quickly that they were vibrating with each other.”
Continuing, Hardwicke shared that you could feel the chemistry between the pair. “It was quite positive,” she recalled. “After the end of her audition, I realized that there was a lot of electricity and chemistry.”
Stewart credits herself for adding Pattinson to the cast of ‘Twilight’
And it seems that the Twilight The director wasn’t the only one who felt the synergy. Stewart herself admitted that she immediately felt that Pattinson was the right person to play Edward. She recalled feeling that none of the other actors could play the part like Pattinson. In fact, when asked by Hardwicke who was the best choice of hers, she immediately named the batman actor and advocated for him to get the role.
Hardwick warned Pattinson about Stewart
Hardwicke agreed with Stewart that Pattinson was the right person for the role. And while the Twilight The director appreciated that the couple had natural chemistry, she also took it upon herself to warn Pattinson to stay away from Stewart. Since the couple are three years apart, Hardwicke made sure to remind Pattinson of Stewart’s age and the illegality of things if she made a move.
“And I remember saying to Rob, separately, I said, ‘Listen, man, you’ve got to remember that she’s under 18 and in our country, you can get in trouble!” Hardwicke. “He said, ‘Okay, okay, God, calm down!’” Clearly, there were some visible sparks between Stewart and Pattinson early on. It’s no wonder the couple has dated for years in real life.