«Twilight» – Rehearsed in the director’s bed

In an episode of the podcast «The Big Hit Show» Catherine Hardwicke, the director behind the hit film “Twilight” from 2008, talks about the casting of «The Batman»-current Robert Pattinson (35) and how the chemistry between Pattinson and protagonist Kristen Stewart (31) was so good that she feared it would have illegal consequences.

SUCCESSFUL: Catherine Hardwicke is extremely successful as a director, and in addition to “Twilight” has directed films such as “Lords of Dogtown” and “Thirteen”. Photo: PA Photos / NTB
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Rehearsed in the director’s bed

Pattinson was brought in to audition for director Hardwicke in her own home. It was obviously the first thing that struck the director that Pattinson did not look exactly as she had imagined, but that he improved his impression through the empathy during the audition – which took place in the director’s own bed:

– Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed, it was a kissing scene. Rob was so into it that he fell off the bed, and I reacted like this: Dude, relax!

ON THE BED: It was in the bedroom of director Catherine Hardwicke (right) that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart worked together for the first time.  Photo: Joanne Davidson / REX / NTB

ON THE BED: It was in the bedroom of director Catherine Hardwicke (right) that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart worked together for the first time. Photo: Joanne Davidson / REX / NTB
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Twilight fever

“Twilight” was the big cinema hit when it hit the world screen in 2008. In this country, the film was actually supposed to premiere in February 2009, but the “Twilight” fever was so intense already in December that Norwegian fans forced both previews and acceleration of the official release date.

Based on it violently popular the book series of the same name, “Twilight” deals with the life of 17-year-old Bella Swan, portrayed by Kristen Stewart, after she moves to a new city. Here she is quickly introduced to the vampire Edward Cullen and the ham-changing neighbor Jacob Black. Romance, intrigue and violence unfold as she becomes more and more involved in the vampires’ secret world.

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SUPER STARS: The popularity of “Twilight” threw Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner into the public consciousness. Photo: Sergio Perez / REUTERS / NTB
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Illegal chemistry

The acting talent Pattinson showed in the director’s bed must have fallen in love with fellow actor Stewart, and this must have made the director worried, she says afterwards:

– In the end, Kristen was like: “It must be Rob!” And I could see that they had a lot of chemistry. I thought Kristen was 17 years old, and I did not want to be involved in anything illegal, says the director in the podcast.

Reveals engagement

Reveals engagement





What she is apparently referring to is a hint that there could be a good tone between the two actors privately, which at the time could lead to crime. Since Kristen Stewart was then only 17 years old, she would have been considered a minor according to legislation in California, and something big more than kissing would with it made the criminal of the 21-year-old Robert Pattinson.

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TAKES OVER BATMAN: In 2022, Pattinson will be the main character in “The Batman”. Photo: Warner Brothers / AP / NTB
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Hardwicke describes that, for safety’s sake, she undertook to inform Pattinson of the state of affairs, something he should have taken very calmly:

– I remember I told Rob that Kristen is 17 years old. In this country, something sexual would be illegal, and his reaction was, “Oh, yes, zero stress.”

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Found the tone

In the long run, presumably after Stewart had turned 18, there was good chemistry between the two co-actors, and the two became one of the 2010s most controversial couples.

However, the relationship did not stand the test of time, and Stewart stated in 2016 that the pressure from fans and the public made the relationship feel like “a commodity”.

DID NOT LAST: The relationship between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson was one of the most debated in the 2010s, and the breakup is if anything more infamous.  Photo: Rune Hellestad / UPI / Shutterstock / NTB

DID NOT LAST: The relationship between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson was one of the most debated in the 2010s, and the breakup is if anything more infamous. Photo: Rune Hellestad / UPI / Shutterstock / NTB
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The almost final verse on visa, at least the most debated, for Pattinson and Stewart came when Stewart in 2012 was photographed in a hot embrace with the 19-year-old director Rupert Sanders.

After the side jump, admittedly, Pattinson and Stewart did one last attempt on holding together, but it should not last.

THE NAIL IN THE KISTA: The side jump with director Rupert Sanders marked the beginning of the end for the super couple Stewart and Pattinson.  Photo: Jim Ruymen / UPI / Shutterstock / NTB

THE NAIL IN THE KISTA: The side jump with director Rupert Sanders marked the beginning of the end for the super couple Stewart and Pattinson. Photo: Jim Ruymen / UPI / Shutterstock / NTB
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The «Spencer»-current actress, however, spoke out about the relationship with the director in a interview with radio host Howard Stern in 2019, and then stated that it should never have been about something serious, and called the whole situation with the director a “strange thing”.

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