To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Twilight, the director Catherine Hardwicke is sharing some behind-the-scenes secrets about stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. At the time, Stewart was only 17, but that did not stop her from having an immediate connection with the 21-year-old Pattinson.
In an interview with People, Hardwicke revealed that she thought it was very important for the actors that were going to play Bella Swan and Edward Cullen to have great chemistry and be able to naturally act like the coolest couple out there.
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She admitted that while auditioning at her kitchen table, it was pretty obvious the shy and awkward stars were vibing off of each other almost immediately.
“It was pretty positive. After the end of their audition, I could tell that there was a lot of electricity and chemistry,” she recalled.
Their connection was so intense that Hardwicke warned Pattinson that Stewart was underage, and he needed to steer clear. Of course, we all know what came next.
The Twilight stars went on to date for a number of years and even went through a celebrity scandal when she was caught kissing her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. After the affair news broke, Stewart acknowledged her romance with Pattinson for the first time in her apology, proclaiming, “I love him, I love him. I’m so sorry.”
The couple eventually got back together but broke up for good in 2013.
Stewart went on to find lasting romance with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell, while the rumor mill runs rampant about Pattinson’s love life.
After his engagement to English singer FKA Twigs ended, Pattinson has been linked with Katy Perry, Bella Hadid, and Suki Waterhouse.
Pattinson and Perry have been besties for years, but since she is reportedly ready to get engaged to Orlando Bloom, it seems that they are just friends.
Bella Hadid and Pattinson sparked dating rumors during the Dior Home Menswear event and even wore matching colors. Pattinson wore a leather jacket for the show while Hadid sported shades to match her dark ensemble. Pattinson and Hadid looked gorgeous together, but it isn’t clear if it was anything more than a coincidence.
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Pattinson was most recently linked with Waterhouse, although it seems like that relationship was not meant to be either.
Although Pattinson has yet to find lasting love like Stewart, he did joke that he would be up for returning to the role that made him a household name.
“I’ve literally talked to my agent about it. The amount of time I spend moisturizing — I am ready to play 17 at a moment’s notice. I’ve got the Botox out,” Robert Pattinson said while laughing.