It was “love at first sight” for Kristen Stewart when she met Robert Pattinson, says Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.
In a new interview with Newsweek, Hardwicke recounts when the actors met for the very first time at her home in Malibu, observing that Stewart “felt connected to [Pattinson] from the first moment. That electricity, or love at first sight, or whatever it is.”
After they kissed for the first time during the audition, Stewart, who had already won the role of Bella, urged the director, “It’s got to be Rob!”
Hardwicke was in full agreement – but made Pattinson agree to one condition first.
“You’ve got to realize that Kristen is 17 years old,” she told Pattinson, who was then 20. “She’s underage. You’ve got to focus, dude, or you’re going to be arrested. I made him swear on a stack of Bibles.”
The co-stars are currently filming Breaking Dawn in Vancouver.