According to Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, it was basically love at first sight for both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart!
Catherine said, “She felt connected to him from the first moment. That electricity, or love at first sight, or whatever it is.”
The real life couple met in Catherine’s kitchen in Malibu, California where Kristen actually helped Rob get the role of Edward Cullen. Catherine said, “Kristen was like, ‘It’s got to be Rob!’”
But the director made Pattinson make a promise first: “You’ve got to realize that Kristen is 17 years old,” she told the actor, who is four years older than his costar. “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.”
When Hardwicke had originally seen photos of Pattinson, she wasn’t sure if he was the right fit to play Edward Cullen. “He had been fired from his last job, he was unemployed, he was in debt,” Hardwicke says.
But she was convinced after he flew to Los Angeles – on his own dime – for the reading with his future love.
I still think they are cute together, don’t you?