Twilight Director Recalls Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart ‘Illegal’ Steamy First KISS

The director also revealed that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart did their audition on the director's bed.

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is recalling the very steamy audition of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for her 2008 blockbuster hit movie, and the reason that made her worried. Hardwicke said she became concerned when witnessing the intense chemistry between Robert, who was 21, and Kristen, who was 17 at the time.

During an appearance on The Big Hit Show podcast, the director of the movie stated, “I could tell they had a lot of chemistry, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ I thought, Kristen was 17. I don’t want to get in some illegal things.” The legal age of consent in California is 18-years-old, and Hardwicke felt inclined to remind Pattinson of this after the actor fell off a bed during the audition when the two actors kissed.

Then the director of Twilight went on explaining, “So I remember I told Rob, ‘By the way, Kristen is 17. In our country, it’s illegal to have a s**ual.’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, OK, whatever.'” Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson ended up later falling in love on set, a nearly four-year romance that the actress recently referred to as ‘young and stupid.’

The story came up on the podcast, which was recorded in Hardwicke’s home, as she gave a tour of her house including her bedroom where the two young actors locked lips. The audition was held in 2007, a year before the movie came out. “Rob and Kristen did the audition right here on the bed. They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed right there on this floor,” she said on the podcast.

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Talking about how the British actor looked back then, she remembered, “He walked in and he had his hair was dyed black for some play, with these wacky bangs. He was a bit out of shape.” “His shirt was just all messy, and I’m like, ‘Oh, OK. OK, let’s see how this goes.'” She went on, “Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed, the kissing scene, Rob was so into it he fell off the bed. I’m like, ‘Dude, calm down.’ And I’m in there filming with my little video camera, whatever.”

The movie became a cultural phenomenon and turned into a series of films that have grossed over $3.4 billion worldwide. After falling for each other onset, Stewart and Pattinson would go on to date for almost four years, from 2009 to 2012, before they split. The end of their romance was blamed on Stewart cheating with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.