Robert Pattinson Was 'Nervous' Around Kristen Stewart, Says 'Twilight' Director

Tue, January 31, 2012 7:49am EST by 26 Comments
Courtesy of Summit Entertainment, Young Hollywood (inset)

In a new interview, Catherine Hardwicke reveals the REAL reason Rob had to pop a Xanax before his ‘Twilight’ audition.

We’ve heard this before, but honestly, we never get tired of hearing it: Robert Pattinson has always been in love with Kristen Stewart! “He was nervous,” Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recalls during a chat with Young Hollywood at Sundance. “I know he really liked Kristen. I think he [had always had a crush.]”

Catherine says she invited Rob to audition at her house to help calm his nerves, and believe it or not, no one expected the movie to blow up into a global phenomenon.

“The weekend before it opened, they were telling me, ‘Maybe it’s only 400 girls in Salt Lake City… texting,'” Catherine says.

Well, that was a slight underestimate.

Watch Catherine’s full interview below for more talk of Rob and Kristen:

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Charing128

Posted at 6:09 PM on February 11, 2012  

I think Kristin also had a crush on Robert the very first time she meet him.They had chemistry together and they both know it. The 2 of them are really good together its’like this movie is made for them. Twilight became global because they pick the right peole to play it.

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Nobody Special

Posted at 7:32 PM on January 19, 2013  

@ Charing128: I could not have said it any better, myself. If they ahd casted anyone else for Edward & Bella, if woulda bombed. The casting, for the entire cast was perfect ! I mean, I could not imagine anyone else playing Dr. Carlisle, or Rosalie, or anyone else. The timing / casting was nothing short of perfect.

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sam

Posted at 11:19 AM on February 4, 2012  

he didnt pop a xanax, it was a valume, and it wasnt a whole one it was a fourth. gosshhhh

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Trenice

Posted at 10:58 AM on February 4, 2012  

I absolutly love edward and bella together they are both gorgeous nothing could make me more happy then seeing them (meeting them is on my bucket list) the twilight saga is my all time fav movies they should get married if there commited to it they will so be the next jay and bee!

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Francesca

Posted at 12:45 PM on February 1, 2012  

Well, it’s well known that Rob saw Kristen in ‘Into the Wild” before he met her and developed a crush. In the NBC morning show, when the interviewer asked him if he still had a crush on Kristen, he said,”isn’t it obvious?”. He also stated that Kristen was the only reason he wanted to do Twilight, that she brought something out of him that he doesn’t even understand, and that you can fall in love with someone very quickly. Sooo..I really don’t think that this HL post is all that quixotic, but rather plausible.

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DD

Posted at 10:48 AM on February 1, 2012  

SO WHAT’S THE TRUTH????????????????

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DD

Posted at 11:04 AM on February 1, 2012  

SO WHAT’S THE TRUTH????????.ROBERT WENT ON A DATE WITH SOMEONE ELSE AFTER THE REALESE OF TWILIGHT…

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Miri

Posted at 3:03 PM on February 1, 2012  

Kristen had a boyfriend at that time!

 
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bahar

Posted at 8:35 AM on February 1, 2012  

i love robert pattinson. he doesnt that works . he is fantastic guy.rob keristin not good for you realyyyyyyy.

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Reyna Beltran

Posted at 9:39 PM on January 31, 2012  

I LOVE ROBERT PATTINSON <3

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Rayn

Posted at 3:01 PM on February 1, 2012  

Well sorry he is in love with Kristen!

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yasmin

Posted at 3:34 PM on January 31, 2012  

We stop to discuss! The important thing is that Robsten are together and happy:)

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sarah

Posted at 1:41 PM on January 31, 2012  

Catherine, Fame called, wants it’s 15 minutes back!

Chatty Cathy is starting to resemble the your crazy hippy aunt, telling the same lame drug induced story over and over again.

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Mirna

Posted at 2:47 PM on January 31, 2012  

Lol. I’ll say.

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Go easy

Posted at 10:05 PM on January 31, 2012  

“Chatty Cathy” did not bring up Rob/Kris or Twilight, the interviewer did. The interviewer expounded more than CH. Give the lady a break. She will be hounded about that topic for the rest of her life. I am sure she is tired of it, but she stays polite. (More than I can say for some of you…ahem Sarah…..)

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lis

Posted at 1:13 PM on January 31, 2012  

Honestly, people, who’s to say what someone is capable of feeling? Everyone is different, so why can’t it be possible to fall a bit in love with someone from the start? When someone’s heart knows, they know. That’s it. And seeing as how Catherine Hardwicke was there to witness their interactions and spent months with them, she’d have a very solid basis for her thoughts. We don’t. Accept it.

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jen

Posted at 11:31 AM on January 31, 2012  

Ok let’s add this: Catherine made Rob swore on to a mountain of 100 million bibles not to touch, love, and do whatever to Kristen!.LOL!, because Kristen was only 17 years old when they started Twilight. So their chemistry must have been very strong even off set_playfully biting each others ears and neck and that must have prompted Catherine to launch her campaign of “no sex before 18″…to Rob! LOL!

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Nat

Posted at 8:21 PM on January 31, 2012  

You are right. Catherine wanted someone else for the part. But after witnessing their chemistry there is no way she would have pick someone else. And Kristen was dating someone else at the time. So you can say there must have been electricity in that room for sure. And to make sure that she tell Rob here in the US no sex with minors. This bedroom was steaming for sure lol.

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Michele

Posted at 8:15 AM on January 31, 2012  

Oh, please. You guys must be really desperate the write such silly tripe. Not to comment on Rob’s relationship with Kristen now, not to say he wasn’t a fan when he first met her, was attracted to her, a crush, okay fine. But in love with her? Really? What is he, twelve? How can you be in love with someone you’ve never met? He’d never met Kristen. And why wouldn’t he have been nervous, it was an addition, after all. Come on, you can do better than this. I realize Rob’s been absent lately, which is inconsiderate of him as it leaves you people with little material, but this is so silly it made me laugh. Guess that’s okay though, if that was your intent, a laugh is always a good thing.
Michele

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starry

Posted at 8:28 AM on January 31, 2012  

you don’t know anything about robsten than shut up and don’t ever make comment !!! robert crush to kristen stewart from the first time he watched kristen movie (into the wild) and that’s the truth , searching on youtube robert interview he crush on kristen and just watch catherine hardwick interview ….. and you will understand !!!!

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JJ

Posted at 9:01 AM on January 31, 2012  

wow are you 12? Please don’t make yourself look stupid. @Michele, I agree with you.

 
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DD

Posted at 10:46 AM on January 31, 2012  

I think robert really had a crush on kristen .There was a news that they were seen together in a cafe and robert did something that showed there love..:)

 
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Michele

Posted at 11:17 AM on January 31, 2012  

@ Starry,
Oh my, I really upset you. Not my intent at all so calm down. But I seriously doubt Rob was “in love” with Kristen before he met her. You cannot be in love with someone you don’t know unless you are delusional, and I give Rob a lot more credit than that. Infatuated? Sure. A crush? Okay. But love? Unh-uh.

 
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tiffany

Posted at 11:33 AM on January 31, 2012  

wow! and no he wasnt 12 as a matter of fact, hes 25, do your research before you go running your mouth about something you obviously do not know anything about.

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Michele

Posted at 5:04 PM on February 1, 2012  

@ Tiffany,
I did not say Rob was 12, only that a 12 year old would love someone without knowing them. And I know enough about love to know that you cannot love an image, the way you love a real person. You and Starry are unnecessarily nasty, simply because my opinion differs from yours. Katherine said Rob really liked Kristen, which makes sense, and maybe he was in ‘lust’ at first sight, but HL said he was ‘always’ in love with her. I’m just saying, though it sounds very romantic, it isn’t very realistic. But what really blows me away is your anger. Ever heard of the word tolerance? We do have freedom of speech after all.

 
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MP123

Posted at 12:29 PM on January 31, 2012  

&& How do you know that they had never met? Juss sayin. (:

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