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

Tue, January 31, 2012 7:49am EDT 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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