Catherine Hardwicke Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


4th March 2011

Quote: "There's hype but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit annoyed at the Twilight comparisons." Amanda Seyfried is angry her upcoming Red Riding Hood blockbuster, directed by Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke, is being compared to the vampire franchise.


25th February 2011

Quote: "Amanda had met Shiloh before and did not like him, so when I told Amanda I was going to bring him in to audition, she made a face. But she tried it, and they hit it off." Director Catherine Hardwicke had to persuade her Red Riding Hood star Amanda Seyfried to work with newcomer Shiloh Fernandez.


13th November 2010

Fact: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke had tipped actor SHILOH FERNANDEZ to play the role of Edward Cullen in the hit vampire franchise before Robert Pattinson won her over with his audition. She has since cast him in her new film Red Riding Hood.


14th October 2010

Fact: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke is in negotiations to turn William Shakespeare's classic romance ROMEO & JULIET into a U.S. TV movie.


7th August 2009

Quote: "I was so happy when she was the youngest person to ever be nominated for a best actress Golden Globe, but she deserved an Oscar." Director Catherine Hardwicke on her THIRTEEN star Evan Rachel Wood.


26th March 2009

Fact: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke dedicated two songs to her Lords of Dogtown star Heath Ledger during a recent taping of hip Los Angeles radio station KCRW's Guest DJ Project show. The late actor lip-synced to one of the tunes, Rod Stewart's Maggie May, in the skateboarding movie.


6th February 2009

Fact: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke is to tell the story behind the movie in a "making of..." book titled Twilight: Director's Notebook. It is due for release next month (Mar09).


14th December 2008

Fact: Chris Weitz, the director of THE GOLDEN COMPASS, American Pie and About A Boy, is set to replace Catherine Hardwicke as the director for NEW MOON, the second installment in the TWILIGHT series.


5th December 2006

Fact: Director Catherine Hardwicke saved cash on her religious epic THE NATIVITY STORY by using a set from Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven movie as KING HEROD's palace in her film.


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