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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).