The film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, tells People Stewart, 28, was cast first as the story centered around the female lead Bella Swan who falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen.
Of the audition process, Hardwicke says when the two first met they “were both shy.”
“For me, it was really important to have a great chemistry [between Bella and Edward],” Hardwicke, 62, says. “[They] had to be the coolest couple that you just had to feel that electricity between them.”
The director says she had Stewart