ROBERT Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were originally told NOT to date — by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke!
In a new interview with Time magazine, Hardwicke says she warned the hunky British actor against dating Stewart because she was only 18 at the time.
“After I cast him, I told Rob, don’t even think about having a romance with her . . . She’s under 18. You will be arrested.”
Hardwicke couldn’t confirm whether the pair — Rob, 23, and Kristen, 19 — hooked up while making Twilight, but had close conversations with Stewart about the situation.
“In terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie. Nothing crossed the line while on the first film,” she explains.
“I think it took a long time for Kristen to realize, O.K., I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.”
It was recently claimed that Pattinson hated working with Hardwicke, who was dumped for the sequel New Moon.
“Catherine and Rob didn’t exactly get along that well,” a source told FOX News. “Rob is more a method actor and likes to take time and get into his character while Catherine likes to get things moving. It caused a lot of tension between them.”
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