Twilight Zone Gallery 2008
Catherine Hardwick on "The Cullens" -- Stephenie Meyer created very specific histories and characteristics for each of the Cullen clan. Each of these complex backstories and special "skills" or "powers" gave the actors a great jumping off point. They each read all the details and descriptions in the books and asked Stephenie for more information about their characters. They spent a lot of time together at rehearsals, baseball practice, dinners, and hanging out around Portland -- they started to bond and become a family.