Director Catherine Hardwicke
on "Edward" -- Casting and creating this role on film was the supreme challenge of the film. We had to find the "most handsome man in the world" -- the object of every female reader's affection -- and he had to be a nuanced, soulful actor with pale skin AND able to pass for a high school student. Even with all these requirements, after an extensive search, we found four candidates. Then came the real test: chemistry with Kristen Stewart
. Robert flew over from London for the "chemistry test," and when he and Kristen did a series of scenes together you could really feel their connection It was electric.