‘Twilight’ Director Says Jenna Ortega & Jacob Elordi Would Be Cast In Reboot

Catherine Hardwicke, director of the original “Twilight” films, suggested Jenna Ortega and Jacob Elordi as ideal picks for a potential reboot’s Bella and Edward. During an interview on Josh Horowitz’s Watchalong podcast, Hardwicke praised Elordi’s potential as Edward and acknowledged Ortega’s talent. She reminisced about the initial hesitation in casting Robert Pattinson as Edward, citing concerns about his appearance, which were eventually dispelled as Pattinson’s portrayal became iconic. Despite doubts, Pattinson’s success soared post-“Twilight,” with Hardwicke highlighting his transformation into a Hollywood heartthrob. However, she affirmed confidence in Pattinson’s appeal, assuring the studio of his potential to captivate audiences. Hardwicke’s insights shed light on the intricate casting process and the evolution of Pattinson’s career from initial skepticism to global stardom, showcasing the enduring legacy of the “Twilight” franchise and its impact on its cast members.

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