Asked what she would tell theatergoers who have no interest in vampires that might make them want to see Twilight, her new film adapting Stephenie Meyers' best-selling story of immortal longings and teen love, director Catherine Hardwicke laughs: "I would say that when you come out of the theater you might be in danger of whoever went with you ... just grab(bing) you and start making out with you. ..." The director of gritty urban fare like Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown, Hardwicke also explained how she truly identified with Twilight's teen heroine and got into the supernatural series: "When I read the book, I just got drawn in, and ... as I read the book I just started becoming Bella, and just breathing and hyperventilating, like her, and getting mezmerized by the whole experience. ..." Hardwicke spoke about undead romance, adapting a much-loved book, the classic vampire visions she avoided, and much more with Cinematical in Los Angeles. You can listen to the podcast here at Cinematical by clicking below:

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    EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

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    EXCLUSIVE: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

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    The cast of 'Twilight'

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    Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

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    Cam Gigandet as James, Edi Gathegi as Laurent and Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria

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    Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

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    Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale

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    Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Cam Gigandet as James

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    Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

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    Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

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