Catherine Hardwicke: Breaking Dawn Salary Disputes "Could Turn Ugly."

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke warns that Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene could be replaced -- like Rachelle Lefevre -- in the hit vampire flicks if they ask for too much money to reprise their roles in Breaking Dawn.

"Ashley and Kellan have agents, managers, lawyers... you get all of these outside influences telling you you should hold out for this much
because you're such an important part of the franchise," Hardwicke told at the Twilight convention in Vancouver on Sunday.

The Hollywood Reporter says Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson have already received huge raises for their roles in Stephenie Meyer's
fourth book, which is rumored to be split into two movies. But the
secondary characters are still negotiating salaries.

A source tells Us that "Summit leaked the story to turn fans against the cast. They are leading the negotiations to the press and are trying to make them look greedy... Summit has made
millions and the cast is just looking to get what they deserve."

Said Hardwicke, "Possibly, Rachelle and Ashley and Kellan might not even be all that involved. They have all the other people telling them things
and a lot of stuff can get mishandled, like what happened with
Rachelle. There's so many possible misunderstandings. It breaks my

"It could turn ugly. Do [these actors] deserve more money? Probably they do, on one level. But if everybody make so much
money then... it's complicated. What a mess!" she continued.

The source tells Us, "The leads made 20 times as much on Eclipse than they did on Twilight," continues the source. "The non-leads are not asking for anything close to that."

Meanwhile, Pattinson and Stewart tell USA Today why they haven't been photographed together recently. (Us Weekly reported last month that they have a system for sneaking around to see
each other. While filming Eclipse, out June 30, they spent most of
their nights together, but, says a source, "always had two separate
drivers to give the illusion they weren't an item.")

"We have gotten better at hiding over the last year," Pattinson admits. Agrees Stewart, "We are just good hiders now."


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Comment by Alina Cipriano Cullen on May 17, 2010 at 7:20pm
noo i want Kellan and would ruin EVERYTHING!
Comment by KristinMoore on May 17, 2010 at 7:25pm
God I cant stand Catherine..we get it you did the first Twilight movie but you really dont need to put in your two cents anymore
Comment by Katie H on May 17, 2010 at 7:53pm
Um, Catherine actually knows what she's talking about. She's in the business. She knows what's going on. She's just trying to give some insight into the situation. Another point of view. No crime in that. And she's right - the actors could very easily be replaced. It's about time someone gave them a warning! You're saying the past directors can't comment on the future movies? Who made that rule?
Frankly I would've liked to see Catherine make more than just Twilight. I think the first film was the most true to the book and the characters. With a bigger budget, I bet she could've kicked some serious ass.
Comment by TwiORdiE on May 17, 2010 at 8:03pm
Ok...can someone explain why Taylor got $5Mil for New Moon, where he had a huge part in and now Kellan and Ashly want $4Mil?? There's something very wrong here... Just like any job, people are easily replaced. It would be sad to see them replaced, but honestly, greed can be so ugly on a person.
Comment by Cynthia G. on May 17, 2010 at 8:17pm
@TwiORdiE Because that's what he signed for before making Twilight and before it became the success it is. They all signed for 4 films and now that Summit wants to make a 5th film they all need to sign again, and obviously they are trying to cash in it. Taylor is probably negotiating a +$10 salary for it.
Comment by Laurie Cullen Whitlock on May 17, 2010 at 8:21pm
I WON'T believe anything until I HEAR IT STRAIT FROM Kellan and Ashley if they are staying OR leaving.I hope that they stay because it won't be the same with out them.I don't like how they replaced Rachelle.Bryce doesn't even look like Victoria. and if they get anyone else to play Emmett and Alice it will not be good.and the new people won't look like Em or Alice.
Comment by isabella m. cullen on May 17, 2010 at 8:24pm
i dont even want to believe will ruin the whole series because ive grown very attached with kellan nd ashley, and it would just break my heart if they dont finish wat they started......if all this is just because summit doesn't want 2 give them what they deserve it is a bunch a BS!!!...i was so mad when i herd that they were goin 2 replace least u would think that summit would be a bit honest, but instead they tried 2 blame it on scheduling with another movie rachelle was filming....uggg!!!!.....but if this is bout kellan and ashley wanting to get more money, and lettin the greed get 2 them, than i'm really dissapointed in thier need for more money and wat it has come to do!!...i'm hopeing 4 the 1st reason, but hopefully they sort all this out and soon!!!
Comment by TwiMom1 on May 17, 2010 at 8:35pm
Both can easily be replaced, unfortunately. I like both in the roles they play, but in Breaking Dawn they are NOT essential to the storyline. I really hope they don't take greedy lawyers' and agents' advice to the point of losing the roles at this point...I mean much does one person need to make?! These actors are getting outlandish salaries these days.
Comment by TwiMom1 on May 17, 2010 at 8:35pm
I honestly hope it is NOT all about salaries.
Comment by Taunny Cullen on May 17, 2010 at 8:55pm
I agree with TwiMom1. I mean they prob should get a raise, esp considering the major pay raise the twifecta got. I mean they would not make near that much money but they should get a little bit more. Summit is a new studio trying to make some ground. The Twilight movies will make a crap load of money as far as a profit margins go, therefore they want to spend as less money as possible. I really hope things work out for Kellan and Ashley but cameras will roll at the end of the year with or without them. That is a fact.


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