Catherine Hardwicke revealed that she loves to work again with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and considersthem to be "close to [her] heart".
reports that the Twilight
director developed a bond with the rumoured couple while on the set of the first film in the vampire franchise in 2008.
"I think they're wonderful; they're super close to my heart," Hardwicke said.
"I'd love to [work with them again], if the right project comes up at the right time, that would be awesome."
She added that she was the first to spot the chemistry
between Pattinson and Stewart, explaining: "I was exactly right there when they first met, so I saw it all from the beginning.
"I saw that they both had that wonderful fascination with each other, and that's why I cast Rob [nTwilight