She denies Summit Entertainment “fired” her: “In my contract, I had the first right of refusal.”
In a new Newsweek profile, Catherine Hardwicke (whose vamped up version of Little Red Riding Hood hit screens March 11) says she has no regrets about walking away from the mega-successful Twilight franchise and dismisses a blog report that Summit Entertainment fired her.
“I couldn’t even be fired, that’s what’s so funny,” she says. “In my contract, I had the first right of refusal.”
She says she said no to New Moon, the film’s second installment, because the studio wanted to rush it out. “I do not regret it at all, thank the Lord,” she says. “The truth is I liked the first book the best.”