Let's start with what we know to be true about the time Rob and Kristen auditioned, based on interviews. The Facts.
Catherine Hardwicke on the audition:
"This is the bed. That's where we had the first kiss between Rob and Kristen," Hardwicke beamed on Thursday when we visited her home just blocks from the beach, to celebrate such MTV Movie Awards moments as the Best Kiss nominee born on her own personal bed. "We did the audition — the chemistry read — here to see if these two would have chemistry. To see if their kiss would be exciting and cool.
"They came to my house — they had just met," Hardwicke remembered, inviting MTV News' Tim Kash to sit on the same edge of the bed where RPattz had made his move all those months before. "I said, 'I know you just met, but I need you to do this scene. We're gonna do it in my bedroom, on the bed — and you're really gonna kiss.'
"Kristen already had to kiss three other guys that day," Hardwicke smiled, addressing the Twilighters. "I know that's torturous, ladies."
Then it came time for the young actor they were referring to as "Bachelor Number Three." "She was kind of sleepy and just hanging out — and then Robert appeared in the room," Hardwicke remembered. "His hair was a little different — it was his Dalí hair, with the black bangs."
Although the finished product would be sexy enough for a Movie Awards nomination, Rob and Kristen's first smooch was anything but. "He was a bit nervous, because suddenly you've just met a girl and you're going to start making out with the person — and someone is filming," remembered Hardwicke, who was capturing test footage on film to show the studio. "[Pattinson] was really wild on the first take — use your imagination.
"I had to tell him, 'This is going to be a PG-13 movie!' and have him settle down a little bit," she laughed. "Afterwards, Kristen and I were looking at each other like, 'Whoa!'
"They had to do it three times," she remembered. "The first time, they went a little too far, and I was like, 'I can't show this to anybody at the studio!' After we finished the whole thing and we had met bachelors one, two, three and four, Kristen said, 'It has to be Rob.' She basically threatened me."
More From Catherine:
''It was electric,'' Hardwicke says. ''The room shorted out, the sky opened up, and I was like, 'This is going to be good."
Kristen to Vanity Fair Daily about the audition:
"Well, I basically cast him. We did one day of auditions and a bunch of guys came in. Catherine Hardwicke, the director, afterwards was like, "What do you think? This is such a hard choice." I was like, "Are you kidding me!? It's such an obvious choice!" It couldn't have been better. It was sort of perfect."
More From Kristen:
"It started in the audition process. He was the only guy who came in and looked like he was thinking about something other than how to pose statuesque,” she revealed. “I could feel a lot of pain from him—very afraid—and that’s what Edward should be. He’s sort of the weaker counterpart in the relationship. He’s not the surefooted one; she is.”
More on what Catherine Hardwicke had to say about the audition between Rob and Kristen:
About the auditions (At Comiccon 08)
- Rob on his audition
We have the facts, lets move on to the speculation.
- MA was never Kristen's BF. There have been posts on Ted's Awful Truth blog by the poster named "Secrecy" who claims they were only friends and that Kristen fell for Rob when she met him:
From August 19th on Ted's Bitch Back blog:
"MA and Kristen were friends. Good friends. He's a nice guy and was close to the family. Pastew liked him really well. MA was not bf. Secrecy states that he was a PA. The film industry will not accommodate a bf as part of a star's entourage. MA was always along, in the capacity of PA. MA did not start trying to win K's heart until RP started to try to win K's heart. K liked RP from the beginning..the audition. Feelings were mutual. You will not find a interview with K where she describes her feelings for MA as that of a bf/love of my life because he wasn't that to and for her. Notice too, that MA doesn't ever speak of K in those tones in interviews. Likewise, there will be no statement of breakup, because there is nothing to breakup from. "
From The Awful Truth blog on August 21nd "Where did R-Patzz Go"
"Kristen by her own definition stated that she didn't "date" anyone until she was 16. She met Rob when she was 17. This doesn't give enough time for the thought that she "dated" MA for that long. Now she knew MA, because of the movie they were in. That was 2004, and she was 14. Also, I want to clairfy something from yesterday that seems to get people confused about those posts. Secrecy didn't state that MA/KS never dated. She stated that their "dating" was not "serious", and that by Twilight, by the audition Kristen was free. If you think about that, it makes sense. If Kristen were in a loving long term relash with MA, why would she have had the hots for Rob right out of the gate? And you can SEE that in the Twilight Tuesday vid's. You can see that at her Bday. Secrecy also didn't bash MA. Just said that his and Kristen's relash was not of a seriously into you nature. It was casual dating"
- Uncredited speculation:
Kristen was the one with a crush on Rob and wanted him before the audition.
Theories based on the above:
- Kristen and Rob fell in love during, and have been together, since the audition. They fell in love straight away and since MA was not her boyfriend at all, there was nothing in their way to start dating.
- Kristen and Rob fell in love during the audition, but Kristen was still with MA so they did not start dating straight away because Kristen did not just want to dump MA and she may have hoped to work things out because she felt she owed it to him, since he was her first BF and he was safe and familiar. Of course MA was not going to let her go without a fight either. That's why Kristen and Rob started out as friends and did not get together until a later time.
- Kristen and Rob fell in love during the audition and although she was dating MA at the time, it didn't stop Rob and Kristen from getting together, because she and MA were not in a serious relationship.
- Kristen and Rob fell in love during the audition, and although both were single since MA was just a friend, they needed some time to deal with these intense feelings and so R/K did not get together straight away and started out as friends.
Note from Bronze: Most of the above theories do not make Kristen look so good with the BF-switching etc. Keep in mind it is speculation and this site remains neutral.
Also, none of above has ever been verified as fact in any way.