Twilight Director Warns That Salary Negotiations "Could Get Ugly"
Posted on Tue May 18, 2010 03:30 PM PDT

twilight200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Catherine Hardwicke, director of the original Twilight film, says that if Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene press for too much money, they could get replaced.

Hardwicke tells UsWeekly: "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."

A source also tells the mag: "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."

Hardwicke adds, "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 heart. 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!"

Kristin Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are reportedly close to finalizing their deals ... said to be worth tens of millions each.

Photo courtesy: Summit Entertainment