The Chicago Tribune interviewed Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recently to talk about her new film Red Riding Hood. Catherine briefly talked about Shiloh Fernandez as Edward, but Kristen Stewart and Shiloh didn’t have the instant chemistry.
Q: Who are the men competing for Red Riding Hood’s affections?A: One of them is Peter, played by Shiloh Fernandez. She feels he is her soul mate, but he’s had more of a troubled past. They love each other but that’s not the way her mother wants Amanda’s life to go. She wants her daughter to have a better life and arranges a marriage with Henry, who’s played by Max Irons, the son of Jeremy Irons. He’s a very striking-looking kid, as is Shiloh, who’s very soulful. Shiloh was my runner-up for Edward in “Twilight” but he and Kristen [Stewart] didn’t have the instant chemistry lock that is now well-known.
Ah, the chemistry.