While accepting the Inspiration Award from Step Up Women’s Network on June 10, Catherine Hardwicke spoke up about the struggles she faced getting Twilight made.
She mentioned how difficult it was to get Twilight made since it had a female protagonist and was told from her point of view, and she mentioned that studios were worried “only sixty girls in Salt Lake City” would watch the film.
She spoke about hoping women get more recognition as directors, especially since less than 10% of directors in Hollywood are female. Catherine said she was proud of Twilight’s success with a female protagonist and lead actress, and female director. She also pointed out that although the movie has surpassed everyone’s expectations, the directors for the next four movies are male.
Via Hollywood Life