Catherine Hardwicke

Twilight Director Catherine Hardwick Helps Heap Praise On "Unreal" Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried  in Red Riding Hood movie still.

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has heaped praise on her Red Riding Hood star Amanda Seyfried, insisting the Mamma Mia! actress is the perfect addition to any movie.

The moviemaker admits the young star metamorphosed before her very eyes on the set of the new thriller, inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood fable, and she never knew which Seyfried she’d be working with from one day to the next.

Hardwicke coos, “She’s got one of the most incredible faces… Sometimes she’s Angelina Jolie, sometimes she’s a young Michelle Pfeiffer, sometimes she’s an alien, sometimes she’s a 15-year-old Dakota Fanning. She goes through every kind of transformation.

“And she is fierce and beautiful… She’s a wild child. You don’t know what’s going to happen or come out of her mouth, and that’s thrilling.”

And the director admits Seyfried was a pleasure to work with when the cameras weren’t rolling.
She adds, “She’s not a diva… She’s generous, funny, spontaneous, and she doesn’t complain and isn’t a pain in the a** to work with. She’s kind of unreal.”