AnnaLynne McCord Confirms Negotiations for 'New Moon' Role

AnnaLynne McCord

While AnnaLynne McCord reveals that she is working out scheduling conflict between '90210' and 'New Moon', 'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke offers up reason for turning down the sequel.
"90210" star AnnaLynne McCord is on the verge of becoming one of "New Moon" cast ensemble. Responding to the speculations that she is considered to play Heidi in the "Twilight" sequel, the 21-year-old confirmed to MTV News that she is indeed in talks with director Chris Weitz and his team.

Of it, she gushed, "We are in negotiations. It's definitely something I would love to do; as most people know, I am obsessed with vampires. I'm a true-blood 'Twilight' fan all the way." She, furthermore, revealed that the hold-up for the deal is her hectic schedule. "There's some scheduling conflicts, and we're trying to work that out now," she explained. "We'll see what happens with it, but hopefully - fingers crossed - it'll smooth over and we'll be able to work it out."

On the occasion, the actress who will soon be seen in "Fired Up" revealed that she actually has been offered to play Rosalie for "Twilight". "They wanted me to play Rosalie. I met with the producers when 'Twilight' was casting, the original," she recalled. "I was on 'Nip/Tuck' at the time. And they were like, 'We'd love to have you in this little film we're doing called 'Twilight,' but the family only has small roles.'"

"They were like, 'It shoots in Oregon, so you probably couldn't do it anyway.' And I was like, 'If it shot [in L.A.] that would be cool," she continued explaining. "Then this little film 'Twilight' blows up, crazy. So, I came back in for a [recent 'New Moon'] meeting and was like, 'Hey, remember me? I supported you way back when!' I'm like, 'Let's do this!'"

Meanwhile, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke has finally spoken out about her decision to pass on "New Moon". Noting that she has been offered "more money than I or anyone in my family has ever seen" by Summit Entertainment for the sequel project, she told Entertainment Weekly (EW) that she turned it down because she couldn't do it "under the terms Summit set forth, with a limited budget and strict timetable".

In an interview posted on EW, the director fessed up that the offer came when she was having dinner in Paris with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. On her decision to give up the directing part, she shared "I was devastated. I really did feel a strong connection to the people around the world that liked the movie - and to Stephenie and the actors. But I just didn't think I could make a good movie under those circumstances."

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