With three big names — Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Bill Condon — being floated as potential candidates to direct “Breaking Dawn,” it seems that, along with Robert Pattinson , both Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning have strong feelings about Van Sant.
“Oh my god! He just makes stunning movies. I just love his work,” Stewart gushed at the red carpet for her new flick, “The Runaways,” on Wednesday in New York. “I don’t know exactly what he would bring to the film but he’s [great].”
Van Sant has directed many films over his 20-year-plus career, with “Milk,” “Good Will Hunting,” “My Own Private Idaho” and “Drugstore Cowboy” among the best known.
And although Stewart feels the directors who have helmed the previous “Twilight” flicks have been great, she knows that Van Sant could bring his unique vision to the saga. “All of his movies are so true to how people [are] … they are just more realistic,” she said. “They’ve got so much depth. I feel that all of the movies have that [something]. I feel like all the directors have already brought that, but he’s one of my favorites, so I would love that.”
Her “Runaways” and “Twilight” co-star Fanning, who also stopped to chat with MTV News at the premiere , is down for any of the three candidates to come onboard, but sees why Van Sant could make for a unique fit. “I think they’re considering a lot of directors. I don’t know a lot about it, but I’m sure he’d be amazing,” she said. “He’s very talented. Anybody would be lucky to be a part of this phenomenon. I feel so lucky. I think that’d be exciting … whoever they chose I know they’ll be good.”
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