"When we cast Kristen for The Messengers, she was under 18. We added close to $1 million to the budget but we felt she was so special that we had to do it," said Nayer.Read the rest at Radaronline.
"There was a big debate at the studio over whether to hire her because she was only 16, but after reading her, there was no question that creatively she was the only choice. We literally changed our business plan to put her in the movie," agreed fellow casting head Kelly Wagner.
June 6, 2009
Kristen Stewart Has Acting Chops -- and a Big Paycheck
Radaronline interviewed Nancy Nayor, who cast Kristen in the Messengers, and here is what she had to say: