Catherine Hardwicke says 'Red Riding Hood' wolf scarier than 'Twilight' wolves - What do you think?
03/13/2011 by Kristina Lopez
If there's anyone who knows on screen wolves, it's Catherine Hardwicke, the director of both the first "Twilight Saga" film and the newly released "Red Riding Hood." So when asked at the Los Angeles premiere of "Red Riding Hood," which wolf was scarier, Jacob and his Quileute tribe wolf pack or the menacing wolf terrorizing the local village in "Hood," Hardwicke replied, "There's no contest and I'm offended you even asked." "Our wolf is a super bad ass, it's not cuddly, it's not friendly, it does not protect Bella. This wolf is mean." Just like the wolves in "Twilight," "Red Riding Hood's" wolf is computer generated and the film's star, Amanda Seyfried, says it was "really difficult" filming with a pretend wolf, since the wolf was computer-generated in post-production. "They weren't there when I had to pretend I was talking to this imaginary piece of wood, sorry, an imaginary wolf that was a piece of wood for me," told OnTheRedCarpet.com and other news outlets at the film's premiere. "That was like the most grueling two days of the shoot because I was hyperventilating and I had to keep this level of fear for two days in 80 different angles. There was at one point a big, Styrofoam wolf called Stuffy who didn't talk back... it was just really difficult." "Red Riding Hood" is based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and is set for release on Friday, March 11. Seyfried plays Valerie, a young girl who lives in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, who can take on a human form. In the film, Seyfried's character falls in love with an orphaned woodcutter, played by Shiloh Fernandez, and wants to run away with him to avoid an arranged marriage. However, their plan is stalled when her older sister turns up dead and Valerie discovers she has a unique connection to the werewolf. "Red Riding Hood" is co-produced by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who helmed the first "Twilight" film. The movie also stars Virginia Madsen, Billy Burke and Gary Oldman. "Amanda is just kick-ass drop dead gorgeous and sexy," Hardwicke said about Seyfried. "She is fearless. She can do anything. Comedy, sexy, scary and she's brave and just drop dead beautiful. She looks like she came off the pages of a fairy tale." So which wolf is scarier? Vote in our poll below!
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