In an interview with Time, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke commented on the rumored relationship between stars Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson — a subject the young actors have refused to speak about publicly, ew.com reports.

“In terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie,” said Hardwick. “Nothing crossed the line while on the first film. I think it took a long time for Kristen to realize, O.K., I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.”