Catherine Hardwick has stepped in over the pairs pay dispute, confirming the characters may be replaced if a resolution isnt found quickly.
Insiders have already revealed film bosses at Summit Entertainment are planning to split the final Twilight installment into two films.
The stars have reportedly branded current pay offers ‘offensive’ in comparison to the rest of the cast, and have refused to sign on the dotted line.
And it now seems more likely than ever that bosses will have to replace the two actors for final film, Breaking Dawn.
‘It would really break my heart if they were replaced, but it could happen,’ first Twilight director Catherine Hardwick told reporters at last weekend’s Twilight convention in Vancouver.
‘Things could turn ugly quickly.’
The pair, who play Alice and Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films were reportedly signed up for three of the movies, but are now trying to up their pay after the contracts expired.
But Catherine explains negotiating a new pay deal can be a confusing process.
‘They have all these people and outside influences telling you what to do,‘ she said.
‘They tell you to hold out for this much because you’re such an important part of the franchise, and everyone is telling you to ask for more.’
But staking too much of a claim can often land actors in hot water, and after already replacing one member of the Saga, Twilight bosses have shown they are not afraid to make changes to the cast.
‘A lot of stuff can get mishandled and misunderstood,’ Catherine said. ‘That is what happened with Rachelle Lafevre.’