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'Twilight' Director Slams 'Sexist' Film Producers For 'Fighter' Snub

2/8/2011 12:46pm EST

Catherine Hardwicke Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has slammed studio bosses behind acclaimed boxing film The Fighter, insisting they refused her an interview because she's a woman.

Hardwicke was in control of the hugely successful first installment of the vampire series and helmed the highly-anticipated big screen retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale.

However, Hardwicke insists that despite her successes behind the camera, sexism in Hollywood still stops her getting jobs - explaining how chiefs behind Mark Wahlberg's Oscar-nominated film only had male directors on their shortlist.

She tells, "I couldn't get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man - am I crazy?"

"It's about action, it's about boxing, so a man has to direct it... But they'll let a man direct Sex and the City or any girly movie you've ever heard of."

Catherine Hardwicke

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