‘Twilight’ stars embroiled in pay dispute

London: ‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke has landed herself into the alleged pay dispute which threatens to delay the final instalment of the movie franchise, insisting the film`s supporting cast "probably do" deserve a wage increase.

Although lead cast actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are receiving multi-million pound pay cheques stars like Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz are reportedly amidst negotiations for higher pay scales.

There is even talk going around about replacing some of the supporting cast if the negotiations fail.

"Ashley and Kellan have agents, managers, lawyers... you get all of these outside influences telling you should hold out for this much because you’re such an important part of the franchise,” The Daily Star quoted the director as saying.

"Possibly, Ashley and Kellan might not even be all that involved. They have all the other people telling them things and a lot of stuff can get mishandled. There’s so many possible misunderstandings. It breaks my heart.

"It could turn ugly. Do (these actors) deserve more money? Probably they do, on one level. But, if everybody makes so much money then... it’s complicated. What a mess," the director added.

The film, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’, will be shot in two parts, back-to-back starting autumn 2010.