Twilight director finally solves long-running egg mystery from the series

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Photo credit: Summit Entertainment
Photo credit: Summit Entertainment

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has finally solved a long-running mystery from the series that has been keeping fans awake at night.

In the franchise's first movie, vampire Emmett Cullen (played by Kellan Lutz) is seen holding a bag of hard-boiled eggs as he walks through the school cafeteria.

But why? Is it a clever reference to movies often containing Easter eggs for fans to watch out for?

Photo credit: Summit Entertainment
Photo credit: Summit Entertainment

Well, the answer is no. In an interview with Insider, Hardwicke explained that Emmett had all those eggs because Kellan himself would on set.

"I saw Kellan one day carrying a bag of, like, one dozen hard-boiled eggs," she said. "I'm like, 'What in the hell is going on? You're not going to eat like a dozen eggs, are you?'

"I never had seen anybody carrying around a Ziploc bag of one dozen eggs and going to eat them all day long. I was just laughing so hard. I'm like, 'OK, [Emmett] has to have those eggs. You have to carry that in that scene,' because it was just outrageous."

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Kellan himself has previously stayed quiet on the egg situation, posting an Instagram photo from the film last September while teasing fans.

He captioned the pic: "Man, I really do miss this character. So grateful for all the good times and fun with all the cast and crews throughout all the years.

"Emmett : Can you guess how many eggs? Everyone : '...we don’t care how many eggs...we want to know WHY!?!' Emmett : 😎"

Now we want to know how many eggs...

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