Friday, November 6, 2009

Jeune & Jolie Magazine with Rob Interview



Within a week (right after Twilight came out), Robert Pattinson became a star who attracted hordes of fans everywhere he went. In person, wearing a discrete black & white stripped polo shirt, the actor is as charismatic as Edward Cullen, the vampire who stole Bella Swan’s heart (Kristen Stewart). Ending each response with a heartfelt laugh, Rob Pattz keeps running his hands through his messy hair, which contributed to his legend. Exclusive interview with the star for the release of New Moon on November 18th.

We tend to forget today the fact that fans were very hard on you when the casting of Twilight was announced.

Yes, that’s why I didn’t want to play Edward at the beginning. I felt that no one could be up to the standards of the role for the fans. I had no clue what Twilight was before going to the audition. I didn’t know if they were going to take me, but I really liked Kristen Stewart in “Into the Wild”, so I told myself “Why not try it out”, and I got the role… It’s only when we started filming that I started to realize how popular the novels were and I started to panic (laughs).

And now girls scream when you pass by them

Two year ago, I really had to work hard to get girls interested in me. I still look the same today and it’s funny to see how much the situation has changed. I only needed Stephenie Meyer, the author of the book, to say that I was beautiful and everyone believed her.

Your performance in Twilight finally pleased everyone

I’m the type of person that doesn’t know how to receive compliments. If people say I did good, I’ll answer “Yeah, yeah, great.” And if you say I was bad, I’ll agree with you and then detest you (laughs).

How do you react to the hysteria that surrounds you every time you go out?

Crowds are a challenge for me… I like Twilight and everyone involved, but I didn’t sign on for this, to hear people scream my name each time I step out the door. I had to adapt my life accordingly. It’s even more difficult since I’m a very private person to start off. I’ve been doing this line of work for a few years and I’m starting to forget what my life was before Twilight. Because of the internet and Twitter as soon as someone spots me somewhere the information spreads at a crazy speed. And the fans being… fanatic, a crowd forms quickly in front of the place where I am. If I’ve learned something recently it’s to never stay more than 20 minutes in the same place (laughs).

Even at the Cannes Festival back in May it was crazy

It was a real surprise for me, I thought the phenomenon was limited to America. Clearly I was wrong.

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Translation by Thinking of Rob


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