Friday, December 11, 2009

Rob's Interview with Joy Magazine (Germany)

The man with the magic stare is and will be Hollywood’s hottest vam pire. Robert Pat tin son sat down with JOY author Frances Schoen berger and talked about the Twi light sequel, co-star kris ten Stew art — and his secret fears.
Robert Pat tin son slips through a hid den entry into the Four Sea sons Hotel in Bev erly Hills and greets me with a shy ‘hello’. Plaid shirt, black leather jacket and sport ing stub ble: the 6ft tall Brit seems more like a casual bohemian rather than the most wanted celebrity. I have the feel ing he doesn’t like the spot light on him self: His eyes keep wan der ing to the floor. How ever, it’s exactly that, his vul ner a bil ity and inse cu rity that sum up his incred i ble charisma.

JOY: When I met you last year you were still a new comer to this busi ness. Despite your break through career you don’t seem to have changed. You still appear down-to-earth, show ing up to an inter view by your self. Do you pass on an entourage?
RP: Hav ing lots of peo ple sur round ing me per ma nently makes me ner vous. I don’t need an assis tant or a men tor. The more peo ple hover over you the more peo ple will try to tell you what to do. I don’t care about their opin ions most of the time (laughs). Although I should try not to be too self-deprecating when being inter viewed and to not put myself down all the time because fans will prob a bly think ‘It’s true, he IS an idiot.’ (laughs)

JOY: The first Twi light movie pitch forked you on the crest of the wave. How did your every day life change with all the fame?
RP: Most of the time I don’t even notice being a celebrity because I’m con stantly work ing. We started shoot ing New Moon right after we fin ished Twi light and right now we are already work ing on Eclipse. On the set, it doesn’t mat ter if I’m famous or not. I get up at 5 in the morn ing and when I go home at night I’m so tired that I just want to sleep.

JOY: Which part of the fame don’t you like?
RP: It truly is bizarre, how the press keeps lung ing at me and how much they find to say about me. That means that I can’t go out as much — I need to hide when needed or lay false trails. I mean, I don’t have issues with peo ple chat ting me up on the street but if there is a bunch of girls swamp ing me, things get out of hand.

JOY: Dakota Fan ning, who plays the evil vam pire girl Jane, explains the hype of the female fans as such: ‘Edward is the per fect man, he is hand some and has great hair.’ What do you think about that?
RP: If all that mat ters is being attrac tive and have great hair, those aren’t tough con di tions, I’m not sure if I can live up to them though (laughs).

JOY: What’s the dif fer ence between you and Edward?
RP: I, too, have bad hair days (laughs).

JOY: What was it like to work with Kris ten Stew art again? Did your rela tion ship evolve even more after work ing on New Moon?
RP: I love work ing with some one that I really like. She’s been a great co-actor ever since we started shoot ing Twi light. Edward’s authen tic ity depends on her per for mance and vice versa. We chal lenge each other.

JOY: Would you say it’s eas ier to fall in love on a movie set?
RP: Of course we spend a huge amount of time together but that doesn’t mean I fall in love with all my co-stars. That would have meant start ing a love affair with Javier Bel tran after shoot ing Lit tle Ashes (laughs).

JOY: The female fans are all over the for bid den love between Bella and Edward. Do you think there is also a part, male fans can relate to?
RP: New Moon of all the movies pro vides the most excit ing plot: because Edward is so in love with Bella, he is going through per ma nent self-doubt, think ing he’s not good enough for her. That way he destroys the rela tion ship. I think every man can relate to that because we can be pretty con fused when being in love!

JOY: What does your fam ily in Eng land think about the Twi light hype?
RP: I don’t think they even notice it that much. The other day my mom called to tell me she liked the shirt I was wear ing in a pic ture. Up to this point my par ents have hardly been affected by the paparazzi. They are just really nice peo ple, a story about them would be rather bor ing. When my sis ter vis ited me in LA the other day she was shocked about how many mag­a zines had my pic ture on their covers.

JOY: When was the last time you vis ited Eng land?
RP: Almost a year ago when i was finally off work for 3 days. After that I only saw my par ents at the New Moon pre mier but we are plan ning to cel e brate christ mas together!

JOY: Back in Lon don you were the singer in a band called ‘Bad Girls’. Will there be any per for mances in the future?
RP: I am still writ ing songs and if I hap pen to have enough time it is a pos si bil ity. Singing used to be a hobby of mine but now there would be a lot of peo ple lis ten ing, or even crit i cize me. That scares me!

JOY: What is your next project?
RP: Next year I will be in New Mex ico, shoot ing a west ern movie called Unbound Cap tives, together with Hugh Jack man. This role will be so far off from the role of Edward, noone will be able to com pare them. My dad is really look ing for ward to that movie. He is bet ter with horses than with vam pires (laughs).

Courtesy of ThinkingofRob via RPLife

Translation by Robsessed83

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