Here is the translation of Glossy Magazine – Netherlands
Not a lot of new quotes, but a nice overview
What’s the secret of sexsymbol Robert Pattinson?
Those who never heard of Robert Pattinson must have been living on a deserted island the past two years. Ever since the 24 year old British actor played Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga, there have been lots of women swooning over him. Glossy wanted to know: what makes this it-boy so sexy?
Tossled hair, sultry eyes and a hot body are THE ingredients for a teen-idol and Robert Pattinson has it all. But he almost didn’t become the star he is today. For the audition of Twilight, the first of the 4 Twilight Saga movies (based on the popular book by Stephenie Meyer) he made a video which never reached the casting director. Robert thought he was so bad at acting that he didn’t dare send it in. The fact that he eventually did get invited to audition was due to his part of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Cedric doesn’t make it to the end of the movie, but Roberts carreer started here.
The Brit wasn’t convinced though. Shortly after the audition he called his parents: “I told them ‘This is it, I’m quitting!’ and the only thing they said was ‘Okay’. That wasn’t the answer I was expecting.” Robert needed all the support he could get. The hardcore Twilight-fans, called Twi-hards, weren’t that enthausiastic about Robert playing their favourite vampire.
Stephenie Meyer, the ‘spiritual mother’ of Edward Cullen, was convinced mister Pattinson could do it and made sure he got the part in the Twilight Saga.