Archive for July 24, 2012
ETA: Better translation added thanks to @linhey
His fans were very excited when Robert Pattinson visited Berlin a few weeks ago. The actor wasn’t here to promote his role of the vampire in “Twilight”, but to present David Cronenberg’s film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis”.
We spoke with the Englishman about his old and new roles and also about his best and worst moments of last year.
INTERVIEW: Mr. Pattinson, your hair has gotten longer again. You had your hair cut into a buzz cut back then. Was it for your role in “Cosmopolis” or “Bel Ami?”
ROB: Neither, it was for a movie in which I’m playing a soldier who found Sadam Hussein. The shoot was supposed to start in spring but it was postponed until fall.
INTERVIEW: Your roles left the fantasy genre and have become more realistic, do you agree?
ROB: As an actor, you just have to be very lucky to get great roles and when I like one, I’ll take the opportunity. If they do get more realistic, it’s either a coincidence or it happens subconsciously.
INTERVIEW: In front of the “Kino International” here in Berlin – where “Comospolis” will premiere this evening – faithful fans have been camping out since yesterday. Do you think about the possibility of scaring them off with such roles [as yours in Comospolis]? Your fans might want to see the vampire Edward Cullen instead of Eric Packer, a billionaire with an identity crisis.
ROB: I don’t think that is the case. Since I shot “Bel Ami” something peculiar happened: my fans gave me my favorite books as presents. Yesterday I was in Paris and at the premiere there was a queue of people who wanted to give me books! It’s incredible, isn’t it?
Here are some fan pics of Rob, Kristen and Taylor. Thanks to TinaQNguyen for sharing these with us
It has recently come to my attention that TwiFic Central is helping raise money for those affected by suicide. This is a great cause. So many people suffer in silence. You can check it out here.
This has always been a cause very close to my heart. I don’t share my story that freely often, but I do when it’s time to help others. I’ve always thought that if one day, I can save one life with my story, then it will have been worth me telling it. My mom committed suicide when I was 21. The people left behind after the suicide of a loved one are survivors. Time goes by, we learn to move on, the pain fades but it never really goes away. We learn to live with it and the past shadows our memories to make the transition a bit easier on us. I’ve always thought that suicide and mental illnesses are such a taboo in our society when they shouldn’t be. So many people suffer in silence and are scared to go get help. My advice to you is reach out to people, reach out to get the help you need. The people around you love you, no matter what you think. If you think that my story, one of someone who survived the suicide of a loved one, can help you in any way you can read it here. If you’ve ever thought of committing suicide please read it. Be advised it is a story filled with tears and grief. Start at the bottom and scroll back to the beginning. I don’t particularly like sharing it, but I do when I have to. I’m also not looking for pity from that story, it is part of my past now. It is a part of me, yes. However as I said, I wrote it for those who need to read it.
Please support TwiFic Central in their effort to raise money for those in need. Read their post here.
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Here are two Robert Pattinson fanmade videos made by verenajj
Farewell to Edward
HMV are selling an exclusive Bel Ami Blu-ray and DVD which contain footage of Rob at the Berlin film festival talking about Bel Ami at the press junket as well as on the red carpet which no other discs in the UK contain. You can purchase it here.
Thanks to Nikki at Premier for sending us this.
Here’s a short video of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart backstage at the TCAs.