Robert Pattinson gives an exclusive interview to The Daily Record   11 comments


Twilight star Robert Pattinson finds being lusted after such hard work, he never stays in the same place for more than 20 minutes.

The 23-year-old Brit has become a sensation as the cold Edward Cullen in vampire movie Twilight.

This week, he took the Hottie award at the Teen Choice Awards – with Megan Fox winning the female equivalent – and was voted the sexiest man in the world ahead of Brad Pitt, and David Beckham in a Glamour magazine poll.

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It means Robert is mobbed wherever he goes by screaming girls, especially since the explosion of social networking site Twitter.

“I can’t remember what my normal life is like,” he admitted in one of his quieter moments.

“Because of internet stuff and Twitter, there will be a crowd if you are in a place for more than half an hour.

“I’ve learned never to stay in the same place for more than 20 minutes.”

He laughed, seemingly still amazed at the Beatles-like level of fandom he has following him.

While many would love that kind of adulation, anyone watching Robert when doing interviews will see he finds the situation difficult to deal with.

The actor, who become a teen pin-up as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter films The Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix, hates watching himself on screen and even had a panic attack at the premiere of Twilight.

“The biggest challenge is coping with the crowds,” he admitted. “I am a quiet, private person. It’s strange.You have to change a little bit.

“Walking down the street comes with screaming. I still can’t watch myself either. I have always been like that. Watching myself at the Twilight premiere was a mistake.

“I had never watched anything of myself since Harry Potter.

“But I went to it because my whole family was coming to see it.

“Nothing comes other than this pure discomfort.

“I can’t watch myself. I am just feeling everybody else’s reaction. I can’t handle that at all.”

However, Robert claims he’s not shy when he’s on set – it’s only when the film is finished he feels uncomfortable.

But he claims he doesn’t care about how he looks, although he seems to be contradicting himself.

Surely if he didn’t care, he would be happy to watch himself? He said: “It seems pointless watching it.You get a big ego or you become depressed. So I avoid it altogether.”

Away from packed cinemas is also a difficult time for the actor – and not just because of ego. In June, he was hit by a taxi in NewYork while trying to run away from screaming girls.

During filming for Twilight follow-up New Moon, there were claims he was being protected by the NewYork police and Robert admits he prefers it when there are big crowds because there will be security on hand.

“But when you are by yourself, your paranoia runs and runs,” he said.

Perhaps not the sentiment of the cool vampire he plays in Twilight and the sequel – which will be released in cinemas in November.

The film, already a huge hit as a book, took 11 gongs at the Teen Choice Awards, with Robert winning Best Hottie and Best Actor.

In the new film, there’s a love triangle between vampire Edward, his human love-interest Bella – played by rumoured girlfriend Kirsten Stewart – and werewolf Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner.

In the film, Robert goes topless and again that awkwardness is apparent, despite the actor working as a model for four years.

“I was so uncomfortable doing it,” he claimed. “It really is so embarrassing,” he added with a laugh.

Since the success of Twilight, Robert has played surrealist painter Salvador Dali in Little Ashes and harrowing romantic drama Remember Me, which also stars former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, a film that is due out early next year.

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Posted August 15, 2009 by justfp in Robert Pattinson

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11 responses to “Robert Pattinson gives an exclusive interview to The Daily Record

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  1. Won’t u be happy when the interviews are less redundant and these brilliant journalist ask some new questions? I’m hoping the vanity fair article coming up has stuff we don’t expect. Thanks for the article, regardless, FP 🙂 my rant is not a reflection on u but rather a pet peeve about the questions asked by the lucky bastards that get to ask them. I tell ya he should grant one mature, dedicated fan an interview (ToR anyone)…tell me his (sane) fans wouldn’t have great ass questions for him.

    • To be honest if I had to do an interview with him I don’t even know what I’d ask…

      Some ppl on Twitter have shown no respect at all in saying where he is. I find it horrible that they do that.

      • its awful…he has such a wide range of fans…not just in age but in sanity and maturity. where’s the humility in these “fans” that stalk him? sure i’d like to be a lost puppy that follows him around but my god i have dignity! LOL
        i could never do an interview. maybe if i had alot to drink…i think my drinking alter ego could handle it. or maybe a xanax LOL

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  3. Well said…

    I wish I could interview him, I actually have some really good questions that are unrelated to his love life, Twilight or screaming girls.

    • LOL Well if I did interview him there would be none of those questions either. You know me better 😉

    • i would want to know more about his reasoning behind the roles he’s picking…what he likes about them and what he looks out for in the script and character. i really want to hear him talk more about his acting career and future…i’m so excited for his upcoming movies and they’re so different (ummm HELLO Unbound Captives). so i would develop questions about his craft & methods he’s personally developed. i’d also ask him if he’d like to come home with me LMAO…totally jk…it would remain an unasked question in my head 😉

  4. Johnny Depp has said he never watches himself on film either. That’s pretty good company to be in!!

  5. I’m actually very surprised he gave an interview to anyone. He’s been very quiet in that regard for many months. I am also looking forward to the Vanity Fair interview. Finally, a “real” interview with the man himself – I hope!

  6. Interview Rob? Well I would have to get over this silly crush then (gimme about 5 min of oogling then I’d be able to compose myself…I think :p lol) but it is sad that he has to “escape” a place he’s in due to internet leaking his whereabouts. I mean I wouldn’t tweet his location at all….why would I? Just to bring more hysteria there? I cannot even stand the screams on the videos so why would I bring that hysteria with me..ugh. No thanks.

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