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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Bill Condon Interview with Washington Post   1 comment

The Washington Post sat down with Kristen, Rob, and Bill Condon during the LA Press Junket.

After the first one, I mean, it’s a different world you’re living in,” says Pattinson, 26.

“Also, we’re at that stage of life when things are shifting anyway,” adds Stewart, 22, who was just 17 when she first played Bella Swan.

Global fame makes growing up challenging, they say, acknowledging they’ve become more insular.

It’s a really weird thing because you kind of have to hide,” Pattinson says, “and hiding really destroys the thing which, for one thing…

Stewart interjects: “That fuels you as an actor.”

Yeah. It destroys your fuel,” he continues, “and also it destroys — you get to the point where you start to lose interest in things because you spend so much time…

“Guarding,” Stewart says.

Yeah, and that’s your world,” Pattinson says. “Your world gets smaller. There’s a massive contraction. And the weirdest thing is the more you contract it, the more the (public) interest goes up. It’s so crazy. There’s no way around it. You’re either on a 24-7 reality-TV show, or people think you should be.

“No, it’s hilarious,” Stewart says, not looking like she finds it very funny. “Either way, people are like, ‘Ugh. Famewhores.’”

But she has wanted every “Twilight” film to be successful and knows it’s not popular to complain about the personal costs of fame.

“This is a really scary question to answer because people instantly just hate you for even saying that anything is close to unsavory or whatever or however you want to put it,” she says.

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Stewart said it’s been an indulgence to play the same character for so long, but there is some relief in having reached the end of her story.

“There are so many beloved moments in this series that we would think about for five years,” she said. “They weigh on you, whereas in a normal movie, you’ve got five weeks, five months… We, for five years, have been waiting for the story to be told. And now that it is, I don’t want to say that I’m so excited that it’s done, because that sounds like I just don’t want to do it anymore, but I’m just excited that we don’t have that on us anymore.”

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Doing press for a different movie, you’re literally just talking about the movie,” Pattinson says. “This, 90 percent of the time we’re talking about our lives rather than the movie.”

“But this is it,” Stewart says. “It definitely makes today easier.”

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New Robert Pattinson Interview with Washington Post   Leave a comment

 From Washington Post

 We’ve read the many, many headlines about Robert Pattinson. We’ve analyzed his work in the “Twilight” series as America’s Most Brooding and Swoon-Inducing Vampire. We’ve watched his frequent and occasionally awkward television interviews.

With the “Twilight” saga coming to an end next week following the release of “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” Pattinson, 26, can now fully focus on defining himself as an actor who appears in movies that don’t feature the Volturi. How does he feel as he makes that transition?  And is he really so up for a part in the “Star Wars” franchise that he would willingly play a live-action version of Jar Jar Binks?

During a recent phone interview, I did my best to get the answers to some of these questions. Here’s a transcript of our conversation.

I remember being at Comic-Con in 2008, prior to the release of the first movie, and thinking that you and Kristen Stewart seemed particularly shell shocked by the massive fan response. Do you remember what was going on in your mind then?

Pattinson: Yeah, I mean, it’s kind of exciting, but it just seems so separate. It’s always seemed so separate — that whole part of it — from doing the actual movies. That’s never changed for me. It’s a totally independent part of the job. You always get asked more about that aspect of it than anything else, you know, all the screaming and stuff. And I’ve never had a single lucid, analytical thought about it. It still just seems like screaming to me.

Why do you think people tend to ask more questions about that aspect of “Twilight”? Just because it seems so insane?

Pattinson: Yeah, I mean, it is the weirdest thing. There’s plenty of people who do movies and even big movies and stuff, but it’s weird to have that reaction for a series … but I don’t know why it happens.

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