"Twilight: New Moon" director Chris Weitz talked exclusively with The Dish Rag about Robert Pattinson's noticeably more relaxed interview skills on his recent New York media tour for "Remember Me."
The actor wowed NY talk show hosts with his off-the-cuff amusing remarks about how sexy Betty White is on "The View," telling the "Today Show" that he offered to do a nude photo shoot for Details, revisiting his lady parts allergy, even good-naturedly climbing up a tree for a "Bothered" video with Jimmy Fallon.
The guy is becoming a younger, wittier, even more self-deprecating George Clooney.
"I think that he is probably happy to to be talking about a non-vampire role, because he's so much more than that," Weitz reveals during our chat about the cool extras in the upcoming "New Moon" DVD, coming out on Mar. 20. source
IESB: Did you have any preconceived notions, coming into this film, about what it would be like to work with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, prior to filming with them? And, was there anything you learned about working with them that really surprised you?
Chris: I think what surprised me most was how level-headed they were, given the kind of pressures that they were under from the attention of the fans and the number of things that could have taken their head out of the game, and how much they really cared about getting their characters right. In the second film, in a franchise in which you know that people are going to go see it anyway, it’s very impressive to see young actors who really care about getting things just right. It’s the first time I’ve actually been twice the age of the actors, except on About a Boy, but that was really working with a child actor. These guys are actually rather grown up. I was surprised at how old I actually felt, in comparison to them. At the same time, I was really impressed by their professionalism.
IESB: Is there a specific reason why you didn’t include any commentary from Kristen, Rob and Taylor on the DVD? Were they just not available?
Chris: I just didn’t want them to say anything bad about me. No. It was actually happenstance. These things are scheduled during the whole press bonanza that you’re doing and, on that particular day, everyone was in motion between one screening and the next, and I happened to be the only piece of the puzzle, as well as Peter Lambert, who was in London, that was available. Now, I’m sure there will be something on the Internet about some kind of scandal where we don’t like each other, or something. That will be interesting. I’ll have to check Twitter for that. But, it was really a much more boring reason than that.
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