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Full article/interview via VanityFair.com

Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to fly anymore, because flying means airports, and airports mean encountering people who might go bananas when they see him, screaming and crying and trying to touch him and asking him to bite their necks. Shy, for an actor, Pattinson, who turns 25 next month, says he finds the hysteria that has surrounded him ever since he first appeared as the gallant teenage vampire Edward Cullen in the first Twilight movie, in 2008, “quite strange.”

“This thing with everyone knowing you,” he says one day in Baton Rouge, where he’s filming the fourth and fifth installments in the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn: Part I and Part II, “it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know.” And, Pattinson adds, “I don’t really know myself that well.”

And so—given his aversion to air travel, and his feeling that he could use some time to get to know himself—Pattinson decided that, when he had to get from Los Angeles to New Orleans to join the Twilight cast in November, he would drive. “It was awesome,” he says of the trip, which he made with two friends from London. “I went on service roads the whole time. I navigated it on an iPhone.” This updated Kerouacian adventure took them through Arizona and New Mexico, where they came upon the tiny Native American town of Zuni. “It didn’t seem like America at all,” Pattinson says nostalgically. “Me and my friends were the only white people.”

They stopped in a bar in Lubbock, Texas, where, for the first time in as long as Pattinson can remember, he sat and had a beer, undisturbed by paparazzi or fans. “No one recognized me or anything,” he says. “And I was like, Ah, this is really cool, sitting there eating chicken wings and stuff.” He’d been searching for a place where he could feel what it’s like to just be himself, and thought he had finally found it.

But then something happened. Word got out. “They always find out somehow,” he says resignedly. Suddenly there were a thousand people in the street, and the police had to come and control the crowd. A bouncer asked him, “You want us to go and knock someone out?,” and Pattinson says, “I was like, ‘What are you talking about? You don’t need to hit anybody.’ ” Now he and his friends were trapped in the same bar that had been an oasis of anonymity. A police escort had to take them back to their hotel.

A few months later in Baton Rouge, Pattinson says he doesn’t feel like going out, as there’s no telling when a simple trip to a restaurant might ignite another riot. “And I’ll just be like this,” he says, putting his head down on the table, hiding in the crook of his arm. He picks his head up again and—oh, wow. He can’t escape his looks any more than he can escape the attention of his fans. His face has a kind of gorgeousness one sees in the faces of children, with its perfect pale skin, red lips, large eyes. It’s hard to say it any other way: he’s beautiful.

But such superlatives are probably just the kind of thing that would make him cringe and sweat even more profusely than he’s doing now, through his light-blue cotton button-down. He seems nervous; he says he’s nervous. This interview thing isn’t his thing. “I’m just so boring,” he says, running his hands repeatedly through his thick brown hair until it stands on end. “I’m just so dried up.” He’s chain-smoking American Spirits, drinking coffee and water and Snapple iced tea, nibbling at chocolate-covered pretzels left in a bowl for him by his assistant.

Outside, we can hear the growling of dogs. “I hope they’re not killing poor Martin,” says Pattinson, getting up from the kitchen table and peering out the window. Martin is a stray, the underdog of a pack of dogs belonging to the assistants for Pattinson and his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. The assistants are sharing this cozy rental house in a quiet residential section of Baton Rouge. They’ve lit a crackling fire and scented candles to keep Pattinson comfortable while he does his interview.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me,” Pattinson says, returning to the table. Ever since he came back to the Twilight set, he says, he doesn’t feel—well, quite himself. “My brain doesn’t work anymore. I haven’t any memory. I can’t write. All I can do is sign my name. I tried to write the other day—it looked like I was writing in Braille.” I ask him to write something on my notepad; he does, and it’s illegible. “See?” he says. “It looks like spiders have written it.”

There’s a joking element to his bleak description of his state of mind, but he’s being serious as well. It seems the restrictions of living in the bubble of his immense fame are starting to get to him. “I’ve just kind of stopped doing everything,” he says. “I never change the channel in my trailer. I just watch reruns of House of Payne and Two and a Half Men. I love Cops—I think it’s my favorite TV show.

"God,” he says, laughing, “I sound like such a loser.”

Wake Me When It’s Over

‘Kristen is very focused on being an actress,” Pattinson says, later, of Stewart. “I mean, that’s what she is—she’s an actress. Whereas I—I just don’t really know.”

Among the many things that now dog Pattinson wherever he goes are questions about the nature of his relationship with Stewart, 21. They are widely rumored to be having a torrid romance, something they refuse to confirm (even Oprah couldn’t get it out of them). Other rumors maintain that talk of a romance is just publicity for the Twilight movies.

“Are you asking me if I’m really a vampire?,” Pattinson says, laughing, when I join the nosy chorus, asking if his on-screen love mirrors his relationship in real life. As I wait for an answer, Pattinson literally starts squirming. “Yes. Um. No, not really,” he says. “It’s pretty hard to … It’s just very traumatic,” he says cryptically.

“I mean, are you very intense about each other?,” I ask.

“Oh, I don’t know,” he says finally. “She’s cool. Even before I knew her I thought she was a really good actress. Like, I saw Into the Wild, and I thought she was really good in that. I still think there are very few girls in her class that are as good as she is. It’s funny that she’s the one doing this huge—thing.” That is, Twilight.

“When this is over,” says Pattinson, meaning the seemingly unstoppable Twilight entertainment machine, “the media will lose interest” in their alleged affair. He hopes. “There’ll be nothing to say. It won’t fit into a headline anymore. It won’t fit into a template.”

But the big question for Pattinson—and one he seems painfully aware of—is whether the Twilight craze will ever really be over, if he can ever go back to just being Rob, whoever that might be. The fourth and fifth movies in the saga don’t come out until November of 2011 and 2012, and with fans as obsessive as the so-called Twihards (not to mention a marketing machine as effective as Summit Entertainment’s), the phenomenon could go on for as long as there are teenage girls with a taste for the macabre and nothing better to do.

A role as iconic as Edward Cullen could prove as lethal as a vampire’s bite to a young actor’s career, despite the movie immortality and fame and fortune it brings. (This year, Pattinson was No. 15 on Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood Top 40,” which cited earnings of $27.5 million in 2010 alone.)

“There’s a massive reward,” Pattinson concedes, but “being in such a specific pigeonhole right now, it’s very strange. Having a persona people recognize, it’s the thing that probably gets you paid the most—but it’s also the thing that virtually every actor in the world doesn’t want.’Cause, like, no one would believe me if I wanted to play something ultra-realistic, like a gangster or something.”

I ask him whether he could break out and do something completely different—like Shakespeare. “If I did that now I’d get assassinated,” he says with a rueful laugh. “Everyone would just be like, What the fuck?”

He finds himself in an awkward position, not knowing if he even wants to be an actor forever, but also facing the possibility that he won’t ever be allowed to move beyond one particular role. He sounds wistful when talking about the careers of contemporaries he admires, like Jesse Eisenberg (“He’s just really cool”) and James Franco (“He’s done something really interesting with his career”).

“I’ve always said to my agents and stuff, like, it’s going to be 10 years” before people forget about Twilight, he says. “And that’s totally understandable. Normally people keep working and working until their big break. You just keep trying to make the best of your decisions. Like I try to think how I used to think before all the Twilight movies.”

And that’s how he decided to make a movie about an elephant.

Trunk Show

Water for Elephants, in theaters this month, is based on Sara Gruen’s best-selling 2006 novel about a traveling circus during the Depression. Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary-medicine student who loses his parents in a car accident and hops a circus train, becoming the keeper of its exotic animals, including a very problematic elephant.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob says the reason he took the movie was because of the elephant,” says director Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend). “He really fell in love with the elephant.”

“She was the best actor I ever worked with in my life,” Pattinson says of Tai, his Indian-elephant co-star, who lives in Southern California, where the movie was mostly shot. (Tai appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1992, posing with Goldie Hawn.) “I cried when the elephant was wrapped,” or filmed her last scene, says Pattinson. “I never cried when anyone else was wrapped.”

But one of the main reasons he chose to do the film was that Jack Fisk, the Oscar-nominated production designer (There Will Be Blood), told him it was going to look like Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, for which Fisk did the art direction in 1978. “I had an image of what it would look like,” Pattinson says. “I kind of pick things in a weird way.”

“He’s a cinephile,” says Reese Witherspoon, who plays Marlena, a circus performer and Pattinson’s love interest in the film. (In 2004, when Witherspoon was 28, Pattinson, then 18, played her son in Vanity Fair, but the footage wound up on the cutting-room floor, so, he says, “it doesn’t count.”)

“For a young guy to have seen so many movies is really amazing,” Witherspoon says. “I mentioned Design for Living”—the Ernst Lubitsch-Gary Cooper comedy from 1933—“and I was so surprised he had seen it.”

“He’s a bit like a film student,” says Lawrence. “He watches a lot of stuff and can talk about movies very intelligently.”

Still, Lawrence admits having been “worried,” before meeting Pattinson, about casting him in Water for Elephants. Pattinson’s movies, apart from the billion-dollar Twilight series, have so far not been tearing up the box office. He did several roles in smallish films before getting the part of Edward Cullen, and then 2010’s Remember Me, which didn’t benefit from a Twilight bounce.

“The Twilight films are so stylized,” Lawrence says, “you wonder what the actor can do. But then after meeting Rob I really calmed down. He has that thing; he’s magnetic. He’s a real movie star. He reminds me of James Dean. And he seemed a lot like [his Water for Elephants character] Jacob, someone who was just becoming a man, strong but uncomfortable in his own skin. People are going to be surprised. His performance was very nuanced and naturalistic.”

‘He’s exploring who he is as an artist,” says Witherspoon. “He was always asking me and Christoph”—Waltz, the Austrian actor from Inglourious Basterds who plays Water for Elephants’ brutal animal trainer, August—“to work on dialogue and character with him. He’s very committed to the work. I hear so many horror stories about young actors with attitude showing up late or hung over, and there wasn’t any of that. He worked so hard.”

Somehow Pattinson maintained his concentration in the face of the hordes of Twihards who plagued the Water for Elephants set on a daily basis. “I’d never seen anything like that, ever,” Witherspoon says. “They were waiting at five o’clock in the morning to see him. Young girls. Where are their mothers?” she asks.

“I think it’s really annoying for him,” says Lawrence. “We shot for a week in Tennessee, and news got out, and riding down the road to the set it was like Woodstock. Cars for two miles. People camped in the grass. We were having dinner at the hotel in a private room, and they were clamoring up to the windows, so the waiters shut the blinds. So they just start screaming and banging on the windows, clawing at the windows. And then you hear this desperate voice: ‘Rob! I just want to touch your hair!’

“I’ve worked with Will Smith,” Lawrence continues, “and he’ll sign autographs, and everybody’s happy. But this is a whole different thing. Rob could get ripped to shreds. They will rip the clothes off his body and pull his hair out.”

Entourage of None

You have to wonder how Pattinson deals with it all. He’s not Leo of the Titanic years, running around to nightclubs with an entourage, blowing off steam. He’s not Keith Richards (whose autobiography he says he just finished reading), numbing himself with substances. Pattinson says he is “allergic to pot,” and, now that he has to be in shape for the Breaking Dawn films, he doesn’t even drink. (He’ll appear with his shirt off in Breaking Dawn: Part I, which he says he dreaded: “I never understood the nudity thing. I’m so envious of people who can walk around naked.”)

“I’m, like, a compulsive eater,” he says, by way of a revelation. “I’m going to be so fat when I’m older, it’s ridiculous.” But this is hard to believe, judging by his narrow frame. He tells a story about wolfing down most of a 40-ounce bag of Pretzel M&M’s while reading a book of essays by David Foster Wallace. “I had a complete breakdown and literally threw them down the toilet,” he says. Keith Richards he isn’t.

What he seems to be is a reluctant star, craving normalcy, and committed to educating himself. “He probably read 20 books while we were shooting,” Lawrence says. “He was always there with his Kindle in between takes.”

Pattinson counts among his favorite books some comically scathing takes on human folly: Eat the Rich, by P. J. O’Rourke, and Money, by Martin Amis. He declares that he is “just like” Money’s narrator, John Self—an advertising executive and addict working in the 80s—and would like one day to play him in a film version. “It’s made for me, this part,” he insists.

But just how he is like this character remains a mystery. He admits he doesn’t “do anything, ever”—meaning anything scandalous—although he confesses a certain admiration for Charlie Sheen and his “little escapades.” “I like crazy people who don’t give a fuck,” he says.

But Pattinson is engaged in somewhat loftier pursuits. He says he’s writing a script based on a Lillian Hellman novel. Before his workload became prohibitive, he “used to go to the cinema every single day.” He says he “learned so much from [French New Wave director Jean-Luc] Godard,” and reels off a list of obscure Japanese movies he reveres.

“Fuck,” he says at one point. “I sound like such a snobby little shit.”

He never went to college. He grew up in Barnes, a suburb of London, where his mother, Clare, worked at a modeling agency and his father, Richard, sold vintage cars. (He has two older sisters, Lizzy, a musician, and Victoria, an advertising executive.) “He has a really nice family,” says Witherspoon, “people who love him and support him, and he is equally loving and supportive of them. It all bodes very well for his future.”

Pattinson attended a boys’ school, Harrodian (coincidentally at the same time as Mick Jagger’s son James), which he calls “artsy.” He says he wanted to be a political speechwriter and was applying to go to college for a degree in international relations when he landed the role of Cedric Diggory, a doomed wizardry student at Hogwarts, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He’d been dabbling in acting and modeling and, with this modest success, decided he would move to L.A. and try his luck there. He says he spent most of his time going to movies and playing music in bars (he’s also a musician and songwriter). He didn’t have a girlfriend: “I’m not one of these guys who’s constantly in a relationship, not at all,” he says. He was thinking of quitting acting and going home when he was cast in Twilight.

Go Team

Knowing he’s a thinking sort of young man, it’s all the more interesting to consider what’s going on in Pattinson’s mind in the middle of this circus of fame. “It is weird,” he says, trying to make sense of it all. “You have to wonder, What do they want?,” meaning the Twilight fans.

They follow him to movie sets around the world like Deadheads, sometimes leaving jobs and families to hike the Twilight trail. When he dyed his hair a shade of red in January of this year, they dyed theirs in solidarity. “A 17-year-old girl in Australia hacked into my e-mail while I was on it,” says Pattinson. “Then a 15-year-old girl in England did the same thing.” He told his lawyers to sue.

“I’m afraid of buying a house or anything,” he says, “ ’cause if there’s one paparazzi outside for one day, then they’ll never leave.” He mostly stays in hotels, he says, because “the best way to deal with it is to move around all the time.”

“I can’t really understand it even now,” Pattinson says of Twilight’s intense appeal. “It does have an angle which is attached to something quite primal in girls. I guess people want it to define them, like ‘I’m a Twilight fan.’ That’s crazy to me. I think people really just like being part of a crowd. There’s something just tremendously exciting about hyping yourself up to that level.”

He also gives credit for the success of the films to Summit Entertainment’s award-winning marketing team. Last year their “Team Edward/Team Jacob” campaign presented a Sophie’s choice to Twilight fans, asking them to support one of the two lovers rivaling for the hand of Bella, Kristen Stewart’s character—Pattinson or Taylor Lautner, who plays the werewolf Jacob.

“I didn’t realize how much people responded to the Team Edward/Team Jacob thing,” says Pattinson. “Everyone was like”—advertising-executive voice—“ ‘So, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And they were like, ‘Represent your team!’ And I was like, ‘I don’t have a team.’”

He says the experience of becoming a product—with his face on wallets, tote bags, board games, and of course multiple action figures—can get “weird.” “With Twilight,” he says, “you’ve got to please the franchise”—a word the people at Summit repeat with a kind of reverence. “Like, when we were doing the poster shoot for Water for Elephants,” he says, “the shoot was like 10 minutes long, whereas the Twilight poster shoot was like two days, in every position. And we were like, ‘Why are we doing this for so long?’ And they were like”—corporate voice—“ ‘Oh, it’s for the toys and the Burger King hats.’ And not that I have a problem with it—it’s difficult for movies to make money …

“Whatever,” Pattinson says, drawing on a cigarette. “There’s nothing you can do about it. That’s the way it is. But it is weird being part of that, kind of representing something you don’t particularly like …

“God,” he says, “I just really headbutted it.”

He’s hoping that he can transition into a new persona—Rob Pattinson, serious actor—with increasingly sophisticated roles. He was recently cast in David Cronenberg’s next film, Cosmopolis, an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. “That’s the thing I was worried about,” he says, “that people wouldn’t take me seriously enough to do movies like that, and I just got one.”

Dog Tired

With mega-fame, it seems, a certain amount of alienation has set in. “It’s funny now,” Pattinson says, “like, trying to socialize with people. There’s this cautiousness about people which I just find really weird.

“Or I’ll be walking down the street,” he says, “and people’ll be like, ‘Fuck you!’ ” He laughs. “And I get a lot of people wanting to beat me up. Men in bars and stuff. I just leave.” He shrugs.

“But you’re not really allowed to complain about any of this,” he says. “You’re just supposed to be grateful. And obviously—I get it. You’re lucky and you should appreciate your luck. But, I mean, it just seems if you even hint that there’s a bad side to any of this people will be like—Liar! I guess it’s because people want to have it as a dream.

“God, I always talk about fame, and it’s just so boring!,” Pattinson exclaims, sounding disgusted with himself, bolting out of his chair. I tell him it’s perfectly understandable, considering what he’s been going through these last few years. “Yeah, but every time you read about someone famous talking about being famous, you’re like, ‘Shut the fuck up,’” he says with a laugh.

The growling outside has gotten louder. We can hear yelping too. Pattinson flings open the door, saying, “I can’t take it anymore.”

“Martin, get in here!” he shouts, whereupon a skinny, wet black dog instantly runs into the house, wagging its tail energetically and gratefully, dripping water everywhere.

Pattinson shuts the door before the other dogs can come in. “Just look at them waiting to get a piece of him,” he says. A couple of boxers have gone to the window, where they’re looking in, staring, glowering, if dogs can glower.

Martin jumps on the couch and shuts his eyes, exhausted.

Pattinson pets his head. “There, there, boy, you sleep,” he tells him.




Press Release from VanityFair.com

“It’s just very traumatic,” Robert Pattinson tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales of his rumored romance with co-star Kristen Stewart. “When this is over,” Pattinson says of Twilight mania, “the media will lose interest [in the relationship]. There’ll be nothing to say. It won’t fit into a headline anymore. It won’t fit into a template.”

“Kristen is very focused on being an actress,” Pattinson says. “I mean, that’s what she is—she’s an actress. Whereas I—I just don’t really know.” Pattinson also admits to Sales that he has admired Stewart for a long time. “She’s cool. Even before I knew her I thought she was a really good actress. Like, I saw Into the Wild, and I thought she was really good in that. I still think there are very few girls in her class that are as good as she is.”

Stewart aside, Pattinson reveals his true favorite co-star: Tai, the Indian elephant he worked with on his upcoming film, Water for Elephants. “She was the best actor I ever worked with in my life,” he says. “I cried when the elephant was wrapped. I never cried when anyone else was wrapped.” The film’s director, Francis Lawrence, confirms the on-set romance, saying, “I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob says the reason he took the movie was because of the elephant. He really fell in love.”

On set for Water for Elephants, Lawrence recounts how “news got out, and riding down the road to the set it was like Woodstock. Cars for two miles. People camped in the grass.” Pattinson’s co-star in the film, Reese Witherspoon, tells a similar story: “I’d never seen anything like that, ever. They were waiting at five o’clock in the morning to see him. Young girls. Where are their mothers?” “Rob could get ripped to shreds. They will rip the clothes off his body and pull his hair out,” Lawrence adds.

Having developed a fear of crazed fans in airports, Pattinson tells Sales about his roadtrip from Los Angeles to the set of Breaking Dawn in New Orleans, using only service roads and an iPhone to navigate. After stopping at a bar in Lubbock, Texas, Pattinson recalls experiencing a rare moment of anonymity. “No one recognized me or anything,” he says. “And I was like, Ah, this is really cool, sitting there eating chicken wings and stuff.” Before long, however, Pattinson’s fans tracked him down. “They always find out somehow,” he says, recalling how the street outside soon filled with 1,000 people, all hoping to catch a glimpse. A bouncer asked him, “You want us to go and knock someone out?,” and Pattinson says, “I was like, ‘What are you talking about? You don’t need to hit anybody.’ ”

Pattinson, whose e-mail has been hacked into twice by teenagers, insists to Sales that, despite the hype his fans have created, he’s not all that exciting. “I’m, like, a compulsive eater. I’m going to be so fat when I’m older, it’s ridiculous,” he admits, revealing Pretzel M&M’s as one of his weaknesses. Pattinson also admits that while he doesn’t “do anything, ever” in terms of scandals—which Witherspoon attests to, saying, “I hear so many horror stories about young actors with attitude showing up late or hung over, and there wasn’t any of that. He worked so hard”—he admires Charlie Sheen and his “little escapades,” explaining, “I like crazy people who don’t give a fuck.”

Perhaps not coincidentally, Sheen is the star of one of Pattinson’s favorite shows. “I’ve just kind of stopped doing everything,” he says. “I never change the channel in my trailer. I just watch reruns of House of Payne and Two and a Half Men. I love Cops—I think it’s my favorite TV show… God,” he says, laughing, “I sound like such a loser.”

“There’s nothing you can do about it. That’s the way it is,” Pattinson tells Sales of the Twilight mega-fame that has changed his life. “But it is weird being part of that, kind of representing something you don’t particularly like … God. I just really headbutted it.” Though Sales conducted the interview while Pattinson was filming the fourth and fifth installments in the series, he admits that he still has trouble grappling with the implications of being so famous. “This thing with everyone knowing you … it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know,” Pattinson says. “I don’t really know myself that well.”

“I can’t really understand it even now,” Pattinson says of Twilight’s appeal to legions of fans. “It does have an angle which is attached to something quite primal in girls. I guess people want it to define them, like ‘I’m a Twilight fan.’… I think people really just like being part of a crowd. There’s something just tremendously exciting about hyping yourself up to that level.”

The April issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands in New York and L.A. on Thursday, March 3, and nationally and on the iPad on Tuesday, March 8.




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30 comments:

Honey said...
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amanda said...

Im not sure if that's what he was trying to say. Im taking it as he's talked about his music in the past and I believe he has said that if he wasn't acting he would be working on his music. I think that is what he was trying to say. imo

Antonia said...

Oh honey, having a great day, today, huh?
What do you wanna reach ith your hate-comments?
If you don't like him, why are you visting this site (and Rose', too) then?
Think about that ;)

I really like those photos. Rob on a piano is always good.
He we get HQ soon.
And the quote?
Just don't say he doens't like Kristen or whatever. It's ridiculous :)
Thank you for posting!

dorym said...

How did you get April issue?

JA said...

VF never disappoints! great pics from what we can see...love the piano one. and of course the cover is amazing.

RpatzLover84 said...

He's just so Amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on this issue of VF... Love him... ;) thanks for posting..

twmmy said...

Please, please, let be there a lot of outtakes!!!!

twmmy said...

Wow. enter. crap... So, the pictures are amazing. Especially th piano one. I hope I can buy this VF .

JA said...

cute...and why 20 million girls wish they were this alligator!

amfipolos said...

new material at last!!! felt like an eternity since his last photoshoot.
yummy as ever!!!

jan said...

Not gonna bother trying to read the scans 'cos this is a definite BUY for me!!

Thanks for the heads-up!!

sarah wood said...

Thanks for taking the time to put this up interesting read, love the bit about Martin!

Iluvthemovies said...

I feel so awful for Rob, I know fans only want the best for Rob but some are so over zealous about getting a pic or autograph or just to touch him as though he was some mystic being. Once you lose your anonimity I do feel you lose a small part of yourself. I wish him the best and he does look so gosh darn gorgeous, yes I am certain many women and girls would like to have those luscious fingers wrapped around them. So hot.

Cintia said...

Thanks for sharing. I read the article and it sounds so sad. Seems he isn't enjoying himself anymore. It's a pity. He'll be a great actor one day, out of Twilight.

luis said...
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Jen said...

I bet Rob loved New Orleans. He is so musical and the jazz there is amazing. Love the piano picture:)

Cyndi said...

Anyone else notice the similarities of Martin the dog - being attacked by the pack of dogs and Rob being attacked by the packs of girls and paparazzi that follows him everywhere? I think he would just like to curl up on the couch in a ball too. Good story. I have to say - because Rob doesn't flaunt the money he makes and he really tries hard to stay under the radar - you really do (at least I do) feel incredibly sorry for him and his fame. Some stars - they ask for the attention they get and then when they complain you have no empathy for them. Rob & Kristen even don't flaunt their fame - so I feel incredible empathy. I am a person who enjoys my solidarity as much as I enjoy getting to hang with family and friends, but to be in the constant spotlight like he is - you feel bad. As fans - we should get the word out to respect him. Give him space. Didn't we learn as teenagers that the fastest way to scare off a guy is to come on to strong and not give him space? Seems thats what fans are doing to him. Fans should keep it to themselves when they encounter him so as not to tip off the paparazzi. Good article - Rob is just such an interesting person in addition to his beyond gorgeous looks!

FreakyBella said...

I keep looking and looking at this cover shot... and I just don't know what to say. I actually find the hat more disturbing than the alligator ;);)

JLC said...

@Cyndi - I did notice the analogy of Martin the dog to Rob. I also agree with @iluvthemovies, I felt a bit sad and concerned for Rob in reading the article. It just sounds like he is worn out...working almost non-stop and now almost 3 years of this intense level of attention. I doubt the attention will ever completely go away and it will probably not abate until after BD2 has been released. I hope his having such a good family and close friends will help him get through this. I wonder if any of us, who are concerned for his privacy, would have the restraint to leave him alone (no photo, no autograph, no staring) if our path crossed with his? It would be so so hard to ignore him.

dorym said...

I already got my March issue and this must be April because the one I got has no Rob on it.

JA said...

like a lot of other people have pointed out, there is editing here. Dare I guess that Rob giggled his way thru most of this interview? Sure I feel bad for the guy...but then I remember the genuine joy on his face at the RM premiere when he realized people were still screaming for him.

JA said...

wait, what?! nationally March 8??

xxsecretlovexx said...

@cyndi I'm pretty sure it was done that way on purpose. They mentioned the dog to show how Robert seems himself as just this normal guy being hounded by the outside world.

I hope this interview helps the more rabid fans back off a bit and respect his privacy and time more. He's just a 24 year old man trying to find his way. I hope he gets some private and calm time.

Lora: said...

Thx for posting the article. I also feel so bad for him/them. I wann know more about this gator. You think they tied his mouth shut and photoshopped it out?

anilam18 said...

I have such mixed emotions about this article. I loved it, I feel like there were things revealed and questions asked that we haven't heard before and that's always hard to come by. But, my heart literally is breaking for this sweet beautiful man. He seems lonely and a bit depressed. I think it's just too much for him. I feel bad for him that he feels he can't really complain about being famous. I know that many think that fame is all rainbows and giggles, and I don't personally know by any means. But, I think that there is a very dark side to it too and poor sweet Rob is really seeing that side of it at this point. I'm sure it's fun in the beginning, but after several years of it, it's got to be tiring. He can't wipe his ass without someone trying to take a picture of him and throw it up on some gossip site trying to say he has hemorrhoids! And then there are the over the top fans who would go buy the cream he supposedly uses to treat said hemorrhoids and bring a bottle of it for him to sign! LOL. I kid and exaggerate here (only slightly though I think). I can't even imagine living under that kind of microscope. And as the interviewer has pointed out, Rob isn't out there blowing off steam like many actors of his age. He is dedicated to his work and extremely cerebral and intelligent to the point of genius I dare say. He is not your normal actor. He isn't in this for the fame. And yet here he finds himself in this spotlight getting burned. I just want to reach through the screen and hug him and tell him it will all be alright. I'm so glad he has such a level head on his shoulders and that he has a very close knit, dependable and good family and some long time friends who I believe he can count on. They are what will help him get through this.

All that being said, I also see the fan side of things as obviously I am a fan (and that is the understatement of the century). While my heart breaks for him when I read this article and imagine what it must be like to deal with ridiculously over the top fans every day, I also wonder if I could help myself if I saw him in public. I would like to say that I would stand back and be the mature 34 year old I should be. However, there is just something about this man that makes me feel like a squealy 13 year old girl who would probably end up fangirling all over the place and make me want to stab myself in the eye later thinking about how stupid I acted. So, can I blame these girls? Probably not. How do we as fans deal with this? I mean, yes I don't know Robert...not any better than any of the rest of you here, but I feel like I love him as a person and would absolutely die to find out if what I perceive him as is true. I look at these pictures of a person that I dare say is the most beautiful man I have ever laid eyes on and I really truly feel the personality to match and in fact intensify that beauty. How does one deal with this maturely? I don't know if I have the answer to that. Do any of you?

justjanice01 said...

Hope he gets to take a break, away from everything soon. I seriously think down the line he'll be working behind the camera, in a lot of different areas, along with his acting. Writing, directing, acting.. It will be cool to see it all come into play later on.

Lisa said...

I agree with aniliam18..
Very mixed emotions.. I'm afraid this crazy fandom is going to drive him away. How heartbreaking would that be! And it kills me because he thinks it's only because of Twilight, and lets face it, much of it is. People didn't turn out for Remember Me. Yes, everyone said it was so sad, blah blah.. But gosh, I would turn out to hear him read the phone book.

On the other hand, things he said in the article, the way he is, is what makes people go crazy for him. I just wish people would lighten up. Not to houses where he's staying, not climb walls and scream his name when he's trying to eat diner.. I really am worried he's going to go hide somewhere and we wont see him at all.. :( It must be awful to not be able to do anything like a normal person..

ameyer13 said...

In all honesty can you blame the guy, I'm glad he plainly acknowledges that while none of us could possibly be finished knowing all we will ever know he is sure the population doesn't have a clue. Then again, being a movie star does have a few repercussions which some find to be another stage all together. I'm pretty happy that I'm sitting behind it all in front of my TV, when I'm home sucking up all the frenzy from the comfort of my couch. It must be very uncomfortable living life on parade, locked in a cage for a large part of your young life. It's crazy to imagine a lifestyle quite like that, I wonder if they really had any idea how invested they would become learning about how to be incognito. I travel a ton for work through Dish Network, this keeps me away but I have a vice. Unfortunately if I was a cable subscriber I would not have the unbeatable programming choices I have so to keep up with my favorite stars. Unfortunately with all that travel I do stray quite far away from the comfort of my big screen so I invested in a Sling Adapter. This pretty little guy streams my Access Hollywood wherever I am roaming at the time. This beauty is unlimited in what I can get or what movies I want to watch. I am a movie fanatic and everyone who knows me would concur. My life would be quite boring if I did not have the glory of the hard work actors put in to produce a wonderful fantasy world for me to live in. When Breaking Dawn hits the streets I very well may be on the road but, I will be getting all the highlights from my iPad thanks to technology and the media.

Annoubie said...

Iluvthemovies, Cyndi, JLC and anilam18 have my answer covered. If I had to comment about this emotional interview, that literally took me off guard, and created a lump on my throat, I would do nothing but repeat their words.

And, after this interview, I wouln't be surprised if he took a long break for a while. He surely needs it. I love him so much, and I would be devastated if anything happens to him. Literally.

@anilam18 you wouldn't have said it better. Thank you.

Anna from Greece

putinsaid said...

He's just so Amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on this issue of VF... Love him... ;) thanks for posting..
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