Friday, August 16, 2013

Rob in GQ Germany - NEW Dior Pictures + Interview

ETA: Added HQ pictures - check the cropped pictures section
Translation of the full interview under the scans




Cropped pictures - in HQ (better quality than the in full scans)

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Translation
Back From The Dead

Goodbye vampire. Robert Pattinson starts a new career. With movies in Cannes and as the face of Dior.


French; wherever you go, all you hear is French. That is rare in the “Beverly Hills Hotel” but the whole Dior crew flew in. This noon, everything is about the new star of the Dior Homme campaign, Rober Pattinson. Former Twilight superstar, teen sensation comparable to Justin Bieber, and now on his way to a new life as a grown up actor with successes in Cannes. Pattinson is nervous, not a cool guy. He used to smoke but these days are over. Yet on the sofa next to him, there still are four boxes of cigarettes. He plays with the cig, bounces his hand. Maybe everyone would be nervous if they start their second worldwide career at the age of 27.

Mister Pattinson, you’ve been chewing on this cigarette for a while now. Is is made of chocolate or gum?
That would be really embarrassing. It’s actually an electronic cigarette.

Why don’t you smoke anymore?
It had to stop. Just like the time as a Twilight vampire.

Non-smoker and short hair. Aren’t things like that clear indicators for the next career step?
My hair probably speaks for itself and I don’t really have to say anything. I wonder why people are so obsessed with my hair. In a TV-show Heidi Klum once even said “Hey Robert, how can you make your hair look good like that?”

Have you ever had bad hair?
A tacky ponytail; combed back with vaseline. And tons of parfume on top of that. It was all too much. I’d say at the time I wasn’t a real man.

Well, we can assume you are one now. In the advert for Dior Homme you seem to have some similiarities with Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless?
I really just wanted to play a guy who has some kind of sensibility but still loves to be free. I think it’s rather embarrassing if men act too manly.

When you were young, as a model, you almost looked like a girl. Didn’t that bother you?
No, I was simply young. I did it to meet girls, without thinking of any kind of career. I had a pretty “from-hand-to-mouth” understanding of life; someone takes a picture of me and I get 20 Pounds for it.

After Twilight you were set for life. Did that kind of success make you realize who you really are or who did it make you brood about the principle of the matter?
The only thing I know is I will eventually get somewhere. I do something which, until recently, I had no idea I was capable of: to act in front of a camera in such a way that other people believe it.

Your success was beyond any kind of standard, even colleagues like Emma Watson don’t envy you. How did you manage to remain calm?
I just worked - all the time. It felt like 24 hours a day. I didn’t have time to freak; work is the best thing to keep you from going crazy. That’s how I was able to ignore the masses in front of my hotel. Bars was a different story. There, there are a lots of guys who just want to punch me in the face.

Just like that?
Yeah. Without any kind of reason.

Because they’ve seen your face placated on a bus station?
Maybe. That would be enough.

Does someone like you have a five-year plan?
Every movie I make should get into Cannes. When I decided to do David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis I suddenly had new possibilities. David helped me to become an actor.

You are 27 years old - in the showbiz that is a dangerous age and outside of it definitely a moment when emotions change completely.
Do you want me to tell you whether I'll die this year? I’ve been dead long enough when I was Edward Cullen. Ever since I did the Cronenberg film I have had a different life because at 27 people talk to you like they would to an adult. When I did Twilight they thought I was “just” famous. And no one likes famous people.

What makes you think that?
It’s the “Uber-Pattinson-Powerfactor”. Suddenly faces that appear out of nowhere are getting rich and famous. That’s something that makes other people nervous.

All the presents, special treatments was good for your self concious. What is really important to you to feel sure about yourself though?
For me it was and still is my family. I even leave them to chose the scripts

You leave your career plans up to your parents and siblings?
Yes. I mean, they are in a lot of stress because of me. They never chose to be the family of Twilight Pattinson. And sadly, they also often get visits by the paparazzi.

What would you want to be like? Which actor do you watch closely, when it comes to plans for the future?
Joaquin Phoenix. His acting has direct consequences for his life.

In his documentary he mocks himself and Hollywood and he doesn’t want to be an actor anymore.
I don’t want to work as an actor all my life either.

Then what? Will you open a business in Silicon Valley and develop apps?
I’m waiting for the next surprise. I once decided to quit acting; it was when I did Little Ashes. I played Salvador Dali and had to do a lot of scenes where I was naked, and I also had to masturbate. I mean really. A couple of days later I was given the offer to do Twilight.

Can you now take your time to decide on which role you take? Or would that be rather contraproductive, despite your fame?
I need a long time. But I must get quicker. Today, business manager decide whether they take you or not, and they don’t wait too long. Also, I’d like to be a little older and more mature for certain roles - because you can really be too young for a film.

Examples?
When I did Bel Ami I was way too young for that character. This guys was an alpha-alpha guy, clever yet dull und unethical. Everyone who did him a favor, in most cases that were women, came off rather badly. The character was simply good in being an asshole.

Would you play a better asshole today?
I’m absolutely positive!

Thanks so much to Verena for emaling us all the scans and HQ crops! You're amazing :) | Translation thanks to @KStewandRpatz and ToR

13 comments:

wariya said...

This isn't sound like Pattinson. It's weird!

verena said...

Thank you very much for this!

yellowparachutes said...

Great Interview and Pictures.
The Interview just shows how much Rob has matured. Thank YOU RPLife ;)

Joan said...

LOL! Fantastic interview, very personable and with interesting question. His particular sense of humor shines through, even through the translation.

I have to say I agree with his assesment of him having been too young (or inexperienced) for the Bel Ami role. [And kudos to him for having the guts to acknowledge that! Most actors wouldn't.] I'm also glad he feels like Cosmopolis has changed the way he was perceived by his peers. I feel he's starting to feel like he belongs and that he isn't just "the Twilight guy". That's very rewarding. It definitely shows growth and a new confidence. I like what I see VERY much, hehe!

Ileana PONZO said...

Rp that's because fans didn't LISTEN to the words he said in many of his interviews. he was not a kid, he was a man when Twilight started. He often tried to say fans love Edward not him, that's not him. And in many interviews, much more during BD2promotion his cynical side strongly came out. He is not the pussy ppl think.

jessica said...

I'm SO ready for this ad release. Been ready. Love the pool pic, a lot.

Not too crazy about the translated interview but that's just me.

Iluvthemovies said...

I knew when Rob accepted the role of Eric Packer in Cosmopolis it would change the perception of him from Edward Cullen, sparkling vampire to an actor that would be taken seriously. I believe he can act but he needs to hone his skills and I believe Cronenberg made certain he did that by telling him to stop acting when he went over the top in his role as Eric. It proves that a good director and good role can change the course of your career as did Catherine with Robert for Twilight. I also thank Kristen as well for selecting him for the role or else he probably would be struggling now to get parts or be doing something else. I knew he would be successful from Harry Potter, I just never imagined how successful and now with this Dior ad campaign, he looks especially sensational in that pool . He has charisma that can't be duplicated that is why he still has a huge fanbase. He is not a one-trick pony, he has matured and he knows what he wants now and that is a very good thing for him and for us. Look forward to his career.

Unknown said...

sounds very mature to me, sounds like a man to me , Edward is dead , long live Robert Pattinson

Charlotte Ford said...

I see folks keep saying it does not sound like Rob or he sounds harsh... First- We will not always see the giggly goofy Rob. Dior is not that type of campaign. Secondly- the interviewers are gonna put their spin on it and put in what THEY sense coming from him. and lastly- I am sure he is still Rob but he has been through a lot this past year and that will change anyone...so if he is a bit harsher that is no surprise. He has learned a lot this past year ...the hard way. He has grown up a lot as well and with growth comes changes. So when we read the interviews we need to keep these things in mind and realize that our Rob is growing and changing before our eyes but as long as he has his family- his grounding force...he will still be our Rob!

jessica said...

Just came back to say that I think te Cronenberg/Pattinson partnership" was and is one of the best things to happen to him in the past couple of years and I just give so much kudos to them both for that. Need more of that, too.

debbie nerissa threet said...

We need a translator that will get on these interviews asap and translate to a tee. I don't think we as fans can handle any annoying hick ups with DiorRob. lol

Margarita Lopez said...

"Would you play a better asshole today?
I’m absolutely positive!"...
This has to be my favourite quote of what he's said... Man, life teaches you the hard way, it's only a matter of growing up, put your pants on, and say "F you! I'm the one in control here"...
It's kind of weird for me that this "shade" of Pattinson surfaces now, because since I hear he was doing Dior, I kept thinking that maybe he saw life differently now... because Dior is just for people with strength...
And it's quite ironic that this year, and last one, have been quite a turning point for me, and I just couldn't stop nodding and agreeing with him in every of his words... I'm not the only one feeling like that, then... Personal bit...

All in all, grown-up, strong, and direct Robert is very much welcome...
x

ashley kumar said...

Yes ! I love this direct Rob ! The picture in the pool is so Hot !I love this campaign