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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
New Interview from Australia - Rob talks Edward, playing a dad, fatherhood, auditioning for The Rover and more
The 26-year-old Briton is banking on a soul-tempering pilgrimage to the world's most arid desert regions - first the Australian Outback then the Middle East - to free him from Edward Cullen's immortal curse.
After five films shot in Twilight's netherworld, the softly spoken Pattinson is keen to immerse himself in material that is a little, well, earthier.
Futuristic thriller The Rover, which starts shooting in South Australia in January, and Mission: Blacklist, based on the true story of US Army interrogator Eric Maddox, would appear to fit the bill.
In Sydney for a fan-oriented event to promote Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Pattinson identified the limitations of playing the same character over and over as the thing he will miss least about the phenomenally successful vampire franchise that catapulted him to stardom.
"Because (Edward) is kind of in stasis, it's difficult to play after a while," Pattinson says.
"You do five movies where your whole motivation is this relationship and it's never, ever going to change.
"You don't die. And you don't get hurt. And you don't age. So you are kind of stuck.
"It's nerve-racking when you go into the fifth movie. You're thinking, 'I don't know what else to do'. You have nowhere to go!"
Thankfully, the introduction of Bella and Edward's child, Renesmee, in Part 2 gave him something to work with.
"That was fun. And also a bit odd. Edward is supposed to be 110 years old, so you are not really playing a young dad. You are already a grandfather or something," Pattinson says.
The actor enjoyed working with Mackenzie Foy, almost 12, who plays his fast-maturing vampire child. But it was the anarchy of the infant performers that added some fresh blood.
"Because all the vampires are very stylised in their performance, as soon as you get a baby involved, it shakes everybody up."
Pattinson also experienced a bit of dramatic fatherhood in Water For Elephants. But he says the real thing is not on his horizon.
In fact, the idea hadn't even occurred to him until recently, when "a bunch" of his friends started having children.
"I guess 26 isn't that young ... I've always thought I am still a child."
That's the closest the conversation comes to the pachyderm in the room - Pattinson's split and subsequent reunion with Kristen Stewart in the wake of her affair with Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
This can be partly explained by good manners - Pattinson's. Since the actor gives the impression of being a well brought-up young man, somewhat embarrassed by the hype that surrounds his every move, puncturing his British reserve with such an intrusive line of questioning would seem unforgivably brash.
Of course, the influence of a number of hovering minders - who have promised to shut down the interview should it veer anywhere near relationship territory - isn't to be underestimated.
In response to internet chatter about the possibility of a Twilight spin-off, Pattinson hedges his bets.
"Who knows? I keep hearing things - from the studio as well."
So he doesn't rule out revisiting Edward Cullen?
"I don't say 'definitely not' to anything - just in case."
Still, one senses his comments come more from a desire to be diplomatic than any real inclination to milk the franchise further.
When asked what he will miss most when he leaves the Twilight world behind, he says: "I'm not sure yet. It feels very familiar now. Even promoting them and stuff, having all the girls screaming. It's like being part of a boy band and going solo afterwards."
Pattinson has already set about repositioning himself as a versatile leading man in films such as Water For Elephants and Bel Ami.
But it was the reviews for David Cronenberg's weird urban odyssey Cosmopolis that finally lent him some serious, arthouse credibility.
Post Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Pattinson has a slate of films lined up to consolidate on the work he has put into proving he is no one-character wonder. In fact, he is juggling seven features.
"I don't understand how it's going to happen. I am shuffling them around as we speak."
Already in the starting gates is The Rover, director David Michod's hotly anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, in which Pattinson appears alongside Guy Pearce.
Filming on Mission: Blacklist, has been delayed by director Jean-St aacphane Sauvaire's decision to travel to Iraq to cast real prisoners.
Pattinson insists he has no grand plan for his future.
"I got lucky this year with a bunch of stuff that is all over the place."
But luck is only part of the equation.
Michod put him through a rigorous audition process for The Rover, something for which Pattinson is grateful.
"I hate it when you are just given a part. I am constantly second-guessing myself afterwards: 'Are they doing this for the financing?'"
Pattinson did two separate auditions, both more than three hours in duration.
"I was thinking I must have got it. Then I met a bunch of other actors and they were like, 'Oh, that Michod, he keeps you at his house for hours'. That made me lose all my confidence. So I was really shocked when I got it."
Pattinson might still have a long way to go to escape the long reach of Cullen's shadow, but at least he can be fairly confident he is heading in the right direction.
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ETA: Moving this post to the top again, because added video. Cute interview :)
MTV Australia | Thanks to @melcitron | Video thanks to @mfoc
He’s one of the hottest properties in Hollywood, and today, MTV Australia was lucky enough to catch up with ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson!
The 26-year-old Brit is in Australia to promote the final instalment of the hugely popular franchise, ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2,’ which hits cinemas on November 15.
We sat down with the in-demand actor to find out how well he thought his co-star Kristen Stewart handled Bella becoming a vampire, what his favourite memories are from being on set, and where to from here!
MTV: Hi Rob! So there's a lot of anticipation from fans to finally see Bella as a vampire. How do you think Kristen handled the transition - did she do a good job?
Rob: Yeah, she was really excited about being a vampire. Everybody else who’d been pretty consistently in the movies, they’d obviously been playing a vampire like every day for ages. And so it’s funny seeing someone suddenly come into it and try and figure out their own version of the physicality and the mentality of it.
But her character has a different thing, because she’s supposed to find it really easy. It’s supposed to be a natural progression for her to become a vampire, it’s supposed to be simple. So I guess it was kind of different.
MTV: There are some amazing fight scenes in the film, what were they like to shoot?
Rob: This one was hard. I mean, we were shooting this big action sequence for about two and a half months in a massive warehouse where they normally sell cows, with a bunch of fake paper snow and green walls, and you literally started to go insane after a while! Yeah, it gets tough doing stuff like that, it gets a bit repetitive.
MTV: Looking back across the whole series, what's your favorite memory from being on set?
Rob: There’s been a few. I mean, going to Brazil on this one was pretty fun, it was pretty crazy. I crashed a speedboat which was pretty exciting! Yeah tons. Tons from the first movie, it was just so different being the first one. I mean we used to travel to set, the entire cast, in a minibus. I mean it was so entirely the opposite of what the last one ended up being - like being in helicopters and stuff.
MTV: Before you landed the role of Edward in ‘Twilight’ you had decided you were going to quit acting. Is it strange looking back at how far you've come and how much your life had changed since then?
Rob: Yeah, it is very odd. I think that a lot of actors go through the same thing, when you’ve literally gotta be just like ‘Ugh, this is pointless.’ That’s the only time you ever seem to get any jobs - you’ve gotta be at rock bottom! [laughs] But yeah, it’s funny. I was like fully, fully intending not to do it anymore, and then this came up.
MTV: So what's next on the horizon for you?
Rob: My next thing I’m doing in Australia with this guy David Michod who did ‘Animal Kingdom,’ and Guy Pearce. So yeah, that’s going to be fun. It’s a really good script and I think he’s an amazing director, so it’s exciting.
MTV: So we can expect to see you back Down Under soon then?
MTV Australia | Thanks to @melcitron | Video thanks to @mfoc
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Part 1, with more than 200 HQ pictures, can be found HERE
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The beginning of the Q&A
ETA: Added Video - Thanks to @mfoc
Robert Pattinson was one of several famous faces who helped pop megastar Katy Perry celebrate the release of her flick ‘Part Of Me’ earlier this year.
The ‘Twilight’ hunk was snapped with teen stars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez piling into the back of a minivan en route to the after party at the famed Chateau Marmont back in June.
MTV Australia asked Rob about the celeb-overload outing when we caught up with him yesterday in Sydney – and the star revealed that despite all the fuss, he didn’t actually manage to see his friend’s movie debut that night!
“Embarrassingly I didn’t actually go to the premiere, I just went to the party!” Rob said with a laugh.
But Katy needn’t worry, as Rob has since made up for lost time.
“I have seen that film though,” he continued, “I really liked it.”
So can we expect Katy to return the favour and support her pal Rob when ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ premieres next month?
“Yeah maybe. Yeah! She should come to it!” said Rob.
The ‘Twilight’ star missed Perry’s 28th birthday celebrations over the weekend because of his trip Down Under, but his other half Kristen Stewart managed to put in an appearance at the Halloween themed bash, which saw Katy dressed up as – you guessed it – a vampire!