With 3 out of 4 sách of The Twilight Saga already on the big-screen, Robert Pattinson is all about Breaking Dawn talk these days. In this interview Rob lays it all out for us. He talks of the Eclipse set atmosphere, Stephenie Meyer, and his anxiety of this saga coming to an end.
What are bạn looking phía trước, chuyển tiếp to about “Breaking Dawn” being shot back-to-back as two films and of Bill Condon directing them?
I’m glad that it’s Bill Condon. I tình yêu his stuff. I haven’t seen the script yet but I am fearful about the series’ end. It’s such a great security blanket. It’s like a net. bạn can afford to make mistakes when bạn have another “Twilight” film to make. After that, I guess you’re on your own.
I’m glad the “Breaking Dawn” films will be done together. Because otherwise, it’s quite hard to fit another film in-between each one. Like what happened in “Eclipse”—having to get your mind back to where it was before. I had about a week of preparation time. It was quite stressful in the beginning. With the two films done together, bạn can just stay in character the whole time.
In the tent scene which is already the much talked-about thing in “Eclipse,” your vampire character is of course cold, body temperature wise, while Taylor’s Jacob drives trang chủ the point that he’s literally hotter.
It’s sort of an odd scene. It’s quite difficult. It’s incredibly depressing for Edward (laughing). It does make him seem incredibly unattractive. But I never really got it in the first place. It’s like having some freezing cold person tiếp theo to bạn (laughing). It’s horrible.
Taylor told us that bạn were always cracking up in that scene.
I was in a very strange room when we were shooting that scene (laughing). I kept getting obsessed with the idea of the word “thoughts” with an American accent. It sounds like “farts.” I couldn’t get over it the entire day. The opening line was, “Can bạn at least keep your thoughts to yourself?” I’m sitting in this tent and every single time, I laugh over that line. Taylor got to the point where he was like, “Those words don’t even sound the same. It’s not funny at all.”
I think I was tired. I find all this stuff where we have to boss each other all quite funny. Considering that we’re in teen-girl magazines and stuff … Taylor always has his áo sơ mi off. And I’ve got my little quaff (laughing). We’re trying to act all macho. I thought it was really funny.
Talk about the dynamics between the three of bạn now that Jacob gets to Kiss Bella in this movie.
It’s weird. Not only do they do the kissing scenes—they never do it when I am even on the set. I have the ngày off. bạn genuinely feel like someone’s cheating on you. Then bạn come back to the set. And almost always, it’s after one of their scenes where I suspect them of doing something. It just so happened every single time—I would come into work being like, “So how was it?”
Can bạn set the record straight—your Edward character is a 100-year-plus-old virgin?
I think he’s … how old is he now? He must be 109 hoặc 110. There’s an arguable point with another vampire in Alaska from the first book. It’s briefly mentioned. But I can’t remember if it’s actually fully explained if he is a virgin hoặc not. I think the những người hâm mộ like to believe he is.
Since these “Twilight” films are fantaisie /romance/thriller dramas, may I ask which tình yêu stories inspired you? I have to sound really cheesy and say my parents. My parents met when my mom was 17 and my dad was 26. They’re still together. I grew up in an age where everybody gets divorced.
But in terms of film, I’ve always liked despairing, painful tình yêu stories . I think that’s probably because I’m still young. There’s a Godard film called “First Name: Carmen.” I’m not even going to attempt to say the French pronunciation. I always found that to be one of the most truthful and inspiring loveHow uncomfortable is it to be diễn xuất with contact lens on?
bạn can’t feel properly. bạn can’t sweat. If bạn do anything to sweat, everything starts breaking on your face. bạn can’t even psyche yourself up for a scene. I don’t know how people do scenes with contact lenses on. I just find it impossible. The Edward character is about restraint and restricting yourself about everything. He’s not a very effusive person. A lot of the performance should be done with your eyes but then bạn eliminate that ability bởi putting the contacts on. Whenever I do other phim chiếu rạp in which I don’t have to wear contacts, I breathe a sigh of relief.
In “Breaking Dawn,” bạn become a father and Bella becomes a vampire bride. Do bạn have tips for Kristen on playing a vampire? Do bạn feel that you’re mature enough to play a dad?It’s funny because I’m playing a dad in some scenes in “Breaking Dawn” and I’m portraying one in a movie I’m doing now as well. I’m terrified about doing it. I don’t know what I’m going to do when it comes to those scenes. I’ve been complaining so much about having the makeup on and contact lenses. Kristen is like, “You’re so pathetic. bạn have to just get over it. Why can’t bạn just get used to it?” [Now, since Kristen has to wear contact lens, too], I can finally be like, “You will know what it’s like. You’re going to be in constant aggravation the whole time.” Which is great.
We don’t see a lot of guys like Edward who protects a girl’s virtue. Do bạn relate to him at all? How cổ hủ, cũ thời are you?
I think I’ve become thêm old-fashioned. I feel like I’m already turning middle-aged now (laughing). It’s quite nice to be doing a series of films that a lot of people think uphold positive virtues. Some people actually think the films are a good influence on their kids.
Stephenie Meyer was on the set of “Eclipse” thêm often than she was on the first two movies. What was that like?
It’s not intimidating. She’s really nice. She really likes the films. It was strange, though. I didn’t really notice until toward the end of the filming. I was like, “Stephenie has been here every day” (laughing). It was interesting. She’s always open. She would never really come in and push anything on us. She was open to answering questions.
bạn have a western genre film project, “Unbound Captives,” in development. Why are bạn fascinated with westerns?
I grew up watching westerns. My dad’s yêu thích phim chiếu rạp are all westerns. I hope that film happens. It’s such a complicated film to get together because it’s not really an action film hoặc anything. It’s a slightly depressing romantic drama, half of which is in Comanche. It will definitely be different. My character is a massive stretch for me.
bạn play the guitar. How important is âm nhạc for you?
It’s really important. Incidentally, my sister is a singer and a songwriter. diễn xuất has helped as well because I’ve never really had any particular interest. The only reason I’d start releasing records is hopefully so I get a name in âm nhạc and have good people who would want to collaborate with me. I guess having a name in acting, bạn can get your foot through the door with quite a few musicians. I hope I’ll be able to record some stuff just for myself. The idea of selling it—as soon as bạn start making it—it dies in a lot of ways. It’s too scary at that point. Then everyone feels the need to judge it. But if you’re not making money and you’re doing it for yourself, then no one’s going to judge it.
“Twilight” is very được ưa chuộng with young people, including Jaden Smith. What kind of sách and âm nhạc did bạn like when bạn were a teenager?
I was obsessed with a writer called Martin Amis when I was a teenager. I read everything. Every single time I went to a bookshop, I’d see if he has other books. I used to buy multiple editions of his books.
Martin, van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix—they were my people when I was growing up. I’d obsessively collect all their stuff.
That’s funny about how Jaden likes the “Twilight” thing. He’s like the first guy who’s willing to admit it (laughing).
What has so far been a life-changing experience for you?
My moving to secondary school. I was kicked out of my first school. There is a whole system of the schools in Luân Đôn where I went from one school to another and then to university. Everybody went to the same schools. But I got kicked out. I ended up going to an arts school which was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.
Why were bạn kicked out?
Secret (laughing). stories I’ve seen on film.