The wonderful people at http://robertpattinson.org/ transcribed some of the interview. Please pay them a visit so I don't feel so ashamed of copying this stuff :-)
”The life of a vampire, basically, outside of the movie consists of going to different cities around the world and everybody screams and it’s really strange. (Laughs) Everybody knows you’re a vampire and no one really cares and they just wanna scream and say that they love you. It’s great – I mean, I’d recommend being a vampire to anybody.
When asked about his similarities to Edward:
“I’m not that similar, I mean I’m not really similar at all. But I guess when you’re trying to play a part, you try and find the parts of the character that you relate to … I’m not romantic to everyone but I kind of have the whole attitude which Edward has that if you’re going to make an effort with someone it has to be that one person and that’s it. I guess I’m similar to him in that respect.”
“I didn’t read it before the filming, but after the audition I did. And, I mean I tried to read it before the audition, but it did seem kinda too girly for me so I couldn’t really get through it. But when I started playing the role, when I knew I was playing the role, I tried to make it so it wasn’t exactly the same as in the book where he’s just so perfect all the time… Because I don’t think girls really find that attractive anyway. They like people with problems and people who are a little bit more wild, I guess. So I saw things in the book – I saw Edward’s character as being kind of jealous and, especially in the later books, possessive. He’s got a lot of bad points too and I tried to make them more relevant. It’s also something quite interesting, too, about young girls – it helps you understand how young girls really wanna see things, which is very strange.”
Interviewer: You are the chosen one to play Edward, the vampire – that’s a huge responsibility.
Rob: Yeah, I’m terrified – I hope everyone likes the movie, I mean, otherwise I’m going to get killed. There’s a lot of expectations. I think the film will live up to them, though – I hope.
Interviewer: And you feel comfortable…
Rob: Relatively. Sort of, sort of. I mean, I read the script first and then I got little bits from the book after, so it’s kind of expanded. I mean, it’s always hard doing books because everybody’s got their idea. I mean, you just have to ignore that otherwise it’s impossible.