New article about Rob. Here are the parts that are new/semi-new :-))
He "obsessively" read and re-read the Stephenie Meyer novel on which the movie is based. And he spent five hours a day in the gym, trying to chisel out a six-pack before the cameras rolled.
"Afterwards, my friends gave me such a hard time because, literally, I had never set foot inside a gym before that," he said.
During a phone interview from Los Angeles, Pattinson does his best to downplay his status as a heart throb in ascendance. While admitting that his mom gets a big kick out of all the hullabaloo surrounding his first starring role, the 22-year-old actor insisted the attention hasn't made much of an impact on him.
"I can separate myself from it," he relates. "I can go into a room of screaming teenage girls but my mind doesn't absorb it."
Stephenie Meyer said casting Edward was the one of the filmmakers' trickiest challenges.
"(Edward) has to be everything," she said. "He has to be beautiful and dangerous and angst-ridden and intelligent. A lot of guys were pretty but they weren't dangerous. Other guys were dangerous but not pretty enough. Rob Pattinson has both sides."
Meyer's books are full of the kind of dramatic mood swings which are often difficult to capture on film. Pattinson, for his part, was committing to giving Edward a transfusion of humanity.
"When I read the book, I did notice the extreme emotions all the time," he said. "But I liked that. I like movies that are operatic. That said, I did try to make Edward as un-cheesy as possible. I tried hard to stir him in a more realistic direction."
Music was another big motivator for Pattinson. On the eve of the movie's more romantic moments, he revved himself up by listening to CDs by British newcomer Laura Marling ("She's very young but she has a desperate quality to her voice") and Gyorgy Ligetti. (Gozde: Here is a video from Laura Marling, it's bautiful_
Pattinson rose to a different kind of challenge when he was required to fly through the air with the greatest of ease.
"Wire work is so hard," he groaned. "You have to look like you're controlling your movements when you're not. It's incredibly painful, too. You're hanging there all day from two straps on your crotch. Not the most comfortable experience in the world."