philstar.com has a very reshing and good interview with Rob. It's very long so I can't post it here. Here is a bit and you can read the rest by clicking THIS link.
For Robert Pattinson, being cast as Edward Cullen — the most devastatingly handsome vampire in the whole world, the answer is quite obvious, “it feels like my own opinion is completely validated now,” he jokes.
The STAR met with the strikingly handsome actor recently in Beverly Hills to talk about the movie, his character, his sudden popularity, his fans and how he prepared for the greatest role of his young career. The jovial actor would break into sheepish smiles and hearty laughter every so often during the interview.
“I had an idea how to play the part and people will like it or they won’t like it. You can’t convince everybody, you just do what you think is right and accept the consequences.”
“It was written to be aesthetically pleasing but I wanted to interpret having a six-pack as a character and so I thought I’d lose every ounce of body fat I had. In the end I felt like I looked like an alien,” he reveals and lets out a loud laugh.
He regrouped, started thinking about his character, gained back a few pounds and was so relieved to be talking with people again. “I am too self-critical. I used to give myself a hard time, that’s why Catherine had a hard time with me,” he says with a grin.
“Kristen gets very into the part,” Robert adds. “I trusted that and it was really good. She has to put up with a lot from me. It was ridiculous. I don’t think very many actresses would put up with it. I spent every day dissecting every single little lines — I even dissected her lines! We definitely had a strong bond over it.”
The two stars’ little fights would soon be replaced by constant flirting. Entertainment Weekly noted that the producers, at one point, were actually worried that their two main stars were actually falling in love.
Were the reports true that Robert actually proposed marriage to Kristen? “Yes, he did that,” Kristen acknowledges, “but I am not sure if he was serious.”
Asked about it, Robert laughs and reveals that he actually has proposed to countless women and on the day of our interview some are even sending him text messages asking him if their wedding is still on.
Wedding proposals or not, the actor has a lot more to worry these days. He has become the hottest heartthrob in town and is on the verge of becoming a major Hollywood star. “I think you can control it in a way if you are careful. I have been pretty much an idiot my whole life and it’s a little daunting to change your lifestyle from being an idiot into not being an idiot but I think it’s a good thing,” he quips. “I think I have to think about being more responsible and less reckless now.”
How about girls running after him now?
“Well it’s nice but they’re all pretty young,” he remarks.
But there are other older womenwho love him.
“Yeah, they tell me that ‘there are Twilight moms who love you’ and I can’t take that too seriously,” he says, “’Edward breaks up the Twilight family’ — that would be too funny.”
Was he ever the pretty boy in school?
“Not really. I didn’t play sports or anything. I used to be like kind of gangly. I used to play music but it wasn’t like a rock band because there was a lot more improvisation.”
Girls young and old would rejoice knowing that Robert is not in a relationship at the moment. The 22-year-old actor shares that he is attracted to smart women. “I was watching 30 Rock the other day and I really like Tina Fey, she is like the sexiest woman!”
(Gozde's note: Hey Rob! I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, you know I'm just sayin' ;))
Celebrity crushes are one thing that the good-humored actor is trying to keep to himself. “You tell people who your celebrity crush is hoping not to bump into them in the future so you always want to think of the right one to say. I used to say I liked Elisabeth Shue until I realized that she is like 50 now.” He corrects himself later and asserts that it was actually Patricia Arquette, during her True Romance days, which he had a crush on. “I can have a type on anyone,” he says.
He likens Edward’s loneliness to the 80-year-old protagonist in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Memories of a Melancholy Whore. “I like love stories between old people. I wanted to make Twilight more about that,” he emphasizes. “I always liked relationships that are like a nightmare, like you would have to fight for something — I can relate to that. I guess I am crazy that way.”
Robert considers Los Angeles his current home. He hasn’t been back to his native London in a while. “I have lived here for a few months. I’ve only been to London for a total of not more than 10 days this year. I really want to go back but I don’t like flying. I always think I am gonna die on a plane.”
Playing a vampire has somehow made him more fearful of death. “But I think I am just a paranoid person,” he reiterates. “I am scared in the back of cabs now. I think I am gonna die in a cab. I even get scared when I am driving.”
And he does not wish to live forever, either. “I guess I am more afraid of living forever than not being able to kill myself than dying,” he says with a little serious note in his voice.