At Creme we get all the hard jobs and the worst luck(Gozde: for this sentence I need to give a shout out to my RobKats and all the fanfic readers :) .
When Twilight went absolutely bananas at the NZ box office (yay!) we got the chance to run this interview with none other than the hot, hot, HOT Robert Pattinson! Yup, how awful for the poor Creme team!
Did this movie make you think about the supernatural?
Decode director Shane Drake says: “We shot in the forest – we were trying to sort of mimic the Twilight vibe which happens in the forest and in the trees. I think we’ve done a good job of trying to find that essence, but still being unique and original.”
Clearly you and Kristen have great chemistry! Do you think you can cultivate that kind of thing, or is it a case of either you have it or you don’t?
In a way I think you can cultivate it – to an extent. You need to be quite committed to it but definitely from the beginning there was that thing with Kristen and I felt like it was right. On the other hand, if you stay somewhat in character the whole time it eventually starts to rub off.
So you stayed in character?
Well, sort of. I mean, I didn’t say much. I thought that would be best – oh no, I’m revealing all my tricks! (Laughs) But I thought the best way to do it would be to not say anything to the rest of the cast. So, I didn’t talk to any member of the cast about anything but the movie. I think that always makes you more attractive if you don’t say anything so I was trying to do that.
Like Edward, you seem a bit offbeat – do you relate to him on that level?
Yeah, I think I tried to make the character more like that because I get he is supposed to be straight-laced in a lot of ways in the book and I didn’t see how to play that in a way that would seem attractive to people who don’t know about the book.
What do you think it is about this book that has created this phenomenon? It’s more than just a teen obsessive love story…
I think there’s quite a few different things. I think one of the things, the initial appeal, when I first read it when it wasn’t so hyped, I read it and I thought this is weird. It’s like Stephenie Meyer’s fantasy. It seemed like the author thought she was Bella – there are so many things about Edward’s character that was so specific. So in a lot of ways you feel very voyeuristic and that was one of the strange things which put me off it, to be honest, but then when I started doing the job that’s what I liked about it.
Gozde: You can read the rest of the interview in Creme Magazine's February issue. If you are in New Zealand and get your hands on the magazine, we would love you to send us the scans :))