Robert Pattinson: 'I'm Really Not That Interesting'



Robert Pattinson: 'I'm Really Not That Interesting'

Self-deprecating British hunk contradicts millions of fans worldwide
By TheImproper.com

Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is the object of obsession for millions of young fans around the globe, but the modest actor doesn't understand all the hype.

"Honestly, I’m not that interesting," says Rob, 22. In his spare time, he prefers low-key activities to going out. "I watch movies, I read, I play all kinds of music."

Pattinson, who plays the guitar and piano and composes music, has been relaxing in his hometown of London since Dec. 22, where he has been spotted playing small gigs on the local music scene.

In March, Rob's free time will disappear, when he starts shooting New Moon, the sequel to Twilight. New Moon will be filmed in Vancouver and Italy, and will be produced on an aggressive schedule, shooting back-to-back with Eclipse, the third installment in the Twi book series.

Since Twilight morphed into a box-office juggernaut, Rob has become one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood—a role the private British hunk is not altogether comfortable with.

"I’ve been getting recognized since the day I finished shooting [Twilight]," he says. "It’s crazy. In L.A., someone spots me almost every single day." The paparazzi's sudden obsession with Rob is part of the reason he prefers hanging out in London when he's not working. There, Rob is much less of a paparazzi target than in the U.S., where his fan base has grown enormously over the past few months.

"I’ve been uncomfortable in crowds my whole life," he says. "I’ve always felt that everyone is looking at me," he laughs. "I could be in a supermarket and have a full-on panic attack when there’s no one else there. And this was even like five years ago, when nobody knew who I was!"

Hollywood superstardom is something the single Rob will have to get used to for at least the next few years, when the Twilight machine continues to rage on. Meanwhile, the 6'1" heartthrob has other projects he'll be promoting. On March 27, his indie flick Little Ashes (which he did before Twilight) will debut in theaters. In the artsy film, Pattinson portrays the eccentric Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali--just the kind of meaty role he relishes.

Rob, who is very serious about being a good actor, may one day branch out with his own production company. Pattinson, who has already written several scripts, is leery of the money-obsessed Hollywood film industry.

"I don’t like the way the film industry is," he says. "If you come with a good script and then it goes to the studios and gets financing, it all gets changed because they want to make money. And it’s like, how do you know if it’s going to make money or not? All you’re doing is making it generic when you do that, and making it generic is no guarantee that it’s going to make money, either."

Given Rob's talent and increasing star power, it's foreseeable he may one day be able to make the kinds of films he envisions. "The only way to [do] that is to take risks," he says. "And you need to be able to trust people. So you get a company together with people you know are good and you know work hard and you can make good stuff. That’s kind of what I want to do."

23 comments:

Kate said...

Let's hope he gets what he wants. Fingers crossed!

Ellie said...

Rob's SO uninteresting that I spend absolutely no time thinking about him...ever...really ...seriously.
Don't you believe me???

Gem said...

lol ellie..same here!!

Ellie said...

Gem, I know I'm in good company here! We all have it so bad! lol

Laura said...

LMAO, Ellie!

Oh Rob, can't you see that we all want you?

Laura said...

And just to clarify, the Laura on the CB right now is NOT me! I need to get a new username or something..

TwiHeart said...

Yes Kate, we want that for him too, huh? Oh yeah, big yawn. Oh, no, my gaping mouth is for another reason.

Ellie - I updated my profile so the nice people on here can find me. Looks like it was pretty quiet in here last night. I was at book club - we talked about Twilight (the book and movie) even though it wasn't the book we were supposed to read. SMs evil plan to take over the world w/vampire love is working.

TwiHeart said...

Hi Laura, Gem - didn't see you there.

Laura said...

Hey Twiheart :)

TwiHeart said...

Laura - do you think it's a diff Laura or GASP an IMPOSTOR?

Laura said...

Well, I clicked on her name and it's a different email. So I'm thinking she's just using her name. As long as she doesn't act like Marcy I'm cool with it. LOL

lyla said...

I keep forgetting how much Rob hates and freaks out about crowds... he's been dealing with it so well that I forget that he really isn't comfortable with it. Poor guy.

But seriously, who is he kidding when he insists he's not interesting?? Certainly not me, and probably not anyone else who has ever seen or heard anything about him. He just sucks you in :)

And news flash to you, Rob... people probably WERE staring at you in the supermarket because you're just so gosh darn handsome!

TwiHeart said...

Ha - I don't want to let anyone ruin my fun here. I was definitely snarky and negative the other night I hope I don't get a reputation when I'm so new here - I couldn't help it that chick/teen/dude/weirdo? was so annoying and trying to rain on the parade that is the cbox.

Laura said...

Don't worry about it Twiheart. Believe me, when Marcy was spewing all of her inane crap on the CB the other night, it was hard for me to hold back, too.

Ellie said...

Hi, Laura, Blackie, and Lyla!

Laura, don't change your name for that reason! We all know when it's you. We love you!

Blackie, your email keeps getting sent back when I reply to everyone. I think some girls forgot to add the "ar" after the ".com" on your address. You might want to send a note out to everyone to remind them of the full address??? I've got it right in my address book.

Ellie said...

Yep, me too. I was so aching to let her REALLY have it...just grow up, already.

Ellie said...

Although I wish it was Rob holding my tongue, and not me...

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MiCh said...

Yeah Rob, you're sooooo uninteresting and boring that you have half world thinking about you. And half world is an understatement.

Morning girls! How are you all? I'm so exhausted, I spent all night watching the Aussie Open. I'm happy, Rafa Nadal won! YAY! The match finished at 7.30am (my time), went to sleep and I'm just waking up! Pffffffff.. See ya later, going to read the bunch of emails.

PS. I love me some RobStu.. best bromance ever!

LaceyxBrook said...

hello ladies! : )


okkk i do my stupid nursing homework for an HOUR!! and I miss all of this?!?!?!?! urgghh!

i agree with you ellie...he is such a bore. i never google his name, nick names, and possible girlfriend's names...hardly ever.

but i have to admit i am the exact same way in crowds!! i absolutly HATE them! : /

Kate said...

Ya crowds make me a bit uneasy and self conscious too Lacey though I'm not sure why :-?

Tess said...

There are so many reasons I find him so interesting.

His looks are just gravy.

Acu said...

;LOL Ellie
same here too

 
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