How do you feel about getting the role, while there were casted so many actors? The fans of the book got 75.000 signs because they didn’t want you. How did you feel about it?
When you are going to an audition for a role that many consider as the perfect man, you expect people to be suspicious. But I don’t really care.
There are many girls that would like to go to bed with you. How do you handle it?
I don’t know. I don’t have enough time to stay in a place. I only meet journalists. But it’s really weird that 10-years old fellows come to me and say “Please bite me!” .
Speaking of biting, who you’d like to bite?
I don’t think I’d like to bite anyone. I don’t like biting.
Have you ever had lessons to manage your profile? Your fans are young people. Was there anyone who told you what to do and how to be?
Yes! They sent me in a centre to learn how to manage my profile for the media. I thought that it’s very stupid. Probably I can do whatever I want because I’m a vampire in the big screen. I was supposed to have the profile of the “bad” guy. It’s hilarious. I remember that when I went to that centre, I was having humor to their questions and they looked annoyed. They accused me of opposing to learn how to manage myself for the media.
What is most important to you? To be an actor or a musician?
Both are really important to me. I think I take them seriously. I mean that I haven’t written music for a long time, I don’t want to be another actor who played in a successful movie and then released an album. I want to compose a really good album, but sometime that it won’t be comparable to acting.
What kind of music do you want to make? Indie rock or folk?
You have a song in the Twilight OST. Have you been asked from the director to write it?
Well, I’ve written it a long time ago. A crew member gave it to the director and she put it in a scene, without telling me. At first, I didn’t recognize it. I was happy and I suggested putting it, retaining my anonymity but they didn’t let me because of the marketing. That was my first song that was recorded officially.
How was your life before getting the role of Edward Cullen?
Last year I had a great apartment in Soho where you could go to the roof and watch the great view. I played music and I tried to record it. But then I went to Spain for the movie “Little Ashes” and everything changed. It was the first time that I was researching about something. I haven’t seen the movie yet but either if it’s bad or good, it surely changed the way I feel about acting and made me more obedient about what I can achieve of acting when I see the scripts.
How did you pay for a big apartment in Soho?
It wasn’t big. Actually, it was the smallest you’ve ever seen and it was empty. It only had two garden chairs and nothing else. No carpet, no heating, no bathroom. I had to go to my parents’ house to take a bath. But it was perfect. I thought my lifestyle was bohemian. I was sad when I left it.
Why did you leave it?
Because there are some renovations in London and the rent raised 5.000 pounds. I was in U.S.A. for a whole year because of the filming of Twilight. I was practically paying for an apartment that my friends were living in. So I left it.
Do you miss London?
Yes, very much. I was there before two days and I was surprised of how much I miss it.
Where do you live now?
So you’re a bohemian guy again?
Are you excited that you’re going to be a “vampire” for the next ten years?
Yes but that’s not going to last so much because vampires aren’t getting old. So I can’t do it for more than the next two years. It will be ridiculous.
For how many movies have you signed?
For three movies. The filming for New Moon has already began.
What do you think makes people so much interested in vampires right now?
I don’t know. It’s like domino phenomenon. Something is successful and then everybody is filming scripts for vampires.
Do you like vampires?
Yes. But I don’t understand those who say that they like everything that is related with vampires. I liked the first Nosferatu and things like that.
Are you addicted to something?I was very addicted to Van Morrison.