Robert Pattinson Moviefone Interview Part Deux


From Moviefone.com:

When we talked to Robert Pattinson about his upcoming biopic 'Little Ashes,' we first ran through some internet rumors with the 'Twilight' star. Now we are pleased to present part 2, the rest of our breezy, candid interview.

The remarkably generous and self-effacing actor played along, answering our questions -- about doing an indie, stripping for nude scenes, filming 'New Moon' -- with a refreshing dose of candor and complete lack of any diva-tude.

After chatting with Pattinson, we have no qualms in pledging our allegiance to Team Edward. -- By Angie Argabrite

1. How was filming 'Little Ashes,' which is such a small production, compared to doing the 'Twilight' movies?

I kind of like small productions 'cause there's not so much waiting around. And it's strange, there are little things on 'Little Ashes,' like we didn't have stand-ins, so we'd just kind of sit or stand around the set, which I initially found kind of bizarre but after a while it's great, because you can just kind of stay in character the whole time. And also you can be much more a part of the set up of the shot, so I kind of liked that. I don't know, it was, I would say, a very different energy. [But] there's not a huge amount of difference, really. You're just inside your head anyway most of the time, so you don't really notice stuff.

2. I read that you were really nervous about filming the nude scenes and the explicit scenes, how did you prepare yourself for those?

[Laughs] I had so many ridiculous answers just come into my head [more laughs]. I had a penis implant! I don't know, I just kind of, it's funny because Spanish people are so ... have no problem with nudity at all, I mean at all, and English people obviously do have, like, the most enormous problem with it. It's like little things, like when I saw my father getting changed for swimming I got, like, traumatized by it ... I don't really know what I did, I just kind of freaked out a bit. [Laughs]

3. So was that the most difficult thing about filming this movie?

No, I mean, a lot of it was quite hard. I guess in a lot of ways, the more I read about Dali the more I kind of liked him, and liked what he tried to make himself stand for. I guess the hardest thing was that I didn't want to disrespect his memory, especially when I met a lot of people who he knew and stuff. People were very, very fond of him, so that was probably the hardest thing. [Laughs] I didn't want to mess it up!

4. You were playing a real person -- how did that affect your preparation? Did you study up a lot on Dali?

Yeah, I mean it's nice. There are certain things like studying photos. I never really concentrated on my body in a performance before, well not to such an extent, and there were tons and tons of photos of him and he had quite strange posturing ... There was one photo where he's pointing at something, and I guess it's quite nice, and I was trying to figure out "How do you point like that?" Then you realize "Oh, shit. You get your arm and ohhh..." and suddenly it clicks into place. And then when you realize you're walking right and stuff, and people -- Spanish people! -- know who you're playing, without the moustache, they know immediately just by looking in your eyes, it's very satisfying. I like the idea of that; I'd quite like to do it again. And I'm always quite attracted to playing real people.



5. Kristen Stewart is going to be playing rock icon Joan Jett. Is there a rock icon that you'd like to play?

I'd love to play Van Morrison, but I doubt I would get the part [laughs].

6. Who would you love to tour with, if you were going to do a tour as a musician?

Rob: I'd quite like to tour with Kings of Leon. I think they're pretty cool.

7. If you couldn't be an actor or a musician, what do you think you would be doing?

I'd quite like to be a political strategist and like a spin doctor. [Laughs] I'd really, really like to do that. I think I will end up doing that at one point. (Gozde: Yeah, don't quit your day job for that. From all your interviews and the things you said it doesn't look like you can "spin" very well, and we love you for it :))

8. Can you talk about the movie you're signing on, or about to sign on, called 'Memoirs'?

It's not final yet, but I think if it does happen it'll be a fantastic movie. It's an amazing script. I think Jenny Lumet [who's writing the script] is incredible and Allen Coulter [who's directing] is also. I think it could be. I was quite excited about it. I was working in New York on the script a few weeks ago, and we came up with some really cool stuff.

9. How are you handling the massive, instant fame and the craziness?

It's quite stressful in a way, but it's only when you're by yourself. When I have my friends around it doesn't make any difference. I just spend a lot of time by myself, and I used to walk around the block by myself in various different cities, and I don't know, you start to feel a bit vulnerable, I guess. [Laughs] Well, not vulnerable, I don't know ... for paranoid people it does allow your imagination to run rampant, so it's a little strange. You end up going out a lot less [laughs]. But I guess it's so early now I'm really still thinking about it in terms of getting good jobs and stuff, so I haven't really had a chance to be objective about my life, because every single day there's something new happening in my life. In my eyes, everything just seems ridiculous, like every single day it's like you're walking on the street, and then suddenly you step on something and it just starts moving really, really fast, and you're not entirely sure what direction it's going in, but you can feel the force of it. That's about it.

10. What has been your craziest fan experience?

There was one quite weird thing, I was in a Blockbuster the other day, and I hadn't realized it was the day the ['Twilight'] DVD was coming out, and there were these two -- no one recognized me in that place -- and there were these two 8-year-old girls who turned up with their parents. They were picking up their preordered DVDs, and they were just shaking and crying just because they got their DVD. I thought that was pretty incredible, I hadn't seen anything like that before ... I mean, I have when it's in person, when it's meeting me. But just to pick up a DVD, that was kind of crazy.

11. What was your take on the whole Jacob casting drama? When it was possible that Taylor Lautner wasn't going to get the part.

It was weird. When I came back, I hadn't seen him in ages, hadn't seen him since the summer and when I saw him, I saw him just before he got casted, and he put on like 100 pounds! I was like "Jesus Christ! If he doesn't get it, it's ridiculous." But what are you going to do? There was a video of him on set the other day doing all these kind of fight stunts. That kid is incredible; he is one of the most stunning athletes I've ever seen in my life. I don't know, I think it'll be interesting. I haven't seen any of his stuff yet, but everyone's going a little bit crazy over him. (Gozde: Tell me about his teeth, are they going to make them less shiny? 'Cause I have a hard time focusing on anything else when I look at Taylor :))

12. How's the energy on 'New Moon' compared to 'Twilight,' because for 'Twilight' no one was sure if it was going to do well and now, obviously ...

Yeah, it's scary. It's a very, very different experience. Last time we were just kind of ... it was so easy to get the entire cast together. We'd all have dinner almost every day and be able to talk about it freely and stuff. Now it's quite difficult to even leave the hotel. And all these random little stories become someway, somehow newsworthy, so you have to be very secretive about everything. Even if you want to just clarify something in the script or something. It's just strange. It's just very different ... It's very strange when you're aware of being observed, I guess.

13. Is that similar to how it was when you were filming 'Potter'?

Oh, no, not at all. The thing about 'Potter,' because everyone was so young, there weren't really any [gossip] stories. Plus, the way we were shooting it was so impossible to get any pictures or anything. It was so, so private. And by the time I was working on it, everyone working there had worked there for about five or six years anyway, so they all knew each other. So nothing was really newsworthy. There wasn't a lot happening. It seems that on [the 'Twilight' movies], maybe because they're a little bit older, it seems like every single day there's a new story coming out. I also think that's it's because all of these sort of blog sites have become way more popular in the last few years than they were then. And I guess that's where most of the gossipy things go to.(Gozde: Uhoh....I don't post gossip ;))

14. Would you do full-frontal nudity like Daniel Radcliffe did?

I think it would depend on what it is. Yeah, it really does depend on what it is. And I don't think a lot of people would really want to see that. I think it would ruin the illusion. [Laughs] (Gozde: Okay, people, raise hands! Rob, I can tell you that our site got the highest hits on the day I posted the infamous TUCK picture :) Your fans are pervs when it comes to you ;) )

Thanks to Leni for the tip. Check out moviefone.com for more How To Be and Little Ashes trailers :)

43 comments:

LizConno said...

Part One? There's a first part? Do you have the link Gozde? Thanks! :)

Gozde said...

If you click on the sentence that says "first ran through some internet rumors" I linked it to the first interview :))

Christy said...

Nothing he ever says makes me love him less. Le sigh.

Leann said...

ITA with Christy...seems like every single interview he does, there's something new that I didn't know about him. That's pretty amazing when you think about how many interviews he does and how many times he repeats himself. But there's always something new that makes me smile and remember why I'm such a big fan. He's just such a cool person.

Off to read Part I now!

Brandy said...

OMG I love you Gozde! Your comments had me cracking up. And YES, I glare at the Taylor teeth too. I'm ALL team Rob but geez, that's a good looking kid that Taylor! I'd let my daughter marry him. :-)

PS: I'm jumping up and down holding my hands up about the naked Rob thing. The story doesn't even have to have a plot! :-)

SummerGirl said...

I don't want to see Rob naked!!
(although I did see DR in "Equus")

Good interview.

Melanie said...

I'll Take Rob naked or clothed.

Tina said...

Poor Robbie, traumatized by his naked Dad!!!

Penis implant!!!!

ha ha hah ha ha ha ha


Very good interview
Thanks Gozde

meg said...

Dying laughing Gozde...........hahahah.......... we are pervs and proud of it.

Then again, if he did show his jewels he would no longer have any fans, cause we would all combust.

Tina said...

Meg - Panties have already combusted just thinking about it.

KK said...

Just love interviews like this!! Thanks for the post!

margot said...

meg - true. true.

WinWin said...

Just read this on Moviefone and knew Gozde was already on it.
Can't believe he was in NY a bout of weeks ago. I hope "Remember Me" gets made. I'm really excited about it. If this is the movie he is doing the music for, it's going to be iconic. I read that this movie was the "Love Story" of our time and I still love the score from this movie. I'm happy seeing this interview today. He's very witty, "p n s implants" lmao

WinWin said...

I also think if he ever pulled a "Daniel Radcliffe" on stage, barbwire would be necessary for keeping us off him. lol

...wowie! said...

I'm definitely a perv. HAHA

Martina said...

I adore "The Love story". Both book and film are great, and the soundtrack is one of my favourite compositions. No wonder Francis Lai won the Academy award for the music. :)

I can`t imagine better actor for a role like that. <3 Rob <3

Anonymous said...

:)

He makes me smile. He can say or do no wrong, in my book.

crazy said...

Hi Everyone~

before i even read the interview itself, i just have to say how much i LOVE her description of Rob.
When i see people "get it", it makes me happy :)

Ok, now to read....

Patticake said...

If by some act of God Rob and Kings of Leon toured together, I would spontaneously burst into flames.

Tina said...

Ballsy - I left you a link in the other thread.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, thanks Tina! I got it, and I left you a comment in return.

;-)

sandracullen said...

I hope "remember me" wouldn't be as sad as "LOVE STORY"....I don't want to see Rob in sorrow and pain...He deserves happiness...I am sure he would be great at romantic comedy especially if he brings out his hilarious personality to the show.

Thanx for the interview :)

Mechevpao said...

Great interview!!
His answers are quite entertaining always.
Things to take note, it is true that for Spanish people nudity isn´t such a big deal, for the rest of the world is, we could see that by the reaction to the "tucked" pic, not so much on hits blog but in other places it was crazy.

And I really hope "Remember Me" will be done, it could be good, mostly if he is participating in the scripts rewrite, it is good he is so much into it.

Conner said...

Thanks for the post!

He is just too cute. Makes me want to bite him! Maybe on his fine ass. (Can I say that here?)

Anyway...my husband keeps looking at me funny because everytime a Rob interview comes on, I smile. Even when I'm in a nasty mood.

Reminds me of the humongous diamond ring he bought me a few years ago to replace my original. I just kept getting distracted by it. Every time it flashed and gleamed at me, I would pause conversation to smile back at it. I talk with my hands so you can see how that would be a problem!

Shiny. Very shiny. Sigh.

:)
Erin

tina said...

I love his sense of self-irony- especially about him getting naked which "would ruin the illusion. [Laughs]". We all know he's read the M-rated twilight-ficton (he told GQ about it), so I bet he knows how female fans picture Edward in that department... I don't know about you, but personally I get pissed and embarassed when I read trashy fans' fantasies about "Robward" (not on this blog, things are pretty classy here) because I can only imagine how intrusive it must feel to Rob to read fans' discussion about what size shoes he wears (re:body proportions), or how tight his pants were at whatever Twilight-premiere ... I really hope this doesn't traumatize him and have adverse effect on his personal relationships (romantic-wise) but rather that he takes it in with his British humour, like his dad-undressing incident...

Chicago girl now in LA said...

This is always one of my favorite posts...when I can read an actual interview. It is like I can hear Rob talking: his cadence and thought process and see his varied facial expressions.

Shocking really how much this lifts my spirits! It is almost like having a great talk with a best friend. Love you tons, Rob!

Chicago girl now in LA said...

Also, so true that native English speakers are more shy about sex. I remember being a kid and seeing my mom bathing and feeling awkward. I didn't know where to look. And once, at 17, stumbling upon my father passed out from drinking and nude--STILL traumatized over that one!

Georgie said...

Interviews like this just endear him even more to me...if that's possible.

Anonymous said...

Quote: (Gozde: Tell me about his teeth, are they going to make them less shiny? 'Cause I have a hard time focusing on anything else when I look at Taylor :))

LOL!!!!! I agree! Do you remember that episode of Friends where Ross gets his teeth whitened and they glow in the dark and freak out his date when she turns the lights off? Taylor's teeth are worse than that!

Shani said...

Both hands up in the sky...I'll admit I'm a perv.LOL

Goz- I know right, Tay Tay's teeth are just too bright and shiny.

Rob was in New York...that's a stealth move right there. In and out smoothly...MmmmHmmm...

Hansom Ransom said...

Can we raise feet, too? Does that count?

kchambers77 said...

kings of leon are playing jazz fest saturday. come on down roberto!

Sophia Z.86 said...

'
Rob, lover, as a brazilian, I can tell you that I have NO PROBLEM with nudity, at all. So, come here and show me your thing, live and in private; it would never "ruin my illusion", I am sure of that.'

Tess said...

I loved how he described how some people could recognize how he channeled Dali. Amazing. That must've felt fantastic.

Elena said...

Soph!
I am about to copy your "Rob-notes" and save them. Maybe send some of them to DH, changing Rob's name to his. Spice my marriage a bit more. I know you told me you usually send some spicy "notes" to your G.'s e-mail...good shot! A long one?

Danni said...

Sophia!!!
Agreed!!!
No problems with nudity in Brazil!!!!

Sophia Z.86 said...

Hey, Danni and Elena!

Danni, sure, no problem with nudity! I grew up in Rio... in Ipanema. Rob would love Ipanema, don´t you think??

Elena, just left you a note on the first thread. If your N. catchs you in here... BTW, "notes" to BF or DH's e-mail are great to spice things up... Unless you get so excited while writing it, and end up sending them to the wrong person, by mistake, as I did once... that was not funny...

kimberlesk said...

LMAO Goz!! Great interview, thanks for posting!! Can he be any more adorkable!!

Musk said...

Good day fellow pervs!

LizConno said...

Thanks Gozde. I didn't realize that first article was a part one. Phew. You had me worried that I missed something! :)

phosphorus said...

@ Tina: I agree with you. Being not British but from the continent I have no problems with nudity but I do find those trashy fantasies and comments annoying and very intrusive.

Anonymous said...

Full frontal??? Yes please!!!! Yeah, we're pervs, we know it, we own it.

Anonymous said...

Only one way to know if doing a full nude scene would ruin the "illusion" take it all off, and let us be the judge of that. Or when you come to N.Y.C. this summer, WE could do a nude scene, and I will let you know. Just trying to help ;)

 
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