The latest RPattz news? The "Twilight" star will play Irish actor Pierce Brosnan's son in the new movie, "Remember Me."
So how does Robert Pattinson's Irishness stack up next to County Meath-born Pierce Brosnan's?
Pretty well, according to all of us at IrishCentral, where we've decided to dub the vampire hottie an honorary Irishman (hey, it was Irishman Bram Stoker that wrote legendary vampire story "Dracula" anyhow).
Here are our top five excuses for calling Pattinson "Irish":
1. He idolizes legendary Irish singer Van Morrison
In fact, Pattinson is such a Van fan that he's dying to play him in a biopic (that is, if any studio ever decides to make one). He told MovieFone: "I'd love to play Van Morrison, but I doubt I would get the part." *Sigh* modest as always.
2. He claims to look like an "old, Irish alcoholic"
We established this when we posted bits from an RPattz interview with Metromix where he was asked why he stood out among the thousands of actors who auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in "Twilight." Pattinson's answer: While most guys looked like "Greek gods," "I looked kind of like an old, Irish alcoholic." Amazing.
3. His last name is derived from St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland
The surname "Pattinson" is a patronymic form of the name "Pat," from "Patrick," which was chiefly used in Ireland and Scotland, and eventually spread to England, where the "Twilight" star is from. The popularity of the name came from the prominence of St. Patrick, 5th Century Apostle of Ireland. See, even history says RPattz has Irish roots.
4. He hangs out with IRELAND Baldwin
Photographic evidence, people:
Yeah, this is a stretch, but hey! Ireland Baldwin is named after the Emerald Isle, and she's Irish-American (dad Alec is an Irish Catholic).
5. Irish fans are petitioning for Pattinson to visit their country
Over 6,500 Irish (most likely teenage) Irish Pattinson fans have signed an online petition to bring their dreamboat across the pond to Ireland.
One petition signer comments: "hey ! Rob if you ever see this i just want to say everyone loves you in ireland. all you hear is people talking about you." About 10 other comments included the statement: "I would die if he came to Ireland."
Proof! According to the Irish themselves, Robert P. is most definitely qualified to be an honorary Irishman!
The official plea states: "Please Please sign! Help us get Robert Pattinson to Ireland.....he only lives across the pond!! Please.
"You don't need to be from Ireland to sign this petition but we need all the help we can get! We will help you in the future."
Desperate much? Nah - Ireland just has a lot of really enthusiastic RPattz fans, kind of like IrishCentral!
Thanks to RobPattzNews for the link:))