The Irish Have Claim on Rob's Sexiness


Teenage girls (and probably a whole lot of adult women) LOVE “Twilight’s” Edward Cullen – which means they love real-live Robert Pattinson, who plays the much-desired vampire in the “Twilight” movies, even more.

So what is it about Pattinson that 14-year-olds worldwide are swooning over? Is it his brooding expression, his sexily disheveled coif, his British charm?

Or is it the fact that the 23-year-old actor looks like an elderly Irish drunkard?

According to Pattinson, it was his captivating drunk Irish looks that nabbed him the coveted role of Cullen in the “Twilight” film franchise.

Back in November 2008, Metromix asked Pattinson why he thinks he stood out from the 5,000+ actors who auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen.(Gozde: You can find the whole metromix interview HERE)

“I think because a lot of people are willing to go in and play some kind of Adonis. And they have the body and everything,” he said.

“There’s a lot of guys, especially in L.A., who can walk down the street and look like some kind of Greek god, statuesque guy. [And that's not me.] Especially not last year. I was like this chubby-looking.

“I looked kind of like an old, Irish alcoholic.”

And there you have it, folks. What’s Edward Cullen’s secret for landing roles and impressing the ladies? He maintains his Shane MacGowan-esque appearance.

Pattinson went on to talk about how uncomfortable he was in the “perfect” Edward Cullen role, and he is quite endearing while explaining how he secured the role.

“How uncomfortable I felt trying to play this perfect guy, it kind of inspired my performance when I was in the room ’cause I had no idea how to play it,” he said.

“And I [was] this kind of broken, totally self-conscious person who hardly said anything. And I think they misinterpreted the whole thing, thinking I was this really intense, really passionate guy. And I just had no idea what I was doing.”

Either way, if Edward Cullen/Robert Pattinson says something works, then it must be true – so thanks, RPattz, for making old Irish drunks cool!

Via Twilight Poison


Anonymous said...

"He maintains his Shane MacGowan-esque appearance."


margot said...




lack of them ......

margot said...

ahahah Irish Rover Rob

Lizalou said...

Oh Rob, such a flair for the dramatic... "broken, self-conscious person"???
Not buying it.

Noe said...

wow okay what i'm about to type is very juvenile, but oh wells.

oh really now? irish have claim on rob's sexiness...? well seeing is to that i'm part irish i take claim on a part of rob!

haha now that i've got that out of my system i feel better. yet i'd trade in my hawaiian, chinese, spanish, and portugese ethnicities for a day to hypothetically claim all of rob's sexy.

Sara said...

There's that thing that annoys me!
Always making Rob and Edward one thing.
I love Rob and like Twilight a sane amount. Edward is hardly my favourite character (I was more Team Jacob...) and Twilight was hardly my favourite series and yet there they go generalising all the fans.
Sorry, I'm just bitter.

Sara said...

In other news, something must be wrong with me, because I still don't find old Irish alcoholics attractive.
AGHH. Rob's lost his powers.

Chicago girl now in LA said...

This is a cute/silly story where the writer just grabbed one of Rob's self-deprecating quotes and ran with it. Fourteen-year-olds...oye.

Cougar71 said...

Oy! Not a good picture of Rob!

annycullen said...

could look like an irish drunk and still be sexy as hell

lostinphilly said...

First of all, Rob does NOT look like an old, Irish alcoholic, as we all know; and I also will take part claim on Rob being that I'm about 75% Irish. LOL. I believe Rob gets his "drinking gene" from being British and maybe part Irish (Pattinson is an Irish last name); I know this because I myself am a small part English and alot Irish and I definitely have a "Drinking gene"! Anyway, I don't care what Rob thinks he looked like at his audition, he is SO FINE always!!

Suz said...

Rob, I fucking love you.... forever and ever and ever amen

domisgone said...

That is the worst picture I have ever seen of Rob. Even in his drunken haze he still looks smoking. But a sweaty Rob is a Ewwwwwiiiieeee Rob.

Anonymous said...

Ah loved this! Not because I think he looks like an old Irish drunk, but the first time I looked at this man I thought.."Irish"! He's got that Colin Farrell brow going on, they raise up and down with his emotions and are so expressive. Btw, I think Colin Farrell is as sexy as Hell as well..we are Irish here, at least my DH is, me a little bit (great grandmother) so I'm surrounded by them.

RPnKSaddict said...

So was this 'chubby look' the one he was sporting in HTB. I love how round his face was, and his, ahem ....backside and tighs were just so there.... just curious.

This is partly what makes him down to earth. He's not into his looks. It's part of why I love him so much.
He even rags on Edward in the comentary in Twilight to the point that CH is telling him to stop!lol

sweetdutchie said...

I hope he never changes, but I think it is going to be inevitable. Comes with fame, I guess.

Anonymous said...

heyyyyyyyyyy i'm part IRISH too!!

i'll help his fine ass into our realm!!

hell ya!! come on ova u fine ass boy!!

Unknown said...

I'm full blown born and bred irish and Rob looks like no drunk irishman I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty. Believe me!

I'll get drunk with him anyday, and I have a few girleens who would be quite delighted to join in the fun.

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