A conversation with Rob
Q.How was get a role after competing with many applicants and have 75 thousand fans organizing a petition-signed for that you don't make the character? You thought: "Now I will show them what I can do?
"Yes, like ... When are you going to an audition to live what a lot of people believe to be the perfect boyfriend, you are sort of asking for this. You have to wait people to say things like: 'Who this guy thinks he is? "So I was expecting every part of the repercussion. But I tried to not paying much attention in all this. "
Q.But the reactions are great now.
"I think so. I stopped to look at the (reaction) bad. "
Q.It has a lot of girls crazy for you. How you handle that?
"I don't know. I never met with anyone, unless the people of the press. But it's strange how the girls very, very young, like, ten years old, come and say things like: 'can you bite me?'. It's very weird. "
Q.Who would you like to bite
"I don't know if I would bite, no. I'm not like these folks who bite people ... "
Q.You went through some image training? Someone come to say: to become the star that we want you to be, you have to say that you don't have a girlfriend, have to be always beautiful and shaved,' that kind of thing?
"Yes Everyone was really angry with me because I simply left it aside. Sent us for a training of media to to say how you should answer each of the questions. And I thought: 'why? That is so stupid '... I made jokes all the time and people were annoyed with me. I received calls from everyone saying, 'what Rob is doing in the training of media? He's ruining everything. " (laughter) "
Q.What were the stupid suggestions you received in the training of media?
"Silly things . I thought very funny when they asked something to train for a interview situation and the guy faking say 'Hi Rob, I'm Bob's from CNN!' And I was like ... 'You isn't from CNN!' (Laughs). It was so stupid. But was pretty funny. "
Q.What is most important to you: be an actor or musician?
"None of them is more important. I can't really make music for a while because I think it means seems silly, especially when so many actors who have only a great movie, suddenly,says 'hey, I'm releasing an album' ... Both are important and I take it seriously. "
Q.What kind of music you play?
"I still don't know, really. It's strange because I never did a real professional recording and Catherine (Hardwicke, director of Twilight) only heard some of my things that were on mycomputer. "
Q.It's more indie rock or folk
"More folk rock."
Q.Catherine asked you to do the song for the movie?
"I had written before. Nikki Reed (Rosalie of Twilight) gave a CD for Catherine because she wanted to hear. And then she put it in the editing of the film and said 'hey, watch this.' And I hadn't noticed that was my music playing and I said something like 'wow, this embedded well. " I thought that would be nice to do this kind of anonymously, but nobody let me do so. "
Q.How was your life before making the role of Edward?
"In 2007, I rented a nice apartment, one kind old of London where you can climb on the roof in the middle of Soho (a London neighborhood). I spent almost every day trying to playing music and record things. I was able to maintain a good rhythm, but then I did a film in Spain (Little Ashes) at the end of 2007. And everything changed ... It was the first time I had to research something. And even being a small budget film, I really get involved. Changed my views about acting. "
Q.Do you miss London?
"Yes, a lot. I was surprised about how much I miss London. "
Q.Do you pretend to be the teen vampire in the next 10 years?
"Well, I won't be that for 10 years because he doesn't get old, so I can't handle this much longer than two or three years, maybe. Because, anyway, that would be ridiculous. "
Q.Why do you think people are so interested in vampires lately?
"I don't know, is very strange. I think it's just the way the industry works ... It's weird because I think people have always liked vampires - I don't know why. "
Q.Do you like vampires?
"I like the original Nosferatu and stuff like this. It's incredible. "
Q.And your friends, are they proud of you or make more jokes about your success?
"A lot of my friends were in the London premiere and was funny because when you see something like that for the first time, when there are literally hundreds and hundreds of people screaming at you, it's very scary. And all my friends started to see that and I took a look at them and they came to ask me: 'you are okay? "(Laughs). The reaction is completely opposite of what I thought they would have... "
Q.Are you afraid that the series affects your career in a negative way and that the directors see you only as a vampire?
"I hope not. It is too early to tell. But you expect that people are not moron. (laughs). "
He confessed that, in adolescence, was obsessed with Van Morrison, a very influential musician who plays soul.
In the film Little Ashes, which plays the painter Salvador DalÌ, Rob kisses the actor Javier Beltran ... in the mouth! He said that felt strange to do the scene.
He is Jack Nicholson huge fan.
His younger sister, Lizzie, is musician. She played in a band called Aurora (the music is in the blood.) You can see some clips of her on YouTube.
At the time who lived alone in the Soho apartment, he needed to go to his parent's home for take a shower. "There are only two garden chairs, no carpet and no heater, much less shower," says Rob.