Article By Larson Hill
Given the increasing Twilight buzz surrounding New Moon star Robert Pattinson, it should come as no surprise to any Twilight Saga fan of Pattinson that the Twilight lead doesn't know how long he wants to be an actor. In a recent Twilight Pattinson interview with Seventeen Magazine (via MTV), that's exactly what Robert Pattinson revealed, stating, "I don't even know if I want to be an actor that long." Also, in relation to future movies beyond Twilight, New Moon, and the Twilight Saga in general, Pattinson admitted, "... if I start doing lame work, I'm not going to stick around and do it!" Interestingly, Robert Pattinson also revealed in the Twilight and New Moon related interview that he felt uncertain about his image from Twilight and that also being on the Twilight soundtrack at the same time made him looked ridiculous.
A while back we took a look at two Twilight Saga related questions in the features Will the Twilight Saga Stars Get Twilight Typecast? and Can New Moon and the Twilight Saga Endure the Hype?. Although the above Twilight questions surrounding the acting future of Robert Pattinson are hard to answer, fans already know the Twilight Saga stars are, as the headlines say, feeling the heavy weight of their own popularity. But no matter how Robert Pattinson feels about his acting future, there are still two more Twilight Saga movies to come down the Twilight pike in Eclipse and Breaking Dawn over the next two years.
Given the New Moon star's recent Seventeen quotes, it's interesting to wonder how Robert Pattinson will feel with two more years of Twilight Saga hype left in the tank. Both the Twilight typecasting issue and the sustainability of the Twilight Saga hype are still up in the air. If the heavy Twilight attention is at the root of how Robert Pattinson feels about his acting future, can you really blame him for not knowing how long he wants to be an actor? If the Twilight Saga hype continues in the same frenzied manner, who wouldn't want to at least take a break to think about the future?
Being so young and achieving the highest level of fame possible for a movie star may present a slew of new challenges in where Pattinson can go as an actor. Will the future projects of Robert Pattinson be as popular as Twilight? Will his career unfold in the same bankable box-office way as Tom Cruise or Will Smith? There's no way to tell how the acting future of Robert Pattinson pans out until the Twilight Saga is complete. Who knows, he may become an even bigger star he if stays in the game.
-- Larson Hill
Source via Thinking of Rob