Interview.de (Germany)got to speak to Robert Pattinson when he was in Berlin for "Cosmopolis" Promo.
This is google translated so you know the drill. I've edited it to make it sound like it makes some sort of sense ;-}
There are a few new bits of info in it so have a read. I hope it's not TOO painful for you (to make up for it here's a gorgeous pic of Rob, well there's no such thing as a pic of him that's NOT gorgeous , right?)
Robert Pattinson was in Berlin a few weeks ago not to promote his role as a vampire in "Twilight", but the actor was here for the premiere of David Cronenberg's film adaptation of Don DeLillo, "Cosmopolis". We spoke to the English man about his old and new roles as well as his best and worst moments in the last year.
Interview with Mr. Pattinson, your hair is long again. Note: He had a crew cut the last time. Did you actually cut your hair for your role in "Cosmopolis" or "Bel Ami"?
Robert Pattinson: Neither. It was for a movie where I play a soldier who discovers Saddam Hussein. The shooting should have begun in the spring, but was postponed to the autumn.
Interview: You are the leaving roles that are in the fantasy field more and more, and doing more realistic roles. Do you agree with that?
Pattinson: You have to have as an actor luck to get good roles, and if I get the chance to play a role, I take it. If you should be really realistic, which is either random or it is subconscious.
Interview: At the "Kino International" here in Berlin, the loyal fans are camping since yesterday celebrating the "Cosmopolis" Premiere tonight . Did you ever think that roles like this might scare them away. Fans might prefer to see Edward Cullen, the vampire instead of Eric Packer, the stock market millionaire with an identity crisis?
Pattinson: I don't think so. Since shooting "Bel Ami", something strange happened.! My fans started giving me their favorite books. It happened yesterday when I was in Paris and there were evenings at the premieres the line of people give me books too. Isn't that incredible?
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Interview: Do you look forward to getting the books? And you actually take them all?
Pattinson: Yeah, of course, because there were really outstanding books among them. Among other things, one of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Interview: Do you hope that their fans learn something when you watch your film adaptations?
Pattinson: If my films inspire one out of a hundred to read the corresponding book, and to deal with another issue that would be deeper, then that's really wonderful. Cinema can be more than just pure entertainment. At least sometimes.
Interview: I read that you said that you no longer want to star in teen movies?
Pattinson: Yeah, I've read too. Someone misunderstood me, or I didn't explain properly. Who says that "Cosmopolis" is not a young persons film? If a film has a sex scene or violent scenes , then the film is now classified as an adult film, no matter what is there. These categories are completely absurd. No, I would never really say that!
Interview: But "Cosmopolis" is really not a film for young teenagers, right?
Pattinson: Well, I wasn't easily shocked as a youth. And let's be honest: Every young person today looks at hardcore porn and has seen much grosser things than what's in our film.
Interview: Yes that's right. That is, that with "Cosmopolis" parents have nothing to worry about . All of the "Twilight" fans can then be sent safely to the movies!
Pattinson: Unless the parents are opposed to dialogue. If they think, "Oh no, I do not want my child to get involved in so many words", then you should probably keep them from seeing our movie! (Laughs)
Interview: When we're on the subject Rating: You are naked in a lot of your films.
Pattinson: Yeah? That's true actually.
Interview: How do you feel when you have to get naked on the set?
Pattinson: I'm English. I'm more insecure than the others. Everyone else is always totally relaxed on set, even with nude scenes. I'm always terribly tense and anxious.
Interview: Does it get any easier?
Pattinson: If I trust the director or necessarily want the film to be good, it is easier. But if that's not the case, I feel like a prostitute. (Laughs)
Interview: You have put exciting year behind you. What was your greatest and your worst experience?
Pattinson: Phew ... hm ... There were a lot of both. I would say that our film being accepted at Cannes, was certainly one of the best moments. I am very grateful. You know, I was hoping that there would be a time where I would have a film would in competition, perhaps in ten years. And this has happened now. Absolute madness.
Interview: So you didn't have a career plan, that directly lead to Cannes?
Pattinson: Well, you know, journalists were asking me since the first "Twilight" movie if I was afraid of being typecast and then along comes the first film after the Twilight series and it's immediately in competition at Cannes. I was totally overwhelmed about that.
Interview: How did you find yourself in your first non-vampire role?
Pattinson: I love the movie. I think that it's my best work. I have always felt uncomfortable when I saw myself on screen before. Here it was the other way around.
Interview: What did you like most about your role?
Pattinson: It may sound a bit weird, but I like the dialogue, pronouncing it . The language, the sentences the way they are written - they're beautiful.
Interview: What is your favourite line ?
Pattinson: "That's my peanuts you smell," I think it's great. '"I believe my sexual organ is retreating into my body right now." is also great and absurd.
Interview: Now we talked about the best moment. But what, then, was the worst?
Pattinson: My dog got sick. That was very bad (laughs). So, really bad! But he is feeling better now.
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