The Electric New Paper Singapore #2

He's a Sucker For Smart Gals
I posted this yesterday and then deleted it because I thought Goz had reposted but alas The Electric New Paper has done two articles, this one on Rob and another on Twilight.

THOSE dreamy eyes, that devil-may-care grin, and that rebel-rocker mop.

It's no wonder that women - from teenage girls to their mothers - all over the world are literally throwing themselves at Robert Pattinson.

The 22-year-old has become Hollywood's latest 'It' boy, thanks to his role as Edward Cullen, the mysterious and sexy vampire in the fantasy romance Twilight.

Yet, during a round-table interview with The New Paper at the posh Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills last month, the 1.85m-tall Londoner seemed as meek as a mouse.

And he appears unfazed at being the idol of thousands of teenage fans.

Surely, amid his throng of female admirers, there has to be someone who fits his type?

'They're all pretty young,' Pattinson, who is single, said somewhat sheepishly.

Even mums love Twilight

'I don't really have a 'type', but I like smart people. You know, I really like (comedienne-actress) Tina Fey. She is, like, the sexiest woman.'

He also admitted having crushes on actresses Patricia Arquette and Elisabeth Shue at one point.

Looks like he does have a 'type' - older women.

The brown-haired actor with piercing blue-grey eyes added: 'I never really considered myself attractive, really. I was always kind of gangly in school.'

He appeared to be quite baffled by the heartthrob label and confessed he does not even watch his own movies.

He made his movie debut in an uncredited role in Mira Nair's Vanity Fair opposite Reese Witherspoon and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. This was followed by a handful of made-for-TV movies.

But if he looks familiar, here is a memory trigger: You probably saw him in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, playing the dreamy but doomed Quidditch team captain Cedric Diggory from the Hufflepuff house.

Pattinson said: 'I don't really like watching my stuff. It makes me feel sick. You imagine you look a certain way in your head, and when it looks even the slightest bit different from what you imagine, you go, 'Rubbish!'.

'I'm pretty self-critical.'

Which such self-consciousness, it is hard to imagine how Pattinson can handle the sudden stardom.

Especially since the role of Edward in Twilight is a heavy burden to bear, given the amount of speculation and anticipation that preceded it.

Protective female fans who had read the books had fantasised extensively over who should play the role ever since the movie adaptation was announced.

That Pattinson, largely an unknown, was cast in the lead role raised the audience's expectations of him.

Co-star Stewart, an unknown herself, thinks Pattinson was the right choice.

She told The New Paper in a separate interview: 'I think what makes him so appealing is that he's so sympathetic.

'During the audition, he was organically feeling the pain and fear of what his character was going through. I think that's why girls love him.


'He's just a really intense guy. He was the one guy that came into the audition not obviously pre-occupied with what he looks like. He looked terrified when he came into the audition.'

Over 5,000 actors auditioned for the role of Edward and at first, when director Catherine Hardwicke saw a picture of Pattinson, she was unimpressed.

True enough, at our interview, Pattinson's signature tousled tresses looked like he had styled them after The Simpsons character Sideshow Bob's triangular hairdo.

If you are thinking that mothers cannot possibly approve of their young daughters plunging themselves into a novel that supports such strong desires - especially with someone who is more than a century old - think again.

First, the book's writer Meyer is a mum.

Second, there is an entire website dedicated to mums who love Twilight.

The movie's screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg said: 'Twilight is a romance between a girl and the ultimate unavailable boy - a vampire.

'Anyone who has been a 17-year-old girl knows what it's like to see that wonderfully mysterious and unavailable boy across the room and just feel that longing.'

And if that boy is Pattinson, who wouldn't? Or rather, who hasn't?

The actor has reportedly been mobbed, stalked and proposed to by teenage girls and their mothers (no joke) even before the movie premiered.

Besides his knack of not becoming self-absorbed despite all the attention, Pattinson's down-to-earth work ethic would also win the approval of many mums.

The hardworking actor spent two months before the shoot alone in cold Oregon, completely in self-imposed isolation to discover what it was like to feel the same loneliness that his character would have felt (vampires being the outcasts they are).

Pattinson said almost apologetically: 'Even when the cast first came up, I didn't talk to anyone about anything personal for, like, the first month of the shoot, only about the movie and character.

'They thought I was weird. But it kind of works.'

He continued impassionedly, raising his voice for the first time during the interview: 'Even if it's just a teen film, it should be done at the level where it's worthy of an award.

'I hate the idea of being part of a movie that is just cashing in on the book.'

Passionate, check. Talented, check. He plays the piano and guitar, composes music and has his own rock band - check, check and check, plus grab and 'chope'.

Totally boyfriend material if you are an older woman.



Ellie said...

I just melted right to the floor after gazing at that picture...The man is sex to infinity...

bella's mom said...

lmao Ellie all I thought of when I read your post was Buzz Lightyear... "To Infinity And Beyond!" hahahahaha

I have to agree with the article, I just can't see Rob happy with an airhead just because she is cute. He would be bored in just a few hours. He needs someone who can match his thoughts and keep him challenged.

Ellie said...

Mona--You've been around kids too long! LOL

Yes, no bubblehead for him; just a bubble jacket.

Someone like all of us.

Jewels64 said...

Dani...are you trying to send cosmic messages out into the universe hoping Rob will suddenly go "Oh Snap! I got to get my ass to Portland!"

Yeah, my cosmic message is bumping yours out of the way.....

Kari said...

I missed this when it was first posted, thanks for putting it back up Dani! Rob is wicked smart.

Kate said...

Hi ladies, I was just looking on I tunes and the bonus tracks are not available here or in the UK . :-(

Ellie said...

Kate, if you email me your address, I can have Katie burn a copy with the bonus tracks and send it to you. xoxoxo

Ellie said...

And did you make it in time for that contest, this morning??

Jewels64 said...

Hey Kate...hey Ellie...Just wanted to say "hi"...gotta go get Joshers from school. Had to pick E.J. up early, he's got the stomach bug that's going around....

Kate said...

Are you serious Ellie OMG that would be great thank you so much!! {{HUGS}}
Ya I made it in time for the comp but did get through surprise surprise!! I'll try again tomorrow ;-)
Oh I'm very rude tonight I never said hello!

Jewels64 said...

Ellie, Kim was able to send "Let me sign" to us through e-mail. Drop her a line and I'm sure she'll send it to Kate! Let me see what I can do as well!

Ellie said...

Wiil do, Jules... I sent you another email.
Talk to you later.Hope Josh feels better soon. And I hope you don't catch it! xoxo

bella's mom said...

Kate you can try thats where I got them.

bella's mom said...

Jules, send the boys our best get well wishes and give them hugs from their "Auntie Kats"

Kate said...

Oh cool thanks I'll do that.
Ellie ignore my e-mail ;-)

Jewels64 said...

Kate, I'm sending you "Let Me Sign" right now!

Kate said...

Aah Jules hope the tummy bug goes away soon!!

Kate said...

Got it Jules thanks a million and thanks Ellie for offering to burn it ;-)
Can't wait to get my ipod on Saturday (I know I'm easily excited)LOL

Emily said...

Hey ladies! I was just catching up on all the comments and posts. The Life & Style scan made me laugh. It should have said this instead:

Orlando Bloom wishes he had Rob's eyes
Jake Gyllenhaal wants Rob's eyebrows
Chace Crawford wishes he had Rob's lips (painted red)
Jude Law has an okay chin but there's really no contest

None of their comparisons do Rob's features justice but no one does sex hair like him. Sorry Mr. McConaughey, nice try though.

Emily said...

Enjoy "Let Me Sign" Kate! I love that one. Wish is was longer but I listen to it all the time. I get chills everytime Rob sings "I'll wrap you in my arms.." Wonder why?

Kate said...

I will Emily I have it on here now ;-)

Emily said...

It's kind of hard to understand what he's saying but unintelligible noises coming from Rob sound just as sexy as the things we can understand. Don't you agree?

La Stella said...

'Even if it's just a teen film, it should be done at the level where it's worthy of an award.'

Loves him for that :)

Emily said...

I agree Stella. The fact that he takes his roles so seriously is very admirable. Especially considering that he had no idea how big this movie was going to be. He took the role of "108 year old vampire stuck in the body of a 17 year old" and made it totally believable. He commits to a role and puts all he has into it. I love that about him too!

Gozde said...

I'm confused, did I do "a repeat offender"? I usually do blog search before I post something, sorry :-))

Kate said...

"unintelligible noises coming from Rob sound just as sexy as the things we can understand. Don't you agree?"

Totally agree Emily.;-)

And ya Stella by all accounts from what CH and KS said he's a complete perfectionist!!

Dani said...

No Goz they are two different writeups by the same paper. No repeat. I made a mistake so I posted it again after I deleted. Then realized they werent the same article afterall.

tea_time said...

* hyperventilate *

Everything about him is so sexy. A great mind makes a whole lot of difference.

Tess said...

I agree Tea Time- what comes out of his mouth and mind is what I find so attractive. The face is just gravy

tea_time said...

Correct, Tess! And even as he ages, I'm sure he'll be much, much sexier than ever.

Cuteness is so temporary.

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Desperately seeking Robert said...

A comment to the Robs "type" entry.....I'm an older woman, 30, strong minded, just like he likes. And I'm falling in love with him and haven't even met him. Any suggestions on how to reach the unreachable????

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