Robert Pattinson: I’m not stiff as Edward.

Gozde: Sorry "I'm not stiff as Edward" was too good a sentence to pass up :))

Robert Pattinson: 'I Want to Have Fun'
British actor insists he's nothing like the somber Edward Cullen

Fans of Twilight star Robert Pattinson often mistake him for Edward Cullen, the alluring vampire he plays in the blockbuster film. But Rob, 22, insists he's nothing like the brooding Edward.

"I’m not stiff as Edward. I want to have fun," says Pattinson. "He's this 108-year-old adult [trapped inside a 17-year-old body], but I’m still a 6-year-old boy [at heart]," he laughs.

Rob's moving portrayal of the introspective, lovelorn vampire has won him millions of admirers around the world. But Pattinson—who says he's unattached—finds the hysteria inconvenient.

"I don’t like going outside anymore," he jokes. "It’s so embarrassing to see pictures of yourself at the airport when you look terrible." Indeed, Rob—now a major paparazzi target—gets photographed wherever he goes.

Yet despite how photogenic the handsome 6'1" Brit is, Rob has the same answer whenever he's asked the usual question: Does he think he's sexy? "Not really," he says. Pattinson revealed that he was shy and awkward as a teen, confessing he had no self-esteem at 17.

Ironically, Rob says he is drawn to strong women. "Even though it sounds odd, I like self confidence," he says. "What's strange is that I mostly like strong girls, but with them, I have the most problems."

Rob, who's scheduled to start shooting New Moon (the sequel to Twilight) in March, won't have much time for a love life for a while. While Twi has catapulted him to overnight superstar, there's one aspect to being Edward he's not looking forward to.

"Wearing [amber] contact lenses is the most terrible thing I had to endure to be Edward," Rob recounts. "I have very sensitive eyes and it was a daily torture to put those lenses on every morning. I was waking up at 4 a.m. to suffer this living death. It was like having sand in my eyes all day long."

But isn't Rob willing to suffer for his art? "Never!" he jokes. "I already told the producers they had to find something else more practical. They can change the color of my eyes with special effects! I don’t ever want to see those damned lenses again (laughs)."

No matter what color his eyes, fans are sure to flock to New Moon when it hits theaters in November, 2009.


Kate said...

I saw this this morning and was laughing at it too. Thank God I'm not the only one who thought bad things when I read it LOL ;-)

Gozde said...

Too much fan fiction Kate, too much fanfiction :))

Sherri said...

I just love how he is so REAL. He doesn't try to say what he thinks people want to hear, and he loves to give BS answers at times, but he says whatever the hell he wants to say and I LOVE it. The fanfic does bring varying images to mind. [ insert Dark Edward here ] I keep wondering when I will get over this latest obsession... *sigh* (or if I even want to)

Laura said...

Kate, you are NOT the only one! lol..My mind went straight to the gutter!

Melissa said...

Oh, my mind thought bad things when I first read this...Oh, and Rob, you never look terrible...we love you the way you are!! COme out of hiding!!!

Ms. Bonderson said...

With a comment like that, how can your mind *not* wander... not that it's a bad wandering. I need to read this fanfic - where is it?

I always enjoy reading or listening to Rob's interviews, too. He has great answers, whether they are serious and thoughtful or fun and off the wall.

Anonymous said...

so i FINALLY watched twilight and hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. its actually the first time ever that i didnt watched the scenes but just rob.

movie wasnt as bad as i feared and hubby said he could give 7 out of 10, so he wasnt bored.

i think i will watch it again this week cause i couldnt drool as much as i wanted to because of hubby sittin next to me.(but will not tell about it to him, cause he says i am just like an obsessed stalker of that boy)

and the interview is great as all of his others.


Lynn said...

Gutter minds unite! Goz, Kate and Laura---I was thinking the same thing. Too much fan fic is the problem!

Anonymous said...

i am reading boycotts now, not enough smut, but not bad.
guess i am a fanfic whore now too..


Gozde said...

Canan, so happy you finally got to see it! I watched it once in US but I have to see it again now that it's in theaters here.

Boycotts have NO SMUT. It's PG13, I don't understand the M rating on that story. It's a great fanfic though, funny and smart. Just a bit of smut would have made it perrrfect :PP

Anonymous said...

yeah gozde, youre in istanbul or where? we could make an twi-gathering, cause no friend of mines coming with me-claiming its teeny stuff.
i read half of boycotts and yes no smut, i was hoing for it but guess there wont be any.
do you know if we have a tiny hope for little ashes here?


Gozde said...

I'm in ankara right now but will be leaving on wednesday to Istanbul. Where are you? I remember ankara, no idea why :)

I am sure Little Ashes will show somewhere in Istanbul. Worst case scenario: Istanbul film festival :))

I might not be able to check the comments, email me kay?

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