Robert Pattinson: Twitter Ruined My Privacy

Well he doesn't really say Twitter ruined his privacy but I like the flashy title :))

Rick Fulton from Daily Record Interviewed Rob. There are some new answers in the batch. With the number of "fake" Rob interviews I'm always on the fence but this one seems legit. Thanks to Rocio for the link. Enjoy :))

Exclusive: I can't stay in same place for more than 20 minutes because of Twitter girls, reveals Twilight star Robert Pattinson

Twilight star Robert Pattinson finds being lusted after such hard work, he never stays in the same place for more than 20 minutes.

The 23-year-old Brit has become a sensation as the cold Edward Cullen in vampire movie Twilight.

This week, he took the Hottie award at the Teen Choice Awards - with Megan Fox winning the female equivalent - and was voted the sexiest man in the world ahead of Brad Pitt, and David Beckham in a Glamour magazine poll.

It means Robert is mobbed wherever he goes by screaming girls, especially since the explosion of social networking site Twitter.

"I can't remember what my normal life is like," he admitted in one of his quieter moments.

"Because of internet stuff and Twitter, there will be a crowd if you are in a place for more than half an hour.

"I've learned never to stay in the same place for more than 20 minutes."

He laughed, seemingly still amazed at the Beatles-like level of fandom he has following him.

While many would love that kind of adulation, anyone watching Robert when doing interviews will see he finds the situation difficult to deal with.

The actor, who become a teen pin-up as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter films The Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix, hates watching himself on screen and even had a panic attack at the premiere of Twilight.

"The biggest challenge is coping with the crowds," he admitted. "I am a quiet, private person. It's strange.You have to change a little bit.

"Walking down the street comes with screaming. I still can't watch myself either. I have always been like that. Watching myself at the Twilight premiere was a mistake.

"I had never watched anything of myself since Harry Potter.

"But I went to it because my whole family was coming to see it.

"Nothing comes other than this pure discomfort.

"I can't watch myself. I am just feeling everybody else's reaction. I can't handle that at all."

However, Robert claims he's not shy when he's on set - it's only when the film is finished he feels uncomfortable.

But he claims he doesn't care about how he looks, although he seems to be contradicting himself.

Surely if he didn't care, he would be happy to watch himself? He said: "It seems pointless watching it.You get a big ego or you become depressed. So I avoid it altogether."

Away from packed cinemas is also a difficult time for the actor - and not just because of ego. In June, he was hit by a taxi in NewYork while trying to run away from screaming girls.

During filming for Twilight follow-up New Moon, there were claims he was being protected by the NewYork police and Robert admits he prefers it when there are big crowds because there will be security on hand.

"But when you are by yourself, your paranoia runs and runs," he said.

Perhaps not the sentiment of the cool vampire he plays in Twilight and the sequel - which will be released in cinemas in November.

The film, already a huge hit as a book, took 11 gongs at the Teen Choice Awards, with Robert winning Best Hottie and Best Actor.

In the new film, there's a love triangle between vampire Edward, his human love-interest Bella - played by rumoured girlfriend Kirsten Stewart - and werewolf Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner.

In the film, Robert goes topless and again that awkwardness is apparent, despite the actor working as a model for four years.

"I was so uncomfortable doing it," he claimed. "It really is so embarrassing," he added with a laugh.

Since the success of Twilight, Robert has played surrealist painter Salvador Dali in Little Ashes and harrowing romantic drama Remember Me, which also stars former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, a film that is due out early next year.

Fresh from playing Edward again, what does Robert make of the character he's turned into one of the world's most famous vampires? "I like playing him," said Robert, who luckily doesn't like going out in the sun, so doesn't have to worry about spoiling his deathly vampire pallor with a suntan.

"I don't know if I like him as a person. "He is a little straight-laced for my liking. He is not rebellious. I think that should be respected."

Robert comes across as a little straight-laced himself, and it seems he wants to rebel on screen for the time being.

He was born in London and, as his mum worked for a modelling agency, it wasn't too much of a stretch to see him modelling at 12.

However, his modelling career only lasted for four years because he claimed he began to look so much older, rather than the teen he had been.

Robert had also taken up amateur dramatics at the Barnes Theatre Company and, in 2004, made his television debut in Ring of the Nibelungs and in the filmVanity Fair, although his scenes were deleted and only appear in the DVD version. His role in Harry Potter followed which had critics calling him the new Jude Law. Of course, yet again, he admitted he finds quotes such as this hard to take.

"I am not very good at taking complements," he revealed.

"I am one of those annoying people.

If someone tells me I gave a great performance, I say, 'oh, yeah, yeah' in a not very interested way.

"But if someone says I am bad or something, thenI agree with it - although I hate it at the same time."

With the first flush of fame, Robert admitted he did check the internet to read about himself and claims it became addictive.

But now he calls internet gossip "toxic" adding: "You can't let yourself be dictated to by anonymous faces."

Like Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, many people will find it hard to ever disentangle Robert with his character Edward.

And like Daniel, the Twilight star is happy, for the time being, for people to remember him for his vampire role.

He's certainly making sure it's not just in Twilight films we see him.

As well as Remember Me with Pierce Brosnan, Robert will be seen next year alongside Hugh Jackman in drama western Unbound Captives.

Director Brett Ratner also wants him for new comic movie Youngblood, which features a superhero team.

At last, showing a bit of steel, Robert said: "I don't think I have to prove anything to anyone.

"I don't expect anyone to give me any breaks.

"I am not one of those people who wants to scream 'give me a chance. I will show you what I can do.'"

"You know, I really don't care. "If you do this stuff, then the audience will respond. And if you can't actually play any other part, that's all right, too."

Luckily for Robert that doesn't look like being a problem.

Source: Daily Record


Anonymous said...

Love the new banner but....please don't take offense but I think there's a typo. It reads "deooted" and maybe you meant "devoted"??

Gozde said...

It does say devoted, if you pay attention the 2 letters are not the same :) They do look the same because of the font used ;)

phosphorus said...

Here's some info about the paper.

Puzzles me a bit, I thought his media strategy was not to talk to the tabloids.

Marna said...

They still can't get the taxi incident correct. I guess running away from screaming girls makes a better headline than being walked into a taxi by your bodyguard.

Marna said...

Forgot to say, love the banner, especially when Robs eyes sparkle just for me :-)

WinWin said...

Marna, LMAO. ITA

Gozde, since you used the RM running gif, I just want to add that I can't wait for this movie to come out.

Wonder when we will get a countdown thingy for Remember Me?

rpattz-turn-me-on said...

i dont have a twitter account but thinking about it MAYBE

Anonymous said...

So sorry ~ should have know better than to think you'd put out something without checking! Just old eyes on my part I guess ;0

Haystackhair said...

I love running Robler. I so cannot wait for ANY Rob movie to come out. I need a fix.

riley said...

haha, he runs so goofy. thank god he has something to offset the secksi..

Chicago girl now in LA said...

I used to be a TV-film critic eons ago for the Associated Press in the US and did about 450 celeb interviews.

I don't believe Rob spoke to the Daily Record. This story, while better written than most, has way too many old, repetitive quotes. There's no immediacy to the story, either (ie. details of the meet-up for the interview). It is made to seem current because of the "Remember Me" shooting details which could be had anywhere.

Still, it is nice to see an interview, since we've been so starved. Thanks, Gozde!

Mechevpao said...

This has a lot of old quotes, of course he did not give interview to them, but I prefer this than gossip, and I like this quote: "You can't let yourself be dictated to by anonymous faces."

So spot on!!

Anonymous said...

Ya know...he looks very young when he runs...cute..:)

Not that we didn't know all this, why bother with an interview, the Twitter people know every single move he makes, look what happened at his birthday party in Vancouver? Twitter, the bain of decent society I should say. I go around with my Cell Phone off at all times because I hate people keeping track of me, I figure I pay for a Cell so I can call in an emergency, not for people to find me at will..Really folks, private time is not's to be cherished.

Athena said...

Mmmmh... what makes my BS alarm bell go off in this supposed interview is that they have him say shooting the shirtless scene in New Moon was embarrassing... I find that a quite odd thing to say considering what he had to do in Little Ashes, I mean there was stuff in there that was waaaaaay more full on than the clock tower scene in New Moon... so I'm not sure how legit that "quote" is...

Love the gif! Can't wait for Remember Me (or anything else he's in!)!

AP said...

I think Rob did put something on the record for Rick Fulton. Rick supports Scottish talent, and musicians, in particular. He did a very decent interview with Katie Leung after Goblet. As to when, I wouldn't know, but I believe they spoke.

phosphorus said...

@ Chicago Girl: That's what I suspected. He hardly gave any interviews recently why should he talk to a Scottish tabloid now?

♥[tahirah]♥ said...

ohh the fakers on twitter are really #$%& urghh ~
robert is so humble ohh that's very impressed me ~
hahahha and, of course the girls screamed when thay saw robert. even me, hahhaa but i felt pity to robert.

-a fan of robert from malaysia- :D

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