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Robert Pattinson on The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Published November 24, 2009 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Images property of Summit Entertainment
Here he is, folks. Edward Cullen himself. Robert Pattinson reprises the role that makes him the it boy of teenage stardom today. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is particularly important to him, as Pattinson said that was the book that gave him the key to playing Edward from the first movie on.

Robert Pattinson On New Moon

“Since I read that book, I always liked him as a character, and I’ve tried to play that same feeling throughout the first one and after the third one as well,” Pattinson said. “Trying to get some kind of elements of an all powerful person or almost all powerful person, the kind of hero of the story that just refuses to accept that he’s the hero, and I think that’s kind of admirable.”

The poster child for the emo vampire craze, Pattinson admits his own vampire tastes run a bit more violent. “I actually really like Wesley Snipes. I think Wesley Snipes is great.”

Edward won’t be spin kicking any vampires, but he does a number on Bella’s heart in the second film. As readers know, this is the one where Edward breaks up with her. While he’s gone, Pattinson still appears in the film as Bella’s imaginary vision of him.

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“Those scenes were the hardest scenes. They weren’t really, at the time, but when I saw the first cut of the movie, we changed them quite a bit in the edit and ADR. As for being alone, I’ve always felt a little bit aloof as the character, throughout the whole series. I think that’s how he is, so I didn’t really feel any particularly different. There was talk, at the beginning, of showing his backstory in South America, going around moping or something. That would have been terrifying for me, and I think it would have been catastrophic for the film as well. I fought as far as I could to keep it as limited as possible, mainly because it just doesn’t happen in the book. But then, at the same time, it’s scary just to do a voice-over because it could well end up being very cheesy. I guess there was a medium.”

Of course, what Twilight fans are really interested in is Robert Pattinson’s personal life. “It’s such a risky thing, doing interviews. I try to limit the amount of interviews I do. No one is that interesting, especially when you’re not really saying anything. And, I don’t particularly want to be some kind of character in society. So, I guess the only thing you can do is do jobs and see if people respond to that. But, I’m always holding onto the fact that I don’t really know who I am, so hopefully I won’t compartmentalize myself because of that. I’m just completely ignorant of the whole thing. I’ve never really struggled with anything, up until recently. I’ve got to stop being so self-depreciating because people are starting to believe it. They’ll be like, ‘That guy is an idiot,’ so I’ve tried to stop doing that.”

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is out in theaters now.

For the trailers, posters, stills and more movie info, go the The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Page.

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