Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Robert Pattinson on "Being Edward Cullen"

In an interview with OK Magazine Twilight star Robert Pattinson reflects on how life has changes since becoming every girls favorite vampire.

BEING Robert Pattinson can’t be a bad life for the 23-year-old star - after all, not a day goes by without him being mobbed by teenage girls screaming his name.

However, despite all this, he still remains refreshingly modest and can’t seem to understand what all the fuss is about - resulting in his appeal being added to even more for his thousands of fans the world over.

Talking to OK! recently, the hot young star filled us in on his new found fame, explaining some of the stranger things that have started happening to him since becoming a worldwide phenomenon little under than a year ago: ‘A mother recently gave me her baby and asked me: “Can you please bite her head?”

'People ambush me and try to figure out what hotel I’m staying at, as well as wanting to touch my hair. Everyone just screams and screams. It still feels surreal.

’Thanks to his role as dishy vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, Brit heart-throb Robert is set to climb even further into the stratosphere when he sinks his teeth into the role for the second time in New Moon – set to hit the silver screen in November.

Here, Robert talks about why he’s no longer scared of his crazy fans, fancying his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart and what he looks for in a girlfriend…

Did you have any idea what you were in store for when you signed up for Twilight?
No way. I read the script and I barely even knew that they were books too. The only reason I went to the audition was to see Kristen, because I’d just seen Into The Wild.

Are you saying you had a little bit of a crush on her?
Of course! No, we are just very good friends.

But there have been a lot of rumours about you two…
I know – but honestly, we are just friends.

Do you have a girlfriend?
No, no. I am young, free and single.

What do you look for in a lady?
I like people being forward. Gosh, I don’t know. I like strong people, chiseled abs… I don’t know, I take what I can get!

You have a huge amount of female fans, are you ever scared by them?
I had no idea people could get so obsessed. But it’s not scary – it’s amazing. People just project their idea of my character on to me and they just seem to assume that I’m the same, when in reality I’m not.

How comfortable are you with all the idol-like attention?It’s kind of weird, but I still haven’t really had time to reflect on it because I’ve been doing stuff to do with Twilight and my other movies. I’m working constantly and I feel like I’m always surrounded by Twilight people – if not my work colleagues, then my fans. Right now it is fans – it’s a little bizarre if I’m honest.

Have you had any weird fan experiences?
One time there were these four girls, in Chicago I think, and they had all scratched their necks until they bled and then when they came up to me they had these bleeding scabs. It was gross!

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  1. Damn I wish he had a crush on me! LOL

  2. Yum...he had me until the chiseled abs remark ;)

  3. continuation:

    [i]If Edward wasn’t a fictional character and you met him in reality he is like one of those guys who would probably be an axe murderer or something.[/i]
    he really said that?