The crew over at Robert Pattinson News has a fabulous interview with Paul Darnell who first worked with Rob on the set of the original Twilight. Paul has now doubled Rob in several other films. It’s a great read that talks about what being a stunt double is all about, and how it is working with Robert Pattinson.
“How did you react when Robert Pattinson thanked you for his Twilight “Best Fight” MTV Movie Award? Can you share your experience in filming that scene?
First let me say that Robert Pattinson is an amazingly humble person and a very hard worker. He works very hard and shows up to every rehearsal. The last battle scene in Twilight was very intense. Many of the stunts involved hard hits with wires and crashes which are so much fun to do! Without risking personal injury to Rob, I ended up doing the majority of stunts in the final battle which won the award.
I was at a friend’s house and I started getting text messages and phone calls from friends saying “I think Rob Pattinson just thanked you on national TV”. I was really stoked and also a little confused by the “I think” part. Immediately I went online and found a video of Rob’s speech where he gave me credit for the award but said the wrong last name. To his credit, someone had misspelled my name on a photo shoot for LA Magazine and my wrong last name was plastered all over the internet. None the less, I was so stoked that he would even think of me for a shot out. Actors rarely do that for stuntmen. Rob is a very considerate individual and true gentleman. When I saw him on the set of Remember Me he immediately apologized for the mishap.”