HitFix asks Robert Pattinson about Edward as dad.
Rob’s answers are in English, but the questions are in German. You can get the translation of the questions here via Robert Pattinson News.
Robert Pattinsom talks to the Metro about Cosmopolis,fame, and Twilight:
“…He was literally replaced when Madam Tussauds gave him a waxwork. A really, really terrible waxwork. ‘It looks like Hugh Jackman,’ he exclaims. ‘I think it IS Hugh Jackman – they’ve just smushed it in a bit.’ Or maybe it’s the inner Pattinson, the one who feels melted by the Twi-light. ‘If you get famous, you can really buy into it, then you go nuts. But I never really felt comfortable going, “Yes, I’m famous!” I don’t know why.’
On November 16, the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part II, will be released – and so will Pattinson, he hopes, from the hysteria of Stephenie Meyer’s teen saga.
Can he give us a reason to watch it? ‘It’s really funny, the last one,’ he chuckles. ‘I mean, funny and completely insane. There’s Jacob is falling in love with my daughter, who grows into an 11-year-old in three months! There were so many scenes where it felt so bizarre.’
Asked what his Twilight fanbase would make of the film, the 26-year-old star said: “I think a lot of them will really connect to it. Over the years, people kind of get an idea of what you’re trying to do.
“Some of them will follow – some of them will just want you to play vampires, but most people don’t want you to repeat yourself. So hopefully they’ll like it.”
Twilight fans, he suggested, had come in for unfair criticism.
“People put down Twilight fans, but yesterday I got given on the red carpet in Berlin all these books from people who are lined up in the rain and are probably judged by everyone to be crazy.
“I got a signed first edition of the Martin Amis book, Money; a Lawrence Ferlinghetti book; the new [Michel] Houellebecq book. All these people come up and give what they’ve been reading and found interesting. This is not giving you teddy bears!”
See more on the BBC
For someone with the world at his feet – he has the Twilight franchise behind him and David Cronenberg’s icy drama Cosmopolis as his next release – Pattinson gives a good impression of a man plagued with self-doubt. “I’ve never really taken myself seriously as an actor,” he says, fresh off a plane from Germany, where, he notes by the by, everybody seems to hate him.
“It is surprising the amount of people who think I’m going to be really dumb,” he says. “I think they think anyone who has done teen movies is just an idiot. I don’t know, maybe I am. Some of the best actors, if you talk to them, they’re not the smartest people in the world.”
See more on The Guardian.
1. Wear a Top Hat
Top hats were apparently all the rage in 1885 France, and not just for formal events. According to this film, they were considered great “walking-around” hats. Whether you were walking to buy flowers for your wife, or off to your journalism job you didn’t deserve, or headed to see one of your mistresses for a daylight love tryst — a top hat was called for.
It seems odd we don’t have this! Edward would have been great in a top hat!
Check out the entire list here.
Warning Bel Ami is an R-rated film.
We’ve attended press conferences where they make it clear to only ask questions on the current film (Water for Elephants, The Runaways, etc) and to keep it away from personal life (who is in a relationship with who, whose marriage is on the rocks). It was respected by those who were there.
The only crossover we’ve ever seen (and we think it’s a legit question) is what might draw your fanbase from Twilight to be interested in this current film? It’s a question that any publicist worth their salt preps their client for, and we’ve seen it successfully answered by everyone from Peter Facinelli, to Kristen Stewart, to Taylor Lautner, to Chris Weitz when they are on other projects.
It’s not even a unique question for Twilight. It happens to Harry Potter actors, action movie actors when they are in a different genre, even singers who cross-over into film.
Here’s are two exchanges that took place in Cannes. Do you think someone dropped the ball on prepping Robert Pattinson to answer a common question. Do you think David Cronenberg overreacted?
But even playing a Wall Street banker with one of the most respected directors in the world won’t allow Pattinson to escape the ever-looming specter of Twilight. Before Friday’s press conference in Cannes, the moderator warned journalists to keep the questions to Cosmopolis: “Let’s try to keep vampire and bats out of the conversation,” he said. The comment drew laughs from the journalists crammed into every seat in the room. But it wasn’t long before a question came that drew a comparison to Pattinson playing a vampire in Twilight and a “blood-sucking capitalist” in Cosmopolis. The comment drew a rebuke from Cronenberg. “You must ignore the baggage,” Cronenberg said. “You know it exists. But we’re doing a new thing. And you have to forget all that other stuff.”
Later on there was a similar parallel to Robert Pattinson’s real life of dealing with the paparazzi
Later Pattinson was asked to compare his life to the insular life of his banker character on the film. Much of the movie takes places in the confines of a limousine. “I’m not the best self analyst,” said Pattinson. ” I cannot seem to bring anything from my life into my work.” Pattinson then stumbled a bit before saying, “Why can’t I just answer the question? It’s so annoying.” Cronenberg stepped in again. “The reason you cannot answer the question,” said Cronenberg, “is because it’s a flawed question — trying to make a connection between Rob’s life as a celebrity and his character’s life.”
All quotes via USA Today
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have a number of films that are about to come out that aren’t Twilight related. For the first time, you have them each doing one that could be classified as a niche indie and one that could go under mainstream studio. Vote and tell us what you want to see most and why in the comments. We’ll feature other cast members projects later this week.
on the list:
With most of our lists we keep it strictly on the money: earnings or net worth. The Celebrity 100 is a little different. This list–which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians–is based on money and fame. We define fame as media visibility in print, television, radio and online, plus social media power, which we measure by looking at each celebrity’s presence on Facebook and Twitter. The earnings consist of pretax income between May 1, 2011, and May 1, 2012. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Forbes has been publishing the list annually since 1999.
Kristen Stewart made the list at number 43 and Taylor Launter ranked in at 67.
Given the requirement for a social media presence and that Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer have none, we are wondering if that hurt their ranking. Taylor Lautner launched a Facebook page last year with several million followers and Kristen Stewart (though she has no social media) does many more interviews than Pattinson and Lautner. Similarly author Suzanne Collins of The Hunger Games fame is not there, she also does not do many appearances, so maybe that is the key?