Sun Times: Robert Pattinson on the End of The Twilight Saga

As part of their coverage for Water For Elephants, the Sun Times talked to Robert Pattinson on the end of an era.

“So much for immortality. Vampire Edward Cullen is gone. The fanged teeth have been put into storage. The glittering makeup has hit the Hefty bag. Bring on the sunlight.

By the time you’re reading this article, Robert Pattinson will have wrapped his final scene for “Breaking Dawn: Part 2.”

In a way, he’s breaking up with his ethereal BFF.

“It does feel like a breakup. I do love the guy — and I’m going to miss him,” Pattinson, 24, says during an interview with the Sun-Times on a cool Sunday afternoon from his hotel suite in Santa Monica, Calif. “I prefer to think of ending this franchise like leaving school. It’s the last day of high school.”

He mulls over the plusses of leaving behind his romantic alter ego.

“I’ll be very glad not to put those contacts in anymore or have to put on the sparkling makeup,” he says with a giggle.

The thing about Pattinson is, he likes to giggle. A lot. Then his voice softens.

“It’s been amazing to play the same character through so many adventures. And it’s so strange because my life has changed so much over these years, but ‘Twilight’ and Edward Cullen will always be a part of me. It’s been my whole life. My whole 20s,” he says. “And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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  1. Am I the only one who gets a little annoyed at the mention of “fanged teeth” in any interview? Obviously, the author of this article doesn’t know twilight at all. Maybe I just know too much more than normal. 🙂

    • Gina, I totally understand where you are coming from. You would think by now people would know this. Either way though, it was a good interview.

    • No, you aren’t the only one! It was the first thing I saw and it really got on my nerves. Do your research people!

      But it was a nice interview. Love me some Rob.

  2. Wow! Hearing his description of the birth scene and his insight into the character is awesome! He completely understands Edward’s reservations, feelings, heartbreaks…and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together on screen (even though there will undoubtedly be critics who haven’t read the books and don’t realize how difficult it must be to bring out the emotionality of a character who is made of stone and can’t cry…). Just knowing that all the actors really get the emotional depth that goes into these characters and the final story makes me really excited for the final product!

  3. isn’t he just so awesome and normal? 🙂

  4. I hate saying this, but it’s over. We won’t have anything else to wait for after this, months and months waiting to see a new movie, to see them *sigh* but he still being so normal, that’s what I like about him. This will be something awesome to tell our children in the future.

    • We still have years and we don’t know what Stephenie has in store. But it does feel like it’s winding BUT I’ll always have the books.

  5. Rob is so cute! He seems like such the nice guy.
    It’s nice to hear that the end of Twilight will mean something to the actors beyond “it’s just a job”.
    Can’t wait for Breaking Dawn to come out. Seems like the actors are really proud of this one, more so than the others. November can’t come soon enough!

  6. OME! im going to miss them so much not waking up every day to see something new about the franchise, twilight has like myy entire teen years, im so sad to and happy at the same time :}

  7. To know it comes to an end makes me sad. Even when it´s a very nice interview.

  8. Love his statement about it feeling like the last day of High School.. He is just wonderful and down to earth…

  9. smitten_by_twilight says:

    Rob does such interesting interviews because you never know what he will say next – usually bending or breaking someone’s rules 🙂

    I actually thought of the fangs comment as a joke. Even the characters sometimes joke about that (“Shut up, Jacob! You know he doesn’t have fangs!”).

  10. Man, he sums it up so nicely. Twilight for me is this FEELING like having your favorite scoop of icecream and you don’t want to eat it because once you do it’s gone but if you don’t eat it,it’s gonna melt. EPHEMERAL.

  11. Will November ever come LOL.

  12. “but ‘Twilight’ and Edward Cullen will always be a part of me. It’s been my whole life”

    That is very true, much the same it is for the Potter cast.As much as I wholly beleive that Rob will be amazing in his post-Twilight projects and be recognized as a great actor, Edward will all be the role he’ll be known,loved and adored for the most. The same apllies to Kristen and Taylor.

    This was an awesome interview,btw! I love reading his interviews. I could almost hear Rob’s infectious, high-pitched laugh when the interviewer mentioned his giggle 🙂

    • Barely (if any) of the people on the original cast will ever be known for anything else. Oh didn’t he play Edward? Didn’t he play Jasper? Didn’t he play Carlisle? Weren’t they part of the Wolf Pack? Hey look its the girl who played Bella! Wasn’t he/she in Twilight? It goes on and on and on

  13. Lol ” I do love the guy and I’m going to miss him” He is just to cute and adorable I love Rob.
    I also going to miss twilight is been crazy fun. Let’s see what S.M. going to do with the series and can’t wait for the movies!!!

  14. Very classy attitude. Thank you, Rob. I wish you continued success as your career grows.

  15. Rob, you’re awesome! Thanks for doing such a great job with Edward.

  16. Fiona Cullen says:

    “The End of the Twilight Saga”… That heading is breaking my heart. It can’t end. :'(

  17. SIDEBAR: Did anyone else notice inside the jacket cover of the Illustrated Guide that the GRAPHIC NOVEL will have a picture of Edward on it?! *SCREAMING*. It’s frikking awesome!

    • if you put both volumes of the graphic novel side by side, edward and bella are holding hands 🙂 Definitely awesome lol

  18. Jean Brown says:

    I am going to miss him so much. Thank you Rob for bringing Edward to life. Edward was voted as one of the greatest character of the last 20 years and that is amazing. I will never forget Bella, the Cullens and the Werewolves. They will live in my mind and heart forever. SM said if she ever wrote about this world again it would be Nessie or Leah. Maybe she can do a spinoff series

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