Poor dazzling, dumb Robert Pattinson. The British actor has revealed that he had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to play a handsome, thoughtful, virginal vampire alongside Kristen Stewartin the Twilight movie series. In next month’s cover story in AnOther Man magazine, RPattz reveals that he thought the flick would be “something really small.” Oops!
“It’s strange because even though the figures show that the books were successful and sold millions of copies, you couldn’t even buy them in London,” reveals the hottest man alive. “I tried a couple of bookshops and they weren’t available. Hardly anyone I knew had read them apart from one girl, a friend of my sister. I had no idea at all. I’d seen Kristen Stewart in Into the Wild and some of the director Catherine Hardwicke’s other films, and that’s all I thought it was, something really small.”
And, well, we all know how that turned out. Twilight is huge, 1.6 gazillion teenage girls want Rob to touch their lady parts (poor guy), and the rest is history. Amazingly, he has yet to turn into a fame hungry attention whore (aka Lindsay Lohan Syndrome), choosing instead to shun the spotlight. “I don’t find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker,” says Rob. Too bad his legions of screaming, grabby fans don’t seem to care about his desire to disappear. [via DazedDigital]
With so many tweens and Twi-hards swooning for Robert Pattinson, you’d think he would be rotating bedfellows hourly, but that’s just not so, he claims. Nor does he have a steady girlfriend, despite the rumors that he and Kristen Stewart have an off-screen romance.
RPattz apparently told The Mirror, “I don’t have a girlfriend. I don’t know why. You always think you’re going to get more girls after you’ve made a movie and it never happens. You sit there and you’re like ‘I’m a big movie star and I want to go out with some models’ but I don’t know why that doesn’t happen.” Pattinson is hot an all, but maybe his expectations are too high?
He does joke though about his appeal to women young and old, saying, “Most of the girls are all pretty young so it’s just kind of funny. But then you get the Twilight Mums who love you like mums! And you can take that too far. I mean, it could be ‘Edward breaks up Twilight family.’” Funny. And also a little bit creepy. [Photo: GettyImages]
Attention Twi-hards! Summit has released the “Meet Jacob Black” New Moon trailer, wherein he summarizes the sequel to Twilight from his perspective. While bootleg versions have been floating around the ‘net for a couple days, theFABlife is bringing you some hi-def goodness. Enjoy.
See stills and promotional art from the much-anticipated vampire flick below.
Kelly Clarkson is a known Twilight fan (the singer wrote on her personal blog about reading – and loving – the books last winter), but the VH1 Diva took her love to a new level while performing at a recent concert. A fan apparently gave the singer a life-size, cardboard cut-out of the series’ resident vamp-hunk, Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson, natch). Kelly serenaded the Cullen cut-out with the song, “I Want You,” and gushed to the crowd, “he’s so cute!”
We admit that, while some of our friends and colleagues are rabid Twilight and True Blood fans, we will always be, first and foremost, Buffy and Angel devotees (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, natch). We love a good vampire tale, but more than that we love the worlds Joss Whedon created, and we’ve been wondering what Whedon’s take on the whole Twilight thing is. Well, now we know what he really thinks, thanks to a recent interview in which Whedon claimed that if Angel (neé evil altar ego Angelus, neé Liam) and Edward Cullen ever got in a row, Angel would beat Edward’s ass. (Team. . .Angel?)
Says Whedon, “I think Robert Pattinson‘s really cool, [but] Angel would kick the sh*t out of him. Okay, he’s Angelus. There’s no Edward Cullenus, okay. He just gets shiny in the sun… [Angel star David] Boreanaz would have him down in a heartbeat. No offense, ’cause he’s hot.”
Whedon doesn’t totally hate on the Twilight series though – just like the ill-fated love affair between Buffy and Angel, Whedon thinks there’s something special about Edward and Bella’s chaste romance. “There’s something primal about that story,” he says. “You can’t get away from it, and it just works like gangbusters. I love it.” [Photos: GettyImages]
What was once an intimate geekapalooza has now evolved into a gathering of the hottest bodies in Hollywood. The beautiful people continue to flock to San Diego for this weekend’s annual Comic-Con, which celebrates the comic book’s contribution to mainstream culture. Zoe Saldana, Kristen Bell, Olivia Wilde, Audrina Patridge, Megan Fox, Cameron Diaz, and of course the cast of New Moon are some of the attendees heating things up. Often elusive but always gorgeous Johnny Depp even made a surprise appearance when friend and director Tim Burton presented their highly anticipated film, Alice in Wonderland. With the influx of celebrities at Comic-Con in recent years, we just hope there are still plenty of these guys wandering the booths. [Photos: Getty Images]
Behold, Twihards – it’s the first pic of rumored couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewartreunited for the first time since May! The pair – along with third wheel Taylor Lautner – appeared together in a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego today to discuss New Moon, the upcoming installment of the Twilight series.
We’re following the action on Twitter, where fans, bloggers and journalists are furiously typing in updates and posting pics of New Moon mania. People magazine devoted their cover story this week to Rob’s deep and desperate love for the aloof Kristen, but we don’t see much chemistry in this pic or the video below (all we see are a bunch of bedraggled, possibly hungover hipsters). Do you think there’s a spark? [Photo: WireImage]
RPattz says, “I read the script of Twilight and I barely knew that they were books too so I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. The only reason I went to the audition was to see Kristen because I had just seen Into the Wild. Of course I had a little crush on her.”
While we’d love to believe him, we can’t help but wonder if the brooding boy wonder is pulling our leg. After all, he knows this is exactly what we want to hear, right? The rumored couple is set to reunite this week at Comic Con – perhaps their body language will reveal something! [Photo: GettyImages]
Poor Robert Pattinson, always scrutinized under the watchful eye of the media. Whether it’s rumors that he knocked up Kristen Stewart or that he’s dating Emilie de Ravin or just that he has wicked B.O., the guy can’t catch a break. The latest tale of What’s Robert Doing Now? involves a dinner in Greenwich Village, where he and some friends ate and drank all night at Il Cantinori and even had their prosecco comped, and only left a $50 tip for their waiter.
Look, we get that sometimes these things happen, but it still pains us to hear that the most famous vampire in the world couldn’t even muster up a 15% tip. On a nicer note, the stiffed waiter told OK! that the group was “very nice and friendly.” Too bad nice and friendly don’t pay his bills. [Photo: WireImage]
You would think most girls who get to co-star withRobert Pattinson would jump on that opportunity to get close to the Twilight hottie, but Emma Watson says sparks never flew when the two worked together on Harry Potter.
“He’s just a good friend,” Emma said. “He’s a super nice guy, and girls love him. We’re just friends – but he sure was great to work with.”
Girls do love him, but Emma’s “just friends” comment makes it just one less. [Source: NYDN; Photo: Getty Images]