Robert Pattinson is Dreamy on Hollywood Reporter Cover
Trying desperately to break out of the teen paranormal drama realm, Robert Pattinson has taken all kinds of challenging roles and proven himself as a bona fide actor.
The “Twilight Saga: New Moon” hunk is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, and in his interview he admitted it was a fluke that he scored his career-making role as Edward Cullen.
Rob shared, “[Catherine Hardwicke and I had] this ridiculous conversation, and I hadn’t read the books or the script or anything and I just bullsh*tted on the phone.”
From there he screen tested with Kristen Stewart - “In one of the scenes, I [was meant] to take my shirt off, and I think I was the one guy who didn’t.”
Pattinson also noted, “I genuinely had no idea it was going to be a [blockbuster]. Everything changed when they did the marketing, and the general public started to view [the films] in a different way when they started to push the ‘team’ aspect of it.”
“It was like, ‘I’m on Team Edward or Team Jacob.’ That saturated everything, and suddenly there was a backlash. Whereas with the first [film], there wasn’t a backlash at all.”
And playing Edward proved to be more challenging than Robert initially thought it would be. “It was quite a constricting character, in a way. You want to make [him] as dramatic as possible, but you have someone who never loses his temper, and so it’s like, ‘How the f*ck do you do this?’ I think that was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done.”
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