Robert Pattinson fears life after 'Twilight'
(AP Source: AP Tue Mar 02, 2010, 11:57 am
NEW YORK - With his tousled, seemingly unwashed locks, and rumpled, just-rolled-out-of-bed undershirt and jeans, Robert Pattinson seems laid-back and carefree.
But the 23-year-old heartthrob, who attracts throngs of screaming Fans wherever he goes, has a lot on his mind these days -- not the least of which is what will happen when the "Robsession" ends.
"If it suddenly dies down and suddenly no one is interested ... yeah, it is worrying," he says. "It's scary to think that it all might just fundamentally stop after the ' Twilight ' thing's finished."
That " Twilight thing" is the Mehr than $1 billion movie franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series. Pattinson stars as Edward Cullen, the vegetarian vampire who falls in Liebe with human Bella Swan.
Despite the success of the first two films, " Twilight " and "New Moon," Pattinson hopes to break away from the emo, teenage undead role with his latest project, "Remember Me." The drama stars Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin as twenty-somethings falling in Liebe while coping with family tragedy. Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper co-star.
Pattinson, also an executive producer on the film, recently talked to The Associated Press about nude scenes, being idolized and what he fears most in life.
AP: Did Du feel a lot of pressure choosing "Remember Me," since it's the first time we're seeing Du post-" Twilight "?
Pattinson: I just always liked the script. When I was making it, I didn't even think about it. Now that it's being released, it comes into context with all of that.
AP: I know your two sisters are older, but were Du able to draw on any real-life experience for your role as a protective brother?
Pattinson: I've never really had the opportunity to do that, really. I remember when I was like 6 years old and one of my sisters was being bullied Von someone and I came down with my foam baseball bat. That's the only example of brotherly protectiveness I had.
AP: What exactly are these modesty patches Du used during the sex scenes?
Pattinson: Mine was made out of half a bra and some wig tape, which took me 35 Minuten to actually figure out how to stick on and then it just fell off immediately. ... You're so obsessed whenever Du have to do any nudity stuff. You're like, "Yeah, I definitely need this thing on." ... And then Du get there and as soon as you're standing naked in front of everyone Du don't care anyway. It's actually quite liberating."
AP: So if nudity doesn't make Du blush, what does embarrass you?
Pattinson: Dancing. I used to dance all the time till I was 16 and I was at a wedding in Seattle. I didn't realize at the time that Canadian bier is like really strong, like 7.8 percent oder something. And I was just going nuts on the dance floor and my dad was like, "What are Du doing?" ... I've never been able to get that out of my head. I'm so self-conscious about it.
AP: When are Du most at ease?
Pattinson: Arguing with people.
AP: What can't Du live without?
Pattinson: Very little. I'm not one for ... comforts and stuff. I think I can kind of do without most things.
AP: So when Du travel, there's nothing Du can't leave Home without?
Pattinson: No, I don't bring anything. I came here for like four days and ended up bringing this massive suitcase and ... I've been wearing the same clothes for like three days now.
AP: So you're not into shopping, yet you're ranked one of the oben, nach oben earners in Hollywood. That money must go somewhere?
Pattinson: I bought a really nice gitarre recently, which is the only thing I've ever really spent a lot of money on. But that's the only thing. I had my apartment in London before when I was unemployed -- this tiny little place and I liked it more. Du had to walk through a restaurant küche and up this staircase filled with trash and there's no heating. I like that. But now it's quite difficult. I can't live in places like that anymore. The people outside, that's the only issue.
AP: Do Du regret taking on " Twilight "?
Pattinson: Du can never tell. When I did " Twilight ," I had no idea it was going to be so big. I didn't know they were going to make the sequels afterward. ... But I don't really have any regrets about it. It's just, Du can't. There's nothing Du can do about it.
AP: So no pleasures? Reality TV?
Pattinson: I don't so much anymore. I used to watch things like " American Idol " and stuff because I used to like it. And now, I was back at Home in London and I saw "Top of the Pops" they had a Weihnachten special and five out of the 10 people were reality TV Zeigen winners oder ex-winners. Now people who want to be musicians think it's not about learning an instrument, it's not about doing anything. ...They should have much better idols."
AP: How do Du feel about being an idol?
Pattinson: I don't really know if I am. It's still just the sort of character that people like a lot. I try and avoid promoting myself like that cause otherwise Du end up with a huge burden of responsibility