Sunday, May 30, 2010

Robert Pattinson: He’s a lover and a fighter


The love stuff comes easy to Robert Pattinson by now. What the actor’s most worried about is how his fight scenes with bigger, brawnier Taylor Lautner will look in the third Twilight movie, Eclipse.

Grisly deaths plague Seattle. Vampires fight werewolves. Vampires and werewolves unite to battle, um, badder vampires.

Apparently, the filmmakers are doing all they can to make Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight saga, appealing to boys. But we all know this series is really about the relationship between dreamy vampire Edward Cullen and his human love, Bella. And the core female audience should have plenty to moon over when the second sequel hits screens this month, just seven months after the last entry, New Moon.
“In New Moon, Edward tries to deal with the relationship and, sort of, fails,” Robert Pattinson, who plays Cullen, says in an L.A. interview. “In Eclipse, it really is the everyday rigmarole of having a relationship, and dealing with jealousy and pettiness.”

Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, says it’s not that simple. After all, her character is still torn between Edward and the feelings she has for her lifelong friend, Native American lycanthrope Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). “Bella now has to actually be able to stand up and say, okay, so maybe every choice isn’t completely impulsive,” explains Stewart in a separate L.A. interview. “Maybe there are different levels of love, and maybe my ideological views of what I think you are to me are wrong, and maybe I could look at somebody else.”

That said, it still seems Eclipse offers more for the guys than just a good bet the movie will put their dates in a romantic mood. The film was directed by David Slade, who last time out made the gory vampire action thriller 30 Days of Night. Slade is, perhaps, a bit more attuned to what men want than Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke (The Nativity Story) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Golden Compass), who helmed New Moon.

“Different worlds collide in this one,” says Stewart. “We make it more dangerous every time.”

This time out, the lissome, ethereal-looking Pattinson has to get more physical with the pumped-up Lautner, and he just hopes audiences buy their fight scenes.

“There is a bunch of fighting,” says the 24-year-old Brit. “In the most simplistic of ways, trying to be intimidating to Taylor is just physically humiliating. In one scene, I tried to grab him and his shoulder was too big! That was embarrassing.”

While physical strength may not be Pattinson’s, well, strength, he does have an uncanny ability to brood and smoulder in a way that drives the ladies nuts. But while it works well on-screen, that low-key nature can also come off as aloof, even falsely self-deprecating, off-screen. And Pattinson’s the first one to admit it.

“The problem is, mainly, that I’m really finicky about looking pretentious for some reason,” he says. “I think, because I haven’t done too much work and I’ve become so, kind of, big, people have a hyper-judgment of you. I always thought the best way to deal with that is just to kind of play down everything. But I never saw the result of that being people saying, ‘Why can’t you just shut up? We’re so sick of the humble act. When’s he going to stop pretending to be humble?’”

As of this article’s writing, it had yet to be decided whether Stephenie Meyer’s fourth and final "Twilight" novel, "Breaking Dawn", would be made into one or two films. Either way, production should start in Vancouver (where New Moon and Eclipse were shot) this fall. “British Columbia is great,” says Pattinson. “Everybody always talks about how easy it is to make movies in Vancouver because no one cares if anyone’s around. And it really was like that with New Moon. It was so easy, there was never any hassle about going out or anything. But it changed a little bit on the third one. “But,” he adds, “there are a bunch of nice restaurants in Vancouver, and it’s a really cool city.”

The pair views the impending end of the film series with mixed feelings. On the plus side, it will likely put the brakes on the intrusive tabloid scrutiny they’ve endured. So far, at least, Twihard fans have expressed little interest in Stewart and Pattinson’s non-saga movies (like The Runaways and Remember Me, respectively), and the paparazzi will likely thin out once they have nothing left to obsess over, such as those still unproven rumours of a real-life romance between the handsome pair.

Then again, they may not know what to do — or what they’ll be able to do — when the post-Breaking break comes.

“I think it’s good that I’ve just been working this whole time,” Pattinson says of the past two years. “You don’t go out and do that much when you’re shooting anyway, because you’re just so tired all the time. So it hasn’t been that incapacitating. But it’s been difficult to figure out where to live and stuff; I mean, the idea of getting a house… If people are always waiting outside your home, then you might as well sell it.

“And I miss just randomly dropping into clubs and playing music,” adds the actor, who pursued a recording career before moviemaking proved more lucrative. “That’s annoying. But really, you can still do anything you want to do; it’s just the fear of judgment afterward.”

In keeping, perhaps, with her screen persona, Stewart, now 20, sounds more torn about the series’ conclusion.

“The interesting thing about wanting it to come to an end is not because you want the experience of it to end,” Stewart says. “The experience that I get from it is so different from what press and media or fans or whatever see. I actually get to make the movies. Most of the questions I hear are about how specifically my life has changed because of that, but that’s really sort of extra. I didn’t know that that was going to happen. I’ve never had more opportunity in my life and I’ve worked really hard for it. So I’m really grateful.”

As for Eclipse, Stewart says that, whether they’re seeking monster action or are hungry for unattainable love, viewers are in for a taste of — believe it or not — reality.

“It matures, basically,” she says. “It takes a really ideal story and makes it a little more cerebral. It’s like, so what if you actually had to do this? It takes away the fantasy element a little bit and shows you that it’s not so, sort of, dreamy.”

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GQ Magazine’s “King of Cool” List – Rob # 2 (New Zealand)

Prince Harry has been crowned the king of cool in a list compiled by GQ magazine.

The 25-year old royal beat heartthrob Robert Pattinson to take the number one spot.

Also making the top ten were Dizzee Rascal, runner Usain Bolt and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.

Prince William failed to make the list of 50 coolest men.

The magazine said the cut-off age for eligible men was 37 and a half and took into account an ''enviable sense of savoir faire, a talent for transforming the mundane into the extraordinary, or just a really edgy haircut''.

The youngest member of the elite club is 7-year-old Albert Cocker - son of former Pulp star Jarvis.

The list appears in the July issue of GQ.

Top ten 'coolest' men

1. Prince Harry
2. Robert Pattinson
3. Reggie Love (Aide to US President Barack Obama)
4. Dizzee Rascal
5. Jason Schwartzman (actor)
6. Usain Bolt
7. Ryan McGinley (photographer)
8. Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter)
9. Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys drummer)
10. Wells Tower (author)

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Official List of Twilight Saga: Eclipse Worldwide Movie Release Dates Internationally


Domestic Territories

  • Canada: June 30 2010
  • United States: June 30 2010

Europe & Middle East

  • Benelux – Belgium: June 30 2010
  • Benelux – Netherland: June 30 2010
  • France: July 7 2010
  • Germany: July 15 2010
  • Austria: July 16 2010
  • Greece: June 30 2010
  • Iceland: June 30 2010
  • Israel: July 1 2010
  • Italy: June 30 2010
  • Middle East – Egypt: TBA
  • Middle East – Lebanon: July 8 2010
  • Middle East – UAE: July 8 2010
  • Portugal: June 30 2010
  • Scandinavia – Denmark: June 30 2010
  • Scandinavia – Finland: June 30 2010
  • Scandinavia – Norway: June 30 2010
  • Scandinavia – Sweden: June 30 2010
  • Spain: June 30 2010
  • Switzerland, French: July 7 2010
  • Switzerland, German: July 14 2010
  • Switzerland, Italian: June 30 2010
  • Turkey: June 30 2010

English Language

  • Australia: July 1 2010
  • New Zealand: July 1 2010
  • South Africa: June 30 2010
  • United Kingdom: July 9 2010


  • China: TBA
  • Hong Kong: July 1 2010
  • India: TBA
  • Indonesia: June 30, 2010
  • Japan: November 2010
  • Malaysia: July 8 2010
  • Pakistan: TBA
  • Philippines: June 30 2010
  • Singapore: July 1 2010
  • South Korea: July 8 2010
  • Taiwan: July 1 2010
  • Thailand: July 1 2010
  • Vietnam: TBA

Latin America

  • Argentina: July 1 2010
  • Bolivia: September 30 2010
  • Brazil: June 30 2010
  • Chile: July 1 2010
  • Colombia: July 2 2010
  • Costa Rica: July 9 2010
  • Dominican Republic: July 8 2010
  • Ecuador: July 16 2010
  • El Salvador: July 9, 2010
  • Guatemala: July 9, 2010
  • Honduras: July 16, 2010
  • Mexico: July 1, 2010
  • Nicaragua: July 8, 2010
  • Panama: July 9, 2010
  • Peru: July 15 2010
  • Uruguay: July 2 2010
  • Venezuela: June 30 2010
  • West Indies: July 7 2010

Eastern Europe

  • Baltics – Estonia: July 9 2010
  • Baltics – Latvia: July 9, 2010
  • Baltics – Lithuania: July 2 2010
  • Bulgaria: July 9 2010
  • CIS: July 1 2010
  • Croatia: June 30 2010
  • Croatia – Slovenia: June 30 2010
  • Czech Republic: July 1 2010
  • Slovak Republic: July 1 2010
  • Hungary: June 30 2010
  • Poland: July 2 2010
  • Romania: June 30 2010
  • Serbia: July 1 2010
  • Ukraine: July 8 2010
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MTV Movie Awards - Vote for Rob!


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Best Kiss

Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

Best Male Performance

Robert Pattinson
‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Global Superstar

Robert Pattinson

Best Movie

The Twilight Saga: New Moon