Robert Pattinson spoke to Interview magazine’s German issue and he talked about many things. Sex scenes, Twilight fans and looking manly.
Apparently the glittery star of the Twilight sagas still gets a bit nervous when doing sex scenes. He revealed that in the 2009 film Little Ashes where the 27 year-old actor played the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali, the sex scenes put him off a little.
The film was about an intense affair that Dali had with another Spanish artist and poet Ferdico Garcia Lorca, portrayed in the film by Javier Beltrán. There was a scene that was meant to be a very passionate moment in a pool. Robert said that he felt a little nervous about the whole thing.
He told Interview, “The Dali production was the worst, it was mortifying. We were all hanging out by the pool, trying to loosen up. I was nervously clinging to the edge—and before I could turn around, the Spaniard was already naked.” Robert added, “He happily swam towards me. And I didn’t have a clue how to react. I felt like Mr. Bean.”
So no glittering in the sunlight for poor Robert in the Spanish “biopic” then.
The Twilight star also talked about paying his dues in the romance saga. He talked about his early popularity as the glittery teen vampire Edward Cullen and all those intensely loyal and devoted Twilight fans.
It is no secret that Robert did not overly enjoy his time as Cullen despite the, then, added bonus of his relationship with his co-star Kristen Stewart. He has gone on record before that he was relieved when the franchise ended. So it was no surprise when he talked about Twilight fans in general.
Robert pointed out that the real fans of the romantic teen saga were not teenagers or even “tweens.” He said, “What’s really weird about Twilight fans is that they’re not really teenagers. Most of them are older. Twilight has its own fan culture that existed from day one. And in an intense way that didn’t exist before.”
Sounding a bit like William Shatner in his SNL send up of Trekkies, Robert added, “Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight.” All that was missing was a repeat of Shatner’s crack about living in their parent’s basement.
He also spoke about his earlier modelling work. According to Pattinson, he was in demand at the beginning. He said, “It went okay at first, I was tall and looked like a girl. It worked because people loved the androgynous look at the time. But then I got older and manlier—and nobody wanted me anymore.”
He also revealed what is in store for the older manlier looking version of himself. He is working on his second David Cronenberg project, the film Map to the Stars with co-stars Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska, whom he as seen canoodling with in a scene on set recently. He also said that he has been enjoying his single status and having fun with his friends at his new residence in Beverly Hills.
Oh, and apart from Robert Pattinson on his feelings about sex scenes; Twilight Fans, and looking manly, he also revealed that he hates the nickname R-Patz. He has not said who actually coined the name, but he has said the it was a fat “celebrity” blogger. Now who could he mean?
By Michael Smith