HOLLYWOOD — In the last 12 months, 22-year-old [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] has filmed a hit movie, walked numerous red carpets and plastered his face on the cover of seemingly every magazine except Guns & Ammo. It wasn't until Sunday night, however, that he officially felt like a movie star.
"It's insane," the [movie id="369195"]"Twilight"[/movie] star grinned, standing on the red carpet while Brangelina went past him. "This is the weirdest. When [the Academy] first told us about [my invitation to present an award], I was like, 'No, no, no. You're joking!' [I thought] I was going to have to do something really stupid, like get gunged [slimed]!"
Fear not, RPattz — the Oscars were not planning to have you slimed, gunged or Punk'd in any way. Instead, he appeared on stage alongside "Mamma Mia!" star Amanda Seyfried to present a montage of great love scenes from the year in film. And while on the carpet, Pattinson said he couldn't wait to get on to the [movie id="414921"]"New Moon"[/movie] set and start making some new love scenes of his own.
"I think there's going to be some continuity," Pattinson said of the sequel, which will begin filming with new director Chris Weitz next month. "But it's weird, because they are shooting it in a different city [than the first film]. I've talked to [Weitz] a bit, but we've only talked about my character; I haven't really talked about the whole look of it. But Chris is great with visual stuff, so it should be pretty impressive."
But don't think Rob is all sugar and spice and everything nice — asked which "New Moon" scene he's most eager to shoot, Pattinson said he can't wait to dump Kristen Stewart's Bella. "The scene where we temporarily break up," he revealed. "On one hand, it's completely impossible. And on the other, it sets a very different tone to the series. I think it will be good."
It's a good thing that RPattz is so eager to slip back into the peacoat and colored contacts of love-struck vampire Edward Cullen. Because, unbeknownst to us, we were about to break some big news to him that would basically force the actor to clear his schedule from now until late 2010.
"I didn't even know that!" Rob marveled when we told him that "Eclipse" had recently snagged itself a release date a mere seven months after that of "New Moon."
"Yep, and 'Breaking Dawn' is going to be at some point as well," he added, knowing that he'll be playing Edward well into his mid-20s. "Yeah, I'm gonna be Twilighted out by the end of the year."
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