Who doesn’t love Edward Cullen? Who among the committed Twilighters could possibly muster a shred of criticism about everyone’s favorite vampire? None other than Mr. Cullen himself — or, rather, Robert Pattinson, the British heartthrob who became a star when he signed on to Stephenie Meyer’s vampire franchise.
“I like playing him,” Pattinson said in an interview with the U.K.’s Daily Record. “I don’t know if I like him as a person. … He is a little straitlaced for my liking. He is not rebellious.”
Pattinson might not have an overabundance of love for Cullen, but he certainly is no fan of the online world, which tracks his every move. “Because of Internet stuff and Twitter, there will be a crowd if you are in a place for more than half an hour,” he said. “I’ve learned never to stay in the same place for more than 20 minutes.”
The 23-year-old Brit confessed that he now prefers to be escorted by security when he finds himself in big crowds, as he did while shooting the romantic drama “Remember Me” in New York this summer.
“The biggest challenge is coping with the crowds,” he said. “I am a quiet, private person. It’s strange. You have to change a little bit. Walking down the street comes with screaming. … But when you are by yourself, your paranoia runs and runs.”
Another thing that RPattz can’t stomach is watching himself on the big screen, so much so that he had a panic attack at the “Twilight” premiere last year. “I had never watched anything of myself since ‘Harry Potter.’ But I went to it because my whole family was coming to see it. Nothing comes other than this pure discomfort. I can’t watch myself. I am just feeling everybody else’s reaction. I can’t handle that at all.”
Then he probably will have to keep his eyes closed during the upcoming “New Moon,” in which he has a topless scene. “I was so uncomfortable doing it,” he said, adding, “It really is so embarrassing.”
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