[movie id=”414921″]”New Moon”[/movie] introduced us to the shape-shifting wolf pack, the ferocious Volturi vampires and scene after scene of ass-kicking action. “I think that guys can definitely relate to the action-packed part of it and the fights that break out and all the special effects that will happen,” star Dakota Fanning said of the movie.
But not all guys, it seems. Robert Pattinson himself confessed to MTV News that he never felt comfortable during those action sequences. “Normally I just feel so silly,” he said. “In ‘New Moon,’ I remember starting the fight with Taylor at the end. I felt like such a moron.”
It’s not that Pattinson felt ill at ease throwing punches — it’s that his wardrobe was not exactly the sort of gear that made him feel like a badass action star. “You’re always wearing skinny jeans, a little blazer and a kind of woolen sweater and trying to act like you’re tough,” he laughed. “You just know it’s not going to happen.”
Yet something must have happened to Pattinson in the months between wrapping “New Moon” in the spring of 2009 and the start of [movie id=”420622″]”Eclipse”[/movie] filming in the fall, because the 24-year-old was much more relaxed when it came to shooting the action for the third installment in the “Twilight” franchise. Not that RPattz knows exactly what changed.
“For some reason, I felt a lot more comfortable with the action stuff this time,” he said.
That’s a good thing, since he had a ton of action scenes to shoot. You might even say Pattinson does three things in “Eclipse”: He runs around in action scenes, argues with Taylor Lautner and snuggles with Kristen Stewart. So which of these three on-set activities did he enjoy the most?
“What about those scenes snuggling with Taylor?” Pattinson joked. “Was that cut?”
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