Robert Pattinson mentions WFE to the Daily Telegraph

In a new article with The Daily Telegraph, Rob talks a little bit about ‘Water For Elephants

Pattinson cut his locks for his latest movie, Water For Elephants, in which he plays a veterinary student working at a circus who falls for an equestrian rider, played by Reese Witherspoon.

“The whole mentality of the character is completely different to Edward and I haven’t really had an enormous amount of time to prepare for it,” he says.

It was filming this movie that prevented Pattinson from visiting Sydney with Lautner and Stewart earlier this month to promote the new Twilight movie.

Read the entire interview after the cut

GIVEN Twilight’s phenomenal international success, it’s hard to imagine the next instalment of the vampire flicks could be a box office flop.

But Robert Pattinson isn’t taking anything for granted on the eve of the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

“To be honest, I’m more terrified that it’s going to come out and no one’s going to see it,” Pattinson said.

Speaking on the phone whilst driving on a Californian highway, Pattinson is refreshingly down to earth, far removed from the hype that surrounds his Hollywood hunk status. His American twang from Twilight is replaced by his polite and friendly British tones and he seems genuinely keen for a chat – despite his reputation for being as brooding as his Twilight persona, the mysterious Edward Cullen.

He sounds kind of flattered, although wary, when thisย Insider admits to being an avid Twilight fan.

“Have you ever done an interview with a journalist who was a crazed Twilight fan?” I blurted.

“I think I’ve had one,” he muses. “She was from Vietnam and she was having a full-on panic attack in the interview, which was quite funny.”

With two blockbuster films already on the 24-year-old’s resume, three more in the works and millions of adoring fans, Pattinson has Hollywood at his feet.

The first two instalments, Twilight and New Moon, have broken countless box-office records, grossing more than $60 million in Australia alone and $1.3 billion worldwide.

The success was initially based on the cult following of Stephanie Meyer’s novels, which centre around Pattinson’s character Edward, his mortal love interest Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) and a werewolf named Jacob (played by Taylor Lautner), who is also vying for Bella’s love.

The latest instalment, directed by David Slade, is slightly darker than the first two with a larger cast which includes Australian Xavier Samuel, whose character Riley leads an army of newborn vampires on a killing spree in Seattle.

“There’s more action in it and I guess it’s dark and more violent, but I always thought the tone of New Moon was quite dark,” Pattinson says.

The actor’s relatively new-found fame has brought with it an unwanted spotlight on his private life, in particular his much talked about relationship with co-star Stewart.

“It is extremely difficult but we are together, yes,” he told a British tabloid earlier this year, giving the media the first real proof the pair are, in fact, an off-screen item.

The intensely private star refuses to give press any fodder about his relationship – not for any amount of cash the gossip magazines might throw the couple’s way.

“I don’t understand why some people (sell stories) because it only ends up in sadness for yourself. I try to avoid it,” he says. “It becomes about money, and as soon as you start selling your actual life then you’re going down a really bad road.

“As long as you keep your job and your life separate, you’re much happier, and it’s much easier to deal with things and it’s much easier to escape.”

Pattinson, whose unruly head of hair and piercing blue-grey eyes have secured him spots atop a string of “world’s sexiest” lists, can’t see what the fuss is about, bewildered by the attention on his looks.

“I remember when I had my hair cut and it was on CNN,” he said. “Have they got nothing better to talk about? It’s quite funny.”

Pattinson cut his locks for his latest movie, Water For Elephants, in which he plays a veterinary student working at a circus who falls for an equestrian rider, played by Reese Witherspoon.

“The whole mentality of the character is completely different to Edward and I haven’t really had an enormous amount of time to prepare for it,” he says.

It was filming this movie that prevented Pattinson from visiting Sydney with Lautner and Stewart earlier this month to promote the new Twilight movie.

“I haven’t ever been to Australia but a lot of my best friends from school have moved there, to Melbourne,” he says excitedly, using our chat as an opportunity to get in touch with a long-lost mate.

“If Charlie is reading this, tell him to call me,” he says. “We used to stay in contact via Facebook but I can’t really have Facebook any more because it kept getting hacked into so I haven’t talked to him for a while.

“Tell him to call my mum because he’s probably still got that number.”

As for what the future holds, there’s the strong possibility he won’t be in front of the lens forever.

“I really enjoy it (acting) but there are a lot of other things I want to do as well. I really want to produce a movie,” he admits.

As for whether he will miss playing Edward when the fourth and final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn, is completed, the actor’s feelings are mixed: “I don’t know. I did some shoots for Eclipse a few weeks ago and it did feel so familiar … I guess I’m going to miss it quite a bit when it’s finished.”

But there’s one element he won’t be sad to leave behind: “The contact lenses are the most annoying things to put on every morning.

“I bet you the next thing I do will be some prosthetic-heavy part, playing a cow or something.”

That’s still some way off though, with production on Breaking Dawn beginning later this year.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens on July 1

By Elle Halliwel

Thanks @alison4828 for the tip!

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  • Tracie

    Love the interview! finally, the press can see the true, nice, funny and corky rob and not twist up his words to make him look bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • dtfangrrrl

    What a refreshingly nice and friendly guy he is. Not a phony bone in Rob’s body – a rarity in “Hollywood” these days.

  • Well that was a delightful interview ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the shot out to his old friend to get a hold of his mom! Best part!

  • Alexandria

    As always, I loved this interview, and how sweet of him to send a message to his friend in Australia asking him to contact his mom…my, my, my, what a sweety he is…on top of everything else…Yummmy

    • CB

      Alexandria and Sarah – believe it or not it worked, someone texted me (thanks Emma and Danny) about this interview this morning and yes I do have his mum’s number and will give it a buzz tomorrow.

      • Thanks for stopping by Charlie. It’s good to hear that you and Rob may get the chance to reconnect. <3 JAG

      • suziekew

        This? Is awesome! I hope you two manage to get back in touch!

      • dtfangrrrl

        Oh, very cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jan

    Intelligent, grounded and sweet as always! Any wonder why he has ‘millions of adoring fans’ like us??? In fact, I’d say trillions!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I’d watch any movie he’s in….even if he’s in a cow suit..hell, he’d be the sexiest bovine EVER! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • To Sarah & Alexandria

    Believe it or not Sarah it has worked, its me and I got a text this afternoon from someone who had read this interview (thanks Emma and Danny). I do still have the number and will give her a buzz later.

    • WastingTheMorning

      So glad you got Rob’s message loud and clear! The power of the internet is amazing! Glad our blog provided a means for you to read his message ๐Ÿ™‚

      — MP

  • Alexandria

    It is 7:30 in the morning and I am already at work, sneeking to read all the information in the WFE blog about may beloved Robert…as I always do. I am surprised though, with the new format, or… Am I on a different blog, sort of a new portal into Robert life or what?

    • We changed the layout of the blog!! You’re in the right place, with Rob and the Kinkers ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Thank you for the reassurance.!I did do a double-take at first then checked everything. When I thought I was somewhere else, it felt like I was being unfaithful! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • nowlistenguyzzz

    I love how he cares for his friends! And they must be lucky to know him…just as Rob from London.

  • All the kinkers r spreading love in this post! I don’t wanna be left out ๐Ÿ˜‰ so I’ll spread too…..love. There. I spread love.

  • lulu

    i smell oscar for wfe. call it a gut feeling. i’m never wrong.

  • lulu

    not just one but a few for all concerned!!

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