Wednesday, May 4, 2011

*NEW* Interviews of Rob with BBC, Metro & Glamour UK!

 Interview with BBC
Robert Pattinson says he prefers making romantic comedies over CGI films because "they're incredibly boring to make".

Speaking ahead of the release of his new movie Water For Elephants, the British actor told Newsbeat that he'd much rather do romcoms.

"If you want to do big movies you have to do either big action explosion movies or you do romances because they're the only things that get made," he said.

"I think romances allow you to develop a character more. I hate working with computerised stuff. It's incredibly boring."

'Boring to do'

Pattinson, who rose to fame after playing the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, also had a dig at action films saying although he likes watching them, they're boring to make.

He said: "If they're just well written [I'd consider an action movie] but it's not good writing most of the time.
"I enjoy watching them but it would be boring to do. You've basically got to do it if you want to be famous."

In Water For Elephants, the 24-year-old British actor plays a vet who runs away with a circus and falls in love with one of the performers, played by Reese Witherspoon.

He admitted that he decided to do the film after meeting the elephant used in the production.

"I met the elephant before I accepted the movie and before I'd read the script," he said "It really was [the deal breaker].

Breaking Dawn

"I remember going home in the car waiting to read the script and I was like, 'Please, please be good.'

"I'd basically already decided to do the movie not knowing anything about it just because I got on really well with the elephant and thought it was really fun."

The actor also revealed that filming for the final Twilight films, Breaking Dawn parts one and two, has now finished.

"I'm sure we will have to do something," he said. "We finished a week and a half ago. All done.

"Yeah, she (Kristen Stewart) loved that [wedding] scene. It's a very girly scene.

"I do quite a few scenes with a baby and that's quite odd. It's so different in those movies because we were doing it with a real baby. But it was fun."

 Interview with
Twilight star Robert Pattinson talks to Metro about life as one of the world's hottest heart-throbs plus working with Reese Witherspoon in his latest film Water For Elephants.

What do you miss about Britain now you live in LA?
I miss the light in London, which is different to anywhere, and also the smell of the city. I miss getting pints in pubs. I miss the newspapers – I still prefer English newspapers to US ones – I miss reading the sport section. I miss the football… Arsenal.

How do you deal with fame?
Actually, I was thinking the other day that no one ever rings me up. No one ever asks me to do anything, so it’s kind of easy. And I’m working all the time anyway. But when I’m not working, I’m still one of those people who calls up every name in his entire phonebook to say: ‘Hey, what you doing? Are you doing anything tonight? Can I come with you?’

What was it like starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in epic love story Water For Elephants?
You actually played her son in Vanity Fair a few years ago. That was my first ever job. I was 16 and she was the same then as she is now: lovely. At that time, I didn’t know what I was doing. I got the job by accident. It was nice working with her this time. I’ve met her a couple times through the years and she’s always great. She has an aura of good energy that she puts out to everyone.

How did you land the role in Water For Elephants?
Francis Lawrence, the director, said he wanted to have a meeting and he took me out to the elephant sanctuary where Tai [who plays Rosie the elephant] lives and I saw her doing a handstand and stayed there for about four hours playing catch with her. I would literally throw a ball and she would catch it in her trunk and throw it back to me, and I was like: ‘OK, even if this movie is the worst movie ever made, I get to work with this elephant for three or four months. I’m definitely doing it.’

Have you always been an animal lover?
Yes I think I have more of an affinity with animals than I do with people. I had a dog for 18 years called Patty and she was great, and I just got another dog a couple of days ago in Louisiana, a rescue dog, from a shelter. He was going to get put down. For some reason, I was feeling in a very sensitive mood and I decided I needed a dog. He’s a kind of mix of everything. He looks like a hyena. He’s a cool little thing and really relaxing to have around.

What kind of roles are you drawn to?
I like to go between people who have absolutely no morals and those with very black and white moral stances. But then I get really attracted to the other side: people who want to burn the whole world down.

What is it like being adored by girls around the world?
I don’t really think about it. It is nice but you hope it’s something to do with you rather than people’s imaginations. The only thing you can do if someone likes your films or likes you is try to be good, which people hopefully appreciate. You hope people like you for who you are rather than what they imagine and how they perceive you to be. Before Twilight, I never got the good-looking guy parts. It’s funny when the world suddenly turns and you’re viewed in a different way.

Have you had much time off and what do you do when you’re not working?
I’ve been working seven days a week. I don’t do anything. I don’t relax. I look forward to plane journeys, that’s how bad it is, and then I can fall asleep. I play this game on the iPhone called FallDown! It’s the most ridiculous thing and it involves absolutely no effort of your brain whatsoever. You just have this little ball and roll it down, and I can literally sit there and play it for 16 hours. But then I just sit there and get more frustrated.
Interview with Glamour UK
Your character Jacob is a natural with animals but are you and did you have pets growing up?
Rob: I just had a dog growing up so I don’t know if I’m a natural with anything. I like animals a lot. I’ve never really… I’m very trusting in them. I trust them more than I trust people. I think there is some kind of connection in that.

Reese got to go to circus school. Were you jealous and what circus trick would you learn if you could?
Rob: I’d love to learn how to juggle. I’m physically incapable of juggling. It’s very annoying. Circus school is tough. I mean she had to go there every day. And they’re really hard on the performers. I mean it’s like a bootcamp. I was really glad I didn’t have to do anything. I was like, I’m not a performer. I don’t know anything about the circus. My part doesn’t involve anything so it was great. I just got to hang out with animals for my part. It was very simple.

Was it surreal seeing yourself as an old man?
Rob: Yeah definitely. I’m curious as to whether that is what I’m going to look like. I love the fact that Hal...[stomach grumbles] my stomach will not shut up...that Hal is so in demand as an actor at 84 years old. It’s insane. It’s an incredible life.

Would you still like to be doing it then?
Rob: I don’t know. I’d love to be in demand for something. I just have a feeling that I’m going to be one of those crazy old people that not even their own family want to see.

We had the Royal Wedding this weekend. Did you celebrate it at all?
Rob: I was in Paris working and I was doing these interviews and the TV was behind the interviewer so I was watching it. I was surprised how interesting I thought it was. It was nice to see everyone look so happy in England. Because everyone normally looks so miserable walking down the street and you see everyone waving their flags. It looks very sweet.

You’re coming to the end of filming Twilight. Do you think you’ll hang out with the cast afterwards?
Rob: I really hope so. It’s such a big part of our lives. I get on with everyone really well. Literally everyone in the cast I’m great friends with. So I would hope so. I can’t imagine not doing that. I mean, especially in LA. I mean most of my closest friends in America are people I worked on Twilight with.

You’ve been voted Most Stylish Man 2011 by GLAMOUR readers. Do you see yourself as a style icon?
Rob: It’s funny because I think I do. But no one who knows me notices. There are a lot of different things that I do. I swear a lot of people repeat my little gimmicks. Or maybe I’m completely insane. I used to mis... [Rob suddenly stops] do up my shirt buttons wrong and I see a lot of people doing that now.

No comments:

Post a Comment