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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart share how they really feel about Edward and Bella in ‘Breaking Dawn’

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After playing the parts of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen for so long, is it any wonder that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson can get heated talking about their characters? When EW sat down with the two stars and their director Bill Condon to talk about the upcoming Breaking Dawn Part 1 (in theaters Nov. 18), the penultimate chapter of theTwilight Saga, the 25-year-old actor spoke frankly. “Look, there are a lot of moments when Edward sort of acts like a p—y,” Pattinson said. “You can quote him on that!” Stewart laughed.

One example from Breaking Dawn? [Spoiler Alert!] When Bella is gravely ill, due to her pregnancy, yet still wants to spend time with the third prong of Twilight’s love triangle, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). “My wife is dying, I have completely f—ed up my life and hers, and Jacob’s like [To Bella] ‘Hey, baby, you don’t look too bad to me,’” Pattinson said. “And I’m just sitting there, like, with a bucket collecting [Bella’s] vomit. That really wouldn’t happen. I should have thrown the vomit at him.”

Pattinson also has some tongue-in-cheek criticism of his character in relation to the highly anticipated flurry-of-feathers scene. “I wanted to have it as a line so much,” Pattinson told EW, switching to an American/Edward Cullen accent. “I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One,’” he laughed. “And then he’d start crying. By the way, that’s what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! ‘I ruined this bed!’”

And then, of course, there’s the wedding scenes, which truly affected Stewart, much to a teasing Pattinson’s amusement.

“I could see her getting sort of emotionally affected by it and I almost didn’t want to stay at the end of the aisle,” Pattinson said. “I wanted to go down and say, ‘Stop being ridiculous’ [laughs].”

“I wanted to run down the aisle,” Stewart said. “I was literally pulling away from Billy [Burke, who plays her father]. Now it’s a trip to watch the wedding scenes especially. It was so volatile and emotional — I was being such a crazy person.”

R.I.P. The Best Hair That Ever Was, 2008-2011

Here’s an article paying tribute to Robert Pattinson’s hair, found at

Our grooming editor pays tribute to Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson’s lustrous, beguiling haircut, which was massacred last week

I’ll never forget when it came into my life. It was one of those glass-half-empty days when you have a pounding headache and the spins and you’re beginning to believe that myth about your body slowly coasting downward after 21 may be true. I was eating cold pizza. My DVR was broken, and, so, I was also not fast-forwarding through the commercials when it started—a Volvo ad. What kind of Volvo? I couldn’t tell you. You see, it wasn’t the pretty car my eyes were fixed on. It was Robert Pattinson—specifically his hair region. I bit my knuckles. I can’t remember if I said “shit” audibly or just to myself, but that moment signified a new beginning.
There are dudes out there, girl-liking ones mind you, who dig looking at pictures of other dudes, say, oiled up on Venice Beach throwing 450 pounds of iron over their bare chests while grunting. Motivation. This was the same. Except my guy was clothed, fully and decently, and had a mane that could put any other juiced-up coif to shame. I was sure of it.

It’s foolish the things we do out of desperation, but, me being a dreamer, I tried to grow some of my own. One summer, I gave up cutting my hair only to discover that mine grows out rather than down and is littered with cowlicks. Still, I pushed on through fro-dom against my better judgment, reminding myself regularly of the goal. After reading Pattinson forwent shampooing, I went days, weeks, hell, even a month (true story) without washing so I could build up a nice, malleable coat. I’m certain I smelled—miserably. I saw an interview wherein Kristen Stewart revealed he pulled and twisted his righteously-splayed locks in the mirror and so, I, too attempted to become the master of my do, twirling and knotting with reckless abandon until someone asked me what that nest on my head was and I died a little inside and later gave in to my barber.

From then on, I was put in my place—still I watched Pattinson’s mane grow and evolve over the course of its few short years with us. At times it was a pompadour of restrained heights. At others, it was a finger-messed mop of prophetically tousled matter. In its last days it was quieter and more subdued, short and textured with an oily sheen of immortal glory. Of course, its days were numbered.

It’s funny—looking at a wild head like that you always had the feeling it might live fast and die young. Things that great never stick around. But that didn’t make its departure any less tragic or absurd. It’s been almost a week, but I can’t stop thinking of that image. Mangled and dismembered. Half-shaven like Rosie. Paraded around at fucking Comic-Con like a prize! No.

Still, we’ll always have that moment, crystallized in time, accessible through YouTube— that Twilight bastard exiting some four-door, hair styled as if by accident, every strand quivering in the wind, godlike, forever young.

Robert Pattinson: Better as Cedric Diggory or Edward Cullen?

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Cedric Diggory vs Edward Cullen Goblet of Fire Robert Pattinson

Now that our era is coming to a close, we Harry Potter fans are reflecting on the last seven films as we prepare to say goodbye. For me, there’s one little pretty significant bit that stands out in my mind: the day we were introduced to Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory. Twilight fans are going to hate me a little bit for the next 800 or so words, and for that I’m only marginally sorry. It’s true, Pattison was just better as Cedric Diggory than he is as Edward Cullen. That’s just a fact you’re going to have to make peace with – at least for this week because for Potter fans, it’s our last hurrah and you’ll just have to let us have this one for now. We could have remembered Pattinson forever as Cedric – our beloved Cedric, may he rest in peace – but now, those memories are clouded with images of a pale-faced moper in aleather jacket.

Since I know those on the other side of the fence will want to know where the evidence for my “preposterous” claim stems from, let’s start with the easiest part: the superficial evaluation. Since they’re both portrayed by Pattinson, they’ve obviously got that signature modelesque smolder going for them, except that one of them looks like he’s actually a member of the living. Yeah, sure, vampires are “sexy” in a forbidden fruit, taboo sort of way, but let’s be real. Given the real-life choice between an adorable young man with flushed cheeks and a courageous heart or a pale, sparkling, sickly-looking undead guy who seems to have a greater affinity for Lancome lipstains than you do (oh, and when he gets frisky he may just try to suck your blood, NBD) how many of you would actually choose Cullen? In real life? Be honest. (Even if you’re emphatically saying “Me, me, ME!” in your head right now, I don’t believe you.)

Okay, so maybe you’re into the sparkle-goth-sickly look. Fine. But let’s talk about the sheer difficulty of spending time with a vampire versus spending time with a talented wizard. Vampires’ special powers: they can turn you into a vampire, they’re allergic to sunlight, they live forever, some possess the ability to read minds, they don’t breath, they can’t eat human food and it’s harder for them to go “vegetarian” than it is for a heroin addict to give up junk. Now before we get to Cedric, let’s just unpack this little suitcase. This all means no beach days spent sunning yourself on the sand FOREVER. No keeping secrets (even tiny little ones) to yourself FOREVER. No romantic dinner parties FOREVER.

Eclipse Edward Cullen Robert PattinsonOn the other hand, wizards aren’t so complicated. What’s their special talent? They can do MAGIC. That’s it – no other complications. They can create light out of nothing. They can send letters that talk. They can fly through the air on broomsticks. They can fight DRAGONS. They drive flying cars. They can defend themselves with nothing more than a little wooden stick. And they don’t have to run from the sun or fight their own instincts or endure living forever to do it.

Finally, Cedric is just infinitely more irresistible. He’s uncommonly good. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, while the rest of Hogwarts is vilifying Harry for being chosen as a champion for the TriWizard Tournament, Cedric stands up for his rival, asking his friends not to terrorize the younger student. He helps Harry to decode a clue for the tournament; hec defends Harry when his father accosts Harry for some bad press coverage; and finally, when he and Harry both reach the TriWizard cup, he insists that Harry be the winner as a thank-you for Harry saving him twice in the maze. Of course on top of all that, he’s an excellent student, top of his class and beloved by lots of ladies. Basically, he’s a certifiable babe.

Edward on the other hand, does good deeds and protects his ladylove, for sure. But he’s such a mopey brooder. He stays up all night listening to indie music because he literally can’t sleep. He drives his collection of cars like a speed demon, which is only cool in Fast and Furious movies. He speaks like he’s still stuck in a former century and retains those difficult qualities of other literary characters like Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre, who’s romantic in theory, but not practice. Edward is self-loathing, sees himself as a monster, and is incredibly stubborn. Sure, he’s a romantic at heart, but you have to get past this thick, dark, emo exterior to get there. No thank you.

I can acknowledge that this is a matter of opinion (but mine is right) and it comes down to a certain distinction. Whether you’re the type of girl who prefers old James Dean movies to old Paul Newman movies (well, actually that’s kind of a difficult choice). Or whether you’re the girl who always dated dude with motorcycles and tattoos (hello, heartbreak) or the girl who dated nice guys with ambitions and tons of friends (okay, most of us have done both). Or whether you’re the girl who reads Vampire books or the girl who reads the best, most wonderful, magical series of books written in the last 20 years. Well, sorry Twi-hards, that last one’s the clincher. I’m going to have to call this one for the Potter kids.

Comic-Con: Watch, Listen or Read the BREAKING DAWN Press Conference with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bill Condon and Comic-Con 2011: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 Panel Recap

And finally here’s more Breaking Dawn coverage at comic con, found at


Earlier this morning, before taking the stage in Hall H at Comic-Con, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and director Bill Condon sat down with a huge group of reporters and answered a ton of questions about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.  In the next hour or so we’ll have the full transcript and a proper intro, but for now, hit the jump to watch the entire press conference or listen to the audio.  They talked about the challenges of making the final two movies,  their favorite scenes, and a lot more.  In addition, I was in the front row, so the video is pretty good.  Hope you like.

[Update: We’ve added the full transcript after the jump.]

If you’d like to listen to the press conference, click here.  The audio might be better than the audio in the video.  It actually might be better to sync the two up.  I tried to in the edit, but ran into some tech problems.

And if you missed Matt’s recap of the Breaking Dawn panel in Hall H, click here. (I have it located at bottom of this article)

Christina Radish here. With Comic-Con in full swing, of course one of the big draws this year was the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Pt. 1. Fans got in line starting on Monday, for the Thursday morning appearance by the actors, in order to see highly anticipated footage from what marks the start of the final story in the vampire saga, and Summit kicked things off with a press conference prior to all the Hall H insanity.

During the interview, stars Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, along with director Bill Condon, talked about being loved all over the world, the level of secrecy involved in filming the wedding of Bella and Edward, how graphic and violent the birth scene seemed during filming, the difficulty for Taylor in figuring out how to imprint, how apprehensive Rob was about taking his shirt off, and Kristen’s embarrassment at her inability to pick up one of the kids playing Renesmee. The full transcript is below:

Question: How was it to film in Brazil?

CONDON: It was great. It was amazing. That’s where Stephenie [Meyer] wrote the honeymoon. She actually had been. We went in search of what she wrote, and I think we found it. It was very cool. We would take a trip to work everyday. That was great. We got stranded. That was not.

STEWART: It was nice being able to shoot on the actual streets and see the people. To see that, within the context of this movie is definitely jarring, in a great way.

What’s it like to be loved all over the world?

PATTINSON: It’s nice. It’s different. I don’t know if it’s love, necessarily. Shooting in Brazil, it’s interesting. One of the interesting things about having an international fanbase is that every single country has a different reaction to you and to the movie. Shooting on the street in Brazil – compared to people trying to sneak a picture of something, if you’re shooting in the States or Canada – people would literally just try to grab you. It was pretty fun. It would happen on the set, in the shot.

LAUTNER: I was not there. I do love Brazil, but I was not there. But, they came back and showed me this pictured. They told me first that there was an extra that looked just like me. They showed me this picture and I even thought it was me. It was the weirdest thing. They had to place him further back, in case the camera accidentally went over him.

STEWART: He was acting like Taylor, too. He looked like an Eclipse poster.

CONDON: Totally rewriting the story, they go on their honeymoon, and there is Jacob.

LAUTNER: That would have been so hilarious, if the camera was going over while Edward and Bella were walking through, and Jacob was just standing there, watching them.

Do you think the Breaking Dawn movies will truly be the end of the Twilight Saga?

PATTINSON: Yeah, they’ll have Breakfast Time, or something. There’s TwilightEclipseBreaking Dawn and then Brunch. I don’t know. It’s up to Stephenie [Meyer], really.

LAUTNER: I second that.

CONDON: Stephenie already said it’s the end of the Bella/Edward story. But, especially in the second movie, there are so many new characters, I’m not sure, but I suspect she’ll want to revisit them, at some point.

PATTINSON: You sound like you have some secret knowledge.

Out of all of the Twilight films, what was the most secretive scene that you had to film?

STEWART: The wedding, definitely. It was like Secret Service style insane. The crew was completely inconvenienced, grumbling around the set like, “I can’t have my cell phone!”

LAUTNER: They were like, “No cell phone! No email!”

STEWART: It was like, “You don’t understand what this means to us! Thank you so much! If this dress gets on the Internet, I’ll die!” But, that really was crazy.

CONDON: And then, there was a helicopter right as you were ready to take your vows.

STEWART: I had a Volturi cloak on because that’s all that we had to cover up. It was really funny.

What was the scene that you felt was the most exposed to fans?

PATTINSON: We didn’t have to do anything that was too intimate, where there were a lot of people around. Or, we didn’t know there were a lot of people around.

STEWART: We didn’t know when we were being photographed. That was always a weird experience, after the fact. It was like, “Oh, that whole scene! Awesome!”

LAUTNER: A lot of the movie takes places inside, so most of our time was spent in Baton Rouge, filming on a stage, and then we had two months in Vancouver. Breaking Dawn is very intimate. And, I feel like they did a really good job at allowing us to be creative and just be with each other. We didn’t have to focus on being distracted, or anything like that, on this movie.

STEWART: They protected us.

Kristen, Breaking Dawn is such an emotional journey for Bella, with the wedding, honeymoon and being pregnant. What was it like filming all of that for months, and how did all of that affect you, personally?

STEWART: I can’t draw a line between myself and stuff that I do. It’s funny, I don’t want to sound like it’s just about this, but really with everything I do, it’s hard for me to take myself out of it. I’d been building up to this for four years. I was 17 when I started doing these movies. This really is loaded with those really cathartic, impactful, huge life moments, and they’re not all completely fantasy. They’re really very rooted in a reality that I can completely see myself in, and anyone who reads the book could imagine. Shooting the scenes, I had to realize that these moments will find themselves naturally. I can’t let the book punch me in the face every morning to wake me up. You have to let the moments happen, and they did. I just went for it. I do feel like it’s very, very close to the book, and a really sincere telling of the story, but at the same time, there are bits that are surprises, that surprised me too, in the more iconic bits, like the wedding and on the honeymoon.

CONDON: The thing that amazed me is that there’s no bigger fan of Twilight than Kristen. She’s approached it as an actress, but she’s also like, “I know what it felt like, when I was reading this the first time.” She was always pushing to make sure she was capturing that feeling. She did put that pressure on herself.

STEWART: That feels like such a self-conscious answer, but yeah.

Bill, do you feel like there’s a theme running through your films of societal repression and people not being allowed to be themselves?

bill_condon_image_01CONDON: It would sound really pretentious to say that, but I do feel like I am drawn to people who are outsiders that are yearning, and all these characters are. Jacob is yearning, all the time. Edward and Bella are trying to find a way to live the life that they were meant to.

Do you guys have a favorite scene in these last two films?

CONDON: I have a lot of them.

LAUTNER: I’ve always been able to choose one, for all the movies, but I’m about ready to let you down. I’m so sorry. I’ve always been able to choose one, for every single movie, but this one, I can’t! I don’t know. There’s so much going on is this move, and all of the characters are dealing with their own little things. It’s impossible for me to choose my favorite scene in this movie. Jacob changes so much, from the beginning to the end, so it’s hard for me to choose. I don’t know. It’s weird.

STEWART: There’s a scene with Bella and Charlie at the wedding, that I love so much. And also, there’s one with Renee as well. There’s one after the other and I really liked them.

PATTINSON: The birth scene is so different to everything else in the movie. For a fantasy series that has a young-ish audience, I find it interesting. It goes quite far. It’s quite hard core. It’s quite graphic. It was when we were doing it, anyway.

STEWART: It felt overtly graphic.

PATTINSON: But, there’s no other way to do it. If you read the book, there’s no way to do it in any kind of tamed way. It was fun. It felt like it was brave.

Bill, when you were announced for this project, one of the points that you made was that you were a big fan of Dark Shadows. What was the appeal of that for you, and what are you feeling about these genres, in general?

CONDON: I don’t know. I was a kid and I would run home to see that show. There were all kinds of creatures, but it was mostly vampires and Barnabas Collins. I think it was growing up in a very intense Catholic household that makes you a little twisted. Whatever new vampires are around, I’ve always been interested in them, as I was with Twilight.

Do you guys ever wish that this was a small independent film that ran on the Sundance Channel? Your lives would be very different. How do you tune out the enormous distractions and just do the work?

STEWART: If this was a tiny little independent movie that only ran on Sundance, then we would not be able to do the movie justice. Maybe the first few, but this one is really a big movie. It’s nice to be indulgent. It’s nice to shoot for six months with an A-lister (Bill Condon). We wouldn’t be sitting here doing a press conference about it. We’d be sitting in some cool little, snowy, lofty place in Sundance.

Comic-Con is all about embracing your inner nerd. What are some of the nerdy or geeky things that you’ve learned about each other?

STEWART: I think I’m always cool.

PATTINSON: I don’t think Kristen would say it’s nerdy, but she literally only watches the cooking channel, especially on set. It’s bizarre. She has a TV in the make-up trailer, which is always on. It’s her only diva-ish behavior, having the cooking channel on, at all times, in every room.

STEWART: And, you all reap the benefits.

LAUTNER: It’s true.

STEWART: Taylor can dance, and he never wants to say that he can.

LAUTNER: No, that’s so not true!

STEWART: He can move his hips better than I will ever dream. It’s crazy! He can move!

PATTINSON: That’s not nerdy. That’s awesome!

STEWART: You should see how he does it. It’s always to the craziest music.

LAUTNER: You’re right. I’ll give you that one. In the hair and make-up trailer. It’s where things happen.

Besides the wedding scene, what scene were you most nervous or apprehensive about shooting, knowing that you really had to pull it off?

LAUTNER: I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on a wall, and I had to walk into the room, on the verge of killing this baby, and then stop, twist and imprint on it, whatever that means.

PATTINSON: That sounds amazing! That’s Jacob’s signature move.

LAUTNER: That was challenging. I spent a lot of time talking to Bill [Condon] and to Stephenie [Meyer] and asking, “Okay guys, what exactly does imprinting even look like?” It was tough, so I sure hope it comes across all right.

CONDON: He did beautifully.

PATTINSON: Embarrassingly, the thing I was most nervous about was taking my shirt off.

STEWART: At least he’s honest. That’s cool.

PATTINSON: So much of the books are about Edward’s body, and I’ve managed to avoid having my shirt off, the whole series. In the book, it’s almost every three pages. I was like, “I don’t think I can wear a t-shirt when I’m in the sea, or a onesie.” I look like an inflatable frankfurter in the sea.

What was the most awkward scene you had to shoot?

STEWART: I couldn’t pick up the kid sometimes. We have Mackenzie Foy, who is an amazing little kid. She’s the coolest kid ever, and smarter than me, in a lot of ways. Then, we had these other little girls, who would come in to play the younger version of Renesmee, and they’re all very awesome little kids, but not having them there every day, I was awkward and I can’t handle that. Me and McKenzie were awesome, but I just couldn’t really deal with that. I looked ridiculous. They were bigger than me, in some cases. I should have put the kid on my head, or something. That was just not a good day.

CONDON: This girl had to run toward Billy Burke, but instead kept running into a wall. So, I was like, “No, you’ve got to carry her,” and she said, “Okay, I’ll do it,” and then, she peed on you.

STEWART: I was holding her and she just peed, and that’s fine. She was so nervous.

PATTINSON: Talking about the baby, we had an animatronic baby for one bit. It was Kristen’s scene, where Bella had to be introduced to the baby, for the first time.

STEWART: In the book, that was one of my favorite parts. And then, to know that you’re not going to be looking at a real child was weird.

PATTINSON: It was Chucky from Child’s Play.

STEWART: And the guy was sweating right below my eyeline. They’d get the hand up to touch your face, and then it sticks to your hair and pulls a little bit, and you’re like, “Ah, get that thing off me. Get me a baby! This is ridiculous! And, it had hair and it’s a newborn baby. I know that that’s in the book and you can imagine how cool that would be.

PATTINSON: It looked like the trolls that you put on the at the end of your pencil.

CONDON: It was the weirdest thing, looking at the dailies. I would call cut and the baby’s eyes were still moving.

PATTINSON: It was Chucky Renesmee.

How do you guys deal with the middle-aged women who love you? Does it creep you out?

PATTINSON: I’m not creeped out at all by it. I guess to be creeped out by it, you’d have to be creeped out by middle-aged women in general, which I’m not. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

LAUTNER: But, no complaints here.





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I’m not a Twilight fan and I think I’ve made that as clear as humanly possible to the readers of the site.  But in Hall H this morning, I’m in the minority.  Fans have been lined up for days to get their first look at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.  We were shown two scenes from thefilm and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner talked about the controversial birth scene, the journey of their characters, and adorable children ask adorable questions.

Hit the jump for my report on the Comic-Con panel for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.  The film opens November 18th.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 1 posterThey kick off with some footage but before that happens, director Bill Condon walks on stage.  No one here knows who he is and they damn well should.  He tells the audience that this is the third act of the story and that Breaking Dawn – Part 1turns into a horror movie in the second half.  Then Stewart, Pattinson, and Lautner come on stage and the crowd damn sure well knows who they are.  The shrieks are unsurprisingly ear-splitting because they’re so damn handsome.

First question from moderator Eric Moro: What was it like to shoot the wedding?  The wedding comes at the end of the film and Stewart says she was most excited to shoot that scene.  There was also “crazy, secret service security” as she got into her dress.  She jokes at how lame it sounds to call the wedding scene, “her day”.

Pattinson talks about shooting the honeymoon scenes in Brazil and Pattinson says it’s beautiful.  Clearly, he has never seen City of God.  Pattinson jokes that the torrential downpour had them playing board games inside rather than “making passionate love on the beach.”

We’re about to see the first of two big scenes from the movie.  The first scene is where Jacob has joined up with the Cullens to be protected from the werewolves.  He talks with Carlisle and Esmee about getting Bella more blood but it’s clearly an uneasy alliance.  He then goes to confront Sam and his old wolf pack to tell them to back off, and that when the “problem” comes along (presumably Bella’s child), he’ll kill it.

After the clip, Lautner comments that Jacob really matures in this film.  I know Twilight fans want me to be neutral or positive on what I saw, but his lack of acting ability just makes what should feel like a serious scene come off as comical.

The next scene takes place on the first night of Bella and Edward’s honeymoon.  It’s worth noting that Edward doesn’t look anywhere near as pale as he does in previous films.  In the earlier films he looked like an albino and here he’s just slightly pale and also kind of sweaty.  When the scene opens, Bella and Edward look over their dope honeymoon sweet and then they enter the bedroom and anxiously look over the bed.  Edward then suggests they go for a swim in the ocean.  Bella says she’ll be there in a moment and then the tone almost becomes a romantic comedy.  Poppy music starts playing as she brushes her teeth, shaves her legs, and tries to pick the right sexy underwear.  She then tells herself “Don’t be a coward.”  Then, draped in a towel, she goes out to the beach and sees Edward in the distanced swimming.  She then drops the towel and from the waste up we can see her walk towards the water with shirtless Edward in the distance.  It felt a little cruel that you have a shirtless Robert Pattinson in a scene and you don’t show this crowd a close-up.

During the Q&A, both Stewart and Pattinson talk about the controversial birth scene.  They describe it as something unlike any other birthing scene ever, that there’s a sense of danger that pervades it, and that while Bella is ravenous for more blood and it feels like “there’s running through her veins,” Edward feels helpless and being “totally annihilated by the situation.”

Lautner also says the birth scene is his favorite in the movie and he credits Condon will the way it turned out.  It’s an intense scene but the actors have to all talk around it.  Even my interest is piqued although it’s more in a perverse way than genuine excitement.

Condon says that they have about 15 songs planned for the film, but they can’t say which because the deals haven’t been finalized.

Lautner says that Pattinson gives him a nice punch after Edward finds out that Jacob has “imprinted” on Edward’s newborn daughter, Renesmee (a werewolf falls in love with a baby).  Lautner also commented on how this is the first film that also puts the story at Jacob’s POV as well as Bella’s.  Stewart adds that because Bella withdraws from the other characters, the film is smart to move away from her and to Jacob.  After New Moon, I certainly wouldn’t mind less of crazy Bella.

Then supporting cast members Julia Jones, Elisabeth Reese, Nikki Reed, and Ashley Greene join the panel.  Moro asks them about their characters and how they develop in the film because it’s clear that the audience only has questions for Stewart, Pattinson, and Lautner.

As always, adorable children are adorable (the winner is a kid who asks Pattinson, “What was it like to have the baby with Bella?”), people ask what it’s like working with other hot actors,

Condon talks about shooting during the Rio Film Festival and the great Brazilian crew that worked with them for six weeks.  As for horror, Condon talks about being influenced by Hitchcock and that it’s pure cinema creating such a feeling of tension.  It’s also not the birth scene that is intense, but also the wolf attack and everything that happens in the last 30 minutes.  He also talks about trying to remain faithful to the books and knowing the material inside and out despite the “intensity” (which seems like the kind way to refer the most controversial book in the series) of the source material.

Click here for all our Comic-Con 2011 coverage.

Comic-Con Live-Blog: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner ‘Breaking Dawn’ press conference

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Welcome dear friends to the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” press conference with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Bill Condon, taking place on Thursday (July 21) morning at the Bayfront Hilton at San Diego’s Comic-Con.

In the past, wifi in this hotel has been a nightmare, but assuming it holds up, I’ll be live-blogging up a storm.

8:53 a.m. The press conference is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. There are no guarantees, of course.

8:55 a.m. Also, please forgive me when I do something stupid like misspell “Renesmee” It’s gonna happen. Guaranteed.

8:57 a.m. Microphone check. Get excited!

9:01 a.m. You’re not missing anything. Nothing has started. I promise. Cameras everywhere. iPads and computers out everywhere. I have a desperate desire to type about absolutely nothing just to make sure that the wifi is actually working in this room. Seriously, y’all, it’s a miracle. Cross your fingers it holds up and doesn’t conk out just when Robert Pattinson says how much he loves his fans.

9:06 a.m. This press conference will be followed, by the way, by a second press conference featuring a slew of Cullens and whatnot. I’ll be trying to live-blog that as well. Yes, it’s that kind of day. I’ll also be live-blogging the Comic-Con panel for “Game of Thrones” in the afternoon, if you care.

9:09 a.m. One minute warning…

9:10 a.m. CHANGE IN SCHEDULE! Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Julia Jones first. THE CULLENS URL.

9:35 a.m. Sorry about the tease there, y’all. Our schedule had this press conference first and then they swapped! But Rob, Tyler and Kristen (plus Bill Condon) will be here any minute.

9:37 a.m. ANOTHER CHANGE. Now we Veronica Roth, author of “Divergent.” Soon. I promise. Sorry.

9:46 a.m. Veronica Roth done. Isaac Marion, author of “Warm Bodies” is up now. Pretty clearly they’re making us wait til the end at this point.

10:02 a.m. Now, Erin Morgenstern, author of “The Night Circus.”

10:12 a.m. Wifi struggling suddenly… But we’ve got the big conference coming up any minute…

10:21 a.m. We’re waiting, incidentally. It’s not that my wifi is preventing updates… This is going to end up being a short press conference, because the stars have a Hall H panel to get to…

10:32 a.m. They swear we;re getting started…

10:33 a.m. Out comes Bill Condon. In plaid. Kristen Stewart is wearing a see-through white shirt and a black bra. Really. Is this a good idea?

10:34 a.m. The first question is about filming in brazil and being loved all over the world. “That’s where Stephanie wrote the honeymoon… and we went in search of what she wrote,” Condon says. “It was nice being able to shoot on the actual streets and see the people,” Stewart says. “One of the interesting things about having an international fanbase is that every single country has a different reaction to you and to the movie,” says Rob, so says that Brazilians would actually try to grab them during shoots. Taylor found it weird that there was an extra in Brazil who looked just like him. He wasn’t there, but he saw a picture and agreed he looked exactly like him. “He looked like an ‘Eclipse’ poster,” Kristen says.

10:37 a.m. Do they actually expect this to be the end of the “Twilight” saga. Pattinson suggests that after “Breaking Dawn,” sequels could include “Breakfast Time” and “Brunch.” Condon says that Meyer has said that other characters might be revisited. “It’s not like we have some secret knowledge,” Pattinson insists.

10:38 a.m. What was the most secretive scene? And what was most exposed? “The wedding was like secret-service-style insane,” Stewart recalls. “And then there was a helicopter right as you were about to take your vows,” Condon recalls. In terms of being exposed, Stewart adds, “We didn’t know when we were being photographed.” Lautner adds, “Most of our time we were in Baton Rouge on a stage… ‘Breaking Dawn’ is very intimate and I feel like they did a really good job allowing us to be creative… We didn’t have to focus on being distracted.” Stewart adds, “They protected us.”

10:42 a.m. “I can’t draw a line between myself and the stuff I do,” Stewart says of Bella’s transformations. “I’ve been building up to these moments for four years. I was 17 when I started doing this movie.” She notes that the movie is full of big, cathartic moments, but she says that they’re “rooted in reality.” She says, “Shooting these scenes, I had to realize that these moments would happen naturally and I couldn’t punch myself in the face with the book every morning.” She says it’s close to the book, but they added bits. She promises “surprises” in the wedding and the honeymooon. “There’s no bigger fan of ‘Twilight’ than Kristen,” Condon insists.

10:43 a.m. Does Condon say think “Breaking Dawn” is thematically similar to his other work? “I feel like I always look into people who are outsiders in some way,” Condon says.

10:43 a.m. Favorite scene in “Breaking Dawn”? “I’ve always been able to choose one… But this one I can’t. I don’t know. There’s so much going on in this movie and all of the characters are dealing with their own little things,” Lautner says. Stewart says that her favorite scene is one with Charlie at the wedding. Pattinson says, “I think the birth scene… For a fantasy scenes that has kind of a youngish audience, it goes very far.” He calls it “hardcore” and says “There was no other way to do it.”

10:45 a.m. Bill Condon recalls the joy of rushing home to watch “Dark Shadows.” He says, “Whatever new vampire’s come around, I’ve always been interested in it, as I was with ‘Twilight.'”

10:46 a.m. Did the stars ever wish this was a small indie movie? “If this was a tiny little independent film that only ran on Sundance, we wouldn’t be able to do the movie justice,” Stewart says. She adds, “It’s nice to shoot for six-months with an A-lister.” But she adds, “We’d be having the same conversation, probably.”

10:47 a.m. What geeky things have they learned about each other? “Kristen literally only watches the cooking channel. And especially on set, it’s bizarre. She has a TV in her trailer and it’s always on. It’s her only diva-ish behavior,” Pattinson says. “And you all reap the benefits,” Stewart insists. She goes on… “Taylor… I have one, but I’m not going to say.” She adds, “Taylor can dance… He can move his hips better than I can ever dream. Literally, it’s crazy.” Pattinson interrupts, “That’s not nerdy, it’s awesome.”

10:49 a.m. Most difficult scene? Taylor says, “I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on the wall,” Stewart interjects, “What did you want? Her to be sitting there?” Lautner says, “I don’t think there was an ideal scenario.” He adds, “I spent a lot of time talking to Bill and Stephanie. It was like, ‘What does imprinting even look like?'” Robert says the most difficult thing was taking his shirt off. “At least he’s honest,” Stewart adds.

10:55 a.m. Most awkward scene? And what will they miss most? Yes, many of these characters are similar. “I couldn’t pick up the kid sometimes… We had Mackenzie Foy who’s an amazing little kid, an incredible kid, smarter than me…” Stewart says, admitting that she could only handle Foy, but not the other kids who played younger versions of her baby. There was one kid who was a particular problem. “There was one kid who was supposed to run to Billy Burke, but she kept running into a wall,” Condon remembers. “She was so nervous,” Stewart adds. Pattinson says they also had an animatronic baby for one scene, specifically the scene where Bella is first introduced to her baby. “To see little Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’…” Pattinson says. “It had hair and it’s a newborn baby. I know that’s in the book and you can imagine how cool that would be,” Stewart says of the animatronic baby.

10:56 a.m. How have Rob and Taylor dealt with middle-aged female fans. And have they been creeped out? “To be creeped out by it, you’d have to be creeped out by middle-aged women, which I’m not. Different strokes for different folks, I guess,” Rob says. “”No complaints here,” Taylor adds.

11:00 a.m. That’s all, folks. Thanks so much for following along. I hope I did a good enough job. We’ll have video up later on HitFix!

MTV: Kellan Lutz Impressed With Robert Pattinson’s Workout

Here’s an interview with Kellan Lutz, found at


MTV Hollywood Crush talked to Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) recently. Kellan talked about the ending of Breaking Dawn and Robert Pattinson headboard breaking scene and his workout regimen.

Robert Pattinson is known for many things: his perfectly unkempt coif, his smoldering stare and his ability to make every girl swoon. Yet, one thing RPattz hasn’t been particularly well known for is his muscular physique…until recently.

In the “Breaking Dawn” trailer we see Edward Cullen take his new bride Bella on their honeymoon retreat, and it’s there that we get a short glimpse of his bulging back when he BREAKS THE HEADBOARD in a fit of passion. (This moment didn’t top our Shirtless Guide to 2011 Cinema for nothin’!)

After seeing the scene, however, some wondered if Rob actually used a body double. Well, we caught up with his “Twilight” co-star Kellan Lutz, who blessedly assured us that it was all Rob.

“Someone asked if that was me. Is that Kellan’s back?” the 26-year-old actor said, laughing at the idea. “I’m really proud of Rob for working out and really training really hard. He cycled so hard and trained very hard, and he’s really diligent. He talked to me about what proteinsto drink and what to do and he listened and cared. He had a great mentality for it.”

Um, we so can’t wait to see more! But Robert isn’t the only one working hard; Kellan has begun filming his new Indie flick “Syrup” (where we caught up with him on set) alongside Shiloh Fernandez and Amber Heard in New York City, his first film since wrapping “Breaking Dawn.” So was it hard for Kellan knowing he wouldn’t be returning to the “Twilight” set?

“I love the ‘Twilight’ movies,” Kellan said. “They enabled me to work with the commercial side of the industry and then make great independent movies that I’m proud of like ‘Syrup.’ It’s not bittersweet; its all sweet. It’s all pro vs. pro. It’s great that we shot the last movie of ‘Twilight,’ ‘Breaking Dawn,’ but we still have two more years of press, so it’s not over for a while.”

MTV: Does Robert Pattinson Think He’ll Win Best Kiss At The MTV Movie Awards

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‘It’s kind of terrifying if you suddenly stop winning it,’ he says of winning with Kristen Stewart back-to-back years.

Robert Pattinson

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards are less than a month away, on Sunday, June 5, and “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson is hoping he and Kristen Stewart can once again take home the prize for Best Kiss.



“It’s kind of terrifying if you suddenly stop winning it. You’re like, ‘Oh God!’ ” Pattinson told MTV UK about his chances this year after winning at back-to-back shows.

This year, Stewart is not only nominated for kissing Pattinson in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” but also onscreen romantic rival Taylor Lautner. “It’s almost worse than if you stop winning, like, acting awards or whatever,” Pattinson continued, sharing his disappointment at the idea of losing this year. “If you can’t kiss anymore, it’s like, ‘What? I’m still good at kissing!’ ”

The film is nominated seven other times, including for Best Movie, Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance, Best Breakout Star and Best Fight, so there’s a good chance that if Pattinson doesn’t take home the Golden Popcorn for Best Kiss, he won’t go home empty-handed.

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by actor/comedian Jason Sudeikis and will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz are set to perform at the big show. Ryan Reynolds, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Jason Segel, Aziz Ansari and Steve Carell are presenting at the show, and more appearances will be announced soon.

Pattinson’s no longer in the ‘Twilight’ zone

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There are lions and tigers, and then there is Robert Pattinson‘s very own “Bear.”

 A good grip: Robert Pattinson stars opposite two Oscar winners in Water for Elephants.

Sipping on coffee with milk on a sunny morning at the Four Seasons, Pattinson describes attempts to housebreak the “German shepherdy-mix” he recently adopted from a shelter in Louisiana. “He’s called Bear,” Pattinson says matter-of-factly.

“I was trying to potty-train him to go on the balcony of the hotel room,” he says. “It was so windy in Vancouver, the door slammed in his face, and I was just like, nooo.” He sighs: Before Bear was adopted, the pup was found in a trash can outside a bar and has since almost had a run-in with a wolf and a seagull in Vancouver. “He’s got a door phobia anyway.”

Clad in a plaid button-down and jeans, and minus screaming fans, paparazzi, managers and studio minders, Pattinson lets go of his shyness in the time it takes to recap an “unbearably irritating” game of Words With Friends. It’s only in front of a video camera later that he noticeably shrinks, adopting a hunch that matches his quick-to-draw sheepish grin. But one-on-one, conversation spins like cotton candy as Pattinson, 24, discusses hanging up his trademark vampire fangs for the 1930s-set Big Top world of Water for Elephants, a movie he calls “definitely bigger” than any other he has done outside the Twilight franchise.

In Water for Elephants, which hits theaters Friday and is based on the best-selling book by Sara Gruen, Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinary student who abandons his studies and jumps aboard a steam train for the Benzini Bros. roughshod circus. Jacob quickly falls for star performer Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), who is trapped in a marriage with the circus owner (Christoph Waltz).

Blame it all on the selling power of an gentle giant named Tai.

Cowboys and trains

Director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) banked on Pattinson’s love of animals to sell him on the script.

“The first time I met (Lawrence), we went to meet Tai the elephant at her house,” says Pattinson of the 42-year-old elephant who plays lumbering Rosie, the Benzini Bros. main act. Tai showed off tricks the studio originally thought could be accomplished only by a computer-generated elephant.

Charmed, Pattinson read the script on the ride back. Plus, “I always wanted to do something in the ’30s in America,” he says. “It’s kind of my idea of what America really is, that period, kind of the best time to be in America. You’re still kind of a cowboy, but there’s this huge energy. The future was being created then.”

The love triangle complete, Pattinson, Witherspoon and Waltz headed for Piru, Calif., where the desert set was bursting with circus tents, steam trains, hundreds of extras, spangled costumes, circus performers and animals. “There was something about the ruggedness of it, which I hadn’t really done,” Pattinson says.

Lawrence saw immediate chemistry between Pattinson and Witherspoon. “I think he’s never been quite as charming as he’s been in this,” he says. “I think he feels like a real leading man.”

The film put a newly clean-cut Pattinson in the center ring with two Academy Award winners (Witherspoon for 2005’s Walk the Line and Waltz for 2009’s Inglourius Basterds) and a coterie of more than 600 animals. “I’m sure Rob had some insecurities coming up into scenes against Christoph and Reese, but he never showed it,” Lawrence says. “I think he watched and learned and listened.”

And there were distractions. Witherspoon, who occasionally brought her kids to the zoolike set, laughs as she talks about Tai following Pattinson “sort of like man’s best friend — even though she’s 9,000 pounds.” Pattinson recounts “insane” days, including one when the script finds Waltz taunting Pattinson to hand-feed a hungry lion. Pattinson opens the cage, and the lion pounces.

“We did the first take, and sure enough, the lion just ripped the (prosthetic) arm in and wouldn’t give it back,” Pattinson says. “He didn’t even care about the meat. He just wanted to eat the fake arm. I was absolutely terrified.”

“Both Rob and Christoph coined the term ‘no acting required’ in the lion scenes,” Lawrence adds with a chuckle. “You didn’t have to pretend to be afraid when you were around the lion.”

Scarier still was the scene where Pattinson is knocked down by a stallion. “That was terrifying,” says the actor, who admits to a fear of horses.

In Elephants, Pattinson’s name receives equal billing with Witherspoon and Waltz, a nod to his international success with filmgoers.

Yet this is not the first time Pattinson has worked with Witherspoon; seven years (and a pop-culture lifetime) ago, Pattinson was an unknown fresh from the U.K. who scored a role as Witherspoon’s, uh, son in 2004’s Vanity Fair. His role ended up on the cutting-room floor.

Pattinson acknowledges how far he has come. “It’s such a different world, for me especially,” he says. “Then, I literally got (the role) by accident. I got an agent. A week later, I got that job.”

“He was very young, like 17 or 18,” says Witherspoon, who describes him today as “very quiet and introverted” and uninterested in fame.

As The Twilight Saga comes to a close with the two-part feature Breaking Dawn (based on the last book in the Stephenie Meyer series), the question looms as to whether the public is willing to pay to see Pattinson play anyone besides vampire Edward Cullen.

Lawrence acknowledges that the majority of the country knows Pattinson as Edward. “He definitely has more to offer than just what he does in that role,” he says. But “when you head up a big franchise like that, that becomes so popular and the characters become kind of iconic … it’s tricky to break out of that.”

Especially as those films continue to make money. The Twilight films, including New Moon and Eclipse, have made more than $1.8 billion worldwide. In his months off, Pattinson began to expand his résumé, first with last year’s romantic drama Remember Me.

Elephants “is arguably a better vehicle for Robert Pattinson than Remember Me was, which was arguably a box-office flop,” making roughly $19 million in the USA, says Box Office Mojo analyst Brandon Gray. (Eclipse made more than $300 million in the USA.) “This will be a good test of Robert Pattinson’s bankability.”

The actor is not immune to the criticism. “I always see these things like, ‘Can he act or not?,’ ” he says. “It’s like, I’m nothing like Edward. What do you think I’m doing in that?” He dissolves into laughter, gesturing with this hands. “So (when a new role arises), everyone’s like ‘It’s very different.’ ”

‘Breaking Dawn,’ breaking out

He just wrapped Breaking Dawn‘s final chapter. “It’s completely nuts,” he says. “There are some days on set just watching you go, ‘How is this going to be PG-13?’ ” He laughs. “The whole first movie is like a straight-up horror film.”

Summit Entertainment is releasing Breaking Dawn, Part 1 this November, but Part 2 will not be released until November 2012. Meaning, no matter what other projects Pattinson takes on, the fandom and furor that surround the franchise are Pattinson’s to keep until roughly early 2013.

Would he do a franchise again? “Only if I could have a lot of say in the development of it,” he replies, noting the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” creative mentality of the series.

The spotlight is just as hotly focused on Pattinson’s relationship with girlfriend andTwilight series co-star Kristen Stewart, 21. “I try my best to avoid it happening by never being seen or not saying anything stupid in interviews, but it doesn’t seem to matter,” he says of the rumors and headlines about them.

But his Elephants co-star says his life is more normal than it looks. “He’s very much a 24-year-old guy who has a girlfriend and is enjoying himself and his friends,” Witherspoon says.

It’s hard to convince the fans of that: When paparazzi caught Pattinson kissing Stewart last week after the Elephants premiere, the blogosphere exploded.

“I just don’t like it,” Pattinson says; the rabid attention has forced him to unload his L.A. home and instead live out of hotels. “That’s not part of my job. It’s embarrassing, people using your life as entertainment.

“If people are already using your life as entertainment and they get their fill in magazines, they’re never going to see your movies.”

Aside from answering an interviewer’s question, he vents only to his parents. “They always think I’m completely depressed because I don’t really say it to anyone else. So they always think (being famous) is the most miserable experience in the world. They’re funny. Whenever I sort of complain about it, they go, ‘Well, just quit. What are you talking about, if you hate it so much?’ ”

Cue his explosively hot career.

“You’ve just got to remember why you’re doing it in the first place — which is quite hard sometimes,” he says, chatting about his next projects, Cosmopolis with Paul Giamatti, “a departure from everything I’ve done,” and period piece Bel Ami, which has no release date set.

And so the circus, aided by a bit of technology, must go on.

“The only time I ever follow Twitter is if I’m in a restaurant or something, just before I leave, to see if people are waiting outside. It does make you a bit of a loser, especially when someone asks you, ‘Hey, you want to go to dinner at this place?’ and I’m like, ‘Can we have dinner at this (other) place? It has three exits.’ ”

Robert Pattinson says goodbye to ‘Twilight’, joins circus

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Story Image Robert Pattinson stars as a 1930s veterinary student who joins up with the circus and falls for the married star attraction (Reese Witherspoon) in “Water for Elephants.”

So much for immortality. Vampire Edward Cullen is gone. The fanged teeth have been put into storage. The glittering makeup has hit the Hefty bag. Bring on the sunlight.

By the time you’re reading this article, Robert Pattinson will have wrapped his final scene for “Breaking Dawn: Part 2.”

In a way, he’s breaking up with his ethereal BFF.

“It does feel like a breakup. I do love the guy — and I’m going to miss him,” Pattinson, 24, says during an interview with the Sun-Times on a cool Sunday afternoon from his hotel suite in Santa Monica, Calif. “I prefer to think of ending this franchise like leaving school. It’s the last day of high school.”

He mulls over the plusses of leaving behind his romantic alter ego.

“I’ll be very glad not to put those contacts in anymore or have to put on the sparkling makeup,” he says with a giggle.

The thing about Pattinson is, he likes to giggle. A lot. Then his voice softens.

“It’s been amazing to play the same character through so many adventures. And it’s so strange because my life has changed so much over these years, but ‘Twilight’ and Edward Cullen will always be a part of me. It’s been my whole life. My whole 20s,” he says. “And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

He knows that there is no way he’s leaving this room without spilling some secrets about “Breaking Dawn,” a two-part finale debuting in November.

“I haven’t really seen any of the footage, so I’m not sure how any of it turned out. All I can tell you is, it felt right. It was from the heart.

“I’m as curious as any ‘Twilight’ fan,” he insists.

‘A delicious, dirty world’

Fans are curious about Pattinson’s post-“Twilight” life, which includes another of the most talked about film projects of the year — “Water for Elephants,” based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen and opening Friday.

Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinary student in the 1930s who forgets about his studies after his parents are killed. He opts to join a traveling circus as their vet and falls in love with the star attraction (played by Reese Witherspoon) who happens to be married to the ringmaster (Christoph Waltz).

Yes, there are love scenes with Witherspoon, but don’t expect any tabloid headlines.

“Listen, I had a cold and kept apologizing to Reese, who has since revealed to the press that I had the worst sinus infection when I was kissing her. She has said, ‘He was just sniffing all the way through.’ I guess that was her response to, ‘Reese, you’re the envy of so many girls.’”


“I shouldn’t have made my nose run,” he laments. “I was so embarrassed.”

He was thrilled to join up with a movie that thrust him into circus life.

“It’s such a delicious, dirty world,” Pattinson says. “I absolutely loved it. You’re allowed to relax, breathe and sweat in this world. There was something very real about it and it was quite a freeing experience.”

It turns out that he’s actually an animal person. And the feeling was mutual. Another female fawned in his presence — and she might just be his biggest fan.

She is Tai, his elephant co-star, and quite famous in her own right.

“She is such a phenomenal creature,” he says. “Hanging out with elephants is such a life-changing experience. I love that my job as an actor allows me to spend three months with elephants.”

Pattinson was told to watch it when it came to his famous kisser.

“The main rule was to watch out for the horses,” he says. “They will kick you. I was told that the zebras would kick me even harder. The easiest animals were the lions and tigers and elephants. They’re so sweet and so confident. They don’t really get troubled or nervous.”

A recognized star

Pattinson also is becoming quite a confident movie star despite the perils of international fame.

“I was in New Mexico doing a road trip across the states with my friends. I didn’t get recognized at first, but then a woman recognized one of my friends because he was next to me in a paparazzi picture — from two years ago!

“Literally, we were in the middle of nowhere and this woman turns around and screams, ‘Aren’t you Robert Pattinson’s friends?’ Then her head turned again and she looked at me. “She was in utter shock,” he says. “This took place at a fairground outside of nowhere and I thought we’d have to find her an ambulance, which wouldn’t have been easy.”

A few years ago, Pattinson seemed uncomfortable with fame, but now seems to just laugh it off.

“It’s hard to walk down the street. You can’t just do it in a regular way,” he says. “I have to think about my moves. I can’t just casually run out to the store to buy milk. I have to plan ahead and figure out if the paparazzi will be there.”

Of course, there are all those persistent relationship rumors, including that he’s about to marry his “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart, settle down and have some bambinos — at least according to an Italian magazine.

“I don’t understand how they printed that. It’s a completely made-up interview,” he says. “I’d love to have a family — sometime in the future.”

They may not be having babies in real life, but their characters Edward and Bella get married and have a child in “Breaking Dawn.”

Ask Pattinson about one of the most pivotal scenes — the birth of Bella and Edward’s child and turning Bella into a vampire — and he pauses. He isn’t sure how much to let out of the bag. Then he giggles and lets it rip.

“It was insane intense,” he says. Edward can either lose her or give her a bite and thus immortality. “It was a pretty traumatic scene for me to do as an actor and, frankly, horrible for me emotionally.

“Edward has tried for so long not to turn Bella into a vampire and now … well, it’s very sad. He feels like he has let her down.”

Pattinson stops and laughs.

“Now stop asking or I’ll be in trouble.”

Robert Pattinson In M Magazine (Austria)

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Robert Pattinson is featured in the April issue of Austria’s My Entertainment magazine.  Check out these great photos and scans!  Here’s the translation of the interview.

M Interview with Robert Pattinson, Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, 02.18.2011

M: As the first question I would like to ask you about your co-star Christoph Waltz. What was it like to work with the Austrian Oscar winner who plays the circus ringmaster in the film?

RP: Great. He’s a real role model for me, not only as an actor, but also on a human level. Christoph was always very helpful, just like Reese Witherspoon. In the beginning I wasn’t sure how to act around them, as they are both Oscar winners. I was worried about them being aloof. Luckily that was not the case. Christoph and Reese created a great atmosphere and working with them a real pleasure. I learnt a lot from both of them.

M: Reese Witherspoon plays Marlena Rosenbluth with whom you have a forbidden love affair in Water for Elephants.

RP: Love often tastes of something forbidden. In my opinion the difference between love in a movie or in real life is that love is used purposely in movies to increase the drama and the suspense.

M: How exciting was it to work with the Elephants?

RP: Working with the animals was my main motivation to take the role. At my first meeting with the director Francis Lawrence at the elephant enclosure, I didn’t even know for which film he wanted to hire me. Francis wanted to see how I interacted with the animals and how the elephant would react to me. I was allowed to ride on the elephant, she threw balls to me with her trunk and blew air through her trunk at me. I was totally amazed and I accepted the role at the end of the day, even if there was the danger that it would be the worst film ever.

M: Were there any injuries or incidents on set?

RP: There are always incidents when you work with animals. Once a lion snapped at me, while I was feeding him through the bars of the cage. That frightened me of course. The experience that moved me the most happened while we were filming with a baby giraffe. She should have moved between the cages of the lions and tigers but was very afraid, just stopped and wouldn’t move. I pushed her a little bit and walked very close to her. As soon as we passed the cages the giraffe moved her head toward me and licked me. I will never forget my reaction, I felt like the king of the animals.

M: But you are. You just adopted a dog. Does it have a name yet?

RP: Not yet. I got it at the animal shelter in Louisiana. They were going to put it down in two days, as the shelters are only allowed to keep the animals for 10 days. He made it from the shelter to a private jet – like in the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp. Maybe that should be his name.

M: In Water for Elephants the circus world is quite brutal. Do you see parallels to the show business today?

RP: Luckily I’ve never been beaten up and I hope that cruelty against animals like it happens in Water for Elephants is in the past. There’s a certain roughness in show business. It must be a nightmare to work with mad people. Luckily that hasn’t happened to me yet.

M: Since the success of Twilight there’s probably a lot of circus in your private life?

RP: The circus is created by the paparazzi, but I’ve learnt to handle it better. I’m getting used to planning everything more carefully and doing things less spontaneously. My private live is quite boring, because I’m normally working all the time.

M: Water for Elephant is set during the Great Depression in the USA. How much do you know about that time in history?

RP: To understand the time of the Great Depression better I watched the documentation Brother, Can You Spare A Dime. I didn’t watch it to prepare for the role, but because I would have loved to have lived in the 1930ies. All the clothes from that time period also fit me very well, at the first fitting. I read some books about the Great Depression, because we live in a recession today and it was interesting to see how people handled the crisis back then. The despair can be seen in the faces, the posture and the clothes of the people. The Great Depression symbolizes the end of the Wild West for me. Until then America was known as the land unlimited possibilities. The Great Depression put an end to that myth.

M: Your next role in Bel Ami takes you to Paris during the Bel Epoque. You seem to like history.

RP: You can say so. Paris is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world and Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant is one of my favourite books. For this role I would have flown around the world. I really did give my best and hope the audience will like the film.

M: You sound a little doubtful?

RP: Bel Ami tells the story of the professional and social ascent of George Duroy. The drawback is that George aka Bel Ami is ruthless and greedy for power. How do you make a movie in which evil wins over good – who wants to see that at the cinema? That’s really difficult and at the first test screenings the audience admitted they didn’t understand the concept. Neither do I and that’s just what’s extraordinary about Bel Ami. It doesn’t meet the stereotypes and that’s the reason why the book is one of my top favourites. I hope the movie will be very successful.

M: What will you be working on next?

RP: Cosmopolis – a very cool script. It’s directed by David Cronenberg and my costars will be Juliette Binoche and Paul Giamatti. I’m sure it will be great. After that I would like to write a script myself and produce films.

M: What can you tell us about the last Twilight film Breaking Dawn?

RP: I am not allowed to tell you a lot, which is a new experience for me, but I can say so much: Breaking Dawn will be fantastic.

M: In Breaking Dawn Bella is pregnant and married. How is Kristen Stewart handling her new role?

RP: She’s handling it great. Breaking Dawn is totally mad and completely different from the three films before – it’s almost eerie.