Interview with the (Hot!) Vampire: Robert Pattinson on Fame, New Moon and More

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Robert Pattinson can't get a date.

The actor may be playing coy, considering his relationship with Kristen Stewart, but that's what he told The Sydney Morning Herald this week when asked how he remains grounded in the face of overwhelming fame.

"I just don't take any of it seriously. It's just a job and while it's a job I love, girls scream out for Edward, not Robert. I still can't get a date," he said.

During the interview, the newspaper reported Pattinson seemed calmer than usual, perhaps because there's little pressure on him when it comes to New Moon.

"I'm not the lead in the second film. Taylor [Lautner] is. I appear in Bella's dreams. So I'm in it but the focus is not on me. I just have significant moments at the beginning... and the end. I'm more of a supporting role in this one, which is why I felt so free. I didn't have to deal with any of the bullsh-t of the first one... I think I did it better without all those pressures."

Alone on the Street

As much as he loves portraying Edward Cullen, Pattinson is setting up a career path that will help him about being type cast.

"I'm lining up so many different films so it'll be harder to just label me the vampire guy," he said, including Remember Me and Unbound Captives (a western set in 1859) on a list of future projects.

There is one thing the actor regrets.

He wishes he had never taken part in the Twilight soundtrack, saying:

"It looked like I was trying to be cool or something, like Eminem. You know, be in a movie and then do a song for the soundtrack. But I didn't look cool, I just looked ridiculous."

Chain smoking throughout the interview, Pattinson said he can't ever fully relax.

"I don't really need to do stuff to relax or get away because all my interests are part of my job. Like I'll watch movies to be inspired to do other movies. I read books to be inspired. I listen to music to be inspired to write music. Everything I do is to create something."

So far, he's created a rabid fanbase that cannot wait for New Moon to premiere on November 20.

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i love him, totally team, edward, but would always call him robert!!!
aww i knew he smoked, but not that much!!

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whoa! he reads book like me? OMG! we have the same interest :))

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HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! Just can't get enough of him!!!!! Taylor who???? He only got a good body but that's about it. Nothing interesting about him!

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Hmmm, well he is a good actor but I'm more of team Jacob! But I still love the vamps!

Jessinaus

god hes so hot! I hate it how everyone calls him edward - hes name is ROBERT!!! lol

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He smokes?! Eww

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I agree with kaitlyn44's comment, but it's probably to contrast him and Taylor Lautner. hahah.

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Edward looks a little more pale in new moon than twilight.

Robert Pattinson Biography

Red-Haired Hunk Robert Pattinson wasn't a household name... until he starred in Twilight. Now, the British actor is well on his way to the A-list.... More »
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London, England
Full Name
Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Quotes

I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

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Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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