When this writer first met Robert Pattinson, he was a relatively obscure British actor who’d received a tiny bit of notoriety from appearing in a “Harry Potter” flick. It was April, 2008 and as we talked on the set of this tiny flick titled “Twilight” during a night shoot in the middle of a small Oregon town, he considered a scenario where he might not continue acting. Perhaps he’d focus on the music side of career, perhaps not. Needless to say, what a difference a year and a half makes.
Arguably up there with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as one of the most popular celebrities in the world, it’s no understatement to say the “Twilight” franchise has completely changed Pattinson’s life forever. We spoke again during the “New Moon” press day on Saturday and while it wasn’t the 45 minutes I’d been granted when he was “up and coming” not that long ago, it was clear that Pattinson was still as polite, genial and honest as he was back then.
The 23-year-old joked about how he may just keep working as much as possible because the seclusion of shooting allows him a somewhat “normal life” and went in depth about the differences between working with his “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse” directors. He also made some particularly intriguing comments about the last “Twilight” installment in particular.
You can watch the interview embedded on this page or, for a larger version, click here.
For another perspective on Mr. Pattinson, check out his comments from the previous day’s “New Moon” press conference here.
Look for more “New Moon” video interviews including Kristen Stewart by clicking here, Taylor Lautner late Monday night and the rest off the cast and crew every day this week on HitFix.
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” opens nationwide on Nov. 20.
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