AP: Did you feel a lot of pressure choosing "Remember Me," since it's the first time we're seeing you post-"Twilight"?
Pattinson: I just always liked the script. When I was making it, I didn't even
think about it. Now that it's being released, it comes into context
with all of that.
AP: I know your two sisters are older, but were you able to draw on any real-life experience for your role as a protective brother?
Pattinson: I've never really had the opportunity to do that, really. I remember
when I was like 6 years old and one of my sisters was being bullied by
someone and I came down with my foam baseball bat. That's the only
example of brotherly protectiveness I had.
AP: What exactly are these modesty patches you used during the sex scenes?
Pattinson: Mine was made out of half a bra and some wig tape, which took me 35
minutes to actually figure out how to stick on and then it just fell
off immediately. ... You're so obsessed whenever you have to do any
nudity stuff. You're like, "Yeah, I definitely need this thing on." ...
And then you get there and as soon as you're standing naked in front of
everyone you don't care anyway. It's actually quite liberating."
AP: So if nudity doesn't make you blush, what does embarrass you?
Pattinson: Dancing. I used to dance all the time till I was 16 and I was at a wedding in Seattle. I didn't realize at the time that Canadian beer is like really strong,
like 7.8 percent or something. And I was just going nuts on the dance
floor and my dad was like, "What are you doing?" ... I've never been
able to get that out of my head. I'm so self-conscious about it.
AP: When are you most at ease?
Pattinson: Arguing with people.
AP: What can't you live without?
Pattinson: Very little. I'm not one for ... comforts and stuff. I think I can kind of do without most things.
AP: So when you travel, there's nothing you can't leave home without?
Pattinson: No, I don't bring anything. I came here for like four days
and ended up bringing this massive suitcase and ... I've been wearing
the same clothes for like three days now.
AP: So you're not into shopping, yet you're ranked one of the top earners in Hollywood. That money must go somewhere?
Pattinson: I bought a really nice guitar recently, which is the only thing I've ever really spent a lot of money on. But that's the
only thing. I had my apartment in London before when I was unemployed —
this tiny little place and I liked it more. You had to walk through a
restaurant kitchen and up this staircase filled with trash and there's
no heating. I like that. But now it's quite difficult. I can't live in
places like that anymore. The people outside, that's the only issue.
AP: Do you regret taking on "Twilight"?
Pattinson: You can never tell. When I did "Twilight," I had no idea it was going to be so big. I didn't know they were going to make
the sequels afterward. ... But I don't really have any regrets about
it. It's just, you can't. There's nothing you can do about it.
AP: So no pleasures? Reality TV?
Pattinson: I don't so much anymore. I used to watch things like "American Idol" and stuff because I used to like it. And now, I was back at home in London and I saw "Top of the Pops" they had a Christmas
special and five out of the 10 people were reality TV show winners or
ex-winners. Now people who want to be musicians think it's not about
learning an instrument, it's not about doing anything. ...They should
have much better idols."
AP: How do you feel about being an idol?
Pattinson: I don't really know if I am. It's still just the sort of character that people like a lot. I try and avoid promoting myself
like that cause otherwise you end up with a huge burden of