NEW Robert Pattinson Interview With Paris Match — Scan and Translation

PM: In Paris, last Novem­ber you were really scared by the crazi­ness. How do you feel today Robert Pattinson?

Rob: I feel bet­ter. I’m start­ing to get used to Hol­ly­wood. It all seems just as crazy to me, but I have more con­trol over myself. I know I have to watch what I’m going to tell you for exam­ple… And I’ll never get used to peo­ple who spend their lives fol­low­ing me around or to the peo­ple who use my name to make money. But I’ve learned to speak about the movie, my char­ac­ter and my career.

PM: In this third install­ment your char­ac­ter refuses to sleep with Bella and only thinks about one thing: get­ting mar­ried. It’s an ancient cou­ple con­cept don’t you think?

Rob: This vision is a bit archaic but I assume it. The way I see it, Edward is obsessed that he isn’t human. He would like to not be a vam­pire. There­fore he takes advan­tage of every lit­tle detail that can bring him closer to “nor­mal­ity”. What’s bet­ter than a mar­riage to feel like every­one else? In all clas­sic vam­pire sto­ries, they think of sleep­ing with their prey and are ready to kill for blood. Edward, is search­ing for sim­ple love, to not be dif­fer­ent any­more. But he knows that’s impos­si­ble, that he’s damned to eter­nal life. This is what also causes this pro­found sad­ness in him.

PM: Does Edward represent purity?

Rob: He’s as pure as pos­si­ble! But a vam­pire lives by its instinct, which pushed him each day to find blood to feed and that’s not the purest act in the word. Edward is on a spir­i­tual quest. Love seems to be his reli­gion even though he know he’ll never go to heaven.

PM: Did you speak about your char­ac­ter with Stephe­nie Meyer, the author of the saga?

Rob: Some­times. She was present on the set of the third install­ment with­out being too involved. As long as we haven’t started shoot­ing a scene, I lis­ten to every­thing peo­ple say on my char­ac­ter. Once the cam­era starts rolling how­ever, only the Direc­tor speaks to me. I don’t need to have var­i­ous opin­ion all the time, or to hear comments.

PM: Are you impa­tient to be done with Twilight?

Rob: Not really. A saga such as this one allows me to be on screen often with­out bor­ing peo­ple. If I did one movie after the other I think peo­ple would turn away from me. As Twi­light has become an impor­tant finan­cial asset, pre­pro­duc­tion is quite fast. It allows me to do other projects between shoot­ing 2 movies. Then, the wait is incred­i­ble, fans are impa­tient to see the next “Twi­light” They really don’t care about the “new Robert Pattinson”!

PM: Is Edward more pop­u­lar than Robert?

Rob: You just have to look at the amount of peo­ple who went to see Twi­light and the amount of peo­ple who went to see Remem­ber Me (a film in which he played that came out in April)! It made 70 Mil­lion at the box office whereas Twi­light made 1 bil­lion! But for Remem­ber Me it’s really good.

PM: Why did you want to become an actor?

Rob: I enrolled in the­ater because my dad pushed me too. He thought it would help me over­come my shy­ness. But it’s mostly when I real­ized that all these pretty girls went to these course that I became more atten­tive. Before that I hated theatre.

PM: Were you more inter­ested by cinema?

Rob: I never dreamed of being an actor. It was a chain effect. But I always loved movies. This may seem arro­gant but I think I have good taste in terms of Direc­tors and movies in general.

PM: What kind of movies did you love?

Rob: Amer­i­can movies from the end of the 60s and the begin­ning of the 70s and French movies from “La Nou­velle Vague”. For a long time I was obsessed with Godard’s movies. I would dream of learn­ing French to be able to film with him. “Prénom Car­men” is by far the most beau­ti­ful love story I’ve seen in movies. When I filmed the first Twi­light I had that movie in my head constantly.

PM: How to you imag­ine the rest of your career.

Rob: I’m reached a high level of fame at an incred­i­ble speed. All the movies by authors, the inde­pen­dent movies that I dream to make will surely suf­fer from it. But it could also help them. I don’t know yet. If Godard hired a French teen idol to be the star of his movie wouldn’t it turn out to be noth­ing much? I feel like I have the future in front of me but I also know that I have to make the proper deci­sion to get what I want.

PM: Do you dis­cuss your future with Tay­lor Laut­ner and Kris­ten Stewart?

Rob: We have dif­fer­ent ideas on the way we want our careers to evolve. It’s very bizarre. Tay­lor dreams of doing big block­busters, in action movies. Kris­ten dreams of doing small inde­pen­dent movies that have trou­ble get­ting released as for myself I’m a mix of both.

PM: Your sis­ter is in music. Is she jeal­ous of your success?

Rob: No, she’s been writ­ing songs for years, it’s dif­fer­ent. My fam­ily, my loved ones still live in the UK. They only see from afar this gen­eral crazi­ness, they read it in the press. I don’t think I’ve changed because of the suc­cess. My par­ents came to LA for the first time a few weeks ago. We were con­stantly fol­lowed by paparazzi. They were a bit over­come by every­thing. But the fact that I’m British helps to not sink into the Hol­ly­wood tur­moil. Even though you’ll read a lot of things about me I’m actu­ally quite nor­mal. And to be hon­est I’m seri­ously think­ing of doing music with my sis­ter. It’s a project that should be done before the end of the year.

PM: Did you fol­low the elec­tion in the UK?

Rob: Absolutely! I voted and I think that this coali­tion can be a plus for this coun­try. Nick Clegg and David Cameron look sin­cere and hon­est, full of hope. This duo has to work as well together as Kris­ten and I do.

Inter­view by Ben­jamin Locoge for Paris Match


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Comment by carrie tsai on July 8, 2010 at 9:06am
"This duo has to work as well together as Kris­ten and I do."
well...i can only totally agree with that !
Comment by sarah catheryn on July 8, 2010 at 10:06am
you can read this in spanish in DIARIOTWILIGHT!
Comment by Aidinslevel on July 8, 2010 at 10:22am
It is a *multi-language* article ;o)

That is awesome you write in both languages Sarah!
Comment by Twilight Girl on July 8, 2010 at 11:27am
so sweet about the Kristen thing~
Comment by Robertfanxxxx on July 8, 2010 at 12:02pm
I love this man he is so level headed he is really inspiring and a great role model he has got such a good grip on reality, he does not let fame go to his head and i really do feel he derveres this fame more than any one in hollywood, he is so modest and funny and has worked to get where he is today. And i think he made a great point about being British which keeps him grounded, because you read so much about young cerleberties goin off the rails, but Robert is so level headed i love him soo much, and Robert if you buy any amazing change do read this.... i go to the cinema and buy your films for YOU!! i support and follow you as the person you are in reality because i think you are amazing!! i admire you. I love you Robert forever and always!! xxxxxxxxxxxx
Comment by Sparkle Cullen on July 8, 2010 at 5:50pm
Comment by Claudia Cullen-Pattinson on July 8, 2010 at 5:56pm
God,he's so amazing it hurts! Yea i love him as Edward, but more so as a person, it's so rare to see someone like him in Hollywood nowadays. He's so modest,funny,painfully gorgeous and i can say this without a doubt in my mind that he is a great human being. I completely agree with RobertfanXXXX (:
I seriously hope he reads this(:
Rob never change one bit,you're perfect the way you are!
I loveeee you always(:
Comment by Sparkle Cullen on July 8, 2010 at 7:06pm
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Comment by Mayra Aldaco on July 8, 2010 at 9:26pm
What does he mean about "This duo has to work as well together as Kris ten and I do." Huh? ;) LOL! But I think by far Rob is here to stay for a VERY long time in the cinema.


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