He’s one of the hottest properties in Hollywood, and today, MTV Australia was lucky enough to catch up with ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson!
The 26-year-old Brit is in Australia to promote the final instalment of the hugely popular franchise, ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2,’ which hits cinemas on November 15.
We sat down with the in-demand actor to find out how well he thought his co-star Kristen Stewart handled Bella becoming a vampire, what his favourite memories are from being on set, and where to from here!
MTV: Hi Rob! So there's a lot of anticipation from fans to finally see Bella as a vampire. How do you think Kristen handled the transition - did she do a good job?
Rob: Yeah, she was really excited about being a vampire. Everybody else who’d been pretty consistently in the movies, they’d obviously been playing a vampire like every day for ages. And so it’s funny seeing someone suddenly come into it and try and figure out their own version of the physicality and the mentality of it.
But her character has a different thing, because she’s supposed to find it really easy. It’s supposed to be a natural progression for her to become a vampire, it’s supposed to be simple. So I guess it was kind of different.
MTV: There are some amazing fight scenes in the film, what were they like to shoot?
Rob: This one was hard. I mean, we were shooting this big action sequence for about two and a half months in a massive warehouse where they normally sell cows, with a bunch of fake paper snow and green walls, and you literally started to go insane after a while! Yeah, it gets tough doing stuff like that, it gets a bit repetitive.
MTV: Looking back across the whole series, what's your favorite memory from being on set?
Rob: There’s been a few. I mean, going to Brazil on this one was pretty fun, it was pretty crazy. I crashed a speedboat which was pretty exciting! Yeah tons. Tons from the first movie, it was just so different being the first one. I mean we used to travel to set, the entire cast, in a minibus. I mean it was so entirely the opposite of what the last one ended up being - like being in helicopters and stuff.
MTV: Before you landed the role of Edward in ‘Twilight’ you had decided you were going to quit acting. Is it strange looking back at how far you've come and how much your life had changed since then?
Rob: Yeah, it is very odd. I think that a lot of actors go through the same thing, when you’ve literally gotta be just like ‘Ugh, this is pointless.’ That’s the only time you ever seem to get any jobs - you’ve gotta be at rock bottom! [laughs] But yeah, it’s funny. I was like fully, fully intending not to do it anymore, and then this came up.
MTV: So what's next on the horizon for you?
Rob: My next thing I’m doing in Australia with this guy David Michod who did ‘Animal Kingdom,’ and Guy Pearce. So yeah, that’s going to be fun. It’s a really good script and I think he’s an amazing director, so it’s exciting.
MTV: So we can expect to see you back Down Under soon then?