Rob's Stunt Double Talks About Working with Him

The fansite RobPattzNews Blog had the opportunity to talk to Robert Pattinson's stunt double Paul Darnell. He worked w/Rob in the Twilight movies, Remember Me & Water for Elephants.


How did you react when Robert Pattinson thanked you for his Twilight “Best Fight” MTV Movie Award? Can you share your experience in filming that scene?

First let me say that Robert Pattinson is an amazingly humble person and a very hard worker. He works very hard and shows up to every rehearsal. The last battle scene in Twilight was very intense. Many of the stunts involved hard hits with wires and crashes which are so much fun to do! Without risking personal injury to Rob, I ended up doing the majority of stunts in the final battle which won the award.

I was at a friend's house and I started getting text messages and phone calls from friends saying "I think Rob Pattinson just thanked you on national TV". I was really stoked and also a little confused by the "I think" part. Immediately I went online and found a video of Rob's speech where he gave me credit for the award but said the wrong last name. To his credit, someone had misspelled my name on a photo shoot for LA Magazine and my wrong last name was plastered all over the internet. None the less, I was so stoked that he would even think of me for a shot out. Actors rarely do that for stuntmen. Rob is a very considerate individual and true gentleman. When I saw him on the set of Remember Me he immediately apologized for the mishap.

How has the experience of being Robert Pattinson’s stunt double varied from Twilight to Remember Me to Water for Elephants for you?

It has been amazing to see Rob's fame grow and grow. His fan base is grown so much since the first Twilight and I am very happy for him. He also continues to stay the same humble guy each time I see him

Can you share any of the experience of last summer’s filming of Water for Elephants?

A terrific book turned into an even greater film with 3 outstanding actors. The three, Reese, Rob and Christoph, worked together amazingly. Rob also did an amazing job learning and performing the fights and working with the animals. Rob has a scene feeding tigers, REAL tigers, that could eat you if they wanted. Rob played it cool and had no problems working with them at all. Probably better than I could.

What are you currently working on?

I'm lucky enough to be working again with Rob on Breaking Dawn which has even more action than any of the other Twilights. Can't say much other than it is going to be an amazing film!


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Comment by EdwardFan on February 11, 2011 at 5:27pm
I've had the good fortune of talking with other doubles and they are usually close with the actors because they have to BE them.  I'm really glad to see that Rob and Paul are that way as well.  I was particularly interested to read that Paul thinks that Rob is humble. Very nice!  I like that word.
Comment by Pennybug Cullen on February 11, 2011 at 9:58pm
@EdwardFan: humble is a VERY good word! Yet another reason I love Rob. He hasn't let his celebrity get to him.
Comment by kady_cullen on February 11, 2011 at 10:29pm
aww he's so humble. it's nice to see that rob's charm is not only for his co-stars, but for the crew as well. i didn't know that he's the same double for RM and WFE. it's like he's rob's official stunt double like katie is for kristen :D
Comment by Robertfanxxxx on February 12, 2011 at 3:23am

I love the fact that every one who meets Rob says he is "Humble" and down to earth and a true gentelmen. I am so in love with Robert i have never followed a cerlebrity and their body of work like i do Robert I think he is a beautiful man in every sense of the word, He is my hero and when i see him i feel like i am home i think it's because we are both English. Robert has handeld his fame so so so well better than i could he is so level headed and he is a true gem in Hollywood and derveres all the sucess in the world!  I think he truley is amazing and i would love to meet him one day and tell him <3

I wish Robert a long, healthy and happy life and sucessful career. Love you Robert Pattinson forever and always!! xxxxxxxxx

Comment by Twihard65Cullen on February 12, 2011 at 3:30am
My sentiments exactly ROBERTFANXXXX. He is just bloody fantastic.:)
Comment by Eclipse on February 12, 2011 at 4:45am

Very happy for Paul Darnell..he must work bloody hard as a stunt double.  I also would double for Robert Pattinson's underwear if I was asked to! ;)

Comment by tet_d on February 13, 2011 at 7:09am
I am not actually surprise when Paul speaks of Rob as humble, because it has been consistent in magazine interviews and even when you look at him during his interviews that this guy is indeed humble. And for a person who works with him behind the scene to say that just speaks volume of how great a guy Rob is.


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