Last night Robert Pattinson sat down with MTV News for a live Q&A session and did not disappoint. What did Robert all talk about? Love scenes, Mackenzie Foy and swearing, hot girls and what it was like to make Water For Elephants.
Love Scenes: “The love scene in this, I was doing it when I had a really bad cold,” Pattinson explained. “I’m not generally that awkward doing stuff apart from when I’ve got my belly coming out. But my nose is running all over the place and it was in one of the additional photography scenes, and Reese had this wig on, and literally, I was wiping my nose on her wig.”
“We were doing this really passionate love scene,” he added with a giggle. “It was really stupid. I guess I’m not that awkward anymore.”
The key with any love scene, Pattinson went on to make clear, is that it has to make sense within the context of the story. You can’t just get freaky in front of the camera because someone thinks it’ll boost ticket sales.
“It always depends. You’ve got to really know what you’re doing. If it’s just a sort of arbitrary love scene, it’d be quite difficult,” he said.
And what of his scene with Kristen Stewart in Breaking Dawn, the one we got an early, feather-filled glimpse of in January? Rob hesitated before saying simply, “The one on Breaking Dawn is pretty funny.”
More highlight’s from Rob’s MTV interview, plus the full interview and a new scene from Water For Elephants are after the jump.
The Breaking Dawn Swear Jar:
“Mackenzie [Foy] is great. She’s really cool. She’s really smart,” Pattinson said before admitting that the 9-year-old has been making some extra money on set.
“She’s got a lot of money out of us swearing around her,” he revealed. “I do it by accident, and especially Kristen does it by accident, because she’ll apologize with a swear [word]. She’s like, ‘Oh sh–! Ugh!’ She can’t stop doing it for about 15 minutes, and [Mackenzie] just waits there [with her hand out],” he laughed.
Water For Elephants: “It felt like it was kind of magical in many ways, because we were out in the desert shooting,” he said. “There was nothing from the modern world around. It was a different experience for me. It wasn’t in a studio or anything.”
Sure, it was different, but there remains something oddly familiar about Water for Elephants: a sweeping romantic story, a love triangle and a character named Jacob. Sound a bit like Twilight, anyone? The twist, though, is that this time Pattinson is the one playing Jacob.
“I just wanted to show I can be Jacob too. That’s the only reason I did the movie. I just looked at the name. There was an elephant, my name is Jacob — done,” he said, adding with a laugh, “The next movie I’m doing, I’m called Taylor in it.”
Working With Hot Leading Women: “I like hot girls,” he joked. “I like them. I like being in movies with lots of hot girls,” he said with a laugh, before getting serious to consider his current and former co-stars. “They’re all pretty different,” he said. “They’re all very strong, actually. I always end up being in movies with very experienced and passionate people. They’re never just flimsy floozies.”
Water For Elephants Scene: