Robert Pattinson has had a wild ride to fame. Just a few years ago he was mildly recognizable to Potter fans as Cedric Diggory in the fourth Harry Potter film. His small role in a blockbuster hit would be a dream come true for most people. Then he signed a contract to play the dreamy Edward Cullen in Stephanie Meyer‘s Twilight series, a series that would break blockbuster records made by Potter films, and his life would never be the same.
Pattinson sat down with BlackBook in a shady West Hollywood club and let his heart do the talking. The article, written from the point of view of Pattinson’s heart, recounts what makes the human heart of Robert Pattinson race. Activities that made the list include, peeing for four minutes, scandals, girlfriend and co-star Kristen Stewart, and the Cannes premiere of Cosmopolis.
Proving to the world that he is easily entertained, Rob confessed to the interviewer “I was so impressed with myself yesterday, I took a pee that was four minutes long.” A side-effect of the all liquid diet he is maintaining in order to prepare for a shirtless photo shoot, Pattinson is impressed by the little things in life.
Pattinson goes on to discuss his thrill of scandals, and confessed
“I once started a rumor on Entertainment Tonight that there was a deleted scat sex scene in Twilight and it didn’t even get picked up. I thought, ‘What the fuck? I’m giving you this stuff!”
The down-side to the scandals and rumors is that even friends and family don’t know what to believe. “There was a magazine, with these pictures, saying I was getting married. No one ever knows what is true or what isn’t. Even my own mum called to ask me if it was true.” The article downcasts such rumors as not true, yet.
However, it does play up the Kristen-Robert romance. The article explains that when Pattinson first moved to Los Angeles, he went out with a lot of very attractive women but even then “He was writing songs for Kristen Stewart. At the time, I [his heart] was filled with yearning to the point of breakage, so they were sad songs that sounded as if they could have been lifted off a Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks.”
Pattinson also addressed the fear that comes with doing work outside of Twilight, and the anxiety he felt this year at the Cannes premiere of Cosmopolis. As the movie ended and the credits began to roll, Pattinson explained his racing emotions:
“I was kind of shitting myself..I lost my mind. I was preparing myself to fight with 1,500 people. I was so amped up…I was just kind of running around with my pants down and my shoelaces untied and, amazingly, not falling. Until this. I thought, ‘Oh fuck!’ Most people get 15 years of doing movies nobody sees. Now I’m at Cannes.”
The movie was well received at Cannes and it looks like Pattinson’s career might not just be a matter of luck. He is leaving for Iraq soon where he will begin work on Mission: Blacklist directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire.