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Twilight star 'doesn't like attention'

Vampire movie Twilight has broken box office records in America and is set to do the same in the UK. Actor Robert Pattinson was amongst cast members in London for the UK premiere. Newsbeat caught up with him to find out why he's camera shy, how he copes with hordes of screaming fans and what it would take to get him wandering around naked.

It's a bit crazy what's been happening around Twilight, isn't it?

It's a little bit over the top. I feel the same in my head I guess. I was quite a paranoid person anyway, so it doesn't really feed well when people are looking at you. I'm not really in the right job. I don't like having my photo taken. I don't like the attention.

Do you have fans following you around?

Whenever I have to do anything fan-related there's always a whole bunch of people. My brain kind of shuts down when there are loads of people screaming at me. I'm not thinking at all so I can't really remember what's happened immediately afterwards.

There are stories in the papers about a multi-million pound deal for appearing in the rest of the Twilight series. Are they true?


I read some gossip thing saying, because I looked really uncomfortable in a paparazzi photo or something, they're like, 'He should get used to it. That's the price to pay if you're getting $12m (£8.1m) a movie'. If I'm getting paid $12m a movie I'd walk around naked. That's all nonsense. I don't know who makes that stuff up. Even the price for the first one was nonsense. (Gozde: Fundraiser! Can we get 12mil?)

Are you doing the next two films?

I went into it doing it as a trilogy. They're shooting the second one in March. I'm not really in it that much in the second one. The lead character is somebody else, which is another reason why I'm not being paid $12m. I've got two scenes. (Gozde: Oh bullocks! Taylor is the lead, the movie won't make that much money. Does this risk Eclipse? Did Rob read the script or is he just saying this? Damn it!)

People are calling you the next Jude Law. Do those claims sit comfortably with you?

No. The same thing happened with Harry Potter. You get a bit of heat and everybody says you're this, you're that. Then it dies down. You just do jobs. I don't know any actor who's followed through, when they say he's the next this and then he actually has become the next that. I don't get that. I don't see what the point is.


How do you cope with the screaming fans at premieres?


I'm not particularly good at coping with it. I just cope. I just leave my brain at the door and just stand there. I can get the screaming more than I get the photo things. That's the worst, when you have this wall of photographers. I've never understood the logic in how they do it. Everybody shouts at the same time, and you're trying to do a logical thing, looking from the left to the right. And they almost always end up looking disappointed with you afterwards.

Did you ever imagine that girls would be obsessed with your hair?

That's the weirdest thing ever. I don't get that at all. It's really strange.

A lot of the gossip websites seem to have an obsession with you as well, don't they?

I think someone follows me. They do the most random stuff. I get a photo taken through a burger drive-through window and it's like, 'What?'. They always seem like they're six feet away. I don't understand. I'm walking around and I don't see anybody.

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With lusty, and lustful, teenage screams of “Bite me!” audible from the opposite side of London, it was clear last night that the undead were in town. Yes, it was the premiere of vampire/teen romance Twilight, fresh from taking the US by storm and ready to sink its teeth into the UK. With the stars in town, we got to see exactly why Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have made such an impact as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen.
Stewart arrived first, and sung the praises of the massive crowd who gathered in Leicester Square to see the pair walk the black carpet. “This is better than the premiere in LA - we were told to expect something smaller, so this is awesome.”

She also discussed the amazing response to the movie: “I’m used to doing movies that no one ever sees, so this is everything I have ever wanted on the grandest scale!” But she's not exactly embracing her newfound fame: “I totally don’t deal with it. Some people have a problem with that and some people like it.”

Talking about the making of the movie, she told us “We were so obsessed with this thing for so long; it was so fun but it was so heavy.” And she revealed a blooper you probably won’t see on the DVD: “Robert (Pattinson) tried to pick me up in the big fight climax scene in the ballet studio, and he pulled his groin. It was hilarious though, ‘cause he like falls out of frame, and his legs are all over the top. It was really funny. He was hurt, but he was laughing.”

Next along was Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who doesn't appear in Twilight but is currently in town filming Kick-***. Escorted by flame-haired screenwriter Jane Goldman, he joked: “I wrote all seventeen books of Twilight. I just fantasise about men who are vampires with no fangs and have reflections and can walk in sunlight.” Changing tack, he then claimed: “I auditioned, I was runner up to Robert: he looked younger than I did so he got the part.” Speaking slightly more seriously about his current project, he said: “Kick-*** is going great; it’s going to be amazing. The film is wrapping this week.”

While Mintz-Plasse was clearly McLovin’ the attention, the star of the show and the sexiest man in the world according to teenage girls everywhere Robert Pattinson continued to be taken aback by the insane response from fans. “It is loud, and kind of intimidating. When people are screaming in your face it’s hard to know what to make of it.” Of the crowds, he remarked: “They camp out overnight. I don’t understand. There’s nothing I’ve ever been that fanatical about!”

Talking about his upcoming role in Little Ashes as Salvador Dali he said: “It was like complete opposite. That was a little tiny movie and this has become a huge franchise.”

He finished off with some tantalising titbits about his current dating status, revealing that although he is not “prowling around” for a girl, he is also not dating Camilla Belle as has been rumoured (girls all over the globe can now share a collective sigh of relief). Apparently ladies these days go about chatting him up in a very different manner than before: “Now it’s like (in theatrical American girl voice) “Oh I’m such a big fan!”” He also noted, of his vampire alter-ego: “I haven’t bitten anyone tonight but I have done before. I have been known for a little nibble.”

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McLovin was there I so need pics.

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Robert Pattinson: 'the attention I get now is just mind-bending'
British actor Robert Pattinson on becoming the object of every teenaged girl's affection with a lead role in blockbuster Twilight.

Robert Pattinson appears ill suited to the celebrity life that awaits him. The 22-year-old Londoner is starring as ferociously handsome teenage vampire Edward Cullen in the movie adaptation of the novel Twilight, and thanks to the response to the movie in the US - where it recouped its $35 million budget on its opening night, before taking over $100 million during its first week on release - he has become an overnight sensation.

"Really, I'm a bit of a loner and not that good with dealing with loads of people," he smiles when I ask about his newfound celebrity. "Most of the time, I feel that going out is a complete waste of time. I'd rather stay in a create something rather than go out and talk."

This is not, I must confess, the response that I was expecting. Pattinson is clearly a creative type - both he and one of his two older sisters, Elizabeth, are accomplished musicians - and yet with his obvious good looks and innate charm, he seems the sort of fellow who would revel in his status as teenage idol.

"Not really," he says. "It's funny, but about a year ago I'd talk to girls and no-one would be interested." This I find hard to believe.

"Really, it's true, and then when it was announced that I would be in Twilight, and the book's author gave me her seal of approval, everyone seemed to change their mind. The attention I get now is just mind-bending."
Not of all of it, he notes, is welcome. During the recent promotional tour for Twilight in the US, Pattinson was subjected to a bout of ear-piercing wailing that would have made The Beatles proud. It should be noted, however, that a fair portion of Twilight fans are even younger than those shrieking and fainting for Lennon and McCartney, and he recalls with horror the moment that a seven-year-old girl approached him and asked whether he'd bite her neck.

"That was really rather freaky," he notes. "So many younger girls are obsessed with this character and all that desire. They see Edward as unthreateningly sexual." Indeed, this seems to be the secret to the Twilight saga's success.

The books' author, Stephenie Meyer, is a devout Mormon (the idea for her story coming in a dream), and her four novels - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn - have a sexual undercurrent without featuring sex itself. "I think that's true," concedes Pattinson.

"The success of the books does, I think, comes from the fact that fans can yearn and lust after Edward, and yet certainly in the first book, there's no actual sexual contact." Hence young readers can splash about in a pool of teenage lust and obsession, without, courtesy of a cleverly constructed plot, needing to dip into the turbulent waters of scary teenage sex.

In Twilight, Pattinson's character is a vampire living with his clan in rain-sodden Washington State. He and his brethren have forsworn human blood, choosing instead to live within our society. However, when Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart in the movie) moves to their small town, she incites both his desire to love and his desire to feed.

In short, he's not sure whether to nuzzle her neck or to bite it. As a result, Edward and Bella's passion remains unconsummated. "Basically, Twilight is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence, and yet it's both sexual and erotic underneath. There are so many elements in the story which are sexy."
For the story's target audience of adolescent girls, much of that sexiness stems from Edward himself. In the book he is presented as a vision of perfection. "I was put off," admits Pattinson. "I read the book before I read the script and I couldn't even get through it. I was saying there is absolutely no way in the whole wide world that anybody can play this guy. Then I read the script and a lot of the description was taken out and I could get a little bit more connected."

Such is the fan fervour surrounding Meyer's stories (the author has been dubbed the new J. K. Rowling), with Breaking Dawn selling 1.3 million copies in the US on its first day on sale that many fans were in uproar when Pattinson was cast.

The Twilight websites went into meltdown, the oestrogen-fuelled chat-rooms berating both the Brit and those who chose him. After all, apart from his role as Cedric Diggory in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and then The Order of the Phoenix in 2007, the boy playing their beloved vampire was almost entirely unknown.

But then it all changed. "As soon as Stephenie had given me her support, the tone changed overnight and suddenly everybody loved me!" says Pattinson.
They certainly love him in Hollywood. He has already signed on to star alongside Dennis Hopper in the film Parts Per Billion, and the Twilight sequel, New Moon, will surely now get the green light.

Admittedly, his character is less prominent in New Moon, but Pattinson is still set for an extended spell in the spotlight. "It's bizarre," he says, "but I never really had any aspirations to be an actor when I was young. I wanted to play the piano in a bar, to be the old dude with a whisky glass, all dishevelled. I love the piano; they've actually used some of my music in the film."

Pattinson was born in Barnes, the youngest of three children, to a father who traded classic cars and mother who'd worked for a modelling agency. It was his father who encouraged the young Robert into acting, although his motivation wasn't entirely artistic.

"When I was younger my dad spotted a bunch of girls in a cafe and they were all really excited, so he asked them where they'd been," he explains. "When they said that they'd been to drama classes, he reckoned I should get myself down there!" Which the young Pattinson promptly did, working backstage until, one day, "a bunch of people left. I was the only one still there and got the lead role by default."

That lead role was in the Thornton Wilder play Our Town, his performance earning him an agent. The agent then secured him an audition for the fourth Harry Potter movie, where he was subsequently cast as Cedric.

"I kind of blew it after the Potter films," he concedes. "There was a chance for me to really kick on and use the exposure but I didn't really want to do anything. Looking back, it was a good thing - I was able to teach myself how to act for a start. I could have done some more teen movies, but I thought what was the point? I'm not all that fussed by making loads of money.

"In fact, I'm a bit of miser. The car that I have I got when I came out to LA for $2,000 I still have. It's a death trap and has nearly killed me five times, but I don't care. I'm going to squeeze every dollar I can out of that car."

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A lot of the gossip websites seem to have an obsession with you as well, don't they?

I think someone follows me. They do the most random stuff. I get a photo taken through a burger drive-through window and it's like, 'What?'. They always seem like they're six feet away. I don't understand. I'm walking around and I don't see anybody.
Im pretty sure the paparazzi have ways of not being noticed, like dangling from trees and what not.
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And is it normal for me to think this obsession with his hair is abnormal and a little strange.
Its cute he ruffles it, but, .... i dunno ahah

 
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OMG. HE LOOKS SO ADORABLE IN THOSE GMTV PHOTOS! Ahhh. The wind makes it looks as though he's at least semi-washed his hair? Errr... maybe? Haha.

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I love his hair in those pictures!!

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"TWILIGHT..pffffft." LIKE DUHHHZ.

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