Edward Cullen, the enigmatic and central figure of The Twilight Saga, was the role that launched Robert Pattinson to success. Something that according to him, doesn’t quite fits into his personality.
Publinews talked to him about critics and future projects.
“I have a weird mental disorder: I only listen the negative part. It doesn’t matter if a lot of people say really good things, I always see it negative.”
Maybe I feel I don’t deserve it yet, that’s why I really want to feel in my head that I do something worthwhile, and fight for a long period of time.
In any case, Pattinson feels uncomfortable with The Twilight Saga’s fame, although it’s a motivation for his career. “This year I’ve sign to a lot of things. I was obsessed in working with people that are qualified as dangerous; I thought it would be thrilling.”
“I think that anyone who has some vision, could try to make really subversive things. I think it will be really interesting to develop these kind of projects within the mainstream, movies that convert the audience in participants and not just consumers.”
This sensitivity is what made him sign into “Mission: Blacklist”, movie that will be shot in Irak next year. “Probably this film will be out of anyone’s comfort zone”
“It’s about a character named “Eric Maddox” who was an army interrogator and almost caught Saddam Hussein all by himself”. “Nobody knows the truth story, which is absolutely incredible, bizzare and hilarante in some aspects.”
Joining to this project, the French visionary director, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, who utilized true Liberian soldiers kids in his previous film.
We present some details about Robert Pattinson
• Besides of being an actor, the young English man is also a musician, producer and model.
• In his childhood and adolescence he participated in communitarians plays “Guys and Dolls”, “Thornton Wilders Our Town”, “Anything Goes”, “Macbeth” and “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”.
• At 12, he started modeling, but four years later he got few contracts because media wanted androgynous images.
• “The Times” named him, in 2005, “British Star of Tomorrow"” after playing Cedric Diggory on “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire”
• When he auditioned for his role as Edward Cullen, in the Twilight Saga, he thought he wouldn’t get the part, because he felt he didn’t have the physicality of the character.
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