Posted by April MacIntyre
Mar 10, 2010, 18:03 GMT
Just to be clear, I have avoided paying money to see pasty Pacific Northwest kids play high school games with the new vampire lad played by Robert Pattinson. It was bad enough that "Twilight" was played on premium cable ad nauseum and I had to suffer through a few scenes as I was looking for MANswers or Diners, Drive Ins and Dives.
"Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson
Fame Pictures, Inc - Santa Monica, CA, USA
When you see middle-aged women walking about the Calabasas Commons donning Team Edward or Team Jacob shirts, its time to start preparing for the big one or the four horsemen.
Pattinson has been trying to elevate his screamy teeny bopper image by posing in glossy "artsy" layouts with naked women and saying things like "I'm allergic to vaginas," and all sorts of pithy stuff the greats like Cary Grant and Gregory Peck used to sling when they were being profiled by Hedda Hopper, the radaronline.com of her time.
Now, Pattinson tells Parade: "I Don't Remember the Last Time I Asked Someone on a Date."
Maybe that's because all the press seems to think he has been dating his Twilight costar and Joan Jett impersonator Kristen Stewart. Parade.com did their profile with the Remember Me star, where he dishes about the dating game, unleashing his “macho” side, being beaten up in the past and what he thinks about the James Dean comparisons.
Robert tells Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf: "When it comes to the opposite sex, I'm not as fully confident as the guy I play. I don't even remember the last time I asked someone out on a date, like, just went up to them and that's the first thing I did. I'm much more self-conscious and not wanting to fail. So I tend to hold back."
And his ultimate goal? "You keep trying to make your name stand for something other than just like meaningless celebrity. It's a difficult battle, but I think people like Johnny Depp have done that. He's not judged by his public image, it's just his acting that counts. To get to that place takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hiding."
Also check out another new Parade.com interview to see why Robert didn’t like the way New Moon was treated by critics, his thoughts on connecting with losing a loved one (his dog!), and how he used his new movie as therapy:
April MacIntyre is Monsters and Critics' TV and celebrity Editor, since 2004. Twitter
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