An Interview with Twilight Star Robert Pattinson
The Twilight star opens up about the latest movie and what drives him as an actor.
BY: Phil Thompson/The Interview People
When you say hurt yourself, can you mention any examples?
It’s kind of pathetic, but it is a very typical thing. It is this unworthiness-like feeling. You wake up every day thinking, because your art and your product and your job are all just yourself, you can quite easily think that if you fail at your job, you take yourself home with you. (Laughs) So it’s this horrible feeling, and some actors can literally just think ‘I’m the best’ and they are unaffected by everything, and that seems amazing to me. But I like the beating yourself up aspect of it, there’s always something to prove. And nothing will ever be enough and it provides a kind of fire and energy.
It prevents you from being happy.
I’m happiest at that point, I’m happiest when I’m trying to prove myself, like when I’m just sitting around relaxing - there’s nothing to do. I would hate it if I felt like I’d come home after a day at work and think I did exactly what I was supposed to do today, well, why are you going to go into work tomorrow then? (Laughs)
Back to Twilight. This is a series about love, and I know you want to protect your private life so I won’t ask you any private questions but love in general. You are young, but do you think love changes through the different stages of life? And has the way you feel about it changed in any way for you?
I haven’t really thought about that. (Laughs) Yeah, not really since...
In Twilight, your character teaches Bella how to be a vampire. Did you give some pointers to Kristen?
She changed the storyline, she just figured it out on her own. She’s just like, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’ (Laughter)
What is your favorite scene from Breaking Dawn 2?
I think it’s hilarious when Taylor comes up to this character called Benjamin, who controls the elements and he’s making a fire, and Taylor walks up to him and says, ‘Are you going to play with that thing all night or are you going to use it?’ (Laughter) I just think it’s hilarious. (Laughs)
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