For Robert Pattinson, there is now an end to playing Edward Cullen. In the latest film he marries Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) against Jacob’s (Taylor Lautner) objections, and the film ends with a cliffhanger, but though Breaking Dawn is the final book in the Twilight franchise, it was broken into two halves for the big screen and both parts were shot at the same time. So even though we’ll have to wait until November, 2012 for the conclusion of the series, Pattinson’s work is almost all done except for possible reshoots and doing the press tour. He sat down at a press conference to answer questions about the film and other things.
Also, check out our video version of the press conference below…
It’s interesting that for many of the cast the journey of the films aren’t entirely over because they know they’ll be back doing publicity next year. That’s the final end to all of this. Pattison in person has a certain cool, the good kind, he seems amused by his fervent fanbase, and he was happy to answer questions from what was on his iPod, to filming the birth scene in the new movie, and we did talk a bit about the new film and the new challenges of playing a husband and an expectant father. He was also happy to talk about working with David Cronenberg on the film Cosmopolis.
Also a subject of interest for Pattinson was his music, and he talked about his nervousness about putting out something for the world to judge. It’s probably the best answer he gave. When it comes to movies, there are so many other people who help shoulder the blame if something sucks, but when it’s just you, that’s a world of difference.
But shyness doesn’t seem all that becoming for the actor, who’s been able to use the Twilight films to find other work successfully, and he’s smart to work with a talent like David Cronenberg. But it’s Twilight and team Edward for which he’ll be remembered, and he talked about how hours previous he, Lautner and Stewart were immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese theater, where the three left their hand and footprints alongside such luminaries as Tom Hanks, Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. Robert Pattinson has a head on his shoulders and he should be working for years to come, it seems. He’s got it down.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 opens November 18, and should quickly become one of the most successful film of all time.
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