Becoming a vampire was the best decision Robert Pattinson ever made. The Twilight universe made him a bankable movie star and one of the most influential people in the world. Now that the journey’s over, the English actor’s eager to work on other projects (he’s signed up for quite a few). At the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 press conference, Pattinson shared his thoughts on the end of the saga.
We all want to know: How do the actors feel now that Twilight’s over? Are they suffering from Twighlioritis (ref: Senioritis)? Or are they happy it’s done? For Pattinson, being part of a franchise is scary because “you get trapped and you get scared of changing.” He also talked about how the success of the franchise has affected and will affect his career for years to come.
Robert Pattinson: People ask me if I’m afraid of getting typecast, but you can’t be afraid of that. It’s really not up to you. I’m getting other parts that aren’t vampires. I don’t know if people will accept me in them or whatever, but there’s really nothing to be afraid of. I don’t know how the people will remember this series [in the future] at all. It’s crazy how intense people are. The fan base is still five years on, and I don’t know how long it’s going to last. It would be insane, if there’s still the same tenacity in 15 years.
Before Pattinson was cast as Edward, he appeared in Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire as the handsome Cedric Diggory. Pattinson recalled that when he looked at Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson he thought, “[Now] those guys are actors.” He was starstruck by them, and still sees them as these “massively famous people,” even though he’s now in that category. It was strange to go through the same experience (of becoming “massively famous”) with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
Robert Pattinson: They [retained] their sanity… I’ve seen a lot of people have minor amounts of fame and just lose their minds completely, after a casting announcement, let alone having done a movie. It’s amazing to see that people manage to maintain that.
The actor also dished about his favorite vampire movies. He really likes Blade, but wishes people would make hard R-rated fantasy movies again. Pattinson however, does find fandom a bit unusual. He can’t understand why people are really into zombies.
Robert Pattinson: That’s more of a psychological problem than being an actual fan.
Maybe he just thinks vampires are better?
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens in theaters November 16th.
Are you excited for Breaking Dawn Part 2?