Heads Up! The following post may or may not contain a Twilight: Breaking Dawn spoiler or two. If you’ve yet to read the book and want to be surprised upon seeing the movie, turn back. Quick!
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’ll make no secret of the fact that while I read the first three books of the Twilight series and enjoyed them for what they were, Breaking Dawn–for me–was a big ‘ol fail. There are lots of plot-arc-motivation-payoff-spawn reasons I won’t delve into here, but suffice to say: I’ve got all kinds of problems with the final installment of Bella and Edward’s story. And, since the literary version of Breaking Dawn wasn’t for me, I wasn’t all that excited about the movie’s November release.
Then this arrived in my mailbox:
I read the enclosed interview (featuring Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and director Bill Condon) with vague curiosity. I mean, these books and movies are a cultural phenomenon. I couldn’t just skip over it, right?
Oh boy… I’m so glad I didn’t because I discovered that Robert Pattinson is a freaking crack up! Who would’ve thought? I mean, call me crazy, but I do not find him attractive at all.*
He’s so rumpled and clueless, and he’s always smoking and wearing that distantly befuddled expression. But then–in an Entertainment Weekly interview for a movie he’s supposed to be PROMOTING–he says his character acts like… an incredibly hideous P-word for wimp. Really, RPatz? Wow.
I’ve got to say, I dig a guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously. And, clearly, Robert Pattinson doesn’t take himself or epic vampire love stories seriously AT ALL. I love that! More of his choice quotes from the interview:
On Kristin Stewart getting emotional about filming the wedding: [laughing] I wanted to go down and say, “Stop being ridiculous.”
On what he wishes Edward could have said after the honeymoon night: “I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One.” And then he’d start crying.
On Jacob and “imprinting”: I have to say, it’s pretty creepy.
On Edward’s role during Bella’s pregnancy: And I’m just sitting there, like, with a bucket, collecting [Bella’s] vomit.
On speaking to Stephenie Meyer about the childbirth scene: What am I actually chewing through?
Seriously. If Robert Pattinson is always this funny and irreverent, I think I might like to start hanging out with him, maybe at one of the dumpy bars I suspect he frequents. Wrinkly clothes, unruly hair, cigarettes, and all.
Breaking Dawn… Your thoughts?