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?
15 thoughts on “The day I fell for RPatz…”
You will have to listen to his audio commentary on the Twilight dvd -hilarious! It is funny reading that EW article and seeing what the actors and director thought of some of the more interesting plot points of the book/script.
Yes, I was so glad to see that they weren’t treating the franchise as high art… I’ll definitely give the Twilight commentary a go. I imagine Rob has some pretty witty comments to go with all that stellar acting. 🙂
I agree with you about the 4th book. It was such a fail for me, I don’t even know if I want to see the last movie. 😦
Oh, I’m only going to see the final movies because of my warped sense of curiosity. I do NOT have high hopes.
Ha! I have to say, I love the photo of them playing chess. I, too, have failed to see the appeal of R-Pattz. He was very funny in that interview, though.
I guess a sense of humor can make just about anyone attractive. 🙂 And yes, I kind of loved the chess photo too. It looked so much more natural than the cover image.
That cover is so incredibly awkward…like they’ve been caught in the act. Fabulous quotes from him, though. He definitely got a chuckle or two out of me 🙂
Yep, a few chuckles and a few shocked gasps from me. He definitely lacks a filter, which I kind of love!
Over the last month or so I’ve had numerous Harry Potter and Twilight spoilers so I read on (I haven’t read or seen the movies for either franchise). More than R-Patt, though, I am annoyed by Kristin Stewart. Let me know if you fall for her. 🙂
PS I thought of you at camp while the counselors put on a highly entertaining Harry Potter cleaning skit. You had to be there, but know that I though if you WERE there, you would love it.
Considering I adore pretty much anything Harry-inspired, I’m sure I would have loved it!
And Kristin Stewart… I just feel sort of bad for her. She seems like she’s probably a nice girl, but she’s always so nervous and awkward and twitchy. Poor thing!
Oh Robbie, what a crack up.
I’ve always thought there was something a little attractive about him. But it may have been his appearance as Cedric DIggory that did it….
I did enjoy him as Cedric, Carol. And I liked him in Water For Elephants too. It must be the whole vampire thing that weirds me out. 🙂
Yes – agree. Breaking Dawn = fail. Too many plot points that never made a whole lot of sense to me, and the end – too much. Too many people, too many stories – too much. My daughter read the whole series and stopped reading BD about sixty pages from the end. I don’t know if I want to go see the movie either. It may only be my enduring love for RPatz that will motivate me – despite your pics. 🙂
Oh, your poor daughter! To get that far into a series and give it up… she must have been terribly disappointed! I’ll probably see the movie too, but mostly because I’m morbidly curious about how they’re going to pull off the whole vampire birth scene. Eek!
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