Rob & Kristen InterviewJan 26th, 2009 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Vale from Twilight Poison was kind enough to send us a translation of an interview that Rob and Kristen did with Mexican magazine, Tu! You can see scans of the magazine here.
Robert Pattinson. Did this movie made you think about supernatural things? Not really. I believe in weird things but the movie didn?t give me a reason to think about them because I didn?t want this movie to be about supernatural things. I wanted it to be about something more real. You have a great chemistry with Kristen Stewart. Do you think that?s something that can be created? You can create it, in a way. But since the beginning of this project something happened with Kristen and she made me feel so good. On the other hand, if you stay in character for too long the good chemistry will just disappear. But you did dive into your character rather strongly? Some, but not much. I thought it would be best to stay away from him! Oh no, I think I?m giving away my secrets (laughs). But, for instance, I never spoke to the cast about anything else but the movie. That makes you more appealing and discreet. You seem to be a very unconventional person, like Edward. Yes, and I think I tried to make the character this way because in the book Edward is very conservative in many ways, and I didn?t see how I could play him so he would still be attractive for those who haven?t read the book or didn?t know the story. Twilight is more than a teeange romance. What do you think made this book such a fenomenon? Many things. I think the main appeal is that the story sounds strange, like it?s the sexual fantasy of the author, Stephenie Meyer. It seems like she thought she was Bella, and she describes Edward with very specific words. When you read Twilight you feel like a voyeur and this is what caught my atention. But after a while, as I started working in the charactr, I liked him more. A lot of kids feel like they don?t fit in, do you think this is why Twilight is so appealing to fans, because Edward and Bella are diferent from everyone else? Yes, definitely that?s part of the sucess. I thought that?s what Twilight was about, two different people finding each other. Twilight is not just a love story. It?s a relationship between people who are very different, and that?s what makes the story appealing. Eventhough Bella and Edward are different, they have stuff in common too. Everybody likes her, she?s nice. But she actually feels like she neds something, like something is missing, like she can?t connect with this world. Edward feels the same way, so if she lived 108 years she would feel the same way and say ?I don?t belong here, I need to be somewhere else?. And I think that?s what they have in common, eventhough she?s not a vampire. Did you choose to become an actor, or was it something that someone made you do? I don?t like the word ?acting? I prefer the word ?creating?, because I want to build a character with an idea that turns into something that people will remember. In every job that I?ve done, I?ve put something of my life into it, I try to add my life into the movie. Every period of my life in which I?ve played a different character, I?ve been a different person. I have friends and different life styles. In real life I?ve never been completely antisocial, although I was a bit when we were shooting in Portland, and that comes with small disadvantages. If you don?t speak to another person in a few weeks, you start feeling affraid of them, even when you order food at a restaurant. If I didn?t go to pubs or bars I would be running away in the middle of the night (laughs). When did you feel antisocial? It was right after the time I could?ve gone to college. Acting is something very serious for me, and that?s what I chose. I can?t see it as a game. I?m still embarrassed to say ?I?m an actor?, so I prefer to say I do something else (laughs). You don?t like to say you?re an actor because you feel it?s not worth it, or because you think it?s cheesy? It?s kinda of cheesy (laughs). So you don?t like it when fans tell you how awesome you are? I do, but the more people who tell you, the bigger the need of you to prove it. Besides, you know, there?s always a bigger number of people who want to screw you over. It?s like everyone is saying how great you are even if you haven?t done anything, your ambitions change and you don?t know what to do with yourself. So how do you stay sane? You tell yourself that everything you do is crap (laughs). Actually I try to ignore what people say about me. Kristen Stewart You?ve done characters that seem so exhausting, like Bella, have you ever thought about working in some romatic comedy? Yes, I?ll work in something like hat, it?s not necessary that I work in something so emotionally exhausting. Even when you think it?ll be an easy job, it becomes something very difficult. I never thought this movie would be so complicated. I read the story and then I realized I had a lot more to think about, and it turned out to me more complex than I ever thought. It seems as though Bella was made for you and you became here. Yes, although I don?t have that schizoprenic thing that some actors have when they become a completely different person for a role, it did take a while for me to let go of her after we were done shooting. If you adopt some things from the character, and if you see life as that character, you can make it your own very easily. But I didn?t take Bella home, I can stop thinking about work. The romantic obsession that you portray in Twilight, does it have anything to do with you in real life? When you fall in love, are you adicted to this person, in a way? I?ve been there. And eventhough it?s not always about a boy, you do become obsessed with other things. I?ve never been obsessed with a celebrity, though. So you never had a poster in your wall about an actor or someone embarrassing? Not really. Although I did have John Lennon on my wall. Are you like Bella in any way? She?s not a different character. She?s just like everyone else, she?s real. Whoever watches the movie lives tha story through her and in her you reflect some aspects about your own personality. I?m more analytic, I question myself more that she questions herself. She?s too uptight, like everything she thinks it?s God?s will, even if she does question herself in the beginning of the story. For instance, when she comes to Forks she doesn?t ask herself why these feelings towards Edward blossom, but she does wonder why he?s acting so strange. Bella wonders about this stuff, but not about her own feelings. I have some similarities to her, but some differences too. Why do you think Twilight is such a fenomenon? It?s very intimate and personal, like you?re reading someone else?s diary. The story gives you details about what Bella is thinking. She can be so fixated on something for an entire chapter. I don?t know what makes Twilight such a fenomenon, but it catches you. Rob and you look great on screen, can you force an attraction like this? Yes, you can. We?re actors, but the job is a lot more difficult if you have to pretend there?s a good vibe. Sometimes you can feel like there?s no connection with a person, even if there isn?t a reason. And there?s times when our nerve cells don?t line up and you?re the exact opposite of that person, but it?s impossible to go to the director and say something like ?Hire someone else to be Bella, because I can?t do it with this actress?. It would be terrible, I don?t think that needs to happen. The chemistry between artists is difficult to define. But in my case when I looked at Robert it was like I could look into his heart, and he could do the same, and that was very important. That?s how I would describe the chemistry between us. You need to go on a road trip before people start recognizing you everywhere! Yeah, but I think it?s a bit too late now (laughs). What do you think about vampires and hese kind of stories, do you like them? I do. It?s very interesting the idea of them returning after 3,000 years and how there?s legends from different cultures and such. I think vampires are such unfortunate characters, they?re not victorious, proud or strong characters like we think. They hide their weaknesses. It?s weird to have such a strong vampire for a villain and know that emotionally he can be weak. They?ve sexy and seducive because you don?t know them, and you can?t have them. That makes you want them more. What kind of things do you like to do in your spare time? I love outdoors activities, but I don?t have great resistence for that kind of stuff. I have thin skin, very pale skin. I?m not one of those girls that go to the beach a lot, I don?t like it. But I do love to go on the road. Do you love and hate acting at the same time? I do. It can be so hard to deal with work. It?s something that sometimes it hurts. What would you do if you were not an actress? I don?t know. It would be hard for me to make a living because I?m so lazy and self-indulgent (laughs).