Two years ago, Robert Pattinson was a forgotten extra in a ' Harry Potter' movie.Then he got cast as a blue-balled vampire in ' Twilight,' the year's kazillion-dollar movie franchise, and every woman in America over 14 wants him.
It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves."Since going public with her subsequent relationships, Kristen reflects that in an ideal world, while she "would have kept [her] life private forever," she was ultimately confronted with the choice of not being able to "walk outside holding somebody’s hand, as I’m followed everywhere" or not being able to be fully present in a relationship."When I was dating Rob, the public were the enemy—and that is no way to live," she adds.And Kristen makes a point to emphasize that her going public with her relationships today has nothing to do with a moment of "Now I’ve realized who I am!"I know that's a fucking great thing to say about all the other actors—but Rob understood that it wasn't a frivolous role." Meyer's unpublished, unfinished retelling of _Twilight _from Edward's point of view.("I was a vampire, and she had the sweetest blood I'd smelled in eighty years.") He showed up to shoot the movie with a lot of ideas about how it could be more than a horrortinged tween romance.He's one of those tall people who hunch, trying to disappear. We don't want to make it sound like he's complaining. It's like being a fugitive in your own backyard. Mostly, though, he reads about himself on the Internet.
The other day, he went out, shook off three paparazzimobiles, hit the drivethru at the In NOut. He drove around and found a gasstation parking lot a few blocks away, intending to sit there and eat, "just hidden, in the darkness. According to the Internet, there is another Robert Pattinson out there, living a very different life.He's just come from a bigtime meeting with a director and can't wait to tell us how weird it was. as Cedric Diggory, sort of the haughty blond Iceman to Harry's Maverick—by getting fired from a play in London, where he grew up.Some guy offering him a part, maybe, in a movie so double top secret he couldn't tell Pattinson what it was about. Did we mention that he's had about nineteen cups of coffee He asks the waiter about the soup. He was in Los Angeles, crashing on his agent's couch, looking for an American job. He didn't know about the cult, about the fans who'd followed Edward and Bella, his perpetually imperiled mortal lady friend, from the first book—which turned author Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon stayathome mom from Arizona, into the biggest publishingindustry phenomenon since _Potter'_s J. Rowling—through three increasingly thickasabrick sequels. He didn't know that as soon as the movie adaptation was announced, those He auditioned in Hardwicke's bedroom; Hardwicke videotaped him and Stewart performing one of the movie's big love scenes.Too bad he's not sure he wants them Funny—by then, it would be our favorite thing about him, too.We spend a Tuesday afternoon with Pattinson, in a little bakerycafé on Doheny Drive, in West Hollywood, and the whole time, he seems to be telling the truth compulsively, heedlessly, helplessly, as if he'd been shot with a sodium pentothal dart while parking his car."I just say the first thing that comes into my head," he said, "out of nervousness.The fake Robert Pattinson was kind of like Chuck Bass, if Chuck Bass were uncouth enough to trumpet his conquests on somebody's Wall.)For what it's worth: He grew up in London.