CAST NEWS – Rob Pattinson in UK Glamour
UK Glamour Magazine interviewed Rob and talked ‘Remember Me’ and how it surprises him that people don’t bother him as much in England..
Q&A: Robert Pattinson
Q: What made you say yes to Remember Me; you are in the position to say yes or no to a director to choose which movie you want to be in or which movie you don’t want to be in?
A: Kind of. You get certain offers and stuff, but with this, it was before Twilight came out, and I read the script and I wanted to do another job before Twilight came out. I didn’t end up doing one, but that was one of the things I read. So with this, usually every single young guy who is a lead is often such a stock character. But Tyler wasn’t really coming from an obvious place and wasn’t ending up in an obvious place either, so it gave you much more to work with, and it could be more of a character piece. There are certain things about generic films where you have to do certain things and perform in a certain way, and it doesn’t really make sense. I think that’s why this is kind of a little bit weird in that respect, it doesn’t really fit what you’d expect from this kind of drama.
Q: With Remember Me, were there certain aspects of the character you could empathize with? He’s a guy who likes to do his own thing…
A: Yeah, in a lot of ways, I saw right from the beginning that he was quite similar to me, and I kind of tried to tailor it to be even more similar, but then the more I tailored it, the more it became a fictional creation. But yeah, I’ve been saying there’s a kind of moment where, I think it’s the end of the adolescent period, where you think that you have to be an individual so much and you want to stamp your identity on everything. I mean, you get to your early 20s and you are much more accepting of being part of the world, and not wanting to drive everything away from you all the time, and I kind of had that when I was in my early 20s.
Q: Would you ever stand up for yourself to the point where you are going to fight with authority, like the character?
A: I know, that’s what one of the main things I liked about it; there are certain things which are like fantasy scenes of mine. It was quite satisfying, even the way he fights. It was all in the script, it said he fights like a pitbull, and I was just like, ‘Yeah, I want to fight like a pitbull!’
Q: Is it a burden to you, but it opens doors?
A: It opens doors and it closes others, like anything does. You can say, ‘Oh if I was still unknown, then no one would judge me’, but at the same time, nobody would give a shit either (laughter). It’s a weird little balance. And most of the time, you are just completely guessing what you should do, so I guess I’m just doing scripts that I think are good.
Q: Did the Twilight fans make shooting Remember Me in New York quite difficult?
A: The fan situation, completely, honestly, they were lovely. They would completely respond to people saying – “Please go and wait over there or something”, even when there were tons and tons of them, but it was like the paparazzi who were unbelievable. They were like jackals.
Read the FULL INTERVIEW at UK Glamour.