Robert Pattinson tried to get a six-pack, admits jealousy over Taylor Lautner’s bod

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Hold on to your shirts, folks, for it’s gonna be a long haul until Breaking Dawn – Part I arrives in U.S. theaters on November 18, and there’s also the overseas circuit to consider as well. Here we go with the first bit of international coverage, which involves Robert Pattinson being his usual, self-deprecating self for Mexico’s 15 a 20 (15 to 20) magazine. Yes, I used Google translate for accuracy (pathetic, right?) there even though I took four years of Spanish. At any rate, Sparklepants has revealed that this shooting movie was quite unlike any other Twilight film, for he actually tried to get his hipster, pot-smoking body into some semblance of physical shape. It’s kind of funny, really:

On Working With Bill Condon: He’s a director that likes to get involved, and he’s also a writer, so he can adapt things in the moment. Something very cool is that before everything used to be so strict “This is how it’s in the book, this is how it’s going to be in the film,” but sometimes things don’t look as good onscreen as they do in paper, so Bill was very daring in interpreting some things differently.

On Fiming The Sex Scene: The sex scene is never described in the book, so every single person who read it had their own idea in their mind. The entire time we were filming it we thought “We have to make this look spectacular to everyone,” and we were thinking on how to meet people’s expectations. But you also worry about how you’re going to look, I had never been so worried about that before, but after seeing how much Taylor works out for the movies, I thought “Well, everybody is really going to judge me now.” I always tried to think about positions where where I could tense the muscles, and suck in my belly… Ok, I think I just gave the most vain answer I could come up with.

On Taking His Shirt Off: Especially because in this saga the body of the characters seems to be a big deal. So in this movie I thought, “OK, it’s the last one, I’m getting a six pack,” and I tried, but it’s VERY hard. I worked out so hard for 6 months, so after filming the sex scene the first thing I thought was “Time to eat!”

On Vampire Sex: Bill helped us a lot. I knew it would be a very important and scary scene for Kristen and for me, so he gave us many ideas, because like I said, the book just describes the morning after and that’s it, so we had to play what happened before like in “True Blood,” but in the end everything came out great, we shot several scenes and the cuts were edited just perfect.

Yes. I haven’t seen much of ["True Blood"] but people tell me Twilight is about abstinence, and about vampires not killing people, and True Blood is a total blood bath, more gory, and in this last movie the characters finally have passionate moments and, blah blah blah. So everybody obviously wonders “How do vampires have sex?” and it’s difficult to put that in a scene and actually make it trascendental. I think that’s something that would be weird to see in this saga, without making it, you know, dirty. Am I making sense? I don’t think I answered that question, we were just talking about sex (laughs).

On His Life After Twilight: I’m a very paranoid person, and I feel like if I don’t keep making movies, everything will be over quickly and I’ll have a mental breakdown. So I just think about working and never stop working until people stop hiring me.

[From Twilight Poison]

Poor Robert! He actually did get shirtless already for New Moon; but if I recall correctly, those abdominal muscles were the crack work of some very inspired makeup artist:

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So I guess for now, we’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for those sparkly abdominal muscles. And yes, I’ll go watch Breaking Dawn in the theater. At this point, I’m justifying the act because of my daughter, who received a cardboard Edward Cullen cutout for Christmas last year. Still, I can’t help laughing along with these terrible movies too, and I do hope that Sparkles has a career beyond Twilight. He just needs to move beyond playing the heartthrob in all of his other movies.

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Photos courtesy of Fame; shirtless Rob photo courtesy of BellaandEdward.com

 

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  1. layla says:

    I do not get the hotness with this one. Great profile but from the front, he looks like a muppet – especially that magazine cover!

  2. gee says:

    Lulz. Some people just don’t get muscles.

  3. Saskia says:

    Haha, this poor dumb schlub is so unintentionally hilarious. He’s like this generation’s Leonardo DiCaprio. He could be successful long-term just like DiCaprio (who was never in great physical shape either) if he makes it a point to choose roles that suit his (rather limited) strengths. Isn’t it funny how every generation of tween girls (& their moms) falls hard for some ditzy, doughy, squinty, rodent-faced Muppet looking weirdo?

  4. Danziger says:

    Well he is charming as hell, I’ll give him that. Can’t harbor no hate for him, and I do hope he’ll have a career after this in movies.

  5. ladybert62 says:

    Why is this guy famous again? He does nothing for me (give me that hottie english guy you had last week – now that one filled my dreams up! ha ha – oops, sorry hubby, I was just kidding!!!)

  6. podzol says:

    I’m with you Danziger, while I’ve tried to give his acting a try and haven’t quite figured it out, he’s so endearingly charming in his interviews that it’s hard not to root for him to succeed post-Twilight.

  7. dave says:

    He doesn’t need make-up to portray a vampire. Srly this guy is just pale. Get some sun brother.

  8. Happy21 says:

    I never really did get his appeal physically but I would agree with the poster above that he is damned charming. I watch the movies because they are fun and I read the books.

  9. cmc says:

    I’m not a fan of Twilight, but I simply adore him because he played Cedric Diggory.

  10. Reece says:

    “Time to eat!” is my new mantra. haha

    As for the acting he’s supposed to be a d**k in Bel Ami…at least in the book he is. I’m waiting to see that.

  11. almond says:

    A great actor he ain’t. But he’s so damn endearing and charming in interviews. Genuinely self-deprecating, not just doing a put-on to seem humble. And yes, “Time to eat!” is a great mantra.

  12. Victoria says:

    he is the fugliest hottest guy ever.

  13. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    He’s so likable in these interviews it makes me overlook his bad acting. I like his vain answer, it was so human. Kristen would have said how she thought about the “art” of it all. He just wanted to be in positions he could look hot! Come on, how do you not love that answer.

  14. testington says:

    when is this gooney looking kid going away?

  15. emma says:

    Love him. He’s always very charming in interviews. I think he’ll have a career beyond Twilight. He has star power and charisma onscreen.

  16. Lalala says:

    I adore him. I just hope he eventually learns to act. I think of how bad Matt Dillon was when he started out and it gives me hope for RPattz’s future.

  17. katie says:

    aww i adore RP, and i think his personality (not stuck up/full of himself like a man god) will keep fans rooting for him to get more work. hes like that nerd that became really hot and has no idea what its like to think of himself as sexy. i love that about him, i hope he stays a level headed goof and gets some good roles after twilight.

  18. Mouse says:

    He seems naturally sweet and genuinely likable. He has a shy boy charisma that is really appealing. I don’t think he’ll have any trouble moving on to other projects as an actor. Might speed things up if he’d ditch the K-Stew monster…