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