Robert Pattinson was seen looking ripped and a little sick on the set of New Moon in Italy yesterday. The 23 year-old Vampire-playing heartthrob took off his shirt and sported painted-on spots for a scene in which he kisses his on-screen human love interest, played by Kristen Stewart. Pattinson is so buff it looks like his abs are painted on. I’m beginning to see his appeal.
I don’t pay a lot of attention to the Twilight-related gossip, but Kaiser reported a story yesterday in which a random woman who met Pattinson at a party in Cannes was sort-of claiming to have hooked up with him. It didn’t seem likely to be true, and it looked like the girl was hoping to get some mileage out of being photographed sitting next to Pattinson.
There are all sorts of rumors that Robert and Kristen are hooking up, but that just seems to be based on the fact that the younger cast members party together. Kristen has a long term boyfriend, Michael Angarano, who In Touch reported earlier this month “has been on the New Moon set almost every day.” I wonder if he’s in Italy and if he saw these kissing scenes being shot. You can understand why people think Kirsten and Robert might have something going on. They look pretty cute together and seem to have good chemistry.