SCAN & TRANSLATION: Robert Pattinson talks Water For Elephants + NEW PIC

Gorgeous new scan of Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon with Tai from Style Magazine (Italian). The coloring of this still is killing me. It’s a truly beautiful shot. Peaceful… *tear*

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Translation (Please keep in mind that some things can be lost in translation):

The real prototype of these generational mutations is Rob Pattinson: 24 years old, an Englishman in Hollywood, where he became famous worldwide playing the pale vampire Edward Cullen (and, even before, Cedric Diggory, a model student at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series). He jokingly admits to be “nothing special, one of those who live in hotels and travel the world”. However, he created a new masculine identity, surprising even for the Facebook sub-culture who’s made him a star via the social network. Today is the eve of an important test for him: his new movie, WFE: he’s the protagonist of a melodramatic film, set in a circus, from the bestselling book by Sara Gruen. […]

Having been labelled as a teen idol, you’re now being tested as a true actor.
I had this chance to act with Cristoph Waltz and I fall in love with Marlena (Reese), his wife. Travelling with the circus, I visit areas of America far from Hollywood. There are dark secrets in this movie, as in life. And there’s this idea of life-saving love, which I believe in. I’m not cheesy, but I have a romantic soul.

Read the whole translated interview after the cut!

Do you get on well with girls?
I grew up with two older sisters, and I have a great respect for women. I hate the lack of prudishness, I get bored when people are ostentatious of their body. Sex and feeling for me walk side-by-side.

Your rock side: people say you spend nights with your friends listening to Tom Waits, Van Morrison and the late Jeff Buckley.
Music is a key aspect of my life. I wish I could play a movie about Buckley, his voice, his songwriting gave me a lot. I’m interested in his creativity, in his existence, even in his death by drowning in 1997, in the Mississippi.

What kind of use do you do of Internet?
A practical use. My favourite movie last year was The Social Network and one day I’d like to work with David Fincher. Everything he does is interesting, and he got the best out of an actor I really admire, Jesse Eisenberg.

Mr. Pattinson, you’re an idol. Who’s yours?
Jack Nicholson. He had a huge career and he always owned his characters. Whereas, in the end, for a lot of people, I am just Edward the vampire and in my life I’m just Robert. We share the same hairstyle. But when I read an entire article about my hair, I laugh my best British laugh. (Kate: And what a great laugh it is)

By the way: what brought you from London to Hollywood?
Difficult work perspectives. I didn’t have great experiences as an actor, I had posed rather awkwardly as a model; then, cinema. In Vanity Fair I was Reese’s son, while in this last movie I’m her lover.

To be honest, not a great curriculum.
No, and I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to be an actor; I had always thought I was going to be a writer or a musician. But then I fell In love with the adventurous aspect of cinema. And I found the discipline, the ethic, and let me tell you, the inner call, which helped me to give a proper structure to my life.

Fame was next, a non-human fame: the vampire. How did Rob Pattinson protect his persona from fans only interested in a celebrity?
I am a cinephile, I’ve always loved cinema. It’s a passion. Cinema has the most important, and the truest communicative task: it makes us dream, it broadens our imagination, and yes, it can help us become better people. I started studying French just because I was interested in the nouvelle vague director Godard. All of this doesn’t make me a “celebrity” even if I later entered the Hollywood system.

How important was your family in your education?
I have a solid family behind me, two sisters, Lizzie is a musician like me; yes I play piano and guitar and I even wrote songs for Twilight. I remain an Englishman, I still remember my days in a public school, the Harrodian, where I wasn’t an extraordinary student, but always curious and open to cultural variety. My family taught me a sense of reality, of duty, the refusal of any kind of hysteria and I’ve never considered myself superior to Americans because I’m from London. I hate every kind of snobbery: it has often racism behind it.
Bold

We know very little about your life. As a man and an actor, how would you describe yourself?
My father Richard sold cars for years, my mother works as an agent in the show business. I started acting almost by chance at school and I played in a band. I never asked for too many clothes and shoes, and I’ve never been a social climber and I’ll never be. I read a lot and I still do; my favourites are the Russian writers, Dostoevskij, Nabokov. They make fun of me on set because I’m always reading stuff. Lately I’ve been reading again my favourite English writer, Martin Amis. His books are extraordinary accounts of contemporary life and psychology.

What was the turning point from the status of young actor to superstar?
I came to a point where I said: I’m going to be a professional actor, looking for the origins of my characters, making something real out of this ephemeral job. This will allow me to live the life I want to live, to be active in green politics, to be a citizen of the world. Fame is an handicap, not a privilege, it often complicates things. I try to not fall in the web of top class hotels, first-class flights, designers sending you tons of stuff, thousands of girls everywhere..

Can you resist everything? Can you define yourself by what you refuse? You’re immune to gossip?
My private life is off-limit. I’ve never spoken about my flirts, I’m not a man for short and superficial love affairs. I don’t talk about my relationships with female friends, not to mention how I don’t talk about my relationship with Kristen Stewart, an actress I admire because she’s a real person, and a real actress. It was the chemistry I had with her helped me to get my role in Twilight. I don’t let people take pics of the houses I rented both in New York and London. When I’m in L.A. I live mostly in hotels. You can live very well in the anonymity of a hotel room, especially when you have a piano to play.

How important do you consider your style, the clothes you wear?
I like dressing Calvin Klein, English shoes, Tshirts and comfortable jeans. I’ve always been influenced by James Dean’s look. Yesterday elegance was conformism, today it’s individuality. Maybe we should find a balance.

Memorable travels around the world?
I avoid going on vacation to trendy places, I prefer road trips with friends, like students who choose nice motels, cafes in the depths of America, where a lot of people can’t even recognize me. Simple people who teach me how life is not Twilight. I travel to keep my feet firmly on the ground.

Are you interested in the real world?
I’m still interested into green politics and animals, preferably without paparazzi following me around. I have a dog, my true life companion, that’s never going to be in a photo shoot. This whole animal welfare thing is deeply in my heart: it was a real joy to be able to work with so many different species in WFE. I have a democratic and liberal concept of my life.

Congratulations. But don’t you think this is a super-serious attitude for an actor famous like you?
This is me, just me: I’m not interested in casual relationships, I need to know people, I’m not making an existential statement here: simply, I want a family, with 2 or 3 kids. Not funny? I really wish I could talk to animals more than to people who think they know me just from my movies.

Cosmopolis, Cronenberg’s move, is really going to be super-serious, from DeLillo’s novel, a metaphorical trip into America before 9/11.
I portray a contemporary man: ambitions, velleity, subterranean anxiety. Great stuff.

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About tinkrbe1l3

Fan and supporter of all things Robert Pattinson. Co-chauffeur on CosmopolisFilm.com, co-blogger on RobsessedPattinson.com, co-kinker on WaterForElephantsFilm.com, as well as upcoming films: theroverfilm.com, holdontomefilm.com, missionblacklist.com, mapstothestarsfilm.com, queenofthedesertfilm.com. Co-blogger on RobertPattinsonFilms.com
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  • Sue

    theyre lovely pictures, “peacfull” it sounds like he really enjoyed filming, comments about him have been that he does get stressed when theres too much going on,and when scenes are too corriagraphed(?) he was saying one film he enjoyed more was the style of shooting was so different , easier , Im sure it makes a huge difference its learning to adapt to so many different styles of working Im sure just having a different director changes things a lot. just seeing how he is in different interviews when its calm and hectic hes quite different , he used to get really stressed out before interviews but he seems to be coping better

  • Kelli

    It just seems to me that Robert was one with Tai, he truly bonded with her. When ever he talks about her, you can see this utter love and respect for her wash over his face. I think that this movie is going to be HUGE and not just cause there is an elephant in it :)…sometimes after you follow an actor you find that they are really self absorbed and full of themselves and the shine (no pun intended) is removed from them but truly after all of the millions of interviews that I have seen or read Rob is still the same. He still seems like all of this adoration is a mystery to him and that is what makes him so enduring, beautiful and adorable and the fact that he’s not bad to look at is a major plus! I hope the best for him in the future. I will be following his star for many, many years to come and it will be nice to know that I will be able to remember when it first started to shine…..

  • Sue

    I havnt noticed advertising in the UK , we dont get US mags
    has Reese done interviews for WFE I have only noticed a short video?
    could someone please explain the screening for WFE , they were having one but it was cancelled?
    I think its funny style has used an old 2008 picture , he didnt like this one because it looks too different to him

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  • Sus

    That is an incredible picture of Reese and Rob w/Rosie (Tai)…thanks for sharing! I can hardly wait for April 22!!!

  • http://twitter.com/vivilitt ViviLit

    It’s interesting how the best interviews of Rob are the ones from foreign press. The american interviewers always seems to want more drama, and more superficial things.

    Of course we have to consider the lost in translation effet, probably there’s more humor in Robs responses for instance. But yet the questions are better, and that makes up for better answers ’cause the person giving the interview don’t get terribly bored.

    Yet, most of america get those awful interviews from where they take parts of the context to make it even more melodramatic in gossip blogs. No wonder why people who doesn’t follow his carrer has this perception of him. Everytime I see the dreadful nickname RPatz I roll my eyes, everytime theres a pun with his name and Vampire stuff too. And I also stoped reading comments ’cause GOD even when you try be diplomatic people from all around jump you. The other they I tried to put a discussion on perspective I got bad comments for both ends of the spectrum (twihards and haters) so I gave up.

    We need more serious interviews with him like this!

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  • kirami cool

    @ViviLit
    you are absolutly right

  • Rachel

    Thanks for posting this article. This is one of the most revealing interviews I’ve ever read with Robert. It shows a serious, thoughtful man who is going to live life on his own terms. Obviously in person on the spot he is more humorous and less articulate but I’m hoping that this is more the real Robert Pattinson. US interviewers seems to ask the silliest questions and eventually everybody asks him about Kristen.

    I was interested in his involvement with animals and green politics. Revealed a different side of him that I had not hear about before.