Here is the piece written by Chris Weitz about Rob for the "Time's Most Influential People" issue (or whatever it's called). Chris has some really sweet things to say about Rob and it seems that he really "gets" Rob. It's also got a bit of the typical dry Chris Weitz humor as well.
I have to be careful about what I write here because it will be tweeted the moment TIME hits the stands. And if I say something bad about Rob Pattinson, I'm dead meat. That's the devotion the Twilight films inspire. It's certainly not how he planned it. And though I am continually impressed by the aplomb with which he handles the hysteria, I occasionally think he would take it all back if given the chance. Because essentially, Rob, 23, is a reserved, bookish sort of specimen, a guy who'd rather spend the night at the corner table in the pub with friends — a bit of a weirdo, frankly, in the best sense.
So how to write about someone who seems to answer Freud's rhetorical question, What do women want? Perhaps it's just worth pointing out that it'd be fun to have a beer with him even if he weren't Edward Cullen. That we haven't seen a tenth of what he can do onscreen. And that important things, beyond the veil of Hollywood, occupy his time too — music, conversation, ideas, a sense of the absurd. Which, maybe, explains why he never gets to my e-mails. I love you, Rob! Call me!
Weitz directed The Twilight Saga: New Moon
, hope your son's circus show goes well tonight.
, I'm with you on Rob definitely being more influential than Lady Gaga...what's up with that?
It's probably a good idea that you don't listen to Eclipse
too often on audiobook--you might run off the road or run someone else over.
I think the news about Bill Condon directing Breaking Dawn
is interesting. I loved Chicago
, but haven't seen any of his other movies. As several of you said, the fact that he is also a screenwriter can only help make sense of the mockery that Melissa Rosenberg is probably making with her version of the Breaking Dawn
script, as we speak. And Stephanie being named as a producer on the film....pretty cool and it's about damn time.
However, I must say I hope Stephanie misses the day they film the honeymoon scene on Isle Esme.
They can still make the love scenes very tender and romantic and within the constraints of PG-13 (a'la Remember Me
) without completely and totally fading to black,
as somebody already mentioned on the thread. C'mon Stephanie...it's Rob and Kristen for goodness sake....you gotta give us something!
I'll be out of touch for a couple of days as I'm getting together with a couple of college girlfriends for a relaxing weekend in North Carolina. Unfortunately I have about an 18-hour drive (round trip) alone, ahead of me. I do have an audiobook, a couple of my favorite CD's, my Ipod with the Twilight
and New Moon
soundtracks, and a couple of Harry Potter and Twilight podcasts I downloaded (yes, I'm that dorky).
Now...if only I had an audio version of some of our favorite fanfics. Can you imagine if we had an audio version of Rob reading Emancipation Proclamation
, The University of Edward Masen
, Clipped Wings and Inked Armor
, or The Training
Dear God....I would drive my car all the way through North Carolina and into the Atlantic Ocean.
Hope all of you have lovely weekends! I'll miss you guys and I'll check in Sunday night when I'm back home--to lots of lovely Robcrack from all of you I'm sure.
EDIT: Here's the picture that took my Robginity. It didn't hurt a bit.