In the latest Twilight movie news, actor Robert Pattinson has admitted that being part of the “Twilight Saga” can “get a little boring” for him. That’s what the actor who plays Edward Cullen told The New York Times in their recent interview. He added â€œThe good news is that the whole thing is done in seven months.â€
It’s understandable for Pattinson to make these comments, mainly because “Twilight” is what he’s become most known for. He obviously wants to get out of the “shadows” of Eclipse, New Moon and Breaking Dawn so he can become known for other roles. Playing a pasty vampire who’s always glued to Kristen Stewart’s side has to be a bit boring after a while, even if it gets him plenty of female fans’ attention.
Author and Wesleyan University film studies chairwoman Jeanine Basinger says Pattinson may need to worry about playing Edward Cullen so much. She tells the Times: â€œThe question is whether an actor is so perfect at one thing at a particular point in time that the audience refuses to accept him as anything else.â€ That could become Pattinson’s fate since he will be the star actor in five huge Twilight films forever interlocked with the hysteria behind the novels. He may want to talk shop with fellow actor Harrison Ford who has made a great career of films, including playing two well known roles for major movie franchises – Han Solo and Indiana Jones (Star Wars, Indiana Jones).
According to the Times though, Pattinson’s estimate it will all be done in seven months might be a gross underestimate. They believe the “Breaking Dawn” project which will be split into two will see its end come in Summer 2012. Sorry Rob sounds like the boredom may go on a few more years! At least he has his current role in “Water for Elephants” and a few other possible films coming up to occupy himself!
Check out the full NY Times interview with Robert Pattinson here.
Do you think Robert Pattinson will be able to escape the shadow of Twilight and find fame in future movie roles, or will he always be known as Edward Cullen? Would he have been smart to ditch the final two films, or is the payoff more worth it?