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'Twilight' Countdown: Robert Pattinson invites fans to chat

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Last month, my Times colleague Gina McIntyre got to interview several of the vampires from "Twilight" for a story on the upcoming film. Of course, much of her lengthy conversation with Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz didn't make the final version. (That story hits stands Sunday, but I'll be posting it early Friday just for you guys. Call it "Twilight" at 9 a.m. Don't forget!)

Gina has agreed to shower us with the uncensored bits you won't find in the paper from now until the premiere. First up, Pattinson reveals that talking to his fans is "always kind of nice." That looks like an invitation to me.

Here's an excerpt:

For someone who can’t go to a shopping mall without getting mobbed, Robert Pattinson seems awfully uncomfortable in the spotlight. The actor told The Times he hates to watch himself on screen, though he said he might make an exception for “Twilight.” 

“I am kind of curious. I guess now the character has become this semi-iconic thing to quite a lot of people.”

Um, you could say that.

Pattinson, or R. Patz, as he’s been dubbed by the adoring fandom, said he knew that big changes were in store as soon as he landed the role of Edward in the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel. What tipped him off? Teenage girls began following him around London.

“It’s happened since the day it got said that I was playing the part,” Pattinson said, running his hands through his hair. “It was like a day when it changed. [People went from saying] ‘Are you the guy from ‘Harry Potter’? to ‘It’s Edward!’ It’s really, really strange.”

When asked if he thinks he’ll ever become accustomed to that aspect of his newfound celebrity, he simply replied, “No. It’s just a certain amount of acceptance, I guess. The only kind of strange thing is when you get photographed,” he continued. “When people come up to you, it’s completely understandable, but if someone’s secretly photographing you that’s kind of weird. I don’t think you’d ever get used to that. You can’t really live normally when that’s happening. But people coming up to you is always kind of nice. I don’t do anything during my day, so it’s someone to talk to.”

-- Denise Martin


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Seriously this man is a dream come true. Each new thing I read about him just confirms it again and again.

Ok so I'll always talk to you during the day then since you dont have anything to do =)

RPattz, not R. Patz.

He needs a stylist and several baths. Dude doesn't know what shampoo and soap are.

He's so adorable! I want to talk to him. How can anyone not fall head over heels for this man?! Most genuine celebrity ever.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the LATIMES??!!

Give us A LOT A LOT A LOT of Robert in the coming days.

He's absolute perfection. We see and embrace his flaws. He's all sorts of wonderful.

If anyone deserves the buzz and attention it's Robert. He's not just another pretty face, he has actual talent to back it up.

Keep an eye on him, he will do great things.

Thanks 4 Rob today!

Aw, what a guy! It's crazy because the amount of fame he's going to get after Twilight, is going to be insane. I hope he stays the same humble and wonderful guy he is. I don't want Hollywood to change him. He's too good for them.

LUCKY LATIMES people. I hope you have a lot more Rob for us in the next days.

What I would give to sit and have an interview with Robert.

He's talented, the looks are just a bonus.

He is going to be HUGE! I don't think he's aware. It's going to be intresting to watch. Love him! Give us more Rob.

I never fan girl over actors but Rob Pattinson is my one exception. He's so worth my adoration. I cant wait to see him play Salvador Dali

I love the last line "I don't do anything during the day, so it's someone to talk to." He is so humble and funny, I understand why everyone loves him so much.

Just when I think he can't get any better, he does. Always so modest and adorable. God he's gorgeous.

I adore this actor. Its as simple as that.

Such a talented actor. I'm so glad people are going to see that for themselves. He was an exceptional Dali

LA Times can you find out mor eon Rob's new project Parts Per Billion and what other projects he's doing besides the Twilight films. I'd love him to play Perseus in Clash of the Titans.

He seems like the sweetest guy! So down to earth and real. He's crazy good looking, he could have easily been a douche. But luckily it's not the case with Rob.

I heart him.

Most talented young actor out right now!

I've never gone above and beyond for an actor or celeb before. But he deserves it. He's just diffrent. It's very refreshing. He will be around a very long time. He's a good guy.

AWE! Rober​t!​ If I ever see you aroun​d I will DEFIN​ITELY​ talk to you! We can go for coffe​e (or tea if you like)​ and we can chit chat all after​noon!​ *​sigh*​

He's not only a brilliant actor but a soulful and incredible musician. Robert is very very special. I can't wait for the rest of the world to see what I see.

He's above the rest. A great guy!

He melts my heart! Absolutely wonderful. It's not just his beautiful face, but the things he says. Just wow.

lmao at the last part, he and johnny depp wouldn't get along... THANK YOU DENISE! aside from MTV and Reelzchannel this seems to be the only site getting interviews from the celebs. Keep up the great articles!

I want to meet him and have a great convo with him. He seems like the most interesting person. The diversity in his roles are incredible. A real talent.

Yay, we get Rob today! Thank you for this. I can't say enough good things about Rob. It's a never ending list. The boy is magic.

How I love this man. Words can't even begin to describe it.

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