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'Twilight' Countdown: Robert Pattinson and his vampire pals

20 days left...


As promised, here is the early edition of the paper's Sunday story on "Twilight." Times writer Gina McIntyre spent a sunny afternoon -- read: scorching hot at 100 degrees F -- with the actors who play three Cullen sibs: Robert Pattinson (Edward), Kellan Lutz (Emmett) and Nikki Reed (Rosalie).

She learned about Robert's "embarrassing" on-set injury...

For the movie's action sequences, the actors experimented with stunts and wire work, which Pattinson admits did not play to his strengths. "I got injured on the first shot of the first day," he said. "I wasn't even doing a stunt. I was just trying to pick up Kristen and I almost tore my hamstring because I hadn't been doing enough squats. It was very embarrassing."

...and what the boys did to wind down...

"When we did have those hard days," added Lutz, 23, "we would go back to Rob's room. He had a couple of guitars in there and a lot of great music. It was really fun being able to relax and have the cast come together, having that time just to bond and not really be actors but friends."

Rob_5Read the whole thing here, and leave your feedback below.

And I have more good news! I just confirmed that I will be talking to RPattz himself Election Day  Tuesday. I'd like to devote that Q&A strictly to the best questions I get from you guys, the fans. I won't be able to ask every single one submitted, but rest assured I'll select a most representative bunch. Once again, fire away!

Also, don't forget to check back in tomorrow to find out who won last Saturday's Caption This contest, and to participate in the next.

-- Denise Martin


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I know I personally want to hear him talk about Little Ashes and How To Be more...Little Ashes is still such a mystery to us. We know he did research for the role of Dali, but how far did it take him? What is he most wanting to show us in his portrayal of Dali? Is he ready for such a drastic turn in fan reactions?

And Twilight wise, considering how his popularity has sky-rocketed thanks to his Edward portrayal, how has it changed him personally? (Not being able to walk down the street without a scream or two? Having to be be in three places at once to promote? Having to buy new clothing and not being able to cut his hair to keep up the image his managers want?)

Sounds like 20 questions! I just want to hear new...different questions that he hasn't been bored to tears with... Can't wait to read it all!

I'd like to know what kinds of books Rob reads...I've read in a couple of on-set interviews that he reads the most interesting stuff. Also, what bands does he listen to?

What's a typical day in the life of Rob Pattinson like?

I would love to hear your music live. Have you considered touring?

My question for Robert:
Did playing Edward have influence on you as a person and as an actor?

Question for Robert:

Music seems to be very significant in your life. What are some of the bands/songs that you have discovered that you can't live without? I.e. A song that you MUST sing along with loudly and obnoxiously every time you hear it, if you ever do that sort of thing.

Do you find it difficult to be away from your family and England? You seem to be very busy lately which would prevent you from visiting home. How do you stay connected?

I have a question to submit for Rob's next interview:

Being that you and Kristen are both obviously beautiful people with chemistry between you, is it possible to spend so much time "working" on love scenes and not just get lost in the moment and carried away? Do you allow yourself to just get caught up in it and go with it or is there some secret you employ to keep it on a strictly "professional" level? I cannot imagine kissing you under any circumstances and not just getting really carried away with it!!!

Robert: I've been very impressed with your humble attitude in the face of the insanity that is your growing popularity. While fame is great for your independant projects such as "How to be" and "Little Ashes", often unexpected fame can hurt a person as they try to cope with the lack of privacy and crushing expectations. What helps you stay grounded in the face of such overwhelming adoration?

I was just wondering if you could ask Rob what his favorite food and dessert is? Also, what's on his ipod? and what is jis favorite color?!

Is this where we ask a question for Rob? I hope so because here's mine. :)

Twilight has become a blockbuster before even hitting theaters. Do you think this will change the roles you are offered in the future? What type of roles are you hoping for?

Thanks for this opportunity!


PS- Will you be posting the questions you choose, or should we just be watching out for your interview? Thanks again! :)

I have a question for Rob. Who or what has had the biggest impact on your life thus far and also, what is your favorite type of music? I love folky/bluesy type music and especially yours... do any specific musicians inspire you?

Rob seems to be a very private person so my question is :If you knew how big Twilight was going to be and how much your life would change (i.e. getting mobbed at the airport in Mexico) would you still have taken the role?

I don't know if that's a good question, but I am very curious to know. Thanks!

Thanks Denise/Gina for a great article.

My question for Rob is:

Does he have a favourite football(soccer) team in England?


First, like to say this gentleman has been a breath of fresh air as an actor in which I haven't seen in a long time. Keep up the tremendous work,now;

You have been quoted as saying you would like to be involved in political speeches. With our voting for our next leader in this country today, would this political position interest you here in this country, your home or a more broader area? And why does this field interest you?

First, like to say this gentleman has been a breath of fresh air as an actor in which I haven't seen in a long time. Keep up the tremendous work, now question;

You have been quoted as saying you would like to be involved in political speeches. With our voting for our next leader in this country today, would this interest you here in this country, your home or a broader area? And why does this field interest you?

There are some super funny photoshopped Twilight posts and comments on LJ’s ONTD blog. Here are a few amusing posted gifs inspired by his bro-mance with Tom Sturridge:


Oh and my personal fav is “nuttymadam” : http://www.youtube.com/user/nuttymadam3575. She posts youtube reaction vid’s every time something new is released – it’s so hilarious, but he may want to look into a restraining order. Just curious if Rob keeps up with the blogs and if he’s run across anything that he thought was particularly funny or outrageous.

Hey Rob:)
Do you ever regret being a celebrity especially with all the hype and unwanted attention or just being limited in doing normal things?
As pathethic as it sounds,is looks seriously important to you?
What else would you rather being doing right NOW?

As an actor, I would LOVE to ask Rob some questions!

-I think your choice in material has been great so far-ranging from highly popular vampires to controversial Salvador Dali. When playing your characters, is there anything you wouldn't do that a particular role has called for?? Do you have a line on what you would or never do in a film?

You have to ask Rob these questions! What has been the most difficult character for you to portray or just get into as an actor and how did you overcome that difficulty? Also, Which character portrayal came the most naturally to you that maybe you thought would be difficult but was not difficult at all? Tell Rob Cloressa and the rest of the girls in Blockbuster District 380 have the upmost respect for him as an actor and as an individual. WE LOVE YOU SPUNK!

Thanks for giving us the oppurtunity to get some questions out there..'


For future projects, is there a role or charter type you would like to portray? Is there an actor, friend or infuential/inspirational role model, you would like to work with?


Now that you can't walk down a street without hearing someone scream "OME! EDWARD CULLEN!" and you've been mobbed by fans (i.e. Mexico), do you regret having signed on for "Twilight"? Do you think you would have been better off (or happier) by sticking to indies and small projects?

Who are your favorite bands, types of music? If you were to shoot New Moon, what part are you most looking forward to? I think the whole scene in Italy could be awesome.

My question for Rob:

He has done everything from hollywood blockbuster to extraordinary indie films. What are his aspirations/goals career wise? Does he want to do an action flick? romantic comedy? musical? or an oscar-worthy drama? etc.

Who would he vote for if he could?

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