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'Twilight' countdown: Robert Pattinson answers even more of your questions

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In the second part of our fan-powered Robert Pattinson interview (Part I is here), Rob talks -- and giggles -- about reading his fan mail (yup, he reads a lot of it), that crazy trip to Mexico, playing Salvador Dali in "Little Ashes" and what he likes best about himself.

Again, if your question didn't make it this time, I'll be talking to the cast Saturday, and I'll make a final attempt to get some in. I'll also be speaking with Kristen Stewart at length, so any lingering questions for her should go in the comments section below.

Come back Saturday when the winner of this week's Caption This! contest is announced.

Do you read the fan mail?

Yeah. I do that quite a lot actually, because I get batches sent from London. I go through tons and tons of it at a time. I get sent some good stuff. I’ve gotten some really good books. I had this amazing thing made by a fan website, this really amazing bound book with all of these notes inside it. I mean, it must have taken ages to make. I remember thinking, "Why?" (laughs). But, no, it was amazing. Someone sent me a book I’m reading right now, a book of Charles Baudelaire poems. I thought, "Wow, I was going to buy that." That was nice.

Do you have a team that helps you wade through or do you go through it all yourself?

I go through it myself, but I think I might get them censored, because I’m always expecting to get the one thing that says, "I know where you live and I’m going to kill you!" I’m always expecting that to come, but it never seems to arrive. I never get any negative mail, so someone must be censoring them.

What is the scariest thing a fan has done to get your attention?

I haven’t really had any scary moments! I’m just scared of crowds (laughs). I just think people require things of me whenever there’s a screaming crowd, and I always think I won’t be able to provide what they want, so that’s why I look scared all the time (laughs). Mexico was quite scary -– but in a good way. I mean, it’s always kind of amusing because it’s all so new to me.

There was plenty of video of your trip on YouTube.

It’s just funny. Like, "What are you guys on?" It’s funny. We couldn’t get away in the car.

So what happens when you’re trapped? Catherine Hardwicke told me about fans getting up-close-and-personal with you in Italy during the book signing ...

When you’re in a situation that feels like it’s gotten out of control, I find that the more you stress out about it, the worse it would get. The whole thing is just funny. It’s like if you have a whole crowd of people running down the street at you, screaming, if you just stood there and didn’t make any attempt to move away, they’d probably get up to you and go "Ummmmmm." The whole excitement of it is the hunt, isn’t it? I don’t know.

Had you known how huge “Twilight” was going to become, would you still have taken the role?

Yeah, definitely. I think I would have done it differently though. When I went into “Harry Potter,” I knew what the deal was, so I had this level of acceptance in my brain. It’s nice to know the whole situation before you do a part. But I liked doing "Twilight." It’s been a very interesting and bizarre experience for me, the whole thing.

Talk about “Little Ashes.” What was appealing about playing a young Salvador Dali?

When I took it, I didn’t know much about Dali. It was a good script and it was shooting in various different areas of Spain, which was a bonus. I knew very little about him, but I knew from seeing videos of him when he’s older, that he’s obviously kind of an extrovert. I hadn’t played that kind of a character before, so that was appealing. I researched tons and I wound up finding a lot of stuff that I liked about him just as a man, not necessarily as an artist.

Are there any other kind of roles you hope come your way not that your profile’s been raised considerably?

I don’t have any ideas about it. When I like something, I’m always shocked that I like it. They’re always really different. But I don’t really have any specific hopes about it.

Is there any one you really want to work with on a project?

Not really. I’d like to work with Jack Nicholson because I was so obsessed with him when I was younger.


I just wanted to be cool? (laughs). He’s the one actor that anything he does…if you see a movie with Jack Nicholson in it, you know it’s worth having. He’s got a good record.

What is the best and the worst thing about being a celebrity?

The best thing is you’re seen differently in the eyes of the industry. And that’s kind of necessary to get the jobs you want. A lot of the time, it’s helpful to be famous.

The worst thing is getting photographed. I just never liked getting photographed. It’s not exactly that bad a thing. You really have to have caused it to get photographed all the time, so it’s not that much of a hassle for me.

If you had three hours of free time right now, what would you do with them?

Go to sleep.

What is your favorite thing to do all by yourself?


What’s the best book you’ve read recently? You’re not allowed to say “Twilight.”

(Laughs) “New Moon.” (Laughs again). I recently read a book of E.M Forster’s short stories that was really good.

It’s been reported that you said you’d originally wanted to do political speech writing. Is that something you still want to do?

That’s what I wanted to do while I was in school, yeah. I just liked the whole idea of it. I wanted to be involved with politics. That’s what my whole plan was. I was going to go to university and then I just thought, ‘Ah, I can’t be bothered to do anything’ (laughs). ‘I don’t want to do any more homework!’

What makes you cry?

Sometimes music. I very rarely cry about stuff. Or coughing. Coughing makes me cry sometimes (laughs).

What do you like best about yourself?

I like not really caring what people think of me. I mean, I kinda do, but at the same I don’t at all (laughs). I can’t really tell which one is true.

-- Denise Martin

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Do you like Italy?

I am utterly in love with him.

see the whole "if you just stood there and didn’t make any attempt to move away, they’d probably get up to you and go "Ummmmmm." The whole excitement of it is the hunt, isn’t it? I don’t know." is a lie because I think if he stood there defenselessly, everyone would try to jump him

Q for Rob - You have already addressed the girls who are going crazy for you, but how do you feel when a 30 or 40-something year old woman is swooning in the stands and is about to cry when you enter a room?
Q for Kristen - Are you ready for all the hate mail and criticizism that is coming your way, not because you had the priviledge of acting with Rob, but because you are the object of "Edwards" affection.
Love Robs answers. As I am reading them, I so can hear his voice and laughs (ha!ha!).

- tell us more about your on-set chemistry with Rob? was it really awkward at first pretending to be uncontrollably and irrevocably in love with him? :P

"Coughing." Hahahahaha, I mean I know people can write "lol" and "hahaha" when things aren't really funny, but his answer just caught me off guard! It was honestly hilarious. I'm using that, Rob. "Hey what makes you cry?" "Coughing. Coughing makes me cry sometimes." hahahahahahahaha I want to see some icons with that quote people!

For Rob:

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

For Kristen:

What's the best part about starring in a film?

For ROB:

What was the best Birthday or Christmas present you've received in your life?


1.) Knowing that you get A LOT of fan mail, which one was the best??
2.) If a fan wrote you a letter, would you respond??

Hi!! Awesome interview!!

Also Can you ask Kristen this same question that you asked Rob, because she doesn't really seem to be loving the attention as the rest do. I know she's shy, so I'd like to see what she says.

Had you known how huge “Twilight” was going to become, would you still have taken the role?

Lol! Coughing makes hom cry...Pfffft :-}

emmett: you look at that fine a;;
jasper: why are you lookingg at jessica's
butt you have rosalie, she might have
her's better than jessica. vampires
are all time sexy right baby.
alice: whatever you guys are some
major preverts;; oh look at mike
rosalie: wow this apple looks yummier
than my own emmett's...
edward: ugh why does my family
have some perverted minds....

Q for Kristen:
What type of movie genre do you like to do best?
Where is your favourite place in the world? Why do you like that place so much?
What is the nicest thing anyone has ever given you?

Q for Rob
How long have you and Tom Sturridge been friends?

To Robert A.K.A EDWARD

would you ever date kristen stewrt

I think it's great that he reads his fanmail, and deals with him by himself.
Even though he gets so much, he still has time to reply.
I received my picture back signed, so thanks alot to Rob. :)
I'm very excited to see Twilight.

what do your parents think about you acting?

These questions can be for Rob or Kristen, or both!!! :)

Do you still keep in touch with your family,or is it hard because of your busy schedule?
Also can you tell us anything new about your family?



I just have to say that you "Robert Pattinson" is an amazing actor! Your personality is just a bonus, and that smile of yours "WOW" lol. Your an awsome person and i dont think they could have picked anyone better to be "Edward Cullen" In fact i think everyone who was in that movie was outstanding and perfect! I hope to see all of you in the next 3 series. Which im dying for ;) But anyway again your awsome and truly amazing. And it's very sweet you actually read your fan mail not many probably do. Sooo hopefully a dream can come true and some day i can get your autograph in person. Im a military wife and i travel alot so i can dream that some day i'll get to meet you :D Your amazing, and your now my favorite actor "honestly" <3 Kisha

I live in Korea.
I want to know Robert Pattinson's e-mail.
I like him. He's beautiful. ^^

Robert how was it working with kristen for Twilight?And did you ever date a fan?(please date me i love you)

what do you like to do on your spare time?
and why?

What is being famous like to you and kristen.
if you were not famous what would you like to be.

If I am annoying you just let me know I will stop talking or questioning
I just wanted to let you know that kristen you have very good style and
robert you have a very cute smile evan though its not always suprise,
suprise that every girl is drooling over you not to be rude but do you
famous people evan take advantage of your fame and have some fun?

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