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Robert Pattinson Says He May Make A Movie With Harmony Korine, Admits He Was "Bruised" By 'Twilight' Critics

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 6, 2014 3:16 PM
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Robert Pattinson, Harmony Korine

"The first time I ever felt like I was seeing an adult when I looked at myself on screen, was when I discovered the Dior ad that I filmed last year, directed by Romain Gavras," Robert Pattinson told Premiere (via Maps To The Stars Fansite) magazine (see the ad below), and it's been a long battle for the actor to be seen as something more than just a YA hunk. While "Twilight" shot him to fame, breaking out of that public persona was difficult. "After being dissed for years because of 'Twilight,' my ego was a little bruised," he admits. But he's got great reasons to be feeling much better about himself and his career.

Next week, the actor will be at Cannes for the second time, this time with two films to his name: David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars" and David Michod's "The Rover." And he's incredibly proud of those movies, and the choices he's making. " 'The Rover' confirmed this feeling [as an adult], which continued on 'Life,' the film I just shot with [Anton] Corbijn. I think I have more confidence in myself and these Cannes selections are helping a lot," Pattinson stated. And he's been getting some solid advice from those he's worked with.

"I remember seeing Juliette [Binoche] before we started shooting the [sex] scene [in 'Cosmopolis']. She was giving me advice: 'Keep choosing classy projects and filming intelligent films,' " Pattinson shared. And his next moves are definitely intriguing.

In our recent interview with James Gray, the director confirmed "The Lost City Of Z" with Pattinson and Benedict Cumberbatch was next, but before that, the actor reveals he might be doing something very unexpected. "In the meantime, I might film something with Harmony Korine, with whom I’ve been dreaming to work since I was 17, like with James Gray. I keep asking him what the film is about but he doesn’t want to tell me," Pattinson said. Damn.

So what could the project be? Well, anything really, but in the spring of 2013, it was reported that one of the films Korine was developing, and that could be his next, was about a multi-generational family of criminals in the South. Of course, that logline in the hands of Korine could be anything.

We'll certainly be keeping our ear to the ground for what Korine may be brewing next. As for Pattinson, he'll be shooting "The Lost City Of Z" in January, he's still got Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert" on the way, and it looks like he's been following Binoche's advice to the letter.

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  • Windstone | May 7, 2014 3:30 PMReply

    I'm calling it early - David Michod's The Rover for the win. @TheRoverFilm RT @sydfilmfest Screening in Official Competition #SydFilmFest

    This was a tweet by Tweet from Hollywood Reporter critic in Sydney, Megan Lehmann.

    The oddsmakers have Maps to the Stars as a favorite, in the top three films with a good chance of taking the grand prize at the Cannes Festival. I'd say Pattinson has a career most actors under 30 would envy.

  • Mi | May 7, 2014 11:05 AMReply

    Thanks Kevin Jagernauth for professional write up.I love Dior commercial but prefere uncensored director's cut:)

  • izzy | May 7, 2014 10:37 AMReply

    It's shame that when a legitimate film blog tries try to have a credible discussion about either Pattinson or Stewart's career, the idiot fans of each of these young actors turn the comments section into an embarrassment. These are the people who have made it so hard for each of these young actors to be taken seriously - I'm sure they both find this continued behavior repugnant.

  • Andy | May 10, 2014 6:53 PM

    I find your comment offensive Izzy. I doubt the real fans of these actors are the culprits you claim are responsible for the damage to their credibility. The fans are the people who stick up for the actors. So before you go calling the fans idiots and embarrassments, you should consider the fact that without the fans, you wouldn't be reading this blog.

  • LILY | May 8, 2014 2:05 PM

    A shame indeed. Such immature fans.

  • Shelley Dustin | May 7, 2014 10:18 AMReply

    Me & my boyfriend was planning to get married last month, just last week we had some argument that made him get angry on me just because of the argument, he said we will not be married again and the next day he left me and we broke up. I still loved him and I wanted him to marry me, for me to get him back i had no choice than to contacted dr.marnish@ yahoo. com to help me and the my lover died two days later, he is a CURSE!

  • betty b | May 7, 2014 9:31 AMReply

    Great Actor ! Great Career ahead ! Many in Hollywood "who truly count" are praising and admire your career choices. It is wonderful to hear (means you are listening) you repeat advice from Julianne Moore:" Keep choosing classy projects and filming intelligent films." Blockbusters are great monetary investment to the movie industry but can also be shorterm for the actor/actress. Indies show versatility and a great foundation for a long lasting career in the movie industry. Fickle fans come and go.. no great loss there. Your true fans will continue to follow your career and articles headlined 'Robert Pattinson'. God-Speed :-)

  • wolfie | May 7, 2014 6:35 AMReply


  • Oliver | May 7, 2014 4:43 AMReply

    I recognize you, Matthew Goode. You hate Pattinson, but oddly, you stalk all articles where he's mentioned and leave some negative comment. That's called "trolling."

    And you disqualify yourself as any kind of judge of anything when you talk about Cosmopolis. Cosmopolis is what's called a success d'estime, a work of art that wins critical respect but not popular success. All the people involved with it were very happy with the end result and with the critical reception. I think Cronenberg knows more about filmmaking than you do.

    And as for the Twilight franchise, all the films are Rottten on RT, the books got the worst reviews possible for works of fiction, and the general worldwide consensus is that the source material is crap. There is no comparison to the HP series, so you look kind of foolish even bringing that up. The Twilight films owe their box office to Pattinson's participation, and even Summit studio knows it. Pattinson hasn't said anything that isn't true, so get over it.

    He has an excellent reputation within the industry, as evidenced by the people who are jumping at the chance to work with him. No one is better at promoting a film, tirelessly standing in the rain for hours to sign autographs and pose with fans. Videos and youtube prove this.

  • Margaret | May 7, 2014 4:38 AMReply

    I am a fan of Rob's and Kristen's , but supposedly here we say what we think about Rob and not everybody else. I would watch Rob's films whatever because I find him interesting, sexy, handsome and charismatic. He felt persecuted, I guess is the word, by his fans during the Twilight years, but I suspect he knows that he is now set for life because of them. He is also very smart so I wish him well. Look forward to his new films, and keenly await The Rover to start him off on a new journey. Greetings all!

  • Matthew Goode | May 7, 2014 3:41 AMReply

    Reading these comments is hilarious. Whenever someone makes a negative remark against Pattinson, they're automatically branded a "KStew stan" by his overzealous fans. Well, no, I'm not a Kstew stan when I say this; Pattinson has no talent. He is as vapid as he is stiff. His performances leave a sour taste in my mouth and his nostrils never stop flaring. He constantly looks like a cat sniffing a large pile of feces. He is not some A-list actor with A-list movie credentials nor is he even remotely close to being a respected actor. When I look at his IMDB page, I'm not as impressed as I am whenever I look at the pages of other actors in his age range. This is not about Kristen Stewart and I'm not comparing their careers because they have completely different careers and opportunities so really, what's the point of even bringing her name up in these other comments?

    I'm not actively following his career but I have watched some of his movies (Cosmopolis was the absolute worst). I have also come across some interviews he has done and I've had the unfortunate experience of coming in contact with some of his fans who talk a lot of shit with nothing to back it up. If his talent doesn't do him in, his fans will. In his interviews he comes off as arrogant and self-centered. I'm very aware of the popular "meme" that goes something like, "No one hates Twilight like Robert Pattinson hates Twilight" and this is usually followed by a collection of different quotes or gifs of him bashing Twilight. Do NOT bite the hand that feeds you. This young man spent years talking down to the very thing that gave him any semblance of a name in Hollywood and he claims that the reviews bruised his ego. Yeah? Get over it. This is Hollywood. This is how the industry works.

    Zac Efron, of all people, has a more respected career than Pattinson in the eyes of many people, not just me, and he began his long journey to the top with High School Musical. Never once did I hear Efron bash those movies - and there were three of them! Nor did he call the writer/creator a silly man or woman. Same with Daniel Radcliffe. He has not a single bad thing to say about the Harry Potter franchise that brought him fame and adulation from millions of people and helped him to be able to form a respectable career in Hollywood. Don't forget where you came from and don't imply that your prior movies were missteps. The directors of those movies you call "missteps" are paying attention and they hear you loud and clear. He's obnoxious. Kudos to him for having two movies at Cannes. It's not the pinnacle of success and he's not any closer to an Oscar than he was 3 years ago but good for him. Hopefully he can begin promoting his future movies without throwing his past movies under the bus.

  • JOHN | May 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    We get it. You hate him. What is the point of arguing with and trying to change the mind of people that like him? Move on with your life and stop writing essays on comment boards. You should create a blog for that.

  • Gabi | May 7, 2014 10:42 AM

    You have a right to ramble on and on but whats the purpose, if you don't like him just skip EVERYTHING written about Mr. Pattinson and move on to the field what brings you joy . What a waste of your time because whatever you think is of NO interest to any of the great directors he is working with . And by the way , whatever situation Mr.Pattinson considers his private life who are you to speak out about . I hear and read nothing than positive things about the projects he is in . You got a nice Day , Sir and I hope I never have to read your disrespectful ramble

  • Trent | May 7, 2014 12:37 AMReply

    Pattinson is a good actor who is working with the best directors in cool projects.
    @ David you're a woman? and all the other gossip mongers, if you hate the films of this actor, don't look his films & last this is a movie blog, not a gossip site.

  • katrina | May 7, 2014 12:03 AMReply

    Rob is in a good place career wise.Always knew he is talented.happy see the world taking notice now

  • Embarrassing | May 6, 2014 11:00 PMReply

    One wonders if Zac Efron fans try this hard.

  • Guest | May 6, 2014 10:32 PMReply

    Pattinson made one huge mistake, cheating behind Stewarts back to the point she reacted in kind. These two could have ridden off into the unset as a couple but chose to trash it all. He is not a great actor and will never be. Hollywood is loaded with has beens. She on the other hand has had a long career since childhood. She has both talent and looks. She helped him with his big start and got a kick in the arse for it. He should kiss the ground she walks on. Someday he will remember what he lost but it will be too late. The Perry's of this world are pure trash.

  • Audy | May 10, 2014 6:58 PM

    I love you :)

  • Guest | May 7, 2014 12:54 AM

    Pattinson's only mistake was believing Kristen Stewart had it in her to be faithful. Where is the evidence that Rob ever cheated with anyone?

    That’s what I thought, you have none. You have gossip made up by haters. The proof that he never ever cheated is that Kristen didn’t use it as an excuse when she got caught.

    If he had ever done anything wrong, she would have had verbal vomit about it, just like she blabbed about “her English boyfriend,” “it’s so obvious,” and all the many other clues she dropped when she wanted to "keep 'em guessing."

    She’s proved over and over that she will say anything, so if he had ever cheated, she would have used it as her “get out of jail free” card when she got caught with Rupert. Instead, Rob kicked her out of his house and fled LA for 3 weeks, refusing to even take her calls.

    A man who’s cheated doesn’t react like that. A man who has been faithful and expected her to be faithful acts like that. End of story.

  • LOL | May 6, 2014 11:49 PM

    Fanfiction. I guess if you say something enough, it is the truth. The 'mistake' was very publicly acknowledged by the individual who made it. That is the only FACT out there. Outside of that, all this speculation is just individual fans trying to make themselves feel better. R & K themselves are inconsequential and secondary to keeping the fantasy alive. Are you all that afraid of them moving beyond all of this? Heck, I am cheering them on (especially after reading these comments).

  • Wow | May 6, 2014 10:45 PM

    You Kristen fans are reaalllyy good at fantasy... I get it though. You have to fantasize about good reviews, good taste, good manners, good grammar, good roles, good directors (lol)... All of it, because he's gaining respect, and she's got a potty mouth, sour puss, no acting skills and camp x-ray, anesthesia and a stoner flick (true to life I suppose). Sad for you, actually...

    Keep on pushing Rob, your light and beauty shine from within, and your talent, humor, creativity and balls of steel will take you a long way.

  • simone | May 6, 2014 10:28 PMReply

    Very excited to see Pattinson's career unfold.He looks like an interesting actor and is making some wonderful film choices

  • David | May 6, 2014 9:42 PMReply

    You know, I'm hardly a Kristen Stewart fan by ANY stretch of the imagination but the way the Pattinson fans make him out to be some kind of on the cusp A-list, Oscar caliber, rare talent, while Stewart is one step away from soap operas is so bloody delusional and off the mark. Doesn't she have a movie premiering at Cannes as well? I'm also not comfortable with the notion that because Stewart THE CHEATER broke their man-baby's heart, she deserves to fade in to obscurity (as opposed to her sheer lack of talent.) Would it hurt them to admit that Stewart and Pattinson are BOTH are on the same level career and talent wise, making a bunch of B-list indies and showing not one wit of presence or talent in any of them? Looking at how defensive they are, I think it would.

  • Carter | May 11, 2014 3:41 AM

    Pattinson has filmed 3 movies post-Twilight and they have all gone to Cannes. He is in a different league with the soul of an artist, he appreciates quality cinema.

    Stating the obvious, but Rob is miles ahead of Stewart. His work speaks for itself: The Rover, Maps to the Stars, Queen of the Desert, Life, Dior.

    Pattinson is making his niche in the world of cinema, and doing awesomely well. She has done nothing that comes close to any of this. The best she's got is a minor role in a foreign art film starring Juliette Binoche that may do well at Cannes but has no box office appeal whatsover. There is no comparison in their careers.

  • nicola | May 6, 2014 10:30 PM

    Those two are chalk and cheese! Rob is byfar the more talented. You should watch some of his movies before you talk. He is talented and a good humanbeing with it

  • Bgd | May 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    You seem very invested in this 'David'. Obsession is obsession whether it is OTT disdain for two actors you claim to have no interest in or protective/defensive fans. I am open to giving them both a chance. Twilight was cool to hate with haters creating a cult of their own . Totally weird, IMHO. At least the extreme on the other side was reflective of a positive emotion and enjoyment of something.

  • JAY | May 6, 2014 8:57 PMReply

    Sadly, I don't think Pattinson's career will ever recover from the Twilight Saga. Those movies ended up becoming deeply unpopular in the Hollywood community and even to some extent with the general public. They quickly became dated and cliched and are ridiculed. The unfavorable reviews and bad ratings the movies got upon their releases didn't help the actors that starred in them and being associated with Kristen Stewart has harmed the reputations of all around her. Also the fact that Pattinson and Lautner became teen sex idols during the Twilight heyday didn't earn them respect in the acting and film world. They'll always be viewed as 'those guys that were in those really cheesy movies based on those really bad romance novels by that Mormon cultist from Washington state'.

  • David | May 6, 2014 9:47 PM

    Ah, yes, Premiere France. Truly the arbiter of talent, good taste and critical acclaim. What an important mile stone in anybody's career! As is the Cannes Film Festival itself, the only thing Pattinson fans can hang their hat on. I notice they rarly talk about his movies or his performances, because really? What can they say? We must just believe he's a respected actor, with absolutely nothing to back it up.

  • Drew | May 6, 2014 9:19 PM

    Srsly? Do you think Premiere France would be putting Rob on the cover if he wasn't already a respected actor? Do you think he would have two films invited to be part of the Cannes Film Festival if any of the drivel you wrote were true?

    Do you think he would be working with the most respected directors in the world if he was damaged in any way? Thankfully, they're all a lot brighter than you. I guess you've forgotten that Johnny Depp made his debut in Nightmare on Elm Street, and Brad Pitt started out in Cutting Class.

    No one with an ounce of intelligence holds Twilight against Pattinson. He did the movies for the money, just like any other actor does when they're starting out. His career is already the envy of many of his peers.

  • kim | May 6, 2014 7:38 PMReply

    Dear Robert Pattinson,
    I really enjoyed all the movies you have made and hope to enjoy more of your movies in the future. I especially loved "Water for Elephants", & " Twilight Saga". Dispite what others say - I think that you have to actually feel the part to be the part, and you seemed to make it look so naturally real with both the actresses in these 2 movies. I guess you'll be headed for lots more heartaches in the future - but - there will be that "1" special someone one day. Be patient. I guess acting is kind of like friendship-I never slept with my bestest friend and I still have him in my life today. We went through alot over the years and if anything it made our friendship stronger. I guess you have alot more pressure on you-being a famous actor? God Bless and be with you always & I hope the best for you always as well! Love,Kim (a fan)

  • Sam | May 6, 2014 7:12 PMReply

    I thought he dropped Mission Blacklist because of schedule and no time to prepare but now he may squeeze in another film before Lost City films in January...

  • @Day | May 8, 2014 2:15 PM

    Wasn't a critical hit with most critics either.

  • DAY | May 8, 2014 2:08 PM

    @FRANCO Cosmopolis was never meant to be a box office hit.

  • Franco | May 7, 2014 1:50 PM

    Or maybe he couldn't carry the film on his own with an unknown director. He needs his security blanket. A known director with strong co stars. He had both for Cosmo and it bombed at BO

  • Deasy | May 7, 2014 1:28 PM

    Right.....but Rob never lies or fudges on anything right? I mean he doesn't even have a pr person. rme

  • Emma | May 6, 2014 6:51 PMReply

    I just wrote it on Facebook but I'm writing it here as well just to be sure you see it. I wrote a message on that Maps to the Stars Fansite because they did a mistake in their translation and you put it in your article too. Pattinson is actually talking about Julianne Moore and not Juliette Binoche giving him advice about choosing films to star in.

  • Rod | May 6, 2014 6:38 PMReply

    i truly do not understand the comments in this thread. i have the feeling it is probably two people playing thread pattycake. maybe even one.

  • Guest | May 6, 2014 6:43 PM

    Good point.

  • DAVID | May 6, 2014 6:20 PMReply

    The choices are interesting but once a bad actor, always a bad actor. He was really bad in Cosmopolis. The guy is wooden and has no screen presence or charisma whatsoever. But critics are guilible and doesn't have a clue about acting LOL so maybe they'll swallow him now that he's making cult films. Same with that Stewart chick.

  • nicola | May 6, 2014 10:26 PM

    Rob was brilliant in cosmopolis but the movie itself was not for everyone.You needed brains and sensitivity to understand it but you seem to lack both so its understandable that you didnt like it.You should stick to superhero movies, those will not tax your brain

  • Mary | May 6, 2014 9:34 PM

    The lone voice of reason. Exactly. "Smart choices" does not make one any more talented or skilled at acting. Mr. Pattinson, no matter how hard he tries, is just a giant void of nothing.

  • Guest | May 6, 2014 6:09 PMReply

    There really is no moderation here. Never saw it as necessary before. LOL. Too bad, cause this guy is making some interesting choices (obviously not the ones some would like him too). Note to up and comers, stay away from YA fiction and, especially, the fanbase. Psychos.

  • DrunkenCowboy | May 6, 2014 5:48 PMReply

    Rob's talent outstrips that of his pathetic ex co star, Kristen Stewart, by so much it isn't even measurable. She put herself in the tabloids and wrecked her career at the same time when she got caught cheating with Rupert Sanders.

    So almost two years later, Rob has proved his ability and star power while she continues to fade into obscurity. So happy for him, he deserves all these accolades he's getting. He comes across as so grounded and mature in this interview. Getting away from her is the best decision he's made.

  • CULLENISTA | May 6, 2014 6:08 PM

    Lmao Talent? What talent? He's supporting in ALL movies. Rob cannot carry a movie, his name doesn't attract people for his movies, not even robtards like you. It's just a matter of time till his films flop badly just like Cosflopolis did. No one will be hiring him ever again, not even those obscure nobodies he's working with now. Deal with it.

  • CURZONSTREET | May 6, 2014 5:10 PMReply

    Robert is anal. That's his problem. lolz

  • RECESS | May 6, 2014 6:03 PM

    Still butthurt Bansen? LMAO.

  • BANSEN | May 6, 2014 5:18 PM

    Exactly. Anal = Manchild. That's why no woman is interested in him and he gets dumped by all of them. K. Perry even FARTS in front of him! lmao The guy is pathetic.

  • krisbian22 | May 6, 2014 5:05 PMReply


  • roll | May 6, 2014 5:36 PM

    wrong article

  • Captain obvious | May 6, 2014 5:22 PM

    Why don't you go write that in an article that actually relates to her

  • CULLENISTA | May 6, 2014 4:54 PMReply

    LOL Famous directors or not RPatz is an atrocious actor and will always be, whatever he makes. And all his movies are flops so not even a money draw aymore. His career will not last.

  • really | May 6, 2014 6:22 PM

    LOL, so funny this lesBIAN ( krisBIAN ) brainless fans, they are all insecure for Robert success. Robert will never be seen with lesbian Kristen. He felt humiliated with his association with the cheater. It's Robert who will have a long lasting career. He can ACT not stone starlet cheater. Eventually we will celebrate as the name OF THAT lesbian WOMAN will fade.

  • Foolish Liars | May 6, 2014 5:38 PM

    It looks like the full crew of butthurt KStew fans are here. Funny, this isn't about her. Bitter, petty, foolish liars, one and all. And let's throw paranoid psychos in, too.

    Misappropriating user names, what is this, middle school? So happy the immaturity and craziness of her fanbase is exposed. They have the worst reputation in the world for bullying and jealousy. Too bad her talent doesn't live up to their hype.

  • RAINA | May 6, 2014 5:15 PM

    You continue to prove my point about Kristen Stwart fans. Yeah keep the crazy jealousy going.

  • Drunken Cow(boy)is that you? | May 6, 2014 5:05 PM

    At least one K fan is responsible. LOL. So easy to spot.

  • twihard | May 6, 2014 5:04 PM

    RECESS, is that you?

  • David | May 6, 2014 4:35 PMReply

    Can't wait for The Rover. Good advice from Juliette Binoche. I don't get all of the negativity on this article. Sounds like a lot of disgruntled Twilight fans.

  • 0+1 | May 6, 2014 5:16 PM

    Yes excellent advice from Binoche, and he seems to be following it, but I think the reason for the negativity is that fans of directors like Korine, & Gray, demand a degree of emotional turbulence. It isn't enough to have cool taste, these may be hip directors but they're making films about ugly subjects, Pattinson just isn't yet a complex presence, and pampered teen heart throb style stardom doesn't help in generating the necessary skill set in a person. Korine may know just how to f**k with him, but the Gray deal feels worryingly like a way to finance a difficult project.

  • Guest | May 6, 2014 4:29 PMReply

    Geez, every article I have seen about this guy since the Cannes announcement dredges up incredible negativity and nastiness. Seems some agenda a work here because the verbiage is similar across the board. Having a negative opinion is one this but this goes beyond. What did this guy say or do that was so bad? Twilight? Good luck Mr. Pattinson. Seems you have tough road to get some obsessive haters to let go. The Rover definitely looks intriguing and Harmony Korine is a win!

  • Reality Check | May 6, 2014 5:42 PM

    Rob's big crime is he dumped his cheating ex co star, Kristen Stewart. She has an insane fanbase called "Krisbians," and they are blind with jealousy that his career is going so much better than hers. Two times on the cover of the special Premiere Cannes issue, two films invited to be in the Festival, he's working with master directors, and getting lots of praise.

    She's scraping by on micro budget indies and bit parts in other people's films. Her glory days are over but they can't accept it, so they take it out on him. They always try to blame someone else for her behavior. They have a problem with taking responsibility.

  • cora | May 6, 2014 4:09 PMReply

    Robert's doing some really interesting stuff post-Twi and yeah, the criticism of his role Edward was pretty harsh, considering it was a teen fluff movie. Cosmopolis was a trip and one of his older movies, Remember Me, is actually pretty fantastic. He's making movies with Guy Pearce and Benedict Cumberbatch, plus THOSE directors (Anton Corbjian!) so the people who matter sure think he can act and I completely agree.

  • Dusty | May 6, 2014 4:17 PM

    Remember Me fantastic? Opinion automatically invalid.

  • alen | May 6, 2014 4:02 PMReply

    I like Robert and his work outside of Twilight but it will take years before people let go off Twilight. I even mean Leo still get's associated with Titanic.

  • Michel | May 6, 2014 3:57 PMReply

    I hate The actors who Bite the hand that feeds them.

  • roll | May 6, 2014 5:47 PM

    That same hand slapped and shamed him, hard, first.

  • isabelle | May 6, 2014 4:36 PM

    He was not "biting the hand that fed him", he was just saying the way it was. He has done everything Summit (studio that made Twilight) expected from him, he has never let them down, on the contrary. He even was professional and promoted the last installment in a period that his private life was shattered into pieces for the world to see. On an award show shortly before the promo for the last Twilight film started, a producer embraced him, they knew very well he could make or break the promo.
    Robert is a professional and very loyal once given his word, but he has the right to have his own opinion. Now he is doing the stuff he's always been interested in, he makes very smart choices.

  • Chaz | May 6, 2014 4:28 PM

    Read the entire interview. He's not bitching about Twilight. He's talking about losing confidence because of the criticism the films got. Nothing wrong with that. It's the truth and we all know it.

  • JT | May 6, 2014 4:07 PM

    Said the outsider looking in. He spent years of his life under the Twilight shadow. Nothing bad about being honest about how it, though positive in a lot of ways, affected his own life negatively and potentially his career. Moving forward, Twilight will not steer his career for him - he has to do that himself. And looks like he's making the right moves. Good for him!

  • Xian | May 6, 2014 3:54 PMReply

    He's turned into such an arrogant ass. Hanging around Katy Perry too much, all about cynical careerism and nothing of an artist's aspiration. If he says 'I'm a man' one more time... lordy. He's been saying it in every interview for 2 years. How about you let us know AFTER the fact, when you actually grow up? With someone this self-absorbed, doubt it will ever happen. His fans refer to him(lovingly as a man-child. This one's in diapers. Baby man. Me, me, me, I want, I need, feel sorry for me, more about me.

  • roll | May 6, 2014 5:46 PM

    Such a trasparent comment, you really need to get smarter, people

  • @XIAN | May 6, 2014 4:15 PM

    Katy Perry? Lol Typical Kstew fans... Let go of your Rob obsession. You all are acting like deranged jealous dramatic ex girlfriend.

  • JT | May 6, 2014 4:14 PM

    You know, you need not read any article about him and save yourself the hate. When you're in the entertainment business, in some ways, you have to be a little self-absorbed because it's a tough industry and nobody else will take care of you like you will yourself. And, geez, what has KP got to do with his career?

  • kyle | May 6, 2014 3:53 PMReply

    What he said is pretty much true. I liked his work in Water for Elephants and Cosmopolis. He was genuinely good in both but unfortunately for him, a lot of people were wearing ''Twilight'' colored glassses. Wishing him luck though. He's signing onto the very interesting projects.

  • Maggiemae | May 6, 2014 3:53 PMReply

    I read an article that stated that he us one of the 20 worst actors in HW. I have to agree. The main thing that he does in these movies is have sex with 3 or 4 women and honestly, that doesn't appeal to most people.
    No one knew him before Twilight and he should be thankful that he was chosen for the part of Edward. Apparently, he thinks that he should be treated like royalty and I think that is so funny. If you want respect, you have to earn it!

  • Mmm | May 6, 2014 3:52 PMReply

    Haven't the Stewart fans got anything else to do? This is getting boring, EVERY article.

  • Harry Potter movies | May 7, 2014 10:47 AM

    Maggie you must be living under the rock if you haven't heard about Harry Potter Franchise. Robert was known for his portrayal of Cedric in HP. He did a great job and he got noticed. When director was looking for a main lead in Twilight, she remembered him and sent the script and insisted he would come to US for an audition. He was chosen out 5000 guys who also auditioned for the role of Edward. The rest is history.

  • Stacia | May 7, 2014 5:33 AM

    @Victoria The fans tend to use the same usernames every time, so it's easy to tell who they are. These threads are becoming an embarrassment, honestly. Those who don't like Pattinson's acting are easy to differentiate from the fans who descend on these threads and start flinging poo. I feel sorry for both Pattinson and Stewart, both having been saddled with a small contingent of inappropriate, awful fans, who do more harm to either of their careers than good.

  • Roll | May 6, 2014 5:44 PM

    @Victoria Because of the specific things they write, and the usernames they choose

  • Victoria | May 6, 2014 3:56 PM

    why is that everyone that says something negative about robert pattinson is a kristen stewart fan?
    You know not everyone likes him.

  • Mae | May 6, 2014 3:49 PMReply

    The critics were right. He can't act.

  • Captain obvious | May 6, 2014 5:24 PM

    Well then listen to them and stop following his work. It will save you the stress

  • the truth | May 6, 2014 4:11 PM

    You have to be a delusional teenage girl if you think people that criticize Robert Pattinson's abysmal acting are Kristen Stewart fans.

  • raina | May 6, 2014 4:00 PM

    Um, because Kristen Stewart fans are bitterly follow his news and always the first ones to jump on comment negatively.

  • dolo | May 6, 2014 3:43 PMReply

    good actor this robert

  • Isaiah | May 8, 2014 2:12 PM

    @VICTORIA is probably one of those posting here under 5 different names because she snned payback for Pattinson fans that supposedly "do the same when something of kristen stewart hits the net".

    Please take your silly fan wars somewhere else.

  • RAINA | May 6, 2014 4:27 PM

    Um, you are generalizing pretty hard there Victoria. Kristen Stewart fans have attacked Playlist many times for just simply tweeting about Rob's work. But It's nice that you know about fandom wars. Sure you are just another random commenter and not a Kristen Stewart fan. Right.

  • VICTORIA | May 6, 2014 4:11 PM

    but you robert pattinson fans do the same when something of kristen stewart hits the net

    so why are you complaining?

  • david | May 6, 2014 3:38 PMReply

    Lol this guy shi^ts on, whines and whines like a five year old about twilight when it reality is that those crappy films opened a lot of doors for him and put him on the map. Be more humble, man. Geez...

  • roll | May 6, 2014 5:49 PM

    You need to find something original people, you keep repeating the same warped things. I have to point out that those movies also closed a lot of the doors he was interested in opening for a lot of time, too.

  • the truth | May 6, 2014 4:13 PM

    They dissed him because he's acting was so terrible. He needs to own that instead of crying like a baby. And he's not like he's shown promise in any of his other films.

  • JT | May 6, 2014 3:57 PM

    He's been nothing but gracious about what Twilight did for him, but at the same time it's been years of his life that many dissed him because of it. He did not say anything bad about the franchise, other than being honest about the price he had to pay for the fame. He's paid his dues to and for Twilight over and beyond. Give the guy a break and let him breathe.

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