Rob talks to Amy Kaufman of the LA Times about fame, saying that:
“Media culture is a monstrous thing. You can’t win. The annoying thing is that you can’t attack them, but you can’t defend yourself. The best thing you could possibly do is punch a paparazzi and give them their big payday.”
Later in the interview, Cronenberg reassures Rob that it wasn’t Twilight that got him the part but rather the way he handled himself during its overnight success,
“The strength of the ‘Twilight’ movies is not the acting. But it’s not understood that doing ‘Twilight’ requires presence and professionalism. Are you saying this is an Academy Award performance, or Alec Guinness? That’s a whole other discussion. But you throw somebody on a grueling set like that — a normal person would be dead in an hour.”
The media love to portray Rob as this virginal vampire that can’t act. Its obviously a sensitive subject for him because he puts so much thought into the characters he plays that they become a part of him.
Warming to his own defense, Pattinson interjected: “With this movie people keep saying, ‘Is this gonna be the movie where he can prove he can act?’ It’s like, ‘What do you think I have been doing?'”
“By the way,” Cronenberg added, “he’s a British guy doing an American accent. People don’t realize that there are a lot of very good actors who cannot do accents, and they don’t give Rob credit for that.”
“Oh, give me anything!” Pattinson said with a laugh and taking a drag on his cigarette, which glowed an electronic red with each inhale.
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Source: LA Times