Archive for April, 2010

Written by on 04.08 in General News, Interview

New York, in the living room of a large hotel. It’s not a teen idol that shows up in his leather jacket, but a discreet comedian that faces his career and idol status with a killer smile.

TL: Regarding filming in New York, this summer was a bit crazy.…
Rob: It was crazy! There were fans every where. Paparazzi would call out my name during scenes. The second assistant to the Director got angry. I thought it was going to be a small movie, filmed peace fully in the streets of New York (Laughs).

TL: Do you fully assume your super star status?
Rob: I think when you’re in the spotlight, the best solution is to keep the mystery going. Anyways, my pub lic persona will not help my career. I’ve learned to go by unnoticed! It wasn’t easy but it paid off well. There fore I don’t feel the need to rebel against the system. Read more…

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Written by on in 'Remember Me', General News

Q: Tell us a little about auditioning for “Remember Me” to being on set to now seeing it on the big screen.

A: The audition process for “Remember Me” was a nightmare. I had to go in four separate times over the course of a few months. The first time I went in I didn’t think I was right for the part, I had only read half the script and I forgot my sides. I was off to a great start. I was told that I had done great, but they were going to try and find a “name” in L.A. If they didn’t find a name then I would be in the running. I figured that was it, and put it out of my mind. A month later, I got a call that I would be coming back in for the director. I thought the director hated me. I thought I was doing so badly that I almost got and apologized for wasting everybody’s time. Turns out he loved me. A few weeks later I went to meet Rob and do a screen test with him.

Luckily, I was performing on Broadway at the time so I could relax a little bit because I new I had a paycheck. Rob was great! The screen test went wonderfully. The director and producer loved me, but Summit still wasn’t sold. I had to go back in a few later to sort of hash out what I would do with the character. The director fought for me and eventually I got the job. It is strange to see it out there. It is completely out of your hands now. It’s an odd feeling. I am extremely proud to have been a part of it. I have read most of the comments and reviews about it. I am so thankful that they love it or hate it — that people are actually talking about it. I love that people actually have an opinion about it and a strong one at that.

Source: Oxford Eagle

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Written by on in Headlines & Rumors

Robert Pattinson has landed his dream film role – playing Kurt Cobain in a Hollywood biopic.

The Twilight star has always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor, he even reckons his guitar is his best friend.

So securing a part playing the tragic NIRVANA genius, who shot himself in 1994, is ideal for the pin-up.

R-Patz has been in regular contact with Kurt’s widow Courtney Love, who has been handed a key role in the production by bosses at Universal Pictures.

The Hole singer wanted R-Patz as Kurt and Scarlett Johansson to portray her. My graphics team have mocked up Rob and Scarlett as the hellraising pair. Read more…

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Written by on in Headlines & Rumors

Okay, I admit it: I’m a Robert Pattinson fan. And it’s not because I admire his creatively gelled hair (although it is impressive), or because I can’t get enough of Twilight (I haven’t read the books). I’m a Robert Pattinson fan because not so long ago—before he starred in Twilight, or lifeless flicks like Remember Me—he made a wonderful film called How to Be. It’s a film so good—and one which he is so good in—that I’m still waiting for him to take a break from playing James Dean wannabees, and return to his How to Be greatness.

Pattinson plays Art, a twenty-something going through a quarter-life crisis. When his girlfriend dumps him and he moves back in with his parents, he’s got nothing going for him except his songwriting and his job at the local supermarket. The problem is, he’s not very good at either one. After he discovers a self-help book called It’s Not Your Fault, he spends his inheritance and hires the book’s elderly author to move in with him and become his life coach. Read more…

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Sources confirm that Bill Condon is in negotiations to direct Breaking Dawn, which Summit Entertainment now plans to break into two films. Over the last month, the studio met with a high-caliber group of directors that also included Milk director Gus Van Sant and Mean Girls’ director Mark Waters. Sofia Coppola expressed huge interest in the franchise but dropped out after revealing that she only wanted to direct one of the two films. Condon, Van Sant, and Waters met both with Summit and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.

If all works as planned, Condon will spend the next year in Vancouver shooting Breaking Dawn. The studio has not yet confirmed the news, nor will they reveal their release plans for the films. In terms of how the movies will be split, sources tell EW.com that the wedding, honeymoon, Bella’s pregnancy, and the birth will all be told in the first movie, while part two will focus on Bella’s transformation into a vampire and Jacob’s relationship with Renesmee Cullen.

Condon’s indie project Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which was supposed to begin shooting shortly, has now been put on hold. Condon will likely return to the film, from Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, after he concludes his Twilight work.

Source: EW

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Written by on 04.07 in 'Eclipse', General News

According to LA Scene twitter, ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ will be premiereing on June 24, 2010 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

BREAKING NEWS! #Eclipse premier WILL be on June 24, 2010 at GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER on Hollywood Blvd.

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Written by on in Headlines & Rumors

His role as a non-violent vampire in the Twilight saga has made Robert Pattinson a pin-up for his generation, so what’s with the sudden aggression?

Robert Pattinson is not a violent man. In person, the 23-year-old actor is a bit like his character Edward Cullen in the blockbusting vampire saga Twilight: good-looking, obviously; non-aggressive. He is also likeable, self-assured and more than a little dreamy – perhaps even wistful. Admittedly, he’s not an immortal vampire like Cullen, and has no desire to sink his teeth into anyone, which can be hugely disappointing for some of his more zealous fans. “You’d be surprised by how young some of the girls are when they come up to you,” he tells me. “I’ve had a seven-year-old come up to me and say, ‘Bite me, please!’ It’s a little bit weird.” Read more…

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Taking his cues from Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson will be putting on some serious muscle for the upcoming “Breaking Dawn” film.

The “Twilight” stud is consuming massive amounts of protein, including plenty of whole chickens from the UK restaurant Nandos.

A source explained, “Rob is a regular visitor to the Victoria branch in London, the customers can never believe it’s really him — or how much he eats! He’s mad about the peri peri chicken.”

As for his sex symbol status, Rob says he doesn’t understand it. “I don’t feel that I’m sexy at all. I don’t feel connected to that kind of talk. People say it but I’ve never thought like that.”

Source: Celebrity Gossip

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EF was fortunate enough to be invited along to the premiere of Robert Pattinson’s latest drama Remember Me, which is released in cinemas today. We caught up with Robert, his co-star Emilie de Ravin and one of the film’s producers Nick Osborne as they discussed the making of one of this year’s finest films.

Robert Pattinson had been looking for a new direction between Twilight sequels and literally read hundreds of scripts before picking Remember Me. He liked the naturalistic dialogue of the story and how the story dealt with grief. He also noted that this character starts and ends the movie as pretty much the same guy- it was a young part devoid of the usual Hollywood transitions when everything ties up nicely at the end. He joked that he doesn’t really like anything so picking a next project was easy. He clearly isn’t driven by money either so when the opportunity for Remember Me came along, he knew it was the right project. Robert also feels like these types of movies aren’t around very much today and saw a gap in the market to do such a narrative. Read more…

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Written by on in 'Remember Me', Reviews

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Lena Olin, Chris Cooper
Director: Allen Coulter
Release Date: Friday 2nd April 2010
Running Time: 113mins
Certificate: 12A
Released By: E1 Entertainment
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Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson – Twilight) is a young man struggling to find direction in life. He comes from a wealthy background but doesn’t get along with his father Charles (Pierce Brosnan – Die Another Day). Because of this Tyler decides to live away from his influence and money. His family are still grieving from the suicide of his older brother a few years back and it’s something that still haunts Tyler every day. Through a twist of fate, Tyler gets introduced to Ally (Emilie de Ravin – Lost) a confident young woman who attends the same university as him and who is also dealing with her own inner demons. Tyler and Ally soon embark on a relationship, one which they both weren’t looking for but one that could ultimately save them both. Read more…

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