"He wouldn't say anything," Pattinson says, "and he also wouldn't leave," so Pattinson sat there and talked about himself for three hours and drank enough coffee to make a rhino's heart explode. He explains that the place he's staying at in L. has a microwave, and that he's never had a microwave before, and that he spends a lot of time looking for new things you can microwave. By then, Hardwicke had already met with hundreds of potential Edwards.In a vampire movie, he'd have said this with a suggestive eyebrowwiggle, and then they'd cut to our pallid corpse tumbling out of a Dumpster. "I'd seen a zillion really cute guys," she says. They all looked like the supercute kid in your high school.During interviews I'm literally shitting my pants.
We spend a Tuesday afternoon with Pattinson, in a little bakerycafé on Doheny Drive, in West Hollywood, and the whole time, he seems to be telling the truth compulsively, heedlessly, helplessly, as if he'd been shot with a sodium pentothal dart while parking his car."I just say the first thing that comes into my head," he said, "out of nervousness.
"I know that's a fucking great thing to say about all the other actors—but Rob understood that it wasn't a frivolous role."from Edward's point of view.
The prom king, or the captain of the football team.
They didn't look like they were from another world and time."They did the scene. Hardwicke waited a day to decide—"No matter how much I fall in love with the person, I make myself review the tape, to make sure I wasn't just overwhelmed by something in the air"—but says Stewart told her, right there in the room, "It has to be Rob.""Everybody came in doing something empty and shallow and thoughtless," Stewart says.
He's just come from a bigtime meeting with a director and can't wait to tell us how weird it was. as Cedric Diggory, sort of the haughty blond Iceman to Harry's Maverick—by getting fired from a play in London, where he grew up.
Some guy offering him a part, maybe, in a movie so double top secret he couldn't tell Pattinson what it was about. Did we mention that he's had about nineteen cups of coffee He asks the waiter about the soup. He was in Los Angeles, crashing on his agent's couch, looking for an American job. He didn't know about the cult, about the fans who'd followed Edward and Bella, his perpetually imperiled mortal lady friend, from the first book—which turned author Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon stayathome mom from Arizona, into the biggest publishingindustry phenomenon since He auditioned in Hardwicke's bedroom; Hardwicke videotaped him and Stewart performing one of the movie's big love scenes.