August 8th, 2015 / 2 Comments


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I see the “Life” promotion is kicking in.  Here’s an extract from tv3.ie (who I see mention an interview Rob gave to Jolie Magazine.  See below for scans I hope that interview surfaces soon):

“Robert Pattinson wishes he had a bigger ego.

His shy nature often made it hard for him to cope with the attention, making him wish for a bolder personality.

I’ve always had the feeling I need to prove myself: as an actor, a star, a person,” he admitted to German magazine Jolie. “That might be how I’ve managed to keep my feet on the ground. Although I’ve often wished I had a bigger ego – maybe it would have helped me cope with all the things around me.
But will his children find it hard to grow up in the spotlight?

I don’t think so. I’m sure I’ll have a child that’s totally cool and confident,” he grinned. “He or she will probably look at me every day and think to themselves: ‘Why is this guy such a weird, crotchety man?‘”

Robert, 29, had the chance to try his hand at fatherhood in Life, even if his character is a questionable example. It’s a drama about a photographer for Life magazine, who’s asked to shoot pictures of James Dean.

At my age you don’t often get the chance to play a father,” he explained. “Especially not one who leaves his family in the lurch.

 

Updated with scans of Jolie Magazine thanks to @nicole2dogs and @deesoonz for the heads up.  Will post translation soon (I hope – no pressure Nicole!)

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Translation thanks to @Nicole2dogs:

everything remains different

Bye-bye, vampire! The Briton has an appetite for new roles. But do not worry: he is as sexy as ever

Curly hair, bedroom eyes and a couple of three-day stubble on his face – as shown in the photo on the right, that’s how you know Robert Pattinson. But to the interview in Berlin, he appears with a handsome hipster beard. An attempt to escape the Twilight fans undetected? No, laughs the 29-year-old, the beard is for his new movie The Childhood of a Leader.  And says: -We are just through with the shooting, but maybe I leave the beard for a while.  Somehow I like it…. This days , however, Robert is  on the screen as clean-shaven as in his best vampire days to see. And that even twice: on the side of Nicole Kidman in Werner Herzog’s desert epos queen of the desert and as a photographer of James Dean in Life.

Jolie: Your new films have nothing to do with the Twilight- romances, with which you  got famous. How difficult was it to leave the old Edward behind him?
Robert Pattinson: Very difficult. But so I’ve expected it. My agent had then warned me that it would certainly take a decade until I could take the next step in my career. And I’m afraid he was right. Now seven years have passed, and I realize now that my life is slowly changing a bit. This frustrating feeling of having somehow lost control and just trying to stay afloat in the hustle and bustle, is thankfully gone. And not for nothing  I look now  for completely different films.

Jolie:  Has it been no fun at all to be a teen idol?
Robert Pattinson:  Yes, of course. That was all incredibly exciting. most amazing was the year between the end of filming and the theatrical release of the first Twilight film. I was able to enjoy photo shoots and travel because no one knew me then . And when it really started , even that was not only exhausting. Suddenly I came in clubs where the doorman had sent me away half a year ago . Also, I was luckily already 21, so not so young that the excitement would have derail me. And I could even drink alcohol in the US!

How did you manage it, not to loose the ground?
Robert Pattinson:  I’ve always had the feeling of having to prove myself as an actor, as a star, as a human being. This  might have kept me more on the ground. Although I have often wished I had a bigger ego – then I might have been able to enjoy  the bustle a bit more.

Do you have a lack of self-confidence?
Robert Pattinson: Well, someone who voluntarily stands in front of a camera needs to have a bit self-confidence. Nevertheless, I am also shy. And a little control freak. Not the best combination for an actor, because the control has indeed the director …

Since the beginning of the year you’re engaged with your girlfriend FKA twigs. Can you also imagine to become a father?
Robert Pattinson: In any case, although I still do not know when. Therefore, I was so attracted by the role in LIFE. At my age, you do not get so many chances to play a father – and certainly not one who leaves his family in the lurch. Personally I imagine it different, of course.

Could it be difficult for a child to grow up with such a famous father?
Robert Pattinson: I don’t think so .. Sure I will have a child who is totally cool and confident. He or she will probably look at me every day and think to yourself: Actually Why is this guy such a funny, quirky oddball?”

I prefer Jolie’s version of Rob’s impression of himself lol.

  • Trish
    Posted on August 09, 2015

    So great to read something new about Rob – thanks so much Nicole2dogs for translating. And Maria for seeking, finding and posting!

  • Carmel
    Posted on August 09, 2015

    Rob has used his 10 year transition period just fantastically to date. He would have to be pleased with how his career is progressing so far out from the franchise

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