Robert Pattinson was not a fan of Twilight — the movie that catapulted him to fame.
In 2008, the first Twilight movie starring Pattinson opposite Kristen Stewart was released. It turned out to be a big hit. In fact, four more Twilight films were released until 2012.
However, Pattinson had actually very little expectations from the movie. In fact, he didn’t really think that it would receive such a warm response from the audience.
Pattinson didn’t expect too much from the movie
Before Twilight was released, Pattinson admitted that he thought it would be another small-scale project considering the people involved. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and his co-star Stewart wasn’t a big name at the time.
“To me, Catherine Hardwicke, who directed it, had done Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown. They were little movies, and they were kind of hard-core,” Pattinson said.
“Kristen [Stewart, who played Bella Swan] was in stuff as well; she’d been in Into the Wild and some other things. And it was very indie,” he added.
Pattinson admitted there is something he didn’t like about Twilight
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2011, Pattinson admitted that he wasn’t aware of the Team Edward and Team Jacob thing about the movie. However, he would often hear someone asking another “Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?”
Then, they would persuade him to represent his team. Pattinson couldn’t relate to them because for him, he didn’t have a team.
The Batman star felt that he became a product because his face was everywhere on the wallets, tote, bags, board games, and even in multiple action figures, and he found it “weird” especially that he didn’t like it.
“There’s nothing you can do about it. That’s the way it is. But it is weird being part of that, kind of representing something you don’t particularly like,” he said.
Pattinson made several statements about the film that only showed he wasn’t really a fan of it. In fact, BuzzFeed called him the “Biggest Twilight Troll.”
He also admitted that the role gave him so much attention than he could take. There were a lot of “terror memories” with the paparazzi and he had a hard time breaking out from being Edward Cullen because the people would always associate him to the popular vampire character.
How is Pattinson doing eight years after the Twilight craze
In an interview with GQ magazine in February, the actor said that he’s not tracked by the paparazzi as much as before, but he still uses full-on protective armor. He added that he wished he could dress like A$AP Rocky.
Pattinson is set to star in Matt Reeve’s Batman movie. Many are looking forward if he can finally break free from Twilight this time.
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