The Twilight star Robert Pattinson chats about the vampire flick The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Do you see any shift in Edward from Twilight and New Moon?
In the first two movies, he feels desolated from reality. He finds one thing to hold onto, and that’s where the possessiveness comes from. Edward definitely seems to be in a different mindset in this film... It’s not really jealousy, but [he is] kind of possessive about Bella. Edward is really coming out of his shell in Eclipse.
Did you have to learn anything new for Eclipse?
Running! In the last two movies, I ran in a limp slash-skip, and I’d to look like I could run more solidly this time. So, I spent a lot of time on a giant treadmill.
How much training did you undergo for your fight scenes?
I did a bit of practice with Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Victoria. It was tough doing the stunts with her. Most of the vicious stuff I did was with a stunt double who was really tough. But, the bits with Bryce, we’re just rolling around and grabbing onto each other. It was fun.
How has the love triangle grown up from New Moon to Eclipse?
The love triangle is prominent in Eclipse, where Jacob sets free reins to whatever he wants to. Edward really wants to fight with him and prove himself to Bella.
How did Kristen and you prepare for your scenes together?
Kristen can just feel things immediately, and I like to be more cerebral about things – just the opposite way of her.
Why should people see Eclipse?
The series has become a part of the cultural environment. If you don’t know what the story is by now, then you’ve probably never been to the cinema before.
What is your next project?
Bel Ami is my next, which is about Georges Duroy, who is a broke ex-soldier in Paris in 1890. It’s a really fun, completely amoral, evil character.