Robert Pattinson:
Eclipse Interview

Robert Pattinson is Edward Cullen. With the third chapter of the Twilight series, Eclipse, hitting theaters June 30, Robert Pattinson in person is as smoldering as he is on screen as Edward Cullen.

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Robert Pattinson at the Twilight fanfest

RobPat cuts his hair!

SheKnows: We can't help but notice you've cut your legendary hair. Any plans to incorporate the new short look into Edward's persona for Breaking Dawn?

Robert Pattinson: I'm thinking maybe Edward got a haircut. That might be easier. But, yeah, I didn't even think about that when I got it cut. That is a bit silly. Vampires can cut their hair. I like the idea of Edward having a shaved head in the last film. That's pretty cool.

SheKnows: There is a new director for each of the Twilight films. What unique perspective did David Slade bring to Eclipse?

Robert Pattinson: I guess he was really fighting to make it not so solemn. In my eyes, Edward has been so calculated and everything is not rash, and David wanted to speed up the whole thing and make him more vulnerable.

SheKnows: Is it difficult for you as an actor to work with a new director when you guys kind of have a well-oiled Twilight machine?

Robert Pattinson: It's interesting. With the first Twilight film, everyone had very specific ideas and everyone was butting heads the entire time. Then, when Chris Weitz came in for New Moon, he basically came in with the opinion that he liked the first one and he liked what the actors were doing, so he just followed along that road. Then, when David Slade came, he was like, "I want to do everything completely different and not like the first two. Let's just do something completely different," which is good because then it's challenging. It's easy to get stagnant, if you play the same character. In New Moon, I felt like I was going a little bit deeper. And then, with Eclipse, I felt like I was doing a completely different movie and a completely different character.

Robert Pattinson: Edward versus Jacob

SheKnows: We love the scene in the tent with Edward and Jacob talking while Bella is sleeping. That's where Jacob gets the "I'm hotter than you" line, but seriously, how was it filming that important scene while Kristen Stewart was just supposed to be sleeping?

Robert Pattinson: The first time we did that tent scene, I was really freaking out. I don't know why. I think it had to do with claustrophobia because we were actually shooting in a tent. I just couldn't get it together. I kept forgetting my lines and I was so nervous. I just wanted to punch anyone who was near me. We did about three takes and Kristen was supposed to be asleep on the floor, and she saw that I was freaking out. Halfway through the take, she suddenly opened her eyes and was just staring at me and kept trying to make me laugh.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Eclipse

SheKnows: Vampires, because they are dead, are accused in this film and across film history, as not having a soul. Do you think Edward Cullen has a soul?

Robert Pattinson: Yeah, definitely. I can't remember who said it, but a soul and a heaven must exist because good people aren't rewarded enough on earth. I always liked that idea, if that makes sense.

Read on for more Robert Pattinson

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connie June 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM

I really like what Rob said about Edward's soul! When he said, "a soul and a heaven must exist because good people aren't rewarded enough on earth" was said from his heart and that he meant it. Rob is an awesome, good, lovable, and handsome young man and he is truly blessed. He is very deserving of all his acheievements and awards and has the greatest personality which goes a long way in life! He has been a blessing to me and may he continue to be blessed!

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