Robert Pattinson, the sexy twilight hunk also known as Edward Cullen, poses for the cover and inside pages of the April 2011 Vanity Fair magazine in a great shoot by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The 24-year-old actor dished to the mag about his rumored romance with Kristen Stewart, his favorite ever leading lady, and Twilight’s appeal.
On Kristen: “Kristen is very focused on being an actress. I mean, that’s what she is—she’s an actress. Whereas I—I just don’t really know. She’s cool. Even before I knew her I thought she was a really good actress. Like, I saw Into the Wild, and I thought she was really good in that. I still think there are very few girls in her class that are as good as she is.”
On Tai, his favorite leading lady: “She was the best actor I ever worked with in my life. I cried when the elephant was wrapped. I never cried when anyone else was wrapped.”
On Twilight’s appeal to legions of fans: “I can’t really understand it even now. It does have an angle which is attached to something quite primal in girls. I guess people want it to define them, like ‘I’m a Twilight fan.’… I think people really just like being part of a crowd. There’s something just remendously exciting about hyping yourself up to that level.”
On Charlie Sheen:
“I like crazy people who don’t give a f—. I’ve just kind of stopped doing everything. I never change the channel in my trailer. I just watch reruns of ‘House of Payne’ and ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I love ‘Cops’ — I think it’s my favorite TV show. God, I sound like such a loser.
On the public’s interest in his relationship with Stewart:
“It’s just very traumatic. When this is over, the media will lose interest. There’ll be nothing to say. It won’t fit into a headline anymore. It won’t fit into a template.”
Only those of us obsessed with Rob know that not only is he a good actor, he is also a very talented musician. He wrote, sang, and performed a number of songs on the first twilight soundtrack and has some great tunes that are a bit hard to find from his own independent work as well. So, Vanity Fair played up his musicality in the shoot. Here are the pics, I vote yay! If only he was shirtless tho…