“There was one with the zebras. They’re a lot smarter than horses, and you cannot control them. They’re impossible to tame. If you tie them down, they just drag the rope out, and if they didn’t drag the rope out, they just keep kicking anything around. One of them pulled away and ran toward me. It was part of the scene and I got out of the way. I found out afterwards that everyone thought I was a pussy for getting out of the way. Apparently Christoph [Waltz] had gotten in front of Reese [Witherspoon] and other actresses in apparently protecting them. I was just like, “Really? Christoph was going to risk his life for the scene? Why didn’t he just get out of the way?” I watched back the playback and Reese just grabbed Christoph and used him as a shield from the zebra. It’s very funny, and he’s going around claiming like, “Yeah, I just ran in front of them. [Laughs] The zebra was not going to get past me.” —Robert Pattinson on scary moments during the filming of Water for Elephants
“I’ve been having bad experiences with birds. I just got a dog and I was trying to make him pee out on the balcony and there were these enormous seagulls who have absolutely no fear of people. I genuinely thought a seagull was going to grab my dog. Terrifying.” —Robert Pattinson
“I know my next movie will be Cosmopolis, based on a novel by Don DeLillo, directed by David Cronemberg, and played also by Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, and Mathieu Amalric. Another project that will make my mother proud of me, and I will repeat to my self ‘What Am I Doing Here.’” —Robert Pattinson on future plans (TU Magazine)
“Mackenzie’s great. She’s really cool, she’s really smart. She’s earned a lot of money out of us swearing around her. I mean, I do it by accident—and especially Kristen does it by accident because she apologizes and she’s like ‘uhh..aah…ooooh’—she can’t stop doing it for about fifteen minutes; [Mackenzie] just waits there like that. (holds out his hand)” —Robert Pattinson, on how his and Kristen’s onscreen kid differs from them (Live w/ Josh Horowitz 03/11) (via drowninginit)
“It’s a Don DeLillo book with semi-obscure dialogue, and I have to change my body shape quite a bit. I’m playing one of those masters-of-the-universe types, and I have to have about 6 percent body fat… which means I need to lose about 70 percent. [Laughs]” —Robert Pattinson on Cosmopolis.
“A bunch of paparazzi were following me, and I thought the best way to deal with it was to stop my car in the middle of the street and say, ‘I’m not leaving, and I’m not going to speak to you anymore.’ They got all pissed off because they can’t just keep taking the same picture. We were in Venice by the boardwalk, and they kept trying to get all these drug dealers to come up to the car. I was just like, Oh my God, this is insane.” —Robert Pattinson
“We were shooting on the street and suddenly several girls who were extras came to talk to me, try to hold me… I continued working because I didn’t know if it was part of the scene or not. The crew began to laugh. Later, my security guard said he wouldn’t intervene because he ‘noticed I was enjoying it’ [laughs]. I’ve never seen anything like it. They’re a totally uninhibited and lovely people.” —Robert Pattinson on filming ‘Breaking Dawn’ in Rio de Janeiro.
(Rob on BD leaked pics) "I want the ‘Twilight’ troops to mobilize, all the good fans, and find out who these little shits are and just hack into their computers and destroy them.. I’m being genuinely serious, ‘Twilight’ fans … Punish them.”
“Y’know, there are so few auteurs left. The one thing that pisses me off about working in films is when you start a project and then, suddenly, two days before you start, there’s a massive rewrite to make an R-rated movie into something that’s PG-13, and it’s a totally different story. As soon as that line’s been crossed, you know you’re not making a movie anymore. You’re making a…a… fridge magnet. But with people like Cronenberg you know that, no matter what, there will be a movie at the end, and it will be solid and self-contained, and it’s not made for any other reason than it being a movie.” —Robert Pattinson on ‘Cosmopolis’.