Monday, September 28, 2009

AnOther Man Issue 9 starring Robert Pattinson


DazedDigital previews issue 9 of AnOther Man out on October 1, which features Robert Pattinson on the cover. Dave Calhoun spoke to the 23-year-old Twilight star about the pressures of fame and the craft of acting: "It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life."


Here is a small portion of the feature:

Was Pattinson aware of the loyalty of fans of the Twilight books? It looks like the sort of obsessive fandom that can turn into anger and even hatred when an adaptation isn't to their liking. Did he know what he was letting himself in for? "It's strange because even though the figures show that the books were successful and sol millions of copies, you couldn't even buy them in London. I tried a couple of bookshops and they weren't available. Hardly anyone I knew had read them apart from one girl, a friend of my sister. I had no idea at all. I'd seen Kristen Stewart in Into the Wild and some of the director Catherine Hardwicke's other films, and that's all I thought it was, something really small."

His manner is very laid back. He doesn't sound thrusting or ambitious, more like he's just going with the flow and enjoying things. Is he going to harness his new found fame and box-office appeal to approach the kind of filmmakers he wants to work with in the future? He's not so sure. "Annoyingly, there are so few parts I feel I can add anything to, or that I want to do." But he knows what he doesn't need. " I don't want to be an actor for the sake of it. I don't find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker."

Issue 9 of AnOther Man will be on sale in the UK on October 1st.

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