I’m sure that Robert Pattinson, the overnight sensation from Twilight, will go on to become a bigger and bigger star. He mesmerizes on-screen, and every time I’ve talked to him he has been witty, challenging and charmingly good-humored. Not to mention that he has only become sexier as the conflicted vampire Edward Cullen, who’s struggling to come to terms with his love for the human Bella, played by Kristen Stewart.
In Eclipse, the third big-screen installment of the series, Cullen faces competition from werewolf Jacob, played by Taylor Lautner. Pattinson jokes that he thinks either of them would be a bad choice for Bella. “I actually feel sorry for her,” he says. “Jacob turns out to be just as tortured as Edward. Bella should totally find someone else who’s easier to get along with.”
As for facing hordes of Twihards who stalk his every move, Pattinson admits it’s not easy, even if they have helped make him a star. “You really cause yourself a lot of problems if you start fighting against it,” he says with a shrug. “My trick is not to see them as a crowd. It’s when you see all these people screaming at you that you start going crazy. I try to focus on a few faces and not the total mass.”
EMILY BLUNT DOES A PAS DE DEUX WITH MATT DAMON
Emily Blunt makes some impressive moves in The Adjustment Bureau, and she wants you to know she wasn’t faking them. “It was terrifying at first,” she admits of donning ballet slippers to play a contemporary dancer. “I trained with this moderndance company for months and went to the gym every day. I’ve never worked so hard for a role in my career.
“But I had no choice,” she adds with a laugh. “I hadn’t danced before and when I told the director, he said, ‘No problem, I know you’ll kick ass, Emily.’ And I did.” In the thriller, loosely based on a Philip K. Dick short story, Emily also falls in love with politician Matt Damon, while a shadowy group of operatives tries to keep them apart.
In real life, Blunt is engaged to that lovable star of The Office, John Krasinski. She admits he gets more fan attention than she does. “Ever since I played that bitch in The Devil Wears Prada, people are a little afraid of me,” she says. “But they want to hug John because he plays the nicest man on TV and he’s in their living rooms every week.”
JASON STATHAM TEAMS UP WITH SLY
Costarring in The Expendables with Sylvester Stallone is a dream come true for Jason Statham, who has always been a fan. “I’ve seen every movie he has ever done,” he says. “Sly is one of the legends of our time. He’s charismatic, very funny and looks as fit as a butcher’s dog.”