Once we got past the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly (it took some time...look at him!), we were happy to find that in addition to talking about his latest venture, "Water for Elephants," the unfathomably fine Robert Pattinson had plenty to say about the end of the—sniff—"Twilight" era.
If fans of the series were at all worried that the undoubtedly bizarre nature of "Breaking Dawn" was going to be toned down for the next two films, RPattz all but put those fears to rest in the EW interview.
"There’s some interesting and weird stuff going on—very, very, very strange," he said of the final installment, "It’s great. For a big mainstream movie, it’s the most obscure storyline and really outside the box. It’s a horror movie. I’ve seen a few bits, and I just can’t see how it’s going to be PG 13… unless they cut everything out."
But, it seems like there's definitely some scenes we'll be wanting to keep our eyes wide open for. Robert, who said he got back in shape for "Breaking Dawn"'s numerous shirtless scenes, revealed, "Literally one day after my last shirt-off scene I started being all [mimics eating voraciously] nom, nom, nom. And I didn’t realize I had one more [shirt-off] scene, and you can see it in one of them—I’m clearly [exaggeratedly sucks in his stomach and cheeks]."
And while we're certainly not ready to let the many variations of shirtless Rob and the franchise go, it seems like he is—terrible pun alert!—ready to sink his teeth into new things. "I literally feel like we’ve been doing it my whole life," the 24-year-old said with a laugh regarding making the "Twilight" films.
But there's one aspect in particular Robert is most ready to big adieu to: those piercing contacts he wears in order to play Edward Cullen!
"Those contacts…My God, I’ll be glad to see the last of those," he said, "I actually want to get some kind of plastic explosive. I want to reanimate them into something so I can kill them. It’s embarrassing for me—after so many years, it’s still a process every single morning. Everybody else has figured out how to do it, and then there’s two people holding me down because I can’t do it myself." Uh, where do we sign up for that job?
Still, Robert, who will jump right back into "Water for Elephants" press tours as soon as "Breaking Dawn" wraps, wouldn't necessarily be opposed to starring in another franchise like "Twilight" or "Harry Potter," but only under certain conditions.
"I would [do another]," he said, "But I’d want to have more input. The only horrible thing about being part of a franchise..well, not horrible..no, it is horrible…is that the bigger and bigger you get, it’s quite difficult to break out of stuff. When you’ve been playing the same part, you can’t suddenly start playing it differently. It takes away a little bit of the creative kind of..urge."
But before Robert, who is also in the midst on working on diverse projects such as "Bel Ami" and "Cosmopolis," thinks about taking on another big screen adaptation, it seems like he's got his sights set on an even riskier venture: comedy!
While he joked that his "agents will never let me do them," the actor, who said he's read a few comedic scripts, still seems ready to take on the opportunities if they were to come his way. "Comedy is scary," he admitted, later adding, "That’s why I kind of wanted to do it. I think that’s the only way to do it: You gotta be like, "Okay, I’m going to jump off the moon."