It's no secret that actor Robert Pattinson really hates Edward Cullen from the Twilight movies. While Edward might have been Pattinson's breakout role, the actor never minced words when he talked about the main vampire of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books. Given his disposition, it would seem unlikely that he would even consider reprising his role as Edward, but it seems that Pattinson has had a change of heart.
Pattison Lightens Up About Twilight And Edward Cullen
While promoting his latest movie to Hufftington Post, Pattison was asked about his thoughts on the possibility that more Twilight movies could be made. After jokingly throwing his hands in the air and yelling "Yes!" in faux-enthusiasm, Pattinson clarified that he wouldn't dismiss the chance to reprise his vampire role:
“Well, you never know. It did inspire me at the time. And, really, it’s kind of awesome. It’s the way people interpret it. People would excuse you for not taking something seriously if it becomes this mainstream thing and everyone’s fiending. I took it just as seriously — more seriously — than other things I’ve done.”
It's possible that Pattinson's well-known disdain for the Twilight franchise was the byproduct of him taking his role as "108-year-old virgin" vampire too seriously — which in turn was the reason why he was almost fired from the very first movie.
However, Pattinson's latest interview is a far cry from his previous ones, where he would openly bash and mock Edward's characterization. This new outlook may be due in part to Pattinson's acceptance of his vampiric legacy, which he apparently learned to live with in the years after the #Twilight movies ended, telling Huff Post:
“It’s also like, you fucking did it. It’s you! At the end of the day, the behind-the-scenes shit doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.”
Given how the Twilight franchise could continue with a new set of protagonists who would follow in the footsteps of the original cast, Pattinson could give Edward a more mature interpretation now that he has a newfound appreciation for the character.
Robert Pattinson's Indie Career After Twilight
Ever since Twilight concluded with Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Pattinson has been doing his best to distance himself from his vampiric days by starring in independent features that capitalize on his acting capabilities.
Some of his post-Twilight works include David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, the critically acclaimed The Lost City of Z and the upcoming crime-thriller Good Time, which currently sits on a strong 91% critical approval on Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, many of the praises showered on Good Time point to Pattinson's acting as one of the movie's best aspects.
Pattinson has already proven himself to be a great actor who's more than just a sparkling vampire, and it wouldn't hurt to revisit one of his biggest roles to date. After all, Pattinson may not have become the big-named actor he is today if it weren't for Edward Cullen's unintentionally creepy flirting methods.
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(Source: Huffington Post)