Robert Pattinson may have a millions of girls swooning over him, but the sexy, brooding actor doesn’t have as much confidence when it comes to girls as Edward Cullen or his on-screen persona Tyler in his pending flick Remember Me. “When it comes to the opposite sex, I’m not as fully confident as the guy I play,” R-Pattz tells Parade magazine.
“I don’t even remember the last time I asked someone out on a date, like, just went up to them and that’s the first thing I did,” he continues in the Parade interview. “I’m much more self-conscious and not wanting to fail. So I tend to hold back.”
While we have to wait until the summer for Rob to reprise his role as sultry blood-sucker Edward Cullen in Eclipse, he returns to the silver screen Friday playing troubled college student Tyler in the indie drama Remember Me opposite Lost‘s Emilie de Ravin.
“I related to Tyler in that I wish I could have done things like he did when I had the opportunity,” he said. “There is something quite satisfying about being a little bit more reckless and even fighting. It’s quite cathartic to just sort of randomly start hitting someone.”
Angry R-Pattz fighting it out? Yes, please!
“We had this big scene where I punch out some guys,” he added. “It went fine and nobody was really hurt at all. But, at the end, I was like doing this thing where I was hitting myself in the arm, sort of pumping myself up. They cut it out of the movie, but I punched myself so hard that I was in a lot of pain for the rest of the shoot. It was the most stupid thing I’ve ever done.”
The more famous he gets, the less assuming he is. How does R-Pattz feel on being compared to James Dean?
“I think he was like the most influential person for young guys, especially actors, in the last 50 years,” he said. “So yeah, I mean, I’m not ashamed to say I am very much influenced by him.”
Looking into the future, Rob said he wants to continued to battle the stigma of “meaningless celebrity.”
“It’s a difficult battle, but I think people like Johnny Depp has done that. He’s not judged by his public image, it’s just his acting that counts. To get to that place takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hiding.”