Isn’t it weird? Being part of a big adaptation and still having the guts to hate the movie. Yes, we are talking about Robert Pattinson who never leaves a chance to be vocal about the vampire adaptation ‘Twilight’.
Remember the most popular teen drama ‘Twilight’, starring the hot Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in one frame? The film had filled our teenage years with lots of vampire drama. Robert Pattinson entered our lives as Edward Cullen and left a long-lasting mark. But what if you get to know that the actor never adored Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’.
- Why Robert Pattinson always hated ‘Twilight’?
- Robert had a different opinion from Stephanie Meyer
- Robert Pattinson was almost fired from ‘Twilight’.
The actor has always been vocal about not liking the movie series. He ended up saying that “Twilight was a strange story“. (That’s rude!) Let’s find out why?
Why Robert Pattinson always hated ‘Twilight’?
When the first ‘Twilight’ book came out in 2005, it became an international bestseller. The fantasy franchise got adapted into a series of blockbuster films in late 2008. People couldn’t get enough of teen vampire drama which included Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan.
Since the movie series released, it has always held a special place in the hearts of fans and the many people who were a part of it. However, Robert aka Edward has a different opinion on it. In an interview with “Variety“, Robert candidly opened up about it. He said, “It’s a weird story, ‘Twilight’. It’s not just like– it’s strange how people responded a lot to it”.
Robert was shocked to see fans’ reactions to the fantasy franchise and especially their response to Bella and Edward’s romance. He explained, “The Notebook is very sweet and heartbreaking, but ‘Twilight’ is about this guy, and he finds the one girl he wants to be with, and he also wants to eat her … I mean, not eat her, but like drink her blood or whatever. It’s not that other people are telling them they can’t be together, it’s his own body telling him that”.
This was not it, Pattinson was once asked if he would watch the movies if he was a casual viewer. To this, he responded that he “would just mindlessly hate it”. It may be hard to believe but Robert dislikes ‘Twilight’.
Robert has a different opinion from Stephanie Meyer
This isn’t the first time that Robert has criticized ‘Twilight’. During an interview for the first ‘Twilight’ movie, Robert told “E!”, “When I read it, it seemed like it was a book that wasn’t supposed to be published. I was convinced Stephenie was convinced she was Bella. I was just like, ‘This woman is mad. She’s completely mad’”.
On the other hand, Stephanie was aware of the fact that Robert has always had a different opinion. She said at New York Comic-Con that he once argued with her for an hour on the subject. “He was very, very passionate about the character. Very intense”, Meyer said. He considered Cullen “suicidally depressed”. Well, the sparkly vampire is a bit emo, so it’s not difficult to see where he got that idea from. Meyer reportedly disagreed.
Robert Pattinson was almost fired from ‘Twilight’
Landing a role in a major adaptation isn’t always that hard. But, apparently, it’s way harder to keep the role. And Robert Pattinson almost failed at it. The actor even admitted that he almost lost his role as Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ franchise for behaving unprofessionally. But luckily his agents warned him. “I thought I was pretty safe. They flew up and were like, ‘You have to do the opposite of what you’re doing now or you’re going to get fired today’”.
However, you surely might be thinking is there anything in the movie which Robert liked! Well, yes, there’s one thing about the movie. Having all the harsh opinions about the franchise, Robert finally found one good thing to say about the films, pointing out that they had “soundtracks quite ahead of their time” and noting that it had become “quite a hip thing to like” amongst 20-year-olds.
According to us, Robert Pattinson isn’t wrong in having his opinions. But, he never failed his fans when it came to portraying Edward Cullen. Well, do you agree with Robert Pattinson? Do you like the ‘Twilight’ series? If not, share your reasons with us in the comments section below.