Robert Pattinson is taking a break from his Twilight stardom to play a rebellious New York college student in Remember Me. In the indie flick, the 23-year-old gets to explode with rage, fall in love with a girl (played by Losts Emilie de Ravin) and go head-to head with his domineering father (played by Pierce Brosnan).
Parade.coms Jeanne Wolf found out what Pattinson had in common with his characters search for identity.
Acting as therapy.
I try and pick roles that will help me develop as a human being and I think I was going through a similar kind of experience as my character Tyler, which I guess you could call being rebellious. I thought just doing the film would actually help me to think about and discover things that would help me in my life. I was kind of using it as a therapy exercise.
His personal struggle.
Youre so focused on trying to be an individual and trying to like stamp your identity on something. But you kind of doubt what you want to be. You dont accept just being part of the world. I sort of had that feeling. I had this obsession when I was younger about everything feeling kind of fake. Eventually, you just stop sort of railing against everything around you because most people only cause problems for themselves. Theyre just blind to the reality of things.
Amy @ 10:30 am
MONTREAL The consensus is that Robert Pattinson has mastered the James Dean art of brooding as the sullen poster boy for the latest generation.
Pattinsons heartthrob status has been defined by his portrayal of the conflicted vampire-in-recovery Edward Cullen in the popular Twilight film series, based on the Stephenie Meyer novels.
There was Twilight in 2008, New Moon last year, and Eclipse is set for release, to a great deal of anticipation, on June 30. Breaking Dawn, the finale, is expected to be released as two movies over the next few years.
In other words, the British actor is committed to the Edward sulk for at least another few films. But that doesnt mean hes become self-entitled or satisfied with his accomplishments.
His latest effort to expand on his brooding horizons is Remember Me, which opens Friday. Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young New Yorker who clashes with his overbearing father (Pierce Brosnan) in the aftermath of his brothers sudden death.
Only when Tyler meets the charming Ally (Emilie de Ravin) does he find some peace of mind and a reason to believe, which may be threatened by Allys protective Manhattan cop dad (Chris Cooper).
To say that Pattinson as Tyler redefines James Deans Rebel Without a Cause angst is not an exaggeration, although the actor expresses some reservations about the assessment.
I think its a fairly typical state to be in, Pattinson notes of his characters classic rebellious posturing. And yes, I think theres that element, but I was also interested in the arrogant things about Tyler.
The good news for Pattinson is that he could protect the delicate tone and texture as a producer on the film. But hes hesitant to take credit.
Im kind of embarrassed about the producing thing, because I wasnt really acting like a proper producer, he confesses. I only came on after filming to help make sure the product was the product we all wanted to make at the end.
Amy @ 10:27 am
Summit have confirmed that a 10 second clip from the Eclipse trailer is going to debut on Wednesday, March 10th.
The timings for this debut are 6 AM PST / 9 AM EST.
Tanvi @ 4:27 am