“When you read the book,” says Pattinson, … “it’s like, ‘Edward Cullen was so beautiful I creamed myself.’ I mean, every line is liked that. He’s the most ridiculous person who’s so amazing at everything. I think a lot of actors tried to play that aspect. I just couldn’t do that. And the more I read the script, the more I hated this guy, so that’s how I played him, as a manic-depressive who hates himself. Plus, he’s a 108 year-old virgin so he’s obviously got some issues there.”1
Well, he just gave an excellent run down of what a bad character Edward is. And this guy would know better than anyone, since he was to act the role.
“I’ve spent a long time thinking, “How can I take the whole [Edward is] beautiful thing as an interpretation?” And I realized that it’s just Bella saying he’s so beautiful and she’s just in love with him and obsessed with him so he could be like a piece of cheese and she would think the same thing.”2
It’s funny because Bella’s character is legitimately like this.
I read the book and was like “Well this is really dumb, I’ll never ever… This is so pointless going up for the role.”2
Actually, this is quote mined, and doesn’t sound at all like that in context. Still funny though. :P
1 Empire Magazine October 2008