Tuesday 23 July 2019

Fifty Shades link weird for R-Patz

Robert Pattinson played vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight films
Robert Pattinson played vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight films

Robert Pattinson has said it feels "weird" that the lead character in Fifty Shades Of Grey is based on his Twilight alter-ego.

Author EL James has revealed how Christian Grey, who is portrayed by Jamie Dornan in Sam Taylor-Johnson's big-screen adaptation of her novel, was inspired by vampire Edward Cullen, who is played by Robert in the movies.

"It's kind of weird and also I've known Jamie for about 10 years. I haven't actually read the book but I think it must be very, very different," he told Reuters. "I don't see how it can work if it's not different."

Rob, who was at the Berlin Film Festival to promote his new film Life, praised the strong following for both Fifty Shades Of Grey and the Twilight series.

"It's amazing; it's that fan base. There's some kind of profound connection that a bunch of people have to it and I've never figured out quite what it is. It's just very strange," he added.

The 28-year-old actor, who has starred in dystopian thriller The Rover and David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars, also felt he has to become more prolific and chase different roles.

"It's weird. I still feel like I'm doing the same stuff. Up until Twilight, I was really just auditioning for absolutely everything and just trying to get anything so I guess that's a sort of different career," he explained.

"But afterwards it's so rare that I find anything not only that I like, but that I feel like I can add something to or do at all."

He continued: "I know just after last year, (with) two of my movies, one fell apart and the other one got pushed to this year and I ended up waiting for a job for ages and I was like, "I'm never having a year like that again. I'm going to be a lot more prolific in my productivity rate.

"I think it's suddenly getting up to 30 as well and you're just like 'Argh! I need to do loads of stuff!' So I'm definitely going to be much more productive."

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