Robert Pattinson Was ‘Almost Fired’ From Twilight Franchise

Robert Pattison
The Breaking Dawn premiere in November, 2011. We were there. It was freezing. Photo by Getty.

Remember the days of Bella and Edward, the translucent undead couple of the Twilight vampire series everyone went nuts about, even though it was secretly one of the worst movie franchises in existence?

Well, Robert Pattinson, the heartthrob of the films, almost wasn’t in half of them, because, he claims, he nearly lost his job.

Now 31, he told The New York Times he felt the character of Edward should have been portrayed in an even more emo way than he was. And he fought any executive who stood in his brooding way.


“I was so determined to make it so serious,” he said.

“I was fighting with everybody in control all the time… to the point where I almost got fired.”

A trip down memory lane… Before the “momentary indiscretion”.
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Ever the thespian, Pattinson fought hard to put his artistic stamp on the character, and he admitted he “liked the first” film they made because Edward was “so wrought”.

“I didn’t have to kiss anybody’s [butt] the entire time,” he recalled. “I don’t think I did, anyway.”

He did, however, have to get his agent to intervene so he didn’t get the sack.

Robert Pattinson attends the “Good Time” screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25. Funninly enough, Twilight didn’t get a showing at Cannes. Photo by Getty

As for being labelled “a bit of a sell-out” initially, he doesn’t seem to mind too much.

“I think one of the best things, basically, about being a bit of a sell-out is [that] if you’ve done five movies in a series, you’ve had to accept some responsibility for playing the same character,” he added.

Disappointingly, there is no word in the interview on the whether he’s gotten over his “vagina allergy”. Until them, he’ll forever remain in the memory box marked “that mid 00s vampire hunk who hates vaginas and is therefore of no use to us”. Don’t pretend you don’t have one.

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