As the world’s most desirable man-child, the 25-year-old Robert Pattinson can have any woman he wants. But that doesn’t mean he wants to settle down just yet. In the latest issue of Glamour Magazine, the Twilight star opens up about his love life, dating, and future plans.
On the red carpet, Robert is often asked about his hobbies and passions. “I like to read, and I like to draw,” he says. “Sometimes I’m really bored and I like to play video games. But mostly I like to hang out with my friends and family.”
While he may be looking for his soulmate, Robert is still holding out on commitment. “I’ve never been a big fan of labels,” he tells the magazine. “It’s always been about being yourself and not following the trends.”
On Having Fun In Cinema
For those who haven’t kept up with the latest trends, the 25-year-old actor may come off as a bit of a stuck-up. After all, he’s one of the most famous faces in Hollywood—the lead in Twilight, and the guy who plays the lead in the next installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn—Part 1. With film-stealing good looks and a devilish grin, Robert is certainly used to walking the red carpet. However, he still gets starstruck when surrounded by actors he admires. “I was really nervous when I first heard that [Steven] Spielberg was going to walk me down the red carpet. It’s one thing to have a director you admire and respect, but to have a legend like him put a golden ticket in your hand and say, ‘You’re going to do great things’—that was incredible,” he says.
Robert may be used to having his picture taken, but he certainly isn’t used to being interviewed. For the first time in his career, he’s opened up to talk about his inspirations, his future, and more.
Whether or not you’ve been bitten by the Twilight bug, you have to admit that the young actor is pretty sensational. It’s not every day that you meet someone with his looks and charm, and it’s even more unusual to find someone so open about their passions and influences. From literature to music, the 25-year-old has quite the eclectic taste in movies.
His Favourite Books
When you’re a celebrity, it’s not hard to become picky about the books you read. After all, you have lots of time to fill up after filming hours. So it comes as no surprise that Robert cites Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series as his favorite read. “I love everything about it—the writing, the characters, the story, and the way it’s put together. It’s very cinematic,” he says. “I feel like I could really connect with the characters and relate to the story.”
The literary world was certainly privileged to have the opportunity to delve into the mind of such a prominent figure. Many of Stephenie Meyer’s works have become best-sellers and have spawned film adaptations (part of the Twilight series was even made into a graphic novel), so it’s no wonder that fans worldwide have been drawn to the author’s oeuvre. With a large social media following and more than 600 million views on YouTube, Stephenie Meyer is truly a pop-culture phenom.
While you might expect an A-list celebrity like Robert to have musical influences, it turns out that he’s mostly into classical music. “I like a range of music—from classical to rock—but I mostly listen to piano music,” he says. “It just so happens that a lot of people in my family are musicians, so I grew up around a lot of music. My parents play an amazing game of poker, and so after we finished dinner one night, my father turned on some Beethoven and we all started jamming. It’s been going on ever since.”
From classical to jazz, it seems that musical influences can be found all over the map for the young star. The same goes for his hobbies—he’s into skateboarding, snowboarding, and hiking, but also plays the piano and guitar. “I love to read, and I like to draw,” he says. “Sometimes I’m really bored and I like to play video games. But mostly I like to hang out with my friends and family.”
Besides books and music, Robert cites a number of actors and musicians as role models. “I would say that Marlon Brando is one of my biggest influences,” he says. “I like his intensity and the way he brought a character to life.”
The actor went on to namerool models and describe the kind of men he looks up to: “I’ve always admired people like Jack Black and Will Ferrell, who are really smart and can make you laugh. I think that whoever that is, inside me, that needs to come out, will find his way.”
On Dating And Relationships
Although Robert is an A-list celebrity and has his pick of the litter when it comes to women, he still insists that dating isn’t for him. “Well, I don’t really like talking about my personal life,” he says. “I’ve never really been a big fan of labels, and I think that people should really just be with whoever they love. I can’t choose who I fall in love with—it just happens.”
While he may not be interested in dating, Robert does have some words of advice for those who are. “For guys that want to attract women, all you need are good looks and charm,” he says. “But if you want to be with the man you love, you have to be willing to put in the work. Don’t settle for just any woman; go for the best, because there is no bad woman, there is only…well, you know what.”
Whether you’re a diehard Twilight fan or have never heard of the vampire franchise, it’s clear that Robert Pattinson is a man to watch, both inside and out. With a unique perspective on life, the arts, and popular culture, it’s also clear that this generation of men will go down in history as some of the most interesting and influential. And what a legacy for Stephenie Meyer and the literary world!