After a five-year break, Robert Pattinson is finally set to return with a long-awaited new movie. The 31-year-old actor will be seen next in the action-adventure film “Water For Elephants”, where he plays a part in an adaptation of Sara Gruber’s best-selling novel. The film also stars Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, and Kirsten Dunst. While we wait for Pattinson to return, let’s take a look at some of his most memorable quotes.
On Being A Fashion Icon:
“I think people sometimes underestimate the amount of influence that my style has had on people’s lives, because I always say that I don’t dress for people, I dress for myself and I think that’s true for a lot of people. If you look at the fashion industry in general, there’s a lot of people that feel insecure about themselves, so my clothes help them to feel better about themselves. That’s the most important thing.”
On The Importance Of Acting In Europe:
“I think you get judged more in Europe, generally, in terms of how you look and not necessarily what you’re doing. When I first got here I was like, ‘What, no respect?’ But you sort of get used to it.
I think what I miss most about home is the respect that you get from other actors and from people in general, for your craft. It’s a real art form to be able to act. It’s a shame that it gets treated like an old-fashioned hobby sometimes, in terms of not being taken seriously.”
On The Evolution Of His Style:
“One of the biggest changes in the last year or so has been my haircut. I’ve been having a lot of fun with different styles and trying out new things. I went from a very, very short haircut to a longer one, and I tried out a pompadour. So I think that there’s a lot of variety in terms of what I do nowadays and I like to keep it that way, so that people always have something new to look at.”
In terms of my fashion style, I do tend to change what I wear regularly, but for the most part, I’ll always put something new and exciting into my outfit. It’s important to me that my style evolves, so that people always have something new to look at.”
On Going Back To His Roots:
“One of the things that I miss most about home is the amount of variety in food that we get to experience over here. I grew up with a French father, so the food that I absolutely adored, and the varieties that I can experience over here, are just endless. There’s a great variety of cuisines to choose from, so I really do get to enjoy cooking and eating different kinds of food. It’s important to go back to your roots and miss home, because being here is what you knew you were going to do, but you also want to stay connected to your family and friends, especially now that you have a daughter.”
On The Importance Of Having Fun:
“One of the most important things for me is just to enjoy myself. There’s a lot of pressure in terms of what people expect from you, especially when you come from a household where acting is respected as a career. So you feel a lot of pressure to live up to that expectation and you don’t always have to, because acting is such a personal thing and the majority of my time is spent on my own anyway. So I think it’s important to have fun and not take yourself too seriously.”
I really do like to have fun and be with my friends. Sometimes I’ll get so obsessed with something that I’ll forget to have fun and spend my time working or studying. So it’s important to remember to have fun, otherwise you’ll end up working yourself to death and not having any life. So it’s all about having fun and living your life how you want to live it.”
On Learning Polish:
“I’ve been learning Polish for the past year and a half and I love speaking the language. I think that there’s a lot of value in speaking multiple languages, not only does it improve your vocabulary, but you also get a different way of thinking. So it’s not only about learning a new language for the sake of it, it’s about expanding your thinking and being able to see things from a different perspective.
On His Beauty Product Addiction:
“I’m always looking for ways to improve my appearance and maintain my beauty. I use a lot of different products from various companies and I’ll often times try out a new product to see how it compares to what I already use. I have a lot of addiction issues, especially when it comes to beauty products and food. So it’s important to be careful about what kinds of products you use and how much of it you use. I try to limit the amount of toxins and chemicals that I absorb into my body, so it’s important to be mindful about how much product you put on your body and where it comes from. It’s also important to learn how to be without product, especially when you are traveling, because all the products that you use at home, will not be available for you to purchase abroad.”
On Stereotypes In Hollywood:
“It’s very sad, but I also think that it’s important for people to understand that there are certain stereotypes that exist in Hollywood and that these aren’t necessarily true. People have these ideas in their head about what an actor or actress should look like, and it’s often times these stereotypes that keep getting perpetuated, even though they’re not actually true. What I’d like people to understand is that there’s a wide variety of looks, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and a lot of us are very happy with how we look.”
I’m sure that many of us would love to be told every day that we look beautiful, but that’s not going to change the fact that there are so many different ways that a woman can look. So I think that it’s important to accept yourself and your looks and not feel like you have to fit into someone else’s idea of what an actress or model should look like. We need to stop perpetuating these stereotypes and be more supportive of each other.
On Finding His Style:
“I think that the most important thing for me, is to find my own style. It’s not about fitting in with what’s currently hot or what’s trending, or what people think that I should be wearing, because a lot of the time, I’ll have no idea what style I should be wearing and I’ll just find something that works for me. So these days, I really don’t have a style that I consistently wear, because there’s always something new that I try out. So it’s important to find what works for you and stick with it.”
I used to have a very specific style that I would wear regularly, but these days it’s all about finding what works for you. It’s not easy to find your style, because there’s a lot of pressure to find something that you’ve never tried before and to fit into a certain mold. So it’s important to take your time and find what suits you, because there’s no point in trying to force your style on others, or on yourself.