If you’re reading this, I assume that you’re either a huge fan of the Twilight series or are on your way to becoming one. If not, maybe it’s time to consider becoming more acquainted with these books that have captured the attention of millions around the world. With vampires rising in popularity once more, there are undoubtedly so many questions about this fantastical world that you might want to be able to ask one of your own personal Twilight guides. Perhaps you’re wondering how old Robert Pattinson really is in 2007, and if he looks like a teenage girl dreaming of being a Hollywood star? We had a chance to speak with the English actor, director, and musician about the ups and downs of his acting career, his passion for music, and his work with Edward Cullen on The Twilight Saga.

Does He Look Like A Teenager?

Yes. I mean, he’s probably going to think that this is really funny because he’ll read this and he’ll be like, ‘Dude, I’m 22 years old,’ but it’s not. I mean, it’s easy to tell that he’s 22 and he’s just had a really bad haircut. He looks like a really nice guy, actually, but he doesn’t look that much like a teenager. He looks like a really nice, average guy who definitely doesn’t look like he’s going to be out very late at night. He just, you know – he looks like a very average young man.

Is He Actually 22 Years Old?

Actually, today he’ll be 23 years old. He was born on March 17, 1986 in London, England. So, yes, he is officially 23 years old. But before his debut in ‘Twilight’ in 2008, at the age of 22, he had already graduated from drama school and was studying to be a stage actor. Although he had appeared in various films and TV shows in the past, it wasn’t until ‘Twilight’ that he really became well-known. Since then, he has continued to act in numerous films and TV shows, gaining him massive film and TV exposure, which has clearly helped him to establish himself as one of England’s most promising young actors.

In addition to acting, Pattinson also directs, writes, and performs music. He’s collaborated with Ed Sheeran on a track called ‘One Day,’ he’s released a solo album, and he recorded and starred in a Netflix original series, ‘Bad Guy.’ As well as starring in ‘Bad Guy,’ he also directed every episode. He is considered one of the most promising up-and-coming directors in the industry, so it comes as no surprise that he has already directed multiple episodes of some of the biggest shows in television history. Even though he’s only 23, you can bet your bottom dollar that this guy is going to be directing some incredible episods in the near future.

The Twilight Saga: What Is It All About?

In ‘Twilight,’ Pattinson plays the role of Edward Cullen, leader of the Cullen family, a family of vampire hunters who track down and destroy local vampires. The first two installments of ‘Twilight’ – ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’ – were released in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The third and final part of the series, ‘Eclipse,’ was released in 2011. As the name suggests, ‘Eclipse’ picks up where ‘Twilight’ leaves off, as Edward and Bella (Pattinson’s character) get married and have a child, Jacob, who is then forced to confront his inner wolf and choose between human and werewolf ways. The series was massively successful, and has since become one of the most popular series of all time, with its central characters appearing on every possible list of ‘most famous vampires.’

How Is He Different From Other Vampires In the Movies?

There are a few characters that you might remember from other vampire movies. For example, there’s the 1960s film, ‘Dracula,’ in which Tony Perkins plays the Count. Perkins’ character was also a famous horror movie vampire who was very popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s. We also have Fredrick Zoller from the ‘70s cult classic, ‘Deathline,’ and David Banner from the ‘80s hit series, ‘The Twilight Zone.’ All of these characters carry with them certain trademarks that make them instantly recognizable as vampire stars.

Pattinson’s character, Edward Cullen, does not fit into this mold at all. Sure, he bites people – a lot – but he doesn’t necessarily follow the same patterns as his cinematic brethren. Instead, Edward is a loner who lives a solitary life, which is in stark contrast to the flashy, social lifestyles of most other vampires. He rarely dresses in flashy, revealing outfits, and when he does, it’s usually to accentuate his dusky good looks or to show off his pale skin. This is a character that has not yet been made popular, despite his growing success in the industry. There’s definitely a reason why fans have dubbed Pattinson the ‘British Twilight.’

Will He Play Other Characters In the Films?

Yes, he will. As mentioned, Edward is the protagonist of ‘Twilight’ and ‘Eclipse,’ so fans of the novels will recognize him instantly. But after ‘Eclipse,’ where Edward sacrifices himself to save Bella, he will appear in flashbacks and dreams in the final installment of the series, ‘Breaking Dawn.’ It is also rumored that he will appear as Jesse James in the next installment of the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ film series. He had also been mentioned in interviews as playing Elvis Presley in a potential biopic – a role that would have surely catapulted him to fame – but nothing has materialized from these discussions at this point.

Is He A Vegetarian?

Yes, he is. And for ethical reasons, he refuses to eat animals. He sees no difference between eating animals and eating vegetables, and he often posts about his vegan diet on his Twitter account. To stay fit and trim, he relies on diet and exercise. When asked how he stays so youthful looking, he replied, “You know, just because I don’t eat fish or meat doesn’t mean that I’m not alive. It means that I choose not to eat animals.”

Is He Scared Of Going Back To Work?

Yes, he is. After nearly a decade of focusing on his acting career, he is still quite happy to be in front of the camera. He has stated in interviews that he loves being able to play characters that he finds challenging or interesting, and that his only real desire is to continue acting, preferably in British drama series.

However, he is also realistic about his situation, and he knows that he is one of the most in-demand young actors in the world. He was previously quoted as saying, “I don’t want to be known as Robert Pattinson the actor. I want to be known as Robert Pattinson the human being.” This is a man who clearly loves his food and drink, and isn’t afraid to show it. He has also stated publicly that he likes to party, and will often be found at famous nightclubs and bars in London. It’s quite possible that he will one day have to choose between continuing to act and continuing to live his life – between fame and security. This is undoubtedly a challenging decision, and not something that any young actor or singer would want to face. He’ll just have to wait and see how this career goes before making any further plans. For now, he’s enjoying being part of one of the most popular franchises ever, and continues to work hard to stay in shape.

What Does He Eat?

Apart from avoiding animal products, it’s quite difficult to eat what he doesn’t like. He mainly relies on green vegetables and fruits, and he tries to avoid anything too processed or manufactured. Apart from this, he doesn’t eat a lot of different food, and likes to keep things simple. He doesn’t eat gluten or dairy products, and avoids anything fried. He also doesn’t drink or smoke, which helps keep his skin looking incredibly fresh. According to his interview with Dior, it seems that avoiding certain foods doesn’t hurt his appearance one bit: “I don’t eat chocolate, and I don’t drink alcohol, so my skin keeps its natural, luminous appearance. I’ve always had very good skin.”