Robert Pattinson has admitted in the past that he became an actor because he thought it was going to help him get girls. (I don’t think he really knew what he was in for, though.) But now it seems that that same desire is the reason that he took the Twilight role. Pattinson, like many of us, had never heard of the books before the movie. I don’t think anyone really did unless they were a 13-year-old girl. But when he first heard of the movie, what piqued his interest was a little more than the story line – it was Kristen Stewart, who had already been cast to play the part of Bella Swan. Now that Robert’s first dream of becoming an actor and getting the girls has come true, will this one too? Or has it already? Either way, it’s a cute interview. From Pop Crunch,
“Robert Pattinson has admitted that the only reason he auditioned for Twilight in the first place was because he had a crush on the film’s female lead, actress Kristen Stewart.
The vampire heartthrob — who is constantly battling rumors that he is dating/knocking up his on-screen co-star — says he barely knew what the Twilight book series was at the time, and he only went along to the audition so he could get up close with the real-life Kristen.
“I read the script of Twilight and I barely knew that they were books too, so I had no idea what I was letting myself in for,” Robert says. “The only reason I went to the audition was to see Kristen because I had just seen Into the Wild. Of course I had a little crush on her.”
I don’t think anyone will ever really know if these two are dating in real life or not. They certainly do like to play games and keep us guessing at it. But, as far as Robert’s concerned, at least he still gets to have those hot on-screen moments with his actress crush, if nothing else.