More Adventures in Twilight and Gender Bending

Straight from the pages of People.com: "As a kid, Robert Pattinson's older siblings would dress him as a girl and call him Claudia."

Robert Pattinson

Just when I think Twilight can't get any gender-bendier, I get news like this! Amazing.

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The more I read

Robert Pattinson is really starting to intrigue me. The more I hear about him the more intrigued I am. I keep hearing all this strange and odd stuff about him throughout the internet from his days in Harry Potter and now. I'm not quite sure what to think of him. I'm looking forward to his portrayal of Salvador Dali though.

He may've sold his soul but I'm finding the fella's not all bad.

I came across these quotes by Robert Pattinson recently, and I can't help but feel fond of him for them:

"When you read the book, it's like, 'Edward Cullen was so beautiful I creamed myself.' I mean, every line is like that. He's the most ridiculous person who's so amazing at everything. I think a lot of actors tried to play that aspect. I just couldn't do that. And the more I read the script, the more I hated this guy, so that's how I played him, as a manic-depressive who hates himself. Plus, he's a 108-year-old virgin so he's obviously got some issues there."

"...when I read Twilight, it seemed like Stephenie was convinced she was Bella and it was like it was a book that wasn't supposed to be published. It was like reading her sexual fantasy, especially when she said it was based on a dream and it was like, 'Oh I've had this dream about this really sexy guy,' and she just writes this book about it. Some things about Edward are so specific, I was just convinced - I was like, 'This woman is mad. She's completely mad and she's in love with her own fictional creation.'"

Oh, man. Yes.

I agree with Robert

I agree with Robert Pattinson's spot-on analysis of the book's author. After reading various quotes online from the author relating to the actor, and seeing video interviews of Pattinson and Meyer together, it is blatantly obvious that the author is infatuated with Pattinson himself! She was very involved with the casting process for the film and seems to have projected her Edward fantasies onto him, just as the movie's fans are doing.
He seems a very interesting actor because of the approach he takes to the characters he plays and the offbeat projects he chooses to take part in. I just hope that his new-found bankability and mass appeal as a result of the Twilight role will not prevent him from pursuing or being offered any more unusual roles.
Looking forward very much to his forthcoming portrayal of the young Salvador Dali. Hopefully the gay sex scenes in that film will scare away his tweenie fanbase and allow him to develop his career in the more serious direction that his talents should lead him.

I feel like I'm totally

I feel like I'm totally raining on the parade here, but I have to say it: this whole conversation is us trying to find ways for Robert to have integrity and authenticity so that we feel justified in finding him attractive.

I disagree. I don't find him

I disagree. I don't find him attractive, but have newfound respect for him now that he has publicly eschewed SMeyer's original characterization of Edward McSparklypants. I like that he's trying to get the point across to everyone that perfect people are not interesting, and that a good acting performance comes from finding faults in the character, not exploiting their alleged "perfection."

I love him and I enjoyed

I love him and I enjoyed some unknown facts of his private life. Ever wondered who was Robert’s acting idol when he was growing up? Quite amazing and scarily, but it was Nicholson’s role as R. P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" that inspired him to become a movie star. Pattinson said:
“I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don’t know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it kind of stuck with me.”