In Remember Me, Robert Pattinson plays Tyler. He’s a straight shooter, someone that’s confident in his ability to attract the opposite sex.
Considering his appearance, one would assume Pattinson possesses this same trait in real life. But one would be mistaken.
“When it comes to the opposite sex, I’m not as fully confident as [Tyler,” the actor tells Parade in its latest issue. “I don’t even remember the last time I asked someone out on a date… I’m much more self-conscious and not wanting to fail. So I tend to hold back.”
That may have something to do with the fact that he doesn’t need to, of course. Rob is dating Kristen Stewart.
As for Robert’s ultimate goal? He touched on that, and a few other topics, in the magazine interview:
On his personal ambition: You keep trying to make your name stand for something other than just like meaningless celebrity. It’s a difficult battle, but I think people like Johnny Depp have done that. He’s not judged by his public image, it’s just his acting that counts. To get to that place takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hiding.
On box office pressure: People always used to ask me about typecasting and I never had to really worry about it. You think people will judge you by your work. But the truth is, it’s about whether the film you’re in makes money or not.
On his past: I got beaten up by a lot of people when I was younger. I was a bit of an idiot, but I always thought the assaults were unprovoked. It was after I first started acting and I liked to behave like an actor, or how I thought an actor was supposed to be, and that apparently provoked a lot of people into hitting me.