Robert Pattinson After Seeing Taylor’s Body: ‘I Have To Go To The Gym’
First Published: November 18, 2009 3:42 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Taylor Lautner’s “New Moon” body has the Twi-hards screaming – and it has Robert Pattinson considering a gym membership.
“I didn’t see Taylor until just a little bit before we started shooting. I had the same reaction as everybody else. It’s like, ‘Jeez, now I have to go to the gym.’” Robert recently told Parade.
The “New Moon” star also noted that he’s not about to get into a physical altercation with his 17-year-old co-star.
“Looking at Taylor’s martial arts videos from when he was nine, I wouldn’t really want to fight him for real unless maybe I had some kind of weapon,” Robert quipped. “But in the story as it’s written, I think it’s actually a fact that Edward would win over Jacob. So I guess I can hold onto that for my ego.”
As for his own “New Moon” big screen beefcake moment, the 23-year-old actor said he felt silly going shirtless in front of thousands of people.
“I felt pretty goofy stepping out into the sunlight in front of 2,000 people in a town square, ripping my clothes off. I was essentially doing a striptease,” he told the mag. “But here’s the irony, it was also one of the moments where I’ve really felt closest to people’s emotional attachment to Edward. There were so many extras in that scene who were ‘Twilight’ fans who had flown in just to be a part of it. It was a moment where I’ve felt the whole weight of anticipation, and I guess responsibility as well, of being Edward, for all the people who were kind of so obsessed with the stories. It was quite uplifting and it was also very nerve-wracking.”
Fans will get to see Robert’s shirtless scene on November 20, when “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” opens everywhere.
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