Once they were safely ensconced in Studio 1A, Lauer played a game of true-or-false with the tabloid stories surrounding Pattinson in the past year. “I speak in an American accent when I’m talking to crowds, because it’s so separate to my actual life. I think that’s so I don’t go completely mad.” While the jury is still out on whether Pattinson is the next Tom Cruise or just a flash in the pan (his non-“Twilight” movie “How to Be” was called an “aimless indie dud” by Entertainment Weekly), he’s clearly reveling in being the Hollywood heartthrob of the moment.
In Los Angeles, fans camped out for days just to get a glimpse of him at Tuesday’s premiere.
Proof came when Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira escorted Robert Pattinson onto Rockefeller Plaza Thursday morning, on the eve of the nationwide premiere of the second “Twilight” vampire romance saga, “New Moon.” A collective screech rose from young female fans lined up a dozen deep as the 23-year-old British heartthrob flashed a megawatt smile and worked the crowd like a seasoned politician. “Literally nonstop, yes.” “You’re dating your co-star: Her name rhymes with ‘Tristan Blewart,’ ” Lauer posed, tongue-in-cheek. Pattinson told Lauer that the hoopla seems nearly an out-of-body experience to him.
And the young actor handled some good-natured badgering about supermarket tabloid headlines with similar grace and more than a touch of self-mockery. “I wish I could give a more wide understanding of what it’s like, but I feel exactly the same,” he told Lauer.
The two reunited shortly after, and after dating on and off they officially split once again in May 2013.
In the wake of the breakup, Rob has been linked to Sean Penn’s daughter, Dylan Penn.
“Twilight” — the movie based on the first of four Stephanie Meyer novels that have sold 40 million copies — grossed 0 million, and the young actor’s popularity has eclipsed even that of his attractive co-stars Stewart, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner. “I was going to quit because I never got any jobs, so I guess it’s not really quitting when you’re not getting jobs — it’s just surrendering to fate.” But fate had something different in mind for Pattinson. “I was literally, the day before I did this audition, I was going to quit acting,” Pattinson recounted. But Pattinson admits idolhood can be a heady experience, especially since he was about to chuck his acting career at the time he was just one of 3,000 young men to audition for the part of Edward in the first “Twilight” movie two years ago.
” He almost quit Indeed, the affable actor seems to take the fan hysteria, and the probing of his personal life, with more than a grain of salt.
He added, “I actually come up with these rumors myself!