Robert Pattinson Reveals Whether He Still Talks to Kristen Stewart, Reflects on Twilight Movies
Bella and Edward forever? Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were once one of Hollywood's most adored pairings—their couple nickname was "Robsten"—but that changed when Stewart was caught cheating with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in July 2012. Though the former Twilight costars tried to make it work after her fling, they ultimately parted ways in May 2013, and have not been seen in public together since.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter recently for his June 6 cover story, the Maps to the Stars actor, 28, was tight-lipped about his relationship with his ex, 24. He uttered only two words when asked whether they still keep in touch: a blithe (according to THR) "Oh, yeah." Click here to see pics of Rob through the years.
The Brit was more open, thankfully, to talking about his experience on the Twilight movies, which started filming in 2008 and wrapped four years later in 2012. "It was quite a constricting character, in a way," he told THR of playing vampire Edward Cullen. "You want to make [him] as dramatic as possible, but you have someone who never loses his temper, and so it's like, 'How the f--- do you do this?' I think that was one of the hardest jobs I've ever done."
The frenzy over the franchise didn't help. "Everything changed when they did the marketing, and the general public started to view [the films] in a different way when they started to push the 'team' aspect of it," he explained. "It was like, 'I'm on Team Edward or Team Jacob.' That saturated everything, and suddenly there was a backlash."
Since then, he's learned to live with the trappings of fame. "You figure out ways to deal with it. It's been such a long time now, it just becomes what your life is," he told THR. "I can't even really remember what my life was like before."
He noted, too, that he's not as brooding as he's been made out to be. "I did some interview a while ago, and it sounds like I'm a manic-depressive about to kill myself," he quipped. "And I'm like, 'No, I'm not!'" In fact, he's quite content. "I have extremely simple desires," he said. "I don't need anything. I don't want anything at all."