Despite the fact that he’s most famous for his role in the Twilight franchise, I’ve always really liked Robert Pattinson and found him endearing. It’s both a blessing and a curse that he took on that role, because it allowed him to actually book further roles and make his career as an actor. Then again, he’s forever typecast as Edward “Sparkly Vampire” Cullen, and that’s not really a good thing. On the bright(er) side, at least he knows he’s a “bullshit artist”?
From The Guardian:
“I’m quite good at doing meetings,” he says. “If I’m just meeting someone about a job I’m like a dog, especially if my agent’s said to me: ‘A lot of people want this job.’ Then I’m like: ‘Oh yeah? Then I will do anything to get it!’” What’s his technique? “I don’t know, I just become a bullshit artist!” he laughs. “That’s when I start acting! I’m really much better at doing it when the cameras aren’t rolling …”
Well, that’s just like interviewing for any job, isn’t it? You have to bullshit – not because you aren’t really passionate about it (I mean, I guess in some cases you wouldn’t be) but because it’s hard to be effusively excited when you’re just trying to get a paycheck.
Anyway, I like Rob – I think his interviews are hilarious, even if a little lacklustre.