Any hope of a “Twilight” reboot starring Robert Pattinson was dashed this week after the actor admitted his disinterest in reprising his role of Edward Cullen for a potential sequel.
“I couldn’t do another ‘Twilight’ movie,” Pattinson told Variety at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France Sunday. According to the British film star, famous for portraying the lead brooding vampire in the franchise’s five installments, his lack of interest in reprising his role is mainly due to his aging physique. “I’m too old,” Pattinson reportedly told the publication.
Unfortunately for “Twilight” fans, they most likely won’t be seeing much of Pattinson’s personal life in the future either. One-year of ending his highly-publicized romance with his “Twilight” co-star, actress Kristen Stewart, Pattinson said he is making an effort to avoid paparazzi all together in the hopes of leading a more private life.
“I’m just trying to not be in stupid gossip magazine, basically, and I think the best way to do it is never be photographed ever,” Pattinson said according to a report from the NY Post’s Page Six. "As I get older, I just get more and more and more self-conscious about getting photographed. I don’t know why. I’ve done it too many times and now I feel like everyone can see through me,” he added.
Despite Pattinson’s desire to keep his day-to-day activities (and possibly even his dating life) out of the public eye, that hasn’t stopped the former “Harry Potter” star from seeking an entertainment career post “Twilight” fame. Almost two-years after the premiere of the final “Twilight” film, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” and multiple box office bombs (“Bel Ami,” anyone?) Pattinson is earning positive recognition for his newest silver screen ventures with David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and most recently, for his work in David Michod’s drama, “The Rover.”
Following the May 18 premiere of "The Rover" at Cannes, Pattinson, who stars in the film as a fugitive gang member in a post-apocalyptic world (who, not to mention, puts on a shockingly believable Southern accent), is getting majorly positive buzz for his performance.
“A career-redefining performance by Robert Pattinson that reveals untold depths of sensitivity and feeling,” Variety reporter Scott Foundas said of the actor’s performance, going on to call his work the film’s “greatest surprise.” Rory O’Connor of MoviePilot.com shared similar sentiments about Pattinson’s performance, saying, “Pattinson pulls off nervous twitching, shoddy posture and general writhing to great effect; his character’s a classic fool and he plays it so. Who knew he had it in him?”