Twilight actor full of praise for the Hunger Games frontwoman
They’ve both been tasked with carrying a gargantuan teen franchise, and it turns out that Robert Pattinson is a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence.
The Twilight hunk is currently promoting his new movie, The Rover, while J-Law completes shooting on the final Hunger Games instalment, Mockingjay – Part 2.
Speaking to The Daily Beast in a lengthy interview, he said he’s a big fan of what J-Law has achieved.
“She’s amazing. She’s absolutely incredible,” he said.
“But also we’re different types of people. She seems like she’s super-confident — and I don’t have the kind of confidence.
“She glows. I think you can fit that into quite a few different areas. Whereas I’ve got a kind of sneak-through-the-cracks style.”
In the same interview, the actor also denied that he is making a conscious effort to change route following the end of the vampire series.
“I never even thought of all the Twilights as a single entity. They were all separate movies for me,” he reasoned. “I mean, I forget how to act in between every single movie!”
He did, however, say that a big price comes with taking a role like Edward Cullen.
He explained: “But I’ve always thought that nothing comes for free. You get paid a bunch of money. You get a bunch of opportunities. And you’ve got to pay for it somehow. And in my case, I paid for it by having to figure out how to walk down the street [without getting mobbed]. I paid for it by people thinking I was one thing. That’s my major desire as an actor — to have no one know who I am. To have no preconceptions.
“So obviously when a character becomes iconic, you have to deal with the baggage that comes with it.”