In a recent interview for the promotion of his new film, Bel Ami, Robert Pattinson dished on his millions of fans. Although he loves and appreciates them, he admits he can't really relate to them or understand what his Twilight Saga co-star Taylor Lautner calls their passion.
In a recent interview at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Breaking Dawn mega-idol revealed himself as a man bemused by his own fame. Pattinson's arrival in the German capital was greeted by "hundreds of screaming fans who waited for hours in the cold to catch a glimpse of him." It must be nice; and according to Rob, it is. In fact, he's hoping--indeed counting on--taking many if not most of his Twilight fans with him when he undertakes different roles and tries out new material like Bel Ami. Nevertheless, in spite of the very real connection he feels with his twihards, he's remains fundamentally "bewildered by his global fame." And perhaps he should be. Rob's international fan base is surpassed only by that of the other teen idol--the singing one, Justin Bieber.
"It's been strange having a pretty much single-sex audience all the time," mused R-Pattz, "but it's been great. They've been incredibly loyal. I mean people come from Thailand to stand in the cold air. I can't relate on any level but it's definitely very nice."
Fans travelling halfway around the globe just to freeze their buns off waiting for a chance to gaze upon their idol? Now that's the very definition of devotion.
Note to Robert Pattinson: Don't worry too much about not being able to relate to your twihards' obsessions. Chances are they probably don't care if you understand or not. Just as long as you're there for them.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.