"I'm unbearably self-conscious about stuff," he admits. To the point where, while filming scenes before the army of New York paparazzi that has been following him around, he is terrified that his "ass crack is showing." Pattinson signed on to do the rest of the franchise for a reported $10 million.
The movie cleaned up at the MTV Movie Awards, where Pattinson was mobbed by fans. The once "repulsive" barfly was now the world's biggest dreamboat. Full story here
And the new Leo, it turns out, is also a nerd. He is never without a book in his hand, say his colleagues, or a piece of music on his mind, or a movie he wants to share. He's so obsessed about delivering a performance he feels happy with that he is constantly watching the dailies, says Remember Me
director Allen Coulter. "He's religious about it."
"There's every reason for a young actor to phone it in on a franchise where the first movie has done incredibly well," says New Moon
director Chris Weitz. "But he and Kristen take it really, really seriously and don't want to phone it in. They want to find some way to make these characters believable, credible to themselves and to the audience."