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    Rob Pattinson Plays Awkward: "I Tend to Hold Back"

    Robert Pattinson, Emile De Ravin, Remember Me myspace/Summit Entertainment

    As Remember Me hits theaters this Friday, Robert Pattinson continues to make the press rounds, and keeps making make himself sound like the anti-heartthrob. Wonder why?

    In Parade, R.Pattz talks to Jeanne Wolf about being wimpy and lady-shy. Haven't we heard all this before?

    Says that adorable Twilight star:

    "When it comes to the opposite sex, I'm not as fully confident as the guy I play [in Remember Me]. I don't even remember the last time I asked someone out on a date, like, just went up to them and that's the first thing I did. I'm much more self-conscious and not wanting to fail. So I tend to hold back."

    Hmmm, maybe he's not waltzing up to babes around the globe and asking them out because he's spoken for? Just sayin'.

    No surprise here, R.Pattz isn't exactly on the prowl. But we don't see why he feels the need to paint himself as such a dud when it comes to romance. He's not.

    Pattinson continued on to spill how he's not exactly the most macho dude in the world, either.

    "We had this big scene where I punch out some guys. It went fine and nobody was really hurt at all. But, at the end, I was like doing this thing where I was hitting myself in the arm, sort of pumping myself up. They cut it out of the movie, but I punched myself so hard that I was in a lot of pain for the rest of the shoot. It was the most stupid thing I've ever done."

    We know that Rob is pushing this "aw shucks, I'm no big deal" persona on us, but for some reason we're not totally buying it. We get that he's a mellow guy, but R.Pattz isn't this anxiety-ridden creature he appears to be. Hardly!

    While Taylor Lautner may be trying to go down the all-American dreamboat path, Pattinson is trying to go down the Johnny Depp road. No complaints here—we much prefer his method—but Robert's outcast persona is what it is. A media persona. We think this studmuffin is far more in-tune to the press game than you'd think.

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