Robert Pattinson, Newbie Twi-Hard?

Rob saw Twilight for the first time last week, hasn't read Breaking Dawn

By Ted Casablanca & Taryn Ryder Jun 13, 2010 2:29 AMTags

Ever wonder how Robert Pattinson survives Twilight mania? Simple—he doesn't go anywhere near the vampire phenomenon when he's not working (but he's happy all of you guys are so into it, trust).

Smart guy. No wonder he's actually normal!

"I just saw Twilight on TV for the first time a few days ago," Rob confessed today during his press conference for Eclipse. He said it's the first time he's actually seen the entire movie (though he saw bits and pieces when he did commentary for the Twilight DVD). Rob is full of surprises. Such as...

"When my song came on [in Twilight] I was thinking 'That is so bizarre' I actually had a song in the movie," Rob said, responding to a question about whether he planned to appear on any more soundtracks.

"I'm kind of amazed Catherine [Hardwicke] did it. It really shows how none of us thought it was going to be so massive. I never thought people would buy the soundtrack or anything. So it's a little more nervewracking now," said Pattinson, dressed in a yellow button-up with his cute short ‘do, adding that he would maybe lend his vocal chords to the future films.

But don't think he's scribbling down some mood music for the big moment that he and Kristen Stewart finally do the deed in Breaking Dawn, because RP doesn't exactly know what the fourth film is about!

"I haven't read [Breaking Dawn] yet! I mean it's weird…I'm quite glad I haven't read it yet. I didn't intend to not read it until now; it's quite exciting. I have no idea, I just heard brief rumors about what happens in the story, but I don't really know what happens at all," laughed the actor.

Still, R.Pattz is well versed on all things Eclipse and thinks the movie speaks for itself if you're a Twi-hard.

"[Twilight] has become so big it's become part of the cultural environment...I guess if you don't know what the story is by now then you've probably never been to the cinema before. How about, 'Why not go to the cinema for once?'" Pattinson laughed when asked why fans should rush to the theaters on June 30.

"I think if you're a fan of the series, there's a lot of the film that plays into what the fans want…a lot of people who have seen [Eclipse] tell me it's the most accessible of the three. It's a solid story by itself and it's more of a sort of action film. Even when I was watching Twilight the other day, now that I've seen it, you do need to read the book to get it. I was like 'What?!' and I'm in it!"

Lots more Eclipse news coming from the junket today, so check back in a bit!

(Originally published June 12, 2010, at 4:51 p.m. PDT)

Check out the above clip for more from Rob about how well the cast bonded. And catch all the stars of Eclipse this week on E! News and The Daily 10 at 7 & 7:30.


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