Robert Pattinson Says He Used to Be a Gangling Boy

May 19, 2009 08:34:16 GMT

Opening up about his school years, Robert Pattinson admits he was "the kind of gangly guy" who "never did any sport."

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Speaking of his younger years during an interview with Look Magazine, movie heartthrob Robert Pattinson says that notwithstanding his nowadays heartthrob status, he used to be "the kind of gangly guy." Of that matter he explains, "I always looked like a girl up until a few years ago. And I never did any sport."

Robert previously opened up that he tends to think "sports are stupid," adding he isn't good at playing baseball despite the fact that there's a scene where he had to play baseball in "Twilight." He revealed, "Catherine Hardwicke was so determined to make me look like a professional baseball player she had this coach teach me this ready position, this little squat. I was like 'I'll do it on the last day of filming'. Catherine was like 'No, let me see it.'"

Sports aside, Robert Pattinson was seen arriving in Nice, France on Monday afternoon, May 18, to attend the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He was photographed signing autograph for awaiting fans as he made his way out of the airport.

Coming next for him is a scheduled appearance at this year's MTV Movie Awards, which will be held on May 31. At the upcoming event, he is billed to present an exclusive clip of "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" alongside co-stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart.


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posted by jess on May 21, 2009
wvmommy7, read your comment, I am sad, the Haunted Airman was not release here in the U. S. the clips found on the internet make me wish it had been, it looks to be a good movie.....
posted by lyndiemonster on May 20, 2009
I think it is great that he doesn't want to be just another "pretty boy" nor does he claim to be, in this crazy industry. He seems very gracious and totally shocked at his new and unforeseen status. Hope he continues to be true to himself and I look forward to the many "faces" of Mr. Pattinson.
posted by fltwimom on May 19, 2009
He may have been gangly as a teenager but he is a grown man now. All I know is I enjoy his acting and I enjoy looking at him while he's acting. Good acting + great looking= can't go wrong. Hey, he's only human, can't be perfect at everything!
posted by renate on May 19, 2009
This Man will be around for many years. He is so versatile and interessting that I have to look at him all the time. Good to know that there is real Talent out there.
posted by wvmommy79 on May 19, 2009
Well there is nothing gangly about Rob. And if women couldnt see that before they were crazy. He is a very beautiful and talented actor. And He deserves more credit for his other roles too. The Haunted air man and The bad mothers hand book were awesome. He is so much more than Edward Cullen.
posted by jess on May 19, 2009
He is quiet the Handsome one. I saw him in the Harry Potter movie, he was younger then, but still adorable and easy on the eyes. I agree, there is quite the talent (multi-talent) embodied here. I believe there is a long career in the works...he just needed something to bring him to the forefront for people to see and realize.....
posted by realme:) on May 19, 2009
i personally think he is amazing, if he was gangly while he was younger so what?, it was his past, and that's all behind him now :)

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