Why Robert Pattinson Will ALWAYS Be Edward Cullen — His 'Breaking Dawn Co-Star Speaks Out!

Wed, May 18, 2011 11:21am EST by 11 Comments

Rob may have stopped filming the ‘Twilight’ series but he’ll never leave it behind, reveals his Volturi leader, Michael Sheen. Here’s Why!

Even though Robert Pattinson, 25, doesn’t have to wear the glittery makeup and uncomfortable contacts anymore … he’s still Edward Cullen. HollywoodLife.com attended the The Cinema Society & Thierry Mugler screening of Woody Allen‘s new film Midnight in Paris and Rob’s Breaking Dawn co-star Michael Sheen stars in the film. Michael revealed that even though Rob is in Toronto working on a non-vampire film, Cosmopolis — Rob has a very long way to go before his vampire days are behind him.

“I think Robert has been very clever in the way that he has tried to branch out and do lots of other different things,” Michael says. “Rob has been trying to do that while he’s been doing the Twilight series and all but I think it’s going to take a long time. I think he’ll always be Edward [Cullen] for a whole generation or maybe a few generations of people and it will be difficult to get away from that. But he seems to have a good head on his shoulders.”

Since wrapping the final two Breaking Dawn films, Rob starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the 1920s circus themed film Water For Elephants and now he’s about to start filming the David Cronenberg-directed flick Cosmopolis also starring Paul Giamatti.

“Rob is one of the biggest stars in the world now because of the Twilight series and that can be a good thing or a bad thing,” Michael says. “It’s like when people have played James Bond and you get so associated with one character it means you have a huge audience and there’s a lot of people very interested. But at the same time it might put certain people off casting you as other characters.”

— Chloe Melas

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yeah yeah

Posted at 12:13 PM on May 24, 2011  

of course he will that is what made his career and same with kristen they will always be remembered as that.

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Posted at 10:59 AM on May 22, 2011  

I Think Robert Pattinson is a all around great actor he just got his big break with Twilight and yes he made a wonderful Edward and i hope he finsh the move because no one eles can do his part . But i have seen his other moves he has already done and he is great.

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Posted at 1:34 AM on May 22, 2011  

I think that Robert Pattinson will always be remembered as Edward Cullen that isn’t a bad thing at all because this character gave him a chance to get into the Hollywood. As if he wasn’t successful in that character, people wouldn’t remember him as a potienal actor so if people just remember Rob as Edward is aslo a good thing and I believe that he can totally make people remember him as Robert with all things he has done and will do

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Posted at 10:59 PM on May 20, 2011  

Robert will always be Edward….no doubt about it!

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Posted at 3:17 PM on May 20, 2011  

i think so just like i still call micheal sheen lucian (underworld) ashton kutcher kelso, topher grace eric and miley cyrus hannah montana it is what it is but i go to see all his movies and buy the book adapatations becuase of twilight and because he is a great actor

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Posted at 8:42 AM on May 19, 2011  

If Pattinson is always known as Edaward, it will be because the MEDIA will not that the issue DIE.
We fans on the other hand have moved on with him and are very interested in his post Twilight career. Sheen needs to look at the numbers from WFE!

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Posted at 3:53 AM on May 19, 2011  

Of course we will always remember rob as edward,but saying that,i will alway remember laurance olivier as heathcliff,in wurthering heights,but he went on to make some great movies,and rob will be just fine and do the same.

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Posted at 9:47 PM on May 18, 2011  

I think that because Robert was made famous by Edward Cullen, most women want to see him again in different movie roles and will accept him, as long as there is some kind of romantic element (which is his strength). I was really disappointed in some of Lionardo’s choices after Titanic, he started playing really wierd, annoying/obnoxious type characters with no heart/soul and I just stopped watching his movies. I really hope Rob doesn’t do the same just because he is worried about being typecast or being the romantic hero all the time. I think alot of fans contect to him on an emotional level when he acts and plays music (because thats what he is good at).Please keep doing what your doing Rob, there will always different and exciting roles to keep from getting bored(eg. all of the ones youve already done, I think are completely different to Edward).Best of luck for a long and happy career path.

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Posted at 2:08 PM on May 18, 2011  

playing edward in twilight and 4 other films of course you wont be able to get away from twilight none of the cast will be able to why is that a bad thing yes he can do other movies and people will like him for that but most of his fans are because of edward so why would he want to get away from it he can do diffrent films but edward made him thats why he will never get away from being linked to edward branch away rob but 99% of your fans are because of edward thats how you got known not for singing not for your other films whitch i can not name because i dont no them but because of edward thats how i no you because of twilight i like your other films also but you do think twilight and edward when you say robert pattinson thats how it is

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Posted at 3:08 PM on May 18, 2011  

Michael Sheen will always be ugly.

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Posted at 8:36 AM on May 19, 2011  

HA! and jelous.

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