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

Wed, May 18, 2011 11:21am EDT 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