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Robert Pattinson's Fans Need to Let Him Grow Beyond Edward, Says 'New Moon' Director Chris Weitz

Tue, November 8, 2011 4:18pm EDT by Chloe Melas 10 Comments
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If fans really love Rob and have his best interest at heart, then they’ll have to let Edward go, says Chris

If you want Robert Pattinson to have a long career in Hollywood then he needs your help! spoke with New Moon director Chris Weitz on Nov. 8 at a lunch honoring his new film A Better Life and he tells us that “the big question” is whether Twilight fans will be able to let Edward and Robert go separate paths after the final Breaking Dawn flick hits theaters. Does Chris think it’s possible?

“The really big question vis-à-vis Twilight fans whether to let Edward Cullen exist in one part of their hearts and let Rob Pattinson you know grow past his vampuric young age in another part of their hearts. They are going to grow as an audience too inevitably and I think they will. I hope they will. But I also think there’s an audience of people who didn’t grow up watching Twilight movies who will really recognize this is a really talented young guy.”

Rob already proved himself as an unbelievable actor in Water for Elephants and his upcoming flick Cosmopolis will definitely solidify Rob as a big Hollywood player. But do you think Twi-hards will have a hard time seeing Rob is roles other than Edward?

— Chloe Melas

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