Rob is FINE!
SOME fans have gifs & transcripts & fan vids made within 30 minutes of a new interview of yours. I am not that kind of fan. You did this big MTV thing on Friday- but I was busy. And then you were on Leno. I forgot (in my defense, I would have rather been watching your vids than what I was actually doing. Believe me). But the good thing is, LTR is full of fans like me. Real, legit Rob fans who love you & “your work” (read: Your body & face) but don’t really have time to obsess over every little thing. And sometimes we’re late in catching “the news.” So I spent some time Sunday night and watched the THRITY-ONE videos MTV released (Thankfully, in one big long 36 min. video) and wrote down some of my favorite thoughts. Now, I highly suggest Rob fans carve out 36 minutes to watch the interview below- you wont be sorry- but until you have time, here are some of my favorite moments:
Rob jokes with Josh from MTV about his name in Water for Elephants. He says, “”I wanted to show I could do Jacob too….Next time I do my next movie I’ll be called “Taylor” in it.” Brill! The jokes! I love that we’re on the same page. Because the very first day I picked up WFE before Rob was 100% confirmed as the lead, I texted Moon that the fans were gonna make lots of jokes over the name “Jacob Jankowski.” Good to know Rob is joking too!
Sidenote: Did Rob lose his voice? He sounds raspy. And sexy. I like it.
They weren’t kidding, Rob really loved that elephant! He talks about her like she was his best friend. Even cracks a couple good one liners like: “She’s very famous in the elephant community”
We get some confirmation about his rumored new dog: “He’s called bear” Sidenote: I love that he says “Called” instead of “that’s his name.” or “I named him.” or “I called him.” I guess that’s a British thing? I’ve just never noticed Rob doing that in all his interviews before. It’s pretty endearing!
And then the twitter questions began: Question #1 was about working with Reese vs. the elephant. I think. It was boring. So I forget. But…do you get the impression that Reese doesn’t know him too well? Every interview seems like they did their scenes & that was that. Like… did they ever go out to dinner to get to know each other? Double date? Spend some alone, quality time with the elephant together?
And in what might be my favorite quote of the interview, Rob says (about his co-stars), “I like hot girls. I like being in movies with lots of hot girls.” And then goes on about the actresses, “They’re never, like, flimsy floozies!”
After the 2nd twitter question, Rob asked “I wonder why she’s called [there’s that word again] @robs_exception!” Oh Rob.. Oh Oh Rob… have you not seen the names of your fans online? @Robs_exception is nothing. I was talking to LTR friend @JodieO and she said, “I’d be mortified if I had some weird ILoveRobsNads name and he had to see it.”
Josh asked Rob if he had to learn Polish for Water for Elephants & he responded that he learned 5 words. They were all commands for the elephant. During international press day, Rob told someone the only words he can say are, “Kneel, Open your mouth, smile & Pray.” Dear Lord! Someone put that on a T-Shirt (That was a big sarcastic joke. Someone already has)
Side note: I think Josh is in love with Rob. I mean, I get it, but I had to point it out!
Question #3 was from someone named @WFEbabe. It listed her “real” name as TWibabe. “You cant fool me” he exclaimed! I love that he knows people only love him because of Twilight. And he’s not surprised. And he jokes about it!
Around 15:50 MTV has this montage about Rob’s hair. And we have the explanation for FAT ROB!!!! The picture comes from the Harry Potter & Order of Phoenix premiere when he was unemployed, hungover, broke. He compares himself to a “homeless person” they pulled off the street. And he was bloated, sweaty & hot! And confused!!! So good to know we’re not the only ones who realized the amazingness of that red carpet moment for Rob:
Fun Fact: He’s never actually met Justin Bieber. So why Justin said they’ve met…. little liar! “You want to see me in a Bieber?” he asks? Hahaha… ohh the jokes. THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!
Josh asks him if back in 2008 he had any idea of what was to come for him & his career. Rob is so humble. Even now. He still doesn’t like having his picture taken. This interview was SO vintage Rob- reminded me why we love him & write him silly letters. That he’ll never read. Unless MTV decides to embarrass him one day.
Twitter question #4 was if he would do anything differently if he could? His one big regret is showing up drunk to the Twilight premiere. In a suit that was too small!!
Rob tells the story of how in the hotel in New Orleans (actually at first he says “apartment” but then cuts himself off. We caught you Rob. You were in an apartment. I have no idea why we would care about that, but apparently we should) he was with some “Friends” (read: the Britpack & Kristen) and watched some movie. I’m sure I should’ve rewound to catch the movie title, but I didn’t care. And for some reason they ate orange chicken wings- which sounds weird to me- but what do I know? I’m a vegetarian- and acted like monkeys for 7 hours. Translate: They got high.
We got to hear a little about the Breaking Dawn. McKenzie (the girl playing Renesmee) has a SWEAR jar & Rob & Kristen are paying for her college education by their constant cursing. Sounds right, huh!?
Oh, and Rob plays piano in Breaking Dawn. It looks like this:
Then, because MTV advertised this as “Fans ask Rob questions via Twitter LIVE” and they only asked 4 questions, Josh throws some rapid-fire twitter questions at Rob:
- He asks him about his own music: He’s playing the cello. He’s so random!!
- What’s on his iPod? Wu-tang and other rap from 1993-1999.
- Besides the Jitterbug phone, what phone is his favorite: He loves the iPhone BECAUSE HE LOVES WORDS WITH FRIENDS! Rob play with me!!! My screenname is “playswithRob”
- His favorite city: He first chooses Houston. So random. Clearly he’s been to about 3 places in America. (no offense Houston) but THEN he mentions: PHILADELPHIA. I will make this my ring tone:
As much as I love it (note to newbies: I live in Philadelphia). This is quite random. Especially because I think Rob was only here once in 2008. “Why Philly?” I asked myself…. Until realizing. DUH- Cheesesteaks. Rob WOULD love that greasy meat on a roll. And he probably likes to smother his Hot Pockets with Philly cream cheese. And I bet he got a lot of compliments on his picture with the Rocky statue. Makes sense!
Rob, I thoroughly enjoyed watching all 36 minutes of this interview! It was so great because it reminded me that you don’t let this whole “thing” get to you. This interview was NOTHING like you’ve been portrayed in print interviews- especially the most recent Vanity Fair article. You didn’t seem depressed. You didn’t even seem “over it.” You were happy. You were laughing. You were cracking jokes. You seemed fine!
Did you watch teh interview? What was your favorite part? Did Rob seem “Fine” to you? And no- I haven’t seen the Leno interview yet! Busy Rob-fan right here! That’s me!