Can Rob really pull of Jacob Jankowski?

We’ve had this letter sitting in our inbox for quite some time & I thought it was high-time to have this discussion. We didn’t talk about Water for Elephants TOO much during all the filming because Moon hadn’t finished the book yet. Then she did and well…. the time had passed. But while Rob is in hiding, perhaps taking boating lessons, perhaps questioning along with the rest of us why Taylor is going to the Brazil filming with Kristen & him, let’s revisit that movie he just finished filming & see if Ashley is alone in her thoughts!

Dear Movie Makers & LTRers,

I am addicted to reading. (Which is maybe a little more than half because of Twilight. Partly why they will always be my favorite books) Do they have like AA meetings for that, but like… not AA? More like… RA? I need to join one of those support groups before I run my family out of money with all my book buying. (I don’t like libraries much. I mean I love libraries, I just don’t usually like any of the books there- I like bookstores with shiny new books 😀 ) Anyways, (I also have A.D.D and get off-track easily)

I read Water For Elephants, and I love the book. I think it’s one of my favorites. And well, Robert Pattinson has been transformed into Jacob Jankowski. I know that everybody loves him and everything, and he’s a good actor and stuff, buuuuuttt I’m not sure if he was the BEST choice…. (please don’t kill me.. *duck & cover*)

I’ll definitely still see it (which is probably part of the reason they cast him) and I’ll still probably like it a lot, but I can’t help wondering if throughout the whole movie I’ll just be thinking… “Thaaaaat’s Robert Pattinson…” I’m afraid I won’t be able to get into the movie like I did with the book…

Well this is a dashing picture! Oh my gosh, its Jacob Jankowski with Robert Pattinson's face! What is this, some weird crazy dream?

I think it would have been better to cast someone who is a good actor but not exactly AS well known as Rob. It’s possible Rob could pull it off. Although he’d have to be very talented. And I’m not so sure of yet (*duck & cover again* but I’m still open! This movie will probably make up my mind) And I think the costume designers are super good. From the set pictures, if you don’t look at his face you’re like “Holy molestation mostaccioli! It’s really Jacob!” and then you look at his face and you’re like “Oh, it’s Robert Pattinson…” (I spelled mostaccioli wrong and my computer underlined it and I right-clicked to see if the right spelling was there, and one of the words was molestation. I laughed… very random word, not that much in common with ‘mostaccioli’…
A.D.D’s actin’ up again. Gosh. I’m bad at this)

Oh yeah, and why has no one discussed how weird it is that in Twilight Taylor plays Jacob and in this movie Rob plays a Jacob? hmmm… name confusion…
There should be like T-shirts that read, “TEAM JACOB – Water-for-Elephants-Jacob, not Twilight-Saga-Jacob… for The Twilight Saga I’m Team Edward, but really it’s the same thing because Edward from Twilight and Jacob from Water For Elephants are the same person.” I guess this shirt should just say TEAM ROB……. ??”

I’m Team Twilight-Saga-Jacob, and Team Water-For-Elephants-Book-Not-Movie-Jacob (I don’t think Rob Pattz is attractive *hides under couch*) …and Team The-Host-Ian-O’Shea, but that’s super off topic.

G’bye now,

ADD or not- Ashley might have voiced some fears that others have. In fact, while we’re admitting things- “I’m Team Edward from Twilight, Team Jacob from Water for Elephants Book plus Team Rob always but I’m not convinced he’ll pull off Jacob either.” And let me preface that- I read Water for Elephants before it was announced that Rob picked up the project (but we already knew- it wasn’t a coincidence!!!) so I had no set pictures or ideas of Rob playing Jacob clouding my mind. Maybe he’ll rule it- but when I read that book, I did not think “Rob” when considering the character of Jacob. Are Ashley & I alone?? Andddd…. GO!

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206 Responses to “Can Rob really pull of Jacob Jankowski?”

  1. Saphire1231 says:

    Everyone has, and is entitled to, an opinion… I personally, will wait until I have viewed Water For Elephants before I even dream of forming my opinion.

    Trying to pre-judge is not my bag.

    • melronin says:

      I agree with you especially on the pre-judge part and I don’t think anybody here expects Rob to be an Orson Welles or a Laurence Olivier at 24!
      Although all of us love him and love is blind, we are not that naive! But he prooved, to me at least, that he can take on very different roles, and manage to be good in them. He did not take the safe road of choosing big blockbusterscenarios, as am sure have been offered to him after Twilight! He takes risks cause he loves the challange and for me that’s what a good actor is all about..cause it’s about evolving!
      He has great potentials and he wants to learn, he acts alongside great actors like in WFE who can teach him and he moves forward! Isn’t that what counts?

      Again, I believe that he can do anything he wants, he HAS it… whatever x=factor…he just has it!

  2. robgirl86 says:

    Rob is PERFECT for the role!
    The end!

  3. Edible Art ? says:

    So you are looking for a balanced, reasonable and unbiased opinion of Rob’s capability ? Seriously you need to widen your research base cause you ain’t gonna get that here. HE IS ACE and quite possibly able to walk on water !!!!

  4. melronin says:

    To my shame I haven’t read the book BUT am convinced that Rob can pull off anything he wants! He is born with a star and will do great things in the future! Nobody thought he could be Edward either…and he was just perfect!

    I believe in him…and that’s it!!!

  5. robgirl86 says:

    Wait..what? Taylor will be part of the honeymoon shoots? Did I miss something? (not that I dislike it…) LOL

    • melronin says:

      He will sleep inbetween them…yep…new scenario!!! 😀

    • MidnightCougar says:

      No one seems to be able to nail down why Taylor is going, being kept very hush, hush. I just hope they haven’t made any major script changes to the honeymoon sequence. I mean two’s company, but three’s………..what would that be exactly? 😉

      • melronin says:

        Wouldn’t mind if Taylor would go and Rob would stay… just sayin! 😀

        • MidnightCougar says:

          Well, that would certainly put a different spin on things. 🙂 Taylor doin’ Rob’s honeymoon duties! LMAO

        • melronin says:

          Ohhh somebody obviously wants Rob to go!
          Don’t worry honi, Rob will GO!
          oh my…

          • MidnightCougar says:

            I guess whoever gave you the thumbs-down Mel doesn’t appreciate our joking around. To quote RG86, “chillax people”. But, thumbs up from me b/c I think Taylor replacing Rob would be hilarious! Actually, that maybe could even be a spin off movie. 😉 lol

      • LatersBaby says:

        I have two simple theories for Taylor going:
        1-working on his russet tan
        2-um…feels like going to Rio

        I don’t think it has anything to do with the shoot. But, what the hell do I know–other than what Rob tells me.

        (you all know I’m kidding when I reference my conversations with Rob, right? just checkin’)

  6. minuit_passe says:

    I have doubts about ANY part Rob would play, even a 5 min TV appeareance when acting is involved. Actually think KStew seems more natural. Yes I’ve said it.

    • robgirl86 says:

      What? You’re kidding, aren’t you? I mean, the only part Kstew did good for me was Panic Room, when she was 11y?
      For the rest I think she’s a really bad actress, ALWAYS the SAME eye-blinking, mumbling, moaning and such!
      I just saw a scene of WFFR a few days ago…HORRIBLE acting!
      As for Rob, I think he did great in BA and RM!
      And..his 2 minutes appearance with T.Cruise was hilarious!
      So, today, NO agree, but it’s ok…I can take it, ILY though! 🙂

      • One of the things I’m REEEALLLLYYY looking forward to is ROb doing a comedy. He was freaking hilarious in that MTV promo with Tom Cruise and I hope some filmmaker sees the potential in him to do comical roles. He’ll be fantastic.

        Also, during the time of SadpandaRob, (a.k.a when the video of him being harassed by the paps got out) weren’t there rumours about him seeing the people at DreamWorks? Rob lending his voice to an animated character would surely be the death of me! In a good way 🙂

      • kandnandb says:

        Oh no, don’t bring up the WTTR clip! I just got over the trauma of watching that!! :-O

    • robsfuturemate says:

      I thought that too at first. Wow Kristen does a great Bella Swan! Then I watched a few more of her movies and her interviews….nope, just playing herself. No acting involved! We know Rob’s interviews had the opposite effect on me!

      • robgirl86 says:

        here the same…don’t wanna be mean, but to me, she can’t act!

        • robsfuturemate says:

          I honestly gave it a try! I just never saw any other characters really come out of her. My fav was Into the Wild, but she was a small part so I think that helped.

          • robgirl86 says:

            I saw “Into the wild” and wanted to LOVE it, well I didn’t ..her part..omg, so bad, E.Hirsch was ok, but then I saw an interview and thought..what a douchey, sorry, just my opinion, best part to me was the old actor who plays in WFE old Jacob, PLUS all the great shots of the nature/places this guy went!

          • melronin says:

            And maybe the best part of all his future movies RG is that we will see him with out that Anhanger…if you know what I mean!
            Am so looking forward to that one!

        • adrienne says:

          I have to agree…same acting skills since Panic Room – whether you think it’s good or bad it’s the same every time

      • JellyBeanRainbow says:

        KStew’s school of acting, again:

        • kandnandb says:

          Seriously, you guys need to stop!! That clip also made me nearly piss my pants. Those are too funny.

          Maybe I have bladder problems. But they’re still fucking funny.

    • drsaka says:

      MP- hmmmmmm, are you still in protest mode?
      I’m not getting into a KStew acting debate, but Rob has been okay. There are lot of other actors out there, in huge movies, that couldn’t act their way out of a paper bag and have zero charisma.
      Let’s see how he is in WFE.

      Check your email.

    • ireadthisbook says:

      Have you ever seen her Jumper? Watch her 2 second scene in Jumper, classic Kristen with the blinking and exaggerated facial expressions….I have yet to see a movie where i’m impressed with Kristen’s acting…sorry I just don’t see it with her

      • kandnandb says:

        So basically in that clip, Anakin Skywalker rings the doorbell, Bella Swan answers & stutters & blinks a bit, then calls her mom, Connie Sumner, who’s having an affair w/ Anakin, to the door. Then Connie goes to The Dark Side and Bella fights against them but accidentally cuts herself in half w/ a lightsaber. The End.

        I haven’t seen that movie so I just wanted to make sure I had it right.

    • melronin says:

      If good acting means to reenact the way you are in your real life and reproduce that in every single one of your roles to look as natural as possible…then…hell yeah…Kstew is a great actress!

    • minuit_passe says:

      Hi everybody

      I couldn’t say much about KStew’s acting because ‘ve seen her 2 pre Twi movies, well, pre-Twi so I wasn’t paying attention. Also don’t really remember her in The Runaways, I just thought the movie was such a wise PC tame story compared to their lives.

      I just remember seeing Twi and thinking she was better than him, not saying she was good, just didn’t come of as bad as a lot of them.

      BUt I don’t like Rob’s acting I think he kind of deconstructs his charactrs too much, over thinks all, and at the end, well it doesn’t look constructed, it doesn’t flow, it’s like a puzzle, there are too many expressions in a few seconds. It’s too much and sometimes the fake notes just jump to your face. IMO.

      Have to go now,

      • robgirl86 says:

        I don’t

        1) Kstew..ok, I already said my opinion…
        2) Rob’s acting: I first saw Twilight and he fascinated me, I can’t say why , he just did, then I read the book.
        Let’s talk about the character of Edward, to me SM gave Edward in the books a very flat, not really thoughtful personality at all! So when I saw Rob’s interviews about his character and all the effort, thoughts and analysis he put into it, I was like…aha..oho..really?…oh…didn’t read that and so on, he put sooo much more in Edward (in a good way)
        3) I do think that without Rob Twilight, the film, would NOT have had THAT hype at all !
        4) LA was a very difficult role and he did well..
        5) RM , no comment, I love the film!
        6) I would prefer him rather to be my personal plumber than an actor in Hollywood, but that’s another story!

      • LatersBaby says:

        MP…I’m coming to your defense here. I once knew a director who would say, “Stop trying to show your research on stage…just play the intention.” Some actors found this infuriating…it took me years to understand what he meant. Sometimes when watching Rob–especially in the Twilights–I am reminded of that director. I think with dedication (which I believe he has) he will evolve away from some of these habits.

        • minuit_passe says:

          Laters and Gizmo,

          NO NO NO, don’t you dare doubt any of his qualities, you are only here to worship God on Earth, any objective thinking is outrageous. Look at the thumbs down I got, and it’s not 12 yo girls, that’s what makes it hilarious (and crazy).

          PS My point exactely, re showing the research on character halfway through the job.

        • robgirl86 says:

          Minuit, I would never thumb you down, you know that I’m not 12y but 24y 🙂 (btw I think this “thumb thing” is not good at all, cause it somehow kills any discussion).
          Thumb-downs are not nice at all (lurkers power tool!).
          I liked our discussion, we don’t have to agree on LTR, that would be a pretty boring thing.
          Second… yes, I’m (totally) biased, that’s no secret here, so in the end my opinion doesn’t count at all!
          And “out” there you would get sooo much kudos, cause I know a lot of people who thinks, Rob’s a pretty bad actor!
          If WFE will be sucessful, who can tell right now, we’ve to wait, at least this won’t depend only of his performance!
          <3 (that's for you 🙂 , not for Rob!)

          • melronin says:

            I quoted Voltaire once and no need to do it again but I know Minuit knows what I am refering to. A little fire in our discussion is not so bad, and it’s totally healthy. Agrying all the time is soooo boring right? Plus, I don’t think anybody here is commenting having these lil evil thumbs in mind….in fact… DOWN with those thumbs….who needs them anyway…pffffff!!!
            And…a lil critisism on that baby of ours will not hurt him anyway, from time to time…I think!

          • minuit_passe says:

            Thumbs down to both of you for thinking for a sec that I was speaking abt you. Of course it’s interesting to talk. Just not now, k, I’m leaving on a holyday tommorrow and have waay too much to do.
            xx enjoy yourselves, lurk for Tom, he will be there on the Isle of Esme set.

          • minuit_passe says:

            Precision: I will be abroad just not in Rio.

          • melronin says:

            MP have a great holiday honi! Enjoy…love and kisses!

          • robgirl86 says:

            Minuit! Thumbs down for you to go AGAIN on holiday! Thumbs down for you that you are NOT taking ME with you! Thumbs down for you for giving me and Mel thumbs down! and…..great FUN in Baton Rouge!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. kandnandb says:

    I truly understand where you’re coming from, Ashley. I get so irritated when IMO an undeserving actor gets a role just bc they’ll sell tickets. Like casting Miley Cyrus in anything. But I respectfully disagree on the Jacob casting, I think Rob’ll nail it. And even though he’d already been cast (or nearly cast, I can’t remember) when I read it so his face was who I pictured, I thought he was perfect. Same age, same sweetness (or so I imagine). And I really really really want Rob to wake up after ‘that night’ looking a little different, ifyouknowwhatImean.

    Or maybe Rob’s just easy to picture bc I spend so much time reading fanfic & imagining him in all sorts of roles.

    • “Or maybe Rob’s just easy to picture bc I spend so much time reading fanfic & imagining him in all sorts of roles.”

      Preach it sistah! And thank God I’m not the only one who imagines Rob while reading fanfic.

      Um, I’m not sure if that’s too much information or not.

      Or if it’s creepy.

      • kandnandb says:

        Nope, that’s normal. 😉

      • LatersBaby says:

        I think most of the fanfic is modeled after Rob, even more so than Edward.
        Let’s just stop saying Edward has green eyes and make them gray-blue…really…it’s not “Edward” we’re talking about here…it’s ROB.

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  9. JellyBeanRainbow says:

    Time for me to duck and cover and hide under the couch, but I don’t think he is that amazing actor either, he’s always Rob.

    And you all here know I love him and believe he IS ACE and can walk on water, but I’m still not completely convinced he’s that talented. I guess it’s because I’ve seen his every facial expression hundreds if times and he can’t do nothing new anymore (I blame you, YouTube and gazillion of Rob’s tapes posted there – and I looooved watching them).

    That of course doesn’t mean I’m not excited every time another movie he’s cast in is announced. I just never expect anything epic, just Rob and it’s him and it will always be him (and it’s plenty to be excited about).

    I read Water for Elephants after he was cast and I liked it, probably more than I would otherwise, because it was Rob’s face I imagined as Jacob all along.

    • robgirl86 says:

      “I guess it’s because I’ve seen his every facial expression hundreds if times and he can’t do nothing new anymore (I blame you, YouTube and gazillion of Rob’s tapes posted there – and I looooved watching them).”

      I think, with THIS you gave yourself the explanation! I think if I would love another actor (and that will never happen!) like him, I would “know” his manners and expressions as well, although
      perhaps we just “know” him, cause he showed himself, thing NOBODY does usually, BUT Rob is NOT “normal” and I love it!

    • minuit_passe says:

      the “know him too much”part is a good explantion but not for me in this case RG. It’s not his interviews that I see in his films, on the contrary it’s mannerisms. That doesn’t mean I’m not super excited to see his films.

      I also think JB that he’s not ver talented, spot on. I don’t know if youve seen a couple of ys ago Cannes Palme d’Or, “Entre les murs”, the actors are highchool students growing up in poor families, people who had no access to culture or acting lessons. They were outstanding in the film, sooo natural, incredible.

      Some people have the instinct, others don’t. Rob doesn’t have it. Then he tries to be more composed, but maybe he doesn’t have all those techniques, maybe h should take acting clesses, I don’t know.

      • The Old One says:

        You’re going against the grain today, MP! Of course I love Rob and he can do no wrong, but I think ultimately I have to see a few more movies to really know if he has what it takes.
        But looking at his roles: Cedric Diggory, Art, Daniel Gale, Salvador Dali, Edward, and Tyler, you have to admit they are all very very different in looks and mannerisms and Rob is projecting very different personalities too. Whereas Kristen’s characters always feel like they are her. She chooses roles where her traits work for the characters, which is kind of savvy.

        • Cath says:

          All of this:

          But looking at his roles: Cedric Diggory, Art, Daniel Gale, Salvador Dali, Edward, and Tyler, you have to admit they are all very very different in looks and mannerisms and Rob is projecting very different personalities too. Whereas Kristen’s characters always feel like they are her. She chooses roles where her traits work for the characters, which is kind of savvy.

          YES! Thank you!!! Exactly what I’ve been thinking/saying for a while!!! Rob likes the challenge, wants to grow. K = always the same sort of character till now. Far away is the day that she’ll be able to convince me in for instance in a historical drama. Keira Knightley she’s not. Say what you want about Knightley, but she can pull of contemporary and historical for instance. K has been staying in her comfortzone till now, just saying. She as yet still has to surprise me. Rob did.

      • robgirl86 says:

        Look, when I don’t know anything about an actor and I like him and don’t have forgotten him after 2 seconds, THEN he was good for me!
        In Rob’s case exactly THIS happened, I wanted to know who is this guy.
        In E.Hirsch’s case it happened as well, but I didn’t like him at all, although that he might be good as an actor as well.
        In most of the cases I don’t care at all, I like an actor/role or plot and that’s it!
        And perhaps we are overanalysing Rob’s skillz today, he’s 24 years, one of many talents, time will show.
        To be successful you need talent and LUCK! This is how the business works, and you’re right to say that many talents don’t have luck at all, it’s the box office that counts.
        BTW, checked out Kstew’s BO numbers, oh my, no talent + no cash = worse case!

      • Cath says:

        Hey MP!

        Controversial today, no? Haha, OK, love that.
        I don’t agree with you about K, being natural is one thing, being yourself another. Ofcourse untrained actors can be very natural, like child actors can be. But most child actors lose that ability when they’re older as well. I am not so impressed by K’s line of thought, that training spoils an actor. Hell, even Brando got training. Nah, not impressed.

        The problem with Rob is I think, he’s much more of a thinker, and yes, maybe sometimes that gets in the way. I think he’s aware of that too and spoke about it as well. He’s still figuring it out as he goes along. Here we ofcourse also have to acknowledge that Rob had a carefree life, not much to take from there. Explains why loves to read, and why that is useful to him. He has to experience life a bit, and that also can happen trough books. In a different way, but still. Not to say here, that one has to suffer for art persé, that’s not what I mean. But hey, someone like Johnny Depp lived a bit more, he’s more of a chameleon, but he had to get there too. I think we have to wait with stating that Rob misses the instinct, and besides that, there are many type of different actors, as there are many different schools of acting as well. Not everyone is natural from the go, some have to work very hard to become a good actor. Maybe he’s somewhere in the middle, I think he did a good job in RM. In my opinion he wasn’t overthinking too much there. And he also had his moments as Edward, which is kind of an impossible role. In the stills of BA I saw something promising as well. I am really curious how he will fare in that one, as in WFE ofcourse. I think he might surprise us all. And I ofcourse hope so too. Because I do think he wants it bad. So maybe if he lets go just a bit, that might help too. And maybe he already did. It’s not a small thing, carrying a movie. I think he was not bad in The Haunted Airman either, for such an unexperienced boy, as LA. A bit over the top maybe, wanting to channel Dali very much, but it wasn’t half bad.

        BUT, I do see where you’re coming from. I do. I only think that you can’t compare ‘Entre les Murs’ with the things Rob did until now. Once again, different schools of acting. Different goal in movie. Apples and oranges my dear. 😉 But I love the fact you’re not shying away from a discussion. Carry on. 😉

        P.S. And hey, what about following acting quote, might be still hope left for Rob, no? “An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal – falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.” – Francois Truffaut Hahaha, remember our last letter?

        • robgirl86 says:

          Cath, what a great comment, love your analysis!
          And I don’t mind the discussion today, I know that many people don’t give him any credits, BUT like Mel said, I believe in him!

          • Cath says:

            Thanks RG. Yeah, I believe in him too. Because I think he wants it bad and is serious about acting. He might not be Brando 2.0. But hey, so what? He’s Rob. He will have to define his own style. If he gets so far, he’s got it made. Like Latters states somewhere here too, different actors, different ways. But they all bring something unique to the table. That’s the way to stand out. From Pacino to Streep to DeNiro to Firth to Gosling, and so on and on and on. All something unique.

            See, Michelle Williams is very natural too IMO, but in a totally different way than K. Not impressed, or she’d have to step it/change it up a bit in the coming decade. I mean, there are actresses around like Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson will be storming HW in a few years too. Or Dakota. K might get better, but she’s just not a standout actress. She’s welcome to prove me wrong. But I’m not buying all the praise, it’s kind of suspicious. Why all the praise in the media. Shouldn’t her talent be enough? I never hear things like that about the other young HW talents. Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep. Pointless, every actor stands on their own AND annoying. And stupid, because it has the opposite effect!!! My expectations of Emma and Carey are MUCH higher. Okay, that’s all, have to eat something now, haha. 😉

          • robgirl86 says:

            He wants it badly…..with this you’ve said it all!And I don’t like comparisons at all, as you said…apples and oranges! I don’t care about K, I think she’s nothing special at all or even worse..see and forget! Rob has something special, a great personality and intelligence, he can make it! PLUS…he knows what he wants and he’s working on that!

      • JellyBeanRainbow says:

        I haven’t seen that movie, MP, but I hope I will some day (coincidence: I watched “Paris je t’aime” omnibus today).

        True: some actors are naturally convincing and some are not (that much), no matter how many acting classes they take.
        Thanks Claire and Dick for Rob’s beauty, it exceeds his acting talent. But I like him no matter what.

      • gizmo says:

        I have to agree. Also, right now Hollywood is not doing him any favors in terms of improving his acting skills. He gets offered roles because he’s hot stuff and can bring money to studios, and they are all milking it while they can and kissing his ass telling him he’s the next James Dean. And before everyone gets their panties in a twist like they do when someone says a negative thing about Rob, they should understand that constructive criticism is important for artists, it’s how they improve. And in my humble opinion, a good actor has to be a chameleon on film. As artists and performers, it is their job to adapt or completely alter their mannerisms and get rid of any personal ticks for roles because ultimately, their bodies and voices are their props. This is why acting lessons are important. But try telling them that. KStew has, I quote, “issues with authority”, she’s her own acting coach. And obviously, so is Rob.
        Once the Twilight fever dies down, Hollywood will have another “IT” boy ready to take over.
        Rob is great to look at, but the amount of cringing I go through while watching him in films is not a good sign.

        • robgirl86 says:

          “He gets offered roles because he’s hot stuff and can bring money to studios, and they are all milking it while they can and kissing his ass telling him he’s the next James Dean.”

          I do think that you’re right with this, BUT it does seem that he’s conscious abt that! He said that’s very difficult to get interesting roles once sucessful in a blockbuster, it’s always the money that counts, so or you take the safe way, make other money and might not develop at all or you look for the “better” roles with the risk, to be an “eccellent” but unemployed and soon forgotten Ex-Edward!
          Dunno, for now it looks like he’s going a middle way.

        • melronin says:

          As I said above, a lil critisism once in a while is a good thing for him but I also wanted to add that every actor started from somewhere. Most of them started out as pretty faces and walked their way up, evolving and learning and getting better. It is very rarelly that we see a raw talent in such a young age and to be honest I haven’t seen any extraordinary talent out there in Hollywood these days.
          As far as his pretty face is concerned, I am very concerned about that being more an obstacle to him, cause lets face it, people will always judge him by that and overlook whatever talent he may have. I hope to God that this will not be the case with Rob because I believe that he can become a great actor given the chance. Only the future will tell…

    • adrienne says:

      I think he has talent though not necessarily great talent just yet…he appears sometimes to be hyper-aware that the whole world is staring at his face right now, which makes him squirm a little. Maybe once people back off a little from that OR he doesn’t care about that anymore, he’ll relax and improve? maybe I’ve thought about this more then what is considered “normal”?

      anyway, this statement hit home: “I read Water for Elephants after he was cast and I liked it, probably more than I would otherwise, because it was Rob’s face I imagined as Jacob all along.” I had started WFE before he was cast and put the book down after only a few chapters (probably to pick up Twilight for the umpteenth time) and then read it and loved it after picturing him…hmmmmmm

      He should probably pull of WFE – it’s Bel Ami I’m more concerned with

      • LatersBaby says:

        Some great actors have a good bit of themselves in every role…aka Tom Hanks. Some disappear…Chris Cooper. I am interested to see how Rob evolves into one of these two styles.

      • JayUK says:

        I’ve been lurking for a while, loving LTR and the great atmosphere you have here. Just plucked up enough courage to make my first post …

        IMO, Rob isn’t the world’s greatest actor, but he definitely has the kind of screen presence that just makes him so watchable – he really holds your attention (well, mine at any rate!). I do think, however, that he will improve and mature as an actor just as diCaprio has, and bring greater depth to his characters.

        I think Rob will be fine in WFE – I see Jacob as being a similar role to Tyler, in that they’re both ‘normal’ people. And Rob was very good in RM. (I didn’t think WFE was particularly wonderful as a book, BTW. The Twilight books aren’t great either – BD in particular – but the characters certainly are!)

        The best acting I’ve seen Rob do was as Toby in Haunted Airman – shame the film itself was a bit of a mess. Loved him as Cedric – he made enough impression on me that I instantly recognised him when I saw the first Twilight trailers. Not sure he really nailed Dali – I kept thinking ‘that’s Rob!’ – although the sex scenes were convincing.

        Like adrienne, I’m more worried about BA than WFE. Not because I don’t think Rob can be a convincing Georges, but because the book is such a classic and if the adaptation isn’t well done then the film will get slammed by the critics. Much as I’m looking forward to seeing NakedRob, I’m concerned that if the film is little more than a series of sex scenes then it won’t get good reviews – sex scenes and little else doth not a great movie make! No, honestly! Not even if Rob is in all of them!

        I so want Rob’s career to be a success that I watch each new film with trepidation. If his indie films aren’t well received, then I think there’s a real danger that he’ll be forgotten after Twilight is over. There are lots of good, pretty actors out there and HW is always looking for the next bright young thing.

        This Rob obsession all started when I got dragged to see Twilight by my teen daughter, and really liked the movie, but it wasn’t until NM that I became addicted to Twilight and read the books. And, to be honest, it was Rob and his wonderful on-screen chemistry with Kristen that started the addiction. And then I just became addicted to Rob.

        Back to RL now …

    • minuit_passe says:

      OMG, I’ve yet to find a place for diner, empty fridge, full dishwasher. Yep seems like I got all controversial today, bad bad fangirl. Some people are sooo sensitive, it’s hilar, never gets old.

      I agree Rob’s roles are more complex and KStew seems always the same and not diff from her RL self but (and I didn’t see anything twice so it’s been a while) I remember too many mimics in too short time, there’s just too much.

      Also agree there’s no general rule to acting (thankfully), and Entre les murs can’t be compared with Rob’s parts (roles I mean :)), but I can just imagine all the conflicts going on on his face if he was one of the students, poor family, difficult situation, he would be suffering, me thinks. I know he’ll do cool choices, he tries to understand and construct his characters, the result IMO is too rough, not polished enough, it’s in rehearsal/experimental mode I think. The Entre les murs example was to say you can be 16 and have the instinct, Rob doesn’t quite have it at 20, so at this point, I don’t think it’s a age thing. I’m sure he’ll improve with acting lessons, but that’s another story, a future one. I am not David Slade so I won’t speak “IN THE FUTURE”.

      Cath, and the Truffaut quote, that’s the kind of actors you feel like stopping in the street to tell them how incredibly talented they are, being persuaded it’s not douchey, and even if it is, you’re too amazed not to tell it. XX I’ll have to drop you a line, nice to see you here again.

      • robgirl86 says:

        haha, this is what I like…empty frigo, but on LTR :-), in this we’re very alike!
        Soooo many soooo talented people “suffer for their ART” and THIS I can’t see in him at all (Do we agree here? 🙂 ), BUT I’m sure he’s hiding a lot, all that blabla about not caring, I don’t buy that! It’s just his way to deal with it.

        P.S. PLUS…To me he might be much MORE sensitive about his music than his acting!

        • melronin says:

          Am sure that he cares less about his pretty face than we do!!
          His moviechoices are the proof for that I think. Everything but a perfect man, after Edward or he will get stuck with that his whole life!

  10. Nelle says:

    Great letter! Except for the part where I think you’re 100% wrong! I did know Rob was going to play the part when I read the book- but I thought he was perfect for it- young, clean cut, gentlemanly from a different time- oh no- wait – maybe that’s Edward!!

    • Alex says:

      missed the important comparison.

      Both Edward and Jacob are Virgins LOL

      I just cant get over that fact.

    • hahaha i read it again AFTER knowing it was going to be Rob, and i could actually picture him.
      so maybe it will be better than i thought! YAY
      there go my low expectations, again. paying off and such! they keep doing that, all i have to do is think badly of a movie and once i see it i think its great hahaha

  11. JellyBeanRainbow says:

    “There should be like T-shirts that read, “TEAM JACOB – Water-for-Elephants-Jacob, not Twilight-Saga-Jacob… for The Twilight Saga I’m Team Edward, but really it’s the same thing because Edward from Twilight and Jacob from Water For Elephants are the same person.” I guess this shirt should just say TEAM ROB……. ??” ”

    haha and YES

    • robgirl86 says:

      🙂 or perhaps just “Rob” ?

      • I would go a step and ahead and be all cheesy with a shirt that says “Rob robbed my heart”.

        Ok, now I’m reminded of girls with “Taylor, you have Tayken my heart” t-shirts.

        • robgirl86 says:

          Love the title, but would never ever wear said shirt! 🙂

        • southernbelle says:

          I think I posted that last week…about him Robbing my heart LOL.

          Why not wear a shirt like that? Go for it! I have a bunch of silly Twi shirts I wear outside of the house. No one has said anything to me yet, some people looked but they dismiss me because I look so young. They just think I’m a teenager who’s obsessed with Rob and Twilight.

          • robsfuturemate says:

            I saw a lady (perhaps in her 30’s) wearing a Beiber shirt! So, I’m thinking Edward Cullen…no problem! At least he’s 107!

          • southernbelle says:


            For real? LOL that’s crazy! And so true, Edward’s not really a youngen ya know?

          • robsfuturemate says:

            Abso-freakin-lutely true!! So I say wear it loud and proud girls!!! Okay, the one shirt with Ed’s face on it I have, I have yet to wear out in public. It’s just so huge and so…there. But if she can wear Beiber, I can wear Cullen! (someday)

          • southernbelle says:


            I also have a shirt with Edward’s face, it’s huge. It’s black and Edward’s face is kind of the white paint…do we have the same shirt? 🙂

            I got one of Edward in Eclipse doing his strut in the parking lot too, that’s my fave! I wore that to a playgroup once this past summer. Oh boy, I got a lot of looks for that one. But then again, most people think I’m a teen mom so whatever, they can look.

          • robsfuturemate says:

            SB- I have the NM Edward shirt with some quote on the back. I also have a “strut” shirt but I think it’s NM as well. It’s my fave! It’s white with black Ed and some floral vine things. It’s not as blatantly obvi, hence why I like it! (I think it’s from Walmart). 🙂

          • MidnightCougar says:

            @ southernbelle. I’d wear the t-shirts too, but unfortunately at my age there’s no way in Hell I’d be mistaken for a teenager! 🙂 lmao

          • southernbelle says:

            Sorry, I meant New Moon Edward. I do believe we have the same one. The white one sounds exactly the same! 🙂 I tweeted it last summer.

            Yeah it sucks being mistaken to be so young. I got ppl asking me why I have a baby, I’m not old enough. Imagine people’s horror when they see hubby. We joke around that I’m his “child bride.” That gets people to shut up sometimes haha!

            Hopefully when I’m older this will become a blessing!

    • hahah thank you very much

  12. robgirl86 says:

    On a sidenote I read that C.Waltz (one of my fav actors!) cancelled a role in OTR (now Viggo’s part) and I like to believe that he really wanted to do this film with Rob who was already casted!

    • That could be possible. Didn’t he say something like Rob is going to win an Oscar in the future? Or perhaps that he is afraid he’ll have to hand over his own Supporting Actor Oscar to Rob next year. Highly unlikely, because let’s be real. Rob’s acting, as of now, is hardly Oscar worthy. But nonetheless, it was sweet of Christoph Waltz to speak of Rob such highly. Our boy always gets so much praise from fellow actors.

      • robsfuturemate says:

        Exactly! Rob’s been working with such talented actors lately who have had nothing but praise for his, wait for it……..his ACTING!!!! Pierce, Chris Cooper and Waltz, Ricci and Thurman….they can’t all be biased!

      • robgirl86 says:

        If you have some time,watch an interview with C.W. He’s a great serious man and not exactly the type who speaks bullshit at all, I believe him!

  13. dazzledtodeath says:

    I read the book several years ago, when Rob wasn’t even on my radar (gasp!). I was thrilled when it was announced he was playing Jacob, because a) I thought, finally a really great project for Rob. A best-selling book that has real potential to be a huge hit as a film, b) the other leads are A-listers-I doubt Rob was chosen just for his pretty face (which, apparently, not everyone finds pretty-whatever) and c)I don’t think any of Rob’s previous films have allowed him to rise to the occasion and show what he can do. Breaking Dawn will NOT be the one to do it, but this one could be. God knows the Twilight films have left him with a lot of bad-acting baggage he’s got to overcome(in the eyes of critics-not me). I think he can do it.

    • robgirl86 says:


      • maggie says:

        Amen, sister. I think there is great potential in our boy to become a fine actor. Twilght gave him to us, but it also gave him a stigma to many (cough, .. ignorant) people. I think the more that he works with good actors, (Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Christof Waltz), the more he will learn. I loved him in RM – much to work on, but also many fine scenes. I’m expecting WFE to be a break-through for him, judging by what his fellow actors and other on the set said about him. I’m looking forward to following his career (and his fine ass..) !!

  14. Cazza says:

    As long as I get to see some of Rob’s ass, I don’t care about his acting skills.


    • ireadthisbook says:

      Well I DO care about his acting skills….but I’d really like to see Rob’s ass

    • melronin says:

      I care about the whole package! If I wanna see just ass I can choose another kind of movies which don’t require any actingskills at all…or maybe they do…dunno, must do research!

      I am gonna see your movies honi, even without the ass!

      • MidnightCougar says:

        I agree mel. I too “care about the whole package” and I think Rob will also be great protraying the George Duroy character in Bel Ami; as well, I’m thinkin’ & maybe hoping just a little *ahem* that we’ll probably see his ass in this movie!

    • robgirl86 says:

      What about his ass in good movies?
      Come on, he’s much more than a hot ass…

    • southernbelle says:

      I care about both!

  15. robsfuturemate says:

    Okay you guys have pretty much summed it up! I too read WFE while picturing Rob as Jacob, (That was a weird change! And do you guys remember Jacob’s college roommate Edward? hehe) But then I got really into the book and kinda forgot about Rob. I really loved Jacob! I KNOW that Rob can transform into Jacob, we’ve all seen his other work.

    Best example: Dali! I think Rob showed his true acting abilities with that role. There were so many sides of Dali and I think Rob nailed them all!

    Yes, he’ll still be Rob. But halfway thru Eclipse I kinda got into Edward, so it can happen! And E wasn’t that great of a movie.

  16. MidnightCougar says:

    So I’ll admit, I read WFE, AFTER Rob was announced to play Jacob Jankowski (& no this is not a coincidence). As I read the story I, of course, had to envision Rob as Jacob, & now I could not even fathom someone else as Jacob. I hope that Rob’s performance will knock the doubtful critics, to their knees!
    I am really looking forward to this movie b/c:
    1) it is an excellent story
    2) b/c I really think Rob has the potential to ROCK this part &
    3) well, Rob & sex scenes *sigh* I can say no more.

    xo MC

  17. drsaka says:

    Hi everyone,
    I’m looking forward to the movie a lot. Let’s give him this chance to show what he can do.

    As some one said, a comedy please. He was hilarious in BMH.


  18. JulieP says:

    OK. Let me start by saying that I mabey totally biased, but I really believe that Rob has talent, not just good looks, and a whole total sex god thing going on. The guy can act and working with all these ‘A’ listers he will get better and better. He will always have his critics; “one man’s meat etc. etc.” …….. Totally sidetracked now.
    What was I saying?
    Oh yeah. I think he’s going to nail Jacob in WFE and he’s going to be a brilliant Georges Duroy in Bel Ami. So much hotness to look forward to 🙂

    • JulieP says:

      Or even maybe! I used to be able to spell!

      • MidnightCougar says:

        I hear ya girl. I’ve made so many spelling mistakes in my posts lately, I’m not even gonna try to correct them anymore. lol

        • robgirl86 says:

          haha, chillax people, I don’t even talk english!

          • MidnightCougar says:

            I understand you perfectly RG & I think you do great! Plus, we don’t need to have perfect English here at LTR anyways b/c we are all talking the Universal Language of Rob! 🙂

    • southernbelle says:

      I think we get a little excited when replying here so that’s the reason for the mistakes :).

      On my part, my typos are also aggravated by a 3-yr-old yanking on my hands while typing and screaming in my ears.

      • MidnightCougar says:

        haha, let me tell ya girl it doesn’t get any better. I have a 7 & 10 yr old that are always naggin’ me when I’m having leisure computer time. I think there’s something instinctual in kids that says, “Mommy isn’t devoting every waking minute to me right now, so I think I’ll piss her off so I can get her attention.!” 😉

        • southernbelle says:

          Exactly! See that’s why I try to go on here when she’s asleep. When she’s awake srsly every minute of my day she wants it! She even says “attention mommy!”

  19. Divagils says:

    I read it waaaay before the movie news came out. And I actually did think of him when I read it. I was like “OMG – Robert Pattinson would be awesome for this!” And then months later the announcement that he would be playing Jacob Jankowski came out. I think he can pull it off. Its not easy, but I have faith! 🙂

  20. lindsaylee says:

    something even weirder between the two books… the audio book guy that reads “Jacbob’s” part in twilight, is the SAME guy that reads “young Jacob’s” part in WFE. crazy… i know

  21. LatersBaby says:

    Dear Rob,

    In spite of my busy day at work, I feel compelled to write you a Tweed-serious letter regarding today’s post. This letter not only concerns you, but also your friend/lover/sister, Kristen. To begin, I would not appreciate it if you and Kristen came to my place of work and criticized my performance. However, I believe am doing you and Kristen an injustice by holding my tongue any longer. Please know that I aim to be respectful in my remarks.

    Since past behavior is the greatest predictor of future behavior, I would bet money that your Jankowski will be your best performance to date. Is this because you are an exceptional actor? Not necessarily, my love. It is because, at this point in your career, you have the tendency to absorb the acting style of your fellow actors/ scene partners. Since you are performing with some outstanding actors in WFE, well…you get the idea.

    This brings us to your performances in the Twilight Saga. I agree that Kristen has one particular bad habit as a performer. She acts between the lines instead of on the lines. As many have said, if you listen to her films without watching, you’ll notice that the lines come out flat, emotionless. Watch her, and you see every bit of emotion on her face and in her stutters. Go back and listen to the Volturi scene in NM. Listen to Michael Sheen’s delivery. You hear every thing that needs to be conveyed in the text, the lines he speaks…the action/behavior of his character adds to, but doesn’t replace his emotion. When you are in scenes with Kristen, you too, well…you get the idea.

    Anyway, if you want to pass this along to Kristen—or if you would like the name of the acting coach who helped me get rid of this habit, just call (use my cell).


    PS-I dreamed you spanked me last night…is that wrong?

    • MidnightCougar says:

      I see you’re having another productive workday my dear! lmao & it’s never wrong to dream of Rob, but you could have given us a few more after-the-spanking details! 😉

    • Cath says:

      Dear Latters,

      Don’t bite your lip.

      Laters baby,


      • LatersBaby says:

        Fifty is Rob’s best role to date…and he didn’t even have to show up for work.
        Can’t wait to read everyone’s comments after I get some work done.

        • kandnandb says:

          “Fifty is Rob’s best role to date…and he didn’t even have to show up for work.”

          Bwahahahahaha! Almost pissed my pants at that one.

    • southernbelle says:

      Have you been a bad girl? LOL Awesome dream!

    • LatersBaby says:

      Dear “Friends,”

      I took time out my precious workday to write a heart-felt, nearly error-free, letter to Rob. Why? Because Rob reads this site…Don’t you, baby? Anyway, do you respond to my thoughts on acting? No. You just go right to the postscript about spanking. Well, you should all be ashamed. GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER! What do you have to say for yourselves? Huh…? Well…?

      *walks away in disgust, hands in the air…returns to computer to write fan fiction scene about spanking*

      • MidnightCougar says:

        *hugs* I did read your letter girl & you do bring up some good points. I still stand by my opinion that I think Rob definitely has his OWN potential to do justice to the character of Jacob Jankowski.

        And, yes I am guilty as charged, I liked your spanking part. BUT, I am not ashamed b/c I love having my mind in the gutter! 🙂

        • LatersBaby says:

          I’m really just kidding. I’ll go for any chance to make a joke about spanking. I don’t know why, but I’m having difficulty reading many of today’s letters. I think I–and clearly some others- feel pretty passionately about this topic and its hard to sum up Rob and Kristen’s acting in a couple of posts. So, how ’bout you all come over for dinner and we talk about it. I’ll make apple-sparkle-tinis. ‘Tis the season.

          Laters x

          • MidnightCougar says:

            I know your kidding sweety. I’m always joking around. Here’s the joke I posted on My Facebook today, for my good friend who’s husband couldn’t keep “it” in his pants, so she kicked him out:

            Marriage is like a deck of cards, in the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond.
            By the end you’ll wish you had a fucking club and a spade….. 🙂

            AND YES, I would love to come over for dinner and have apple-sparkle-tinis. I’ll bring some good Canadian liquor, it’s stronger, so we’ll have to drink less to get tipsy! Ahh, that would seriously be SO cool! *sigh*

        • robsfuturemate says:

          If apple-sparkle tini’s are there, I’m there baby!!! Oh, and we can “discuss” Rob’s acting as well, but I really do want to hear about this dream!

    • haha this reminded me of the letters they write in Jane Austen books hahaha i loved it
      specifically Mr. Darcy’s letter in Pride & Prejudice, but i don’t know why haha 😛

    • “However, I believe am doing you and Kristen an injustice by holding my tongue any longer. Please know that I aim to be respectful in my remarks.”

      most likely because of that part hahaha

  22. katelin says:

    i LOVE water for elephants, seriously one of the best books i read all year. and when i heard rob was cast, i was pretty skeptical, i still am and really hope he can pull it off. then again i’m skeptical about reese as well, so let’s just hope hollywood didn’t screw this whole story up and it turns out fabulously.

  23. Cat says:

    Considering he made me forget about Edward or Rob in Remember Me, I think he will do just fine.

  24. southernbelle says:

    Because Rob has forever dazzled me and captivated me with his magic, I am therefore probably biased. We will all see the movie and be moved….he will be great in it! 🙂

    I personally think he is a wonderful actor. I didn’t really like him at first, when he was 1st cast in Twilight(I’m not one of those 7,000 people who signed a petition to remove him ok). But the more I saw and heard him, the more I liked him….is like even the word? I think it is love…:)

  25. southernbelle says:

    Btw I read the book and I have to say that I can totally picture Rob as Jacob Jankowski :). I may want to take Mr. Jankowski home with me, lol.

    • roslynselene says:

      I want to take the old one home (no dirty thoughts!) and the young one too ( 😉 )

      • southernbelle says:

        Hmmm, I think I would want the younger Mr. Jankowski first. Kind of like the older one too, reminds me of my grandpa….and somehow I don’t want to think of Rob Pattinson in line with my grandpappy. LOL

      • robsfuturemate says:

        I love when Old Jacob was reminicising about rolling around in the hay. I so was picturing Young Jacob/Rob, ah what an image!!

    • MidnightCougar says:

      @ southerbelle, I wonder what Mr. Jankowski would do to you with his Bull Whip? 😉 Oh the possibilites!! lmao

  26. Alex says:

    I dont get it. So according to Ashley Rob doesnt suit Jacobs character because she cant get over its Robert Pattinson. LOL Do you feel that way with other actors and actresses?

    I think its your problem Ashley. You have to get over it very soon. and you are not alone as most of the critics cant get over Robs and Edwards charisma. But its NOT ROBS FAULT.

    When I see a film the actors dont overpower the character for me.I mean any film and any actor/s.

    As far as Rob concerns I dont see Rob when he plays Edward.I didnt see Robert in Tyler or Dali or Tobby or in BMH. I am so addicted to Rob and stalk him over the internet every day.I am team ROB forever. But I dont find it hard to differentiate him and the characters he plays. And he doesnt play the same character either.And all his films are different too.

    To me he is a decent young actor and still has a lot of potential.Remember he doesnt have a lot of training as an Actor.I am sure in good hands he will get better and better.

    As far as WFE concerns I am so impressed with what I have seen so far. Luckily I didnt see reese and Christoph when I saw them in their character costumes.

    But I am not going to predict anything but I have a feeling it will be a good film…..Most importantly we will be able to enjoy it if Critics and some fans can get over EDWARD, the word “Brooding” and Robert Pattinsons unexplainable female attraction.

    We have to remember that this happened to Twilight movie. For some fans who had already read the books before the films Rob was not Edward. Some of them gave him a chance and loved him. NOW most of us are Edward and Robs fans. So some may love him as Jacob in WFE and some may not.

    Finally as an actor you cant please everybody.

    PS: I am 31year old Gratuate Major in Taxation work full time. Just to tell you girls that I am not a highschool teenager. Dont know this helps.

  27. Alex says:

    I dont understand why people say that he doent play Edwards character well. To me his performances in all three films were not BAD. Not briliant either. There are reasons:
    1. Scripts are not Good

    2. Other actors are also not that good or still young

    3. Edward is a strange difficult character to play- Its a fictional character and a lot of people have a lot of idea about him. I am actually happy that Rob doesnt play him shallow. He brought and showed the negetive side of being Edward. Please Remember Edward character is not like Vampire Diaries characters.

    Rob showed how difficult for Edward to be with Bella and to kiss her. If you read Midnight sun you will realise that edward was angy, mad, crazy and insecure. Edward is not Dreamy.

    I am sure most of the fans ignore this difficult/negetive side of Edward. To me he plays the real Edward.

    The problem with saga films is that overall films dont show the real story.

    • robsfuturemate says:

      I agree with your assesment of Edward. I originally thought Rob was possibly having a hard time with the accent. After watching RM and NM and E, I realized this was not the case. This was Rob’s interpretation of Edward (and it’s not that bad). Edward is a hard character to portray because the storyline is Bella’s perspective. All we know of Edward is what he shows in the movie, the book gives us a little more insight into him, esp. Midnight Sun.

      Saying that, we all know that Rob’s persona is very different from the Edward he protrays. Which says to me, the kid can act! It might not be the best, but it was his major role so far and it shows he has a lot to work with.

  28. Alex says:

    and Girls,

    I dont see the point of comparing Rob as an actor (Not ony us but Media too) with

    1. Kristen or any other female actresses- Male vs Female acting styles???

    2. Jonny Depp or other actors who have more than 20yrs acting and life experience.

    Most of those actors have got better as they got older. They ALWAYS wanted to be an ACTOR. But in Robs case he didnt know what he wanted to do- Acting, singing or other Job. So he didnt pay that much of an attention or he didnt work hard on acting. Now only (after Twilight) he started working on his Acting.

    We can only compare him with his generation. Yes there are better young actors.But again most of them have started acting very early in their age and gone through acting schools. I am sure Rob can do better with experience.

    Few other points:

    1. As one of you have already mentioned above… Rob has said several times during RM promotion that he got so nervous and self conscious when a lot of fans and papzzi were around the set recording him. It happened in WFE set too. Its not very easy situation for any actor.

    2. Rob always pushes himself so much. He takes risks. Look at all the Roles he has played so far. May be he has come up bit short as he doesnt have experience or training. But it doesnt mean he cant act.

    3. As Rob has said before He wants to play supporting roles and working with experienced actors and learn more. He got the spotlight when he was not ready.So we should have more realistic expectation on him.

    4. People have wrong presumption on him. Like “He must be a bad actor or his other films are the same lame fantacies as he in Twilight movies”. Thats what happened to Remember Me. Lets give him a chance.

    5. Most people are shallow and expect Rob to do shallow, lame, silly Romcoms. But Rob likes meaningful deep characters. So there are two diff expectations.


    WHY CANT WE WAIT AND SEE. WHY DO WE HAVE TO PREDICT on how he is going to be in WFE. Oh give this guy a break and have faith in him.

    • robsfuturemate says:

      I just wanted to point out that the WFE set was a lot more secluded than RM. Yes, the paps were there but they could not get that close (those lenses are huge). They were not there snapping pics in his face while filming, at least at the Circus Tent location. (I’ve mentioned before the big ol artichoke field!) Hopefully, this helped alleviate some of the pressure for Rob. And he was able to submerge fully into the character! Here’s to hoping!

    • mykungfuisstillstrong says:

      Are you Rob’s Rep?
      Let yourself go and you will understand the girls and unicorns here much better. different opinions are interesting and thats why i love this site.

  29. southernbelle says:

    Dear Rob,

    This is gonna be cheesy….

    I say Dear Rob because I’m hoping you do stumble on this site and read this. I just thought I’d say that I have complete faith in you and in everything you do. I will support you no matter what and will watch every freaking movie you’re in, or buy any music you make(if you do!). I know you’ll do great in WFE! I hope you win an Oscar someday!

    P.S. I’m still catching my breath from your gorgeous pictures today (outakes from TV Week)!!!!


    • roslynselene says:

      It wasn’t *that* cheesy. Lol I mean, he expects that from you, right Rob? Haha, kidding!

      • southernbelle says:

        If Mr. Pattinson wants me to be cheesy, well I’ll be cheesy haha! Cheesy avi(80’s), cheesy post, cheesy everything!

    • roslynselene says:

      Oh and those pics are drool worthy and time wasting worthy. Lol

      • southernbelle says:

        I did waste a lot of time gazing at his pictures today…new addition to the ginormous Robporn collection LOL. Yah I got nothing done this afternoon….no work done.

        Geez, thanks Rob!

      • robsfuturemate says:

        Uh, wow! The one with the tie, the glasses…died. Once again, how are these outtakes?!

        • southernbelle says:

          He looks superb in all of them, must have been so hard to choose!

          OK this sounds crazy alright, the one of him sitting down with a papercup in front of him. I thought if he was sitting like that in front of me and staring like that, well I’d be goo.

        • southernbelle says:

          The ones of him smoking are really, really hot! Just sayin’! I’m no smoker but he makes it look so hot!

          • robsfuturemate says:

            Nope, totes Normal!! I also had a random thought of walking into the room seeing him at the desk reading, and…wow!

            I also totes agree on the smoking. Only for him!

          • southernbelle says:

            Glad I’m not the only one who comments late at night :)!

          • robsfuturemate says:

            SB, it’s actually not that late for me. I’m 3 hours behind the posted time!! And I love to have convos here at night!

  30. roslynselene says:

    So I’ve read all the comments. And all I have to say is:

    Dear Rob,
    I appreciate the fact that you like to give yourself (and us!) diversity when choosing your roles. I am looking forward to BA and WFE and I will watch every single movie you make. Ookay, you caught me, I’m lying cause I still haven’t seen Eclipse and I really don’t want to sit through BD (that’s because NM ruined it thanks to whatever the hell that was).

    But other than that, I’ll watch your films! You can count on that (and count on the $$$ I’ll be spending to watch them).

    I don’t want to expect unrealistic things from your acting abilities because what good will come from that? I’d probably end up ruining it for myself and it’d be a huge let down. I just want to enjoy your films and for your characters to be believable. That’s all I want from your films (and maybe a little bit of ass…kidding! Slightly kidding…)

    Do whatever you feel is right. That’s what counts. And if you feel that nudity is right, then by all means go on right ahead, Sir.

    No, seriously DO IT,

    (Oh and btw, my default picture of me leaning on the letter R could stand for your name or mine.) 😉

    • southernbelle says:

      Ditto on the $$$$$ on anything related to Rob! See, this is why I’m married….to finance my Robsession. LOL….just kidding.

    • robsfuturemate says:

      Here’s my take on BD. No one wants another version of E where the two of them are pretending that they are not in love, they don’t do this all the time. (yes, I’m admitting “something”. It won’t happen again!) Let’s all be adults and just get into the lovey dovey feelings and honeymoon action because that will make a better film! It’s just so glaringly obvious when you’re trying to act as if you aren’t a “couple”. And if you’re really not a couple (thank god) then put on your acting skills and make out like you mean it! You can do it Rob, we’ve all seen RM!!!

      • roslynselene says:

        Haha! I agree. And I know that Robsten has taken over Edward and Bella in some cases these days. But not in my case. I don’t want to see Eclipse because I saw all the trailers and clips and since everyone is being honest today, I’ll say this: it sucked. I mean, it was cheesy line after cheesy line. And the wolf pack conversation w/ Bella was so lame. I don’t know. I have a feeling BD will be too much.

        1)How is Rob gonna act seriously when biting a pillow and her belly w/o laughing?
        2) How is Taylor gonna pull off the ‘imprinting’ face w/o looking like a pedophile cartoon character with heart eyes?
        3) How is Rob gonna act like he can cook eggs?
        4) How is Kristen going to act like a mom and not like she has chronic postpartum depression?
        5) How is Rob gonna act like a dad? (I can imagine him petting Renesme like a puppy.)
        6) How are they gonna say the child’s godawful name w/o changing the pronunciation every 5 min?
        7) How are we going to watch it w/o laughing?!
        *sigh* So many questions. No BD for me (as of now). If the trailer is lame, forget about it.

  31. Pattygirl says:

    I will comment after I see the movie. I love Rob but I also am truthful when reviewing his performance good or bad. so far i love his films pre twilight ; LA, HTB.

  32. swansong says:

    I’m not so sure he’ll be noteworthy in “Bel Ami” but he’ll kick ass in “WFE”.

    • MidnightCougar says:

      I truly think he has the potential to be “noteworthy” in Bel Ami. I recently finished the book, & it’s defintitely a different part for him, but I’m looking forward to seeing him take on the part of George Duroy; esp. in the sex scenes 😉 lol

      • robsfuturemate says:

        It will be interesting to see him as Duroy. I think he can pull it off (yep) but he has a major thing against him and the movie. It’s a french novel being done in English! Already there’s been a little discussion about how well it will do because of that. I hope that more will take the chance on seeing it in the theaters than RM, it’s gonna be a different film!!

  33. Pattygirl says:

    Ashley, you are coming in with a negative perception on Rob even before you seen the finish film.

    Why do we love Rob, there is not words to describe it, its more than skin deep. its what he , the whole package, he can still be likable even after saying his honest thought on something. His choice of roles so far are good.

    Its not us who has faith in him, its the media too. They constantly ask other actors about him, what they think about him, what advice they would give him ; Tom Cruise, Leo, etc.

    Why? Because of that It factor that is unexplainable.

    Rob 1 minute skit on MTV with Tom C was priceless, anyone saying KS is more natural, is bullshit. I tried to see her greatness, she tries too hard to act its unnatural.

  34. lindyuk says:

    I think Rob is in a difficult position to be honest. I have only seen him in Twilight once and that was with the Commentary onso I suppose I can’t really speak with any ‘authority’ but what I did see was…not his fault really. For a start off the script was terrible and very cheesey and I really did cringe at some of the lines he had to deliver. Having said that I didn’t think much of any of the other actors to be honest so it does make me question Catherine Hardwickes direction.
    What I can say though is that I think Rob has potential…the first thing I ever saw him in was The Haunted Airman and I thought he was great in it and I also thought he was great in Remember Me. It’s Twilight I have a problem with. However the point I want to make is this….I remember reading an interview with Rob some time ago (can’t recall which article it was) where Rob says that he initially went in to play Edward in a certain way only to realise that Kristen was acting in another way ….or something like that…so he changed his style to suit hers. Maybe he shot himself in the foot in the process. If there’s one thing that is clear to me regarding the ‘relationship’ between Robert and Stewie it is that he seems to be absolutely infatuated and in awe of this young woman whom he refers to fondly as ‘the greatest actress of her generation’. Is she? From the very little I’ve seen of her roles so far I would disagree…in fact I’d go so far as to say she’s ‘the most over-rated actress of her generation’.
    Anyway…I’m willing to give Rob a chance…he’s taking on roles that are challenging him and that’s good…he will learn that way and learn from more established accomplished actors in the process. Rob has been rewarded handsomely by winning the role of Edward in Twilight but it has thrust him into the glare of the spotlight while he was just starting to learn his craft and his mistakes and affectations are there for all to see and criticise. It cannot be easy for the lad.
    I want to see Rob on our screens for years ahead…heck I just want to see Rob full stop….on screen, in daily pics or interviews LOL!!!
    I believe that by choosing his roles carefully he WILL get to be a respected actor…I just hope that he sticks with it for now and ignores the comments from his critics and detractors and proves them wrong. We shall have to wait and see.

    • Pattygirl says:

      I agree, acting with kristen restrain his acting ,its like he is holding back. But outside twiligt, he is much open.

  35. Pattygirl says:

    And I am Team Rob Edward and Rob Jacob!

  36. Pattygirl says:

    A top award winning Asian director (his film old boy won best film at cannes) once said there are 2 type of actors ;
    1. who doesn’t ask a lot of questions and
    2. who ask a lot of questions.

    He was commenting about his award winning actors who has different approach in acting.

    I would say Rob is a the second……..

    • very nice! i can definitely agree that he is learning. im becoming more positive about it, like they said, this letter was in their inbox for quite a while, and many things have changed since i wrote it lol including some of my opinions about him and the movie (for the positive, as i said) but i am still skeptical.

      btw: Team Rob Edward and Rob Jacob! haha i love it
      much shorter than what i came up with 😛

  37. MidnightCougar says:

    Dear LTR Ladies: I am working very hard this morning *ahem*, but had to take a break & share this pic with you all. Holy Hell of Hotness! *sigh*

    & here is a link, if you want to see all the new outtakes from the TV Week Shoot.

    Have a great day: MC

  38. Susiecueablelovesrob says:

    Mother of all that is holy………that’s some gorgeous pictures!

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