Robert Pattinson

Remember Me star Robert Pattinson (or R-Patz to you!) opens up in an interview with Parade Magazine. Robert, who is best known as Edward Cullen from the Twilight Saga, discusses how when it comes to dating, he is very different from the character he plays in Remember Me.  Here are some highlights from the interview.

"When it comes to the opposite sex, I'm not as fully confident as the guy I play. I don't even remember the last time I asked someone out on a date, like, just went up to them and that's the first thing I did. I'm much more self-conscious and not wanting to fail. So I tend to hold back."

Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin

On what he learned from so-star Pierce Brosnan

"We went out to dinner in a restaurant full of all these guys who looked like bankers or brokers. They didn't recognize me, but they recognized Pierce. And he said, 'Notice those people looking over?' I'm sitting there getting more and more self-conscious, even though I didn't realize they weren't looking at me. Suddenly, Pierce got up and introduced himself to everybody in the restaurant. At first I was like, 'What are you doing? You're like completely insane.' But it worked. Everybody just relaxed and stopped staring and you could tell they were going to go home and say, 'Pierce is such a nice guy.'"

Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin

On being compared to James Dean

"I think he was like the most influential person for young guys, especially actors, in the last 50 years. So yeah, I mean, I'm not ashamed to say I am very much influenced by him."

In a second part of the interview, Robert defends New Moon saying;

"I didn't like the way New Moon was treated by the critics. I think it was reviewed in the context of just being a big franchise movie. When something is so hyped, inevitably, there is a backlash against it. I think Chris Weitz is an amazing director. I really enjoyed the film. So the naysayers kind of annoyed me."

Pattinson was noticeably absent from the Oscars, leaving Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to work the red carpet alone. Robert is currently in London riding the Twilight wave of success and is very busy jumping right into his next project, Bel Ami, staring Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.

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Remember Me stars Emilie De Ravin, Robert Pattinson and Pierce Brosnan it opens March 12th.

You can read the full interview with Parade by visiting www.parade.com.