Monday, June 7, 2010
While Robert Pattinson spends his June promoting "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Summit Entertainment is working its cross-pollination magic by pushing "Remember Me" out on DVD.
Due June 22, the romantic drama starring Pattinson and "Lost" blond Emilie de Ravin touts a major bonus feature -- a cast commentary track in which the heartthrob drops serious pearls about his filming experience.
Taking the lead for our favorite factoid: Pattinson's dirty journaling. Playing the broody Tyler, the actor spent most of the film scrawling mysteriously in a leather-bound notebook. "On set I kept on going up to Rob and saying, 'You've got to write in your journal, mate,'" producer Nick Osbourne said.
Said Pattinson: "I remember writing all these kind of pornographic poems, whenever there was a close-up on it. Horrible, horrible things in bold capital letters."
We can only hope a man from Nantucket was involved.
Other amazing insights into Rob's soul include ...
His sex scene was scary: Pattinson was "terrified" during his boom-boom moment with De Ravin. More so, he was sympathetic to the director of photography, "who had to look deep into my ... crack for a long time."
His mother was appalled at the thought of a tattoo: Pattinson's character has his brother's name inked on his left pec as a memorial. When his mom saw it in the "Remember Me" trailer, she called him immediately. "I was like, 'Really, do you think I tattooed 'Michael' on my chest?"
Fans take note -- when in Los Angeles, he reads scripts in a fast-food restaurant parking lot: "I was in an In 'N Out burger car park where I used to always read scripts. ... I realized I liked the character Tyler in the first four pages." Perhaps he celebrated with a Double-Double.
He's not shy about his frustrations with the paparazzi: As the film's New York shoot was plagued with photogs, almost every scene in the "Remember Me" commentary comes with some anecdote about the invasive shutterbugs. "They showed absolutely no respect for anything," Pattinson remarks.
Big dramatic fight scenes (like in, um, "Eclipse") bore him: Pattinson gets roughed up by costar Chris Cooper in the film, and loved every minute of it. "It's probably the most fun I've ever had in a scene," he says of being slammed against the hood of a car. "Normally the fights are so choreographed, it makes it boring."
Rob does a mean Barney Gumble: Pattinson randomly bursts out in an impression of resident derelict Barney from "The Simpsons" on the commentary track. And it's actually pretty spot on.