Thursday, January 27, 2011
Twilight's Elizabeth Reaser feels for Robert Pattinson. She really does.
The obsessive fandemonium surrounding R.Pattz can't be easy.
"It's a complicated situation," Reaser, who plays Esme in the Twi-franchise, told me while at Sundance's Bing Bar to promote indie flick Homework. "If you're going to be an actor and you don't want to do dinner theater and you want to do movies like this, it's a crazy risk."
She continued, "I know for me, you want people to watch you tell stories. There's some part of you that is somewhat of an exhibitionist... I'm not saying you want people to chase you down the street screaming and attacking you, but it's a price you have to pay, I think."
Reaser had jetted into Utah from Baton Rouge where they're shooting the last of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, with director Bill Condon. "I feel like there's never going to be a time in my life [again] where I'm going to sit with Peter Facinelli or Nikki Reed at four in the morning with [colored contacts] in and pale makeup and laughing our butts off...giggling all day."
But it's way too soon to say goodbye. "We have so far to go that it doesn't feel like we're anywhere near the end," she said. "Plus we're going to promote these for a few more years, you know. So we're nowhere near the end."
As for that steamy BD photo of Rob and Kristen Stewart, Reaser laughed, "At least everyone knows: OK, people are naked. Just in case the frenzy was dying down, just in case no one cared, here's a naked picture of Rob and Kristen."