|Squee!!! He's 23!||[RPOnline]|
Happy Birthday Rob!Amazing what a year can do. Last year, I doubt he had this many paparazzi stalking his every move. He must have been able to celebrate a proper birthday without all the craziness following him. And so though I'd love to see what he's up to on his birthday, I'm gonna wish he gets to celebrate his 23rd in peace and without the hassle of photographers. So here's to hoping he has a great birthday and an even more fabulous year up ahead. I can't wait to see him in more movies of the non-Twilight variety. Here's to many more happy birthdays!
On Not Liking School"I never ever did my homework. I always turned up for lessons as I liked my teachers but my report said I didn't try very hard."
On Making Money"I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning £10 a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15."
On his Alter-Ego"Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as 'Claudia'! Twelve was a turning point as I moved to a mixed school and then I became cool and discovered hair gel. "
On his first big job"I went to do my first big movie when I was 17. I was in South Africa for three and half months, and I was by myself."
On why he began acting"I haven't really decided to be an actor yet! I started doing plays when I was about 15 or 16. I only did it because my dad saw a bunch of pretty girls in a restaurant and he asked them where they came from and they said drama group. He said "Son, that is where you need to go."
On if he hadn't become an actor"I have no idea. I think I would have just gone to university and would have kind of just done the average thing."
On Cartoons he liked"I quite liked Sharkey and George and then there was a cartoon with rapper MC Hammer in it - Hammertime - I loved that cartoon, it was genius! They don't make cartoons like that anymore."
On Fans being underwhelmed with him"When I was entering the building, I saw a girl, and she was so baffled by me; she just looked so underwhelmed. I'm like, "Don't worry. I get that all the time."
on how he's changed"I've changed so much. I'm not nearly as cocky as I was, I was a real prat for the first month. I didn't talk to anyone. I just drank coffee and told everyone I was 24 and this famous theatre actor just back from South Africa."
on his idol"I aspire to be Jack Nicholson. I love every single mannerism. I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don't know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it's kind of stuck with me."
on his shoes"Someone stole my shoelaces once from my shoes. I still wear them and never put laces in them - they're like my trademark shoes now!"
On repeating himself"I've got a terrible memory—I end up repeating myself quite a lot. The only thing I can remember is that I'm going to repeat myself!"
On giving fans more"I went to one of these signing conventions. It was one of the most interesting experiences I’ve had. It was so strange that people would pay for autographs. You keep thinking you should do a little dance for them as well or something."
On his first red carpet experience"I walked out the wrong car door and started walking into the crowd, An interviewer said, 'Give your best horror scream,' and Stan did this great scream and I was too much of a wimp to do one. It was pathetic!"
on his name"..I hate my name. I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would completely invent a new one.."
on auditions"I am now determined to do really weird parts but I think I overdo it in auditions so nobody really trusts me! "
On watching movies"If I go and try to watch a movie by myself I'll be completely transfixed the whole time, concentrating one hundred percent. But if I'm with another person on a date or something, within two minutes I'll be like 'This is rubbish, this is rubbish. We should leave and do something else.' I don't really know why."
On his diet"I was just taking out my trash and I had, like, 300 cans of Diet Coke. It was just like, 'How did that happen?' I don't even remember buying them. I also like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. My addictions are pretty much the only things I consume."
On not caring about what others think"Thats the worst thing, I dont really care if people say I'm a bad actor, I can like work on that, but if they just say that he's ugly thats just like "oh.. really?"
On choosing roles"I try to choose things which are something that I'm going through in my life... Jobs that will help me realize or add something about myself. I don't really think about it in terms of a career."
On disguising himself"But instead I'm just getting more and more conspicuous; I'm wearing two hoods, a hat and sunglasses, which kind of stands out in the middle of the night. So I'm learning to sprint."
On loving acting"Sometimes I think, 'To hell with acting,' and then I realize I could be working at a shoe shop, acting is much cooler."