"He’s a really intelligent person. Writes well. Knows exactly what he’s doing. He also knows that he has to escape the short-lived teen star phase."
— Werner Herzdog on Rob (x
"I really think he’s a terrific actor. He’s extremely inventive. He surprised me every day on ‘Cosmopolis’ with the nuances and things that he did which were unexpected. Of course I was very familiar with the dialogue and yet he would surprise me,” Cronenberg enthused. “And I thought, this is a guy who I would like to work with some more, which is how I felt with Viggo Mortensen. When you find an actor who surprises you everyday, you figure, he could do it some more with a completely different role in a completely different movie."
— David Cronenberg talking about Rob (x
"I met Rob for the first time at the audition. On that day, four guys auditioned (for Edward). I felt the chemistry the moment Rob came in. The chemistry can be built between two professional actors, so it not really necessary from the start. But we already had it there. I had no authority to decide the role, but I had no doubt that ‘he was the one.’ I even wrote his name on the script."
— Kristen Stewart, Exile
"‘I heard Kristen play her trumpet, Rob got her a trumpet and you could hear in the hotel.’"
"Fans of the series of course want to know what the cast is “really” like. The boring but true answer is they’re real. Love or hate Rob and Kristen’s awkwardness but don’t doubt the sincerity. I’ve seen these guys on and off camera and there’s no difference. And that was the case in my first interaction with them, and it was the case on Monday night when Rob told me he thought a bird had just crapped on him and Kristen told me all she wanted was to take off her shoes. Looking for canned talk show answers? Move on. They’re not playing that game."
"I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, ‘Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting, There’s something in his eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic."
— Patti Smith is a fan of Rob and Kristen (x)
"I’ve seen him act and interviewed on television. I find him charming and amusing and if I ever had anything he was right for I wouldn’t hesitate for a second!"
— Woody Allen talks about how he would work with Rob (x)
“There are no greenlit movies, but we don’t want to stop with Cosmopolis. We had a really good time, and Rob (Pattinson) has become one of my favourite actors.”
Smiling bashfully, Pattinson can’t help but to nod toward Cronenberg, offering a quiet ‘Thank you.’ (x)
"There’s so much secrecy, security and mythology surrounding Rob as a person that when you arrive on set and do your scene with this actor and never spend any significant time with them, it feels bizarre. That’s what our characters are like: Two people who don’t know anything about each other. They never seem to find each other and when they’re together and it’s like they’re speaking two different languages. And then they both disappear into the city."