"Malcoordinated" Pattinson Turned to Double for Twilight Stunts
11.14.08 by REELZ
Although fans were skeptical at first, Robert Pattinson was able to transform himself into Edward Cullen for the Twilight movie. By donning an American accent, employing the aid of makeup for that proper pale vamp look, and speaking with creator Stephenie Meyer and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, Pattinson got the proper feel for Edward and fans should certainly be pleased with the end result.
One aspect of the character he was unable to master was Edward's ample physical abilities, particularly pertaining to America's pastime. "I'm completely malcoordinated," the actor recently told ReelzChannel. "I'm terrible at all sports and I don't see the point in them. I had a baseball coach. Catherine [Hardwicke] was so determined to make me look like a professional baseball player. I could not take it seriously. They said, "You have to have a ready position" and so, for the rest of the shoot, when there was blocking or anything I'd say, "I'll do it in my ready position," no matter what the scene was."
"I did quite a few of [the stunts], but I had a really good stunt double. It's like, I can do something, get injured and look crap doing it, or he can do it and make it look really good and no one notices the difference. (Laughs) I did a bunch of it, but I managed to get injured whenever I did even the simplest of stunts. I tried to pick up Kristen and I almost ripped my hamstring. It's not even a stunt. She weighs like 50 pounds."