Dear Robert Pattison

It must be very surreal to be you right now. Beyond surreal. I read somewhere that you had never heard about the books (they weren’t big in Britain) when you read the script and you thought it was going to be a “nice little vampire movie” but you liked the script because of the powerful chemistry between the lead characters. And now you are in the middle of a hysteria hurricane brought about by the giggles and screams of teenage girls who haven’t even seen the movie yet. Bizarre. I hope the postman isn’t going to need back surgery over the weight of underwear being mailed to you by crazed fans everywhere.

Good luck with having a normal life after this! It doesn’t matter that your hair is truly awful most of the time – from this day forward you can do no wrong. You should call up Colin Firth and find out how he deals with women who won’t let go of the fact that he played Mr. Darcy on television over ten years ago.

Love, ask Melanie


While not the best interview in the world, I think this video says a lot, but maybe not as much as this photo:

How do we not treat you people like the crazies you are?

Maybe it was because I was never a teenage girl who lost her mind over things like this but I really don’t get it. I mean, I did enjoy reading the books but the thought of standing in line for hours (or overnight!) just to get a glimpse of a star – or holding a poster that says “Marry Me” to someone you don’t know just seems, well, CRAZY.

  7 Replies to “Dear Robert Pattison”

  1. November 21, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I just watched the clip, and those two seemed very uncomfortable didn’t they? Hmm. I don’t know anything about the books or the movie, I’ve had my head in diapers for too long. I guess I’m missing out on something. I’ll be looking for the books, the cover look familiar. Thanks!

  2. sarah
    November 22, 2008 at 2:49 am

    did you go and see the movie? i’ve just finished reading the books. i think the first book is definitely the most interesting but i was still hooked enough to read the next 3 rather quickly too.

  3. November 22, 2008 at 7:55 am

    One of Impera’s friends is OBSESSED with the series and talked her girlfriends into going to see the movie last night. Impera said it was fine, but she actually didn’t like the casting very much. And, of course, they cut out lots of subplot and turned the main character into a two-dimensional crank.

    I remember thinking when I read the first book that, oh my, teen books had sure gotten much more titillating than they used to be! (Not that I didn’t mind a little titillation, you understand).

    Impera really liked the Twilight series, although she was sad with the choice the main character made in book 3 (it actually made her tear up). But she (and I) much prefered Holly Black’s series which beings with Tithe. Much darker, and much more vivid.

  4. November 22, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I haven’t seen the movie and there is a good chance I won’t see it until it is released on DVD. Even pre-Moira the Mister and I rarely went to the theatres because it is so expensive. These days if we do get the chance to go I don’t really want to go without him and Twilight isn’t his type of movie – there are enough movies out there that we can agree upon that we don’t make the other watch something they aren’t interested in. That means chick flicks for him and westerns for me. Anyway, I might see it in the theatre when my good friend comes home for Christmas (although she probably hasn’t even heard of these books) but I can’t even think of any friends in town who would want to see it with me. I’m not in a rush – it looks like a fun movie but it isn’t as if it is Harry Potter. šŸ™‚

    Impera: I loved the Holly Black books – especially Tithe! I’m surprised they haven’t been made into movies.

  5. November 22, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I haven’t read any of the books. Don’t know if I will. No time at the moment. While the boy looked good in the HP movie, he looks decidedly more, I don’t know? Strange? He probably doesn’t know what to do with all of the attention. It must be a bit much for someone so young.

  6. November 24, 2008 at 9:13 am

    They seem so very young don’t they? I guess I’ll take Daniel Craig any day, a man with maturity is so much more attractive. Hence also my crush on Patrick Stewart. Oh well, I guess kids these days need something to crush on! My 6 year old niece has announced she loves Hannah Montana, poor girl.

  7. December 5, 2008 at 4:45 am

    I have never read or seen anything to do with Twilight, but I thought you might enjoy this:

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