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Pattinson surprised by ‘Twilight’ fan fervor

Absolute teen hysteria took over Westwood Village Monday night as “Twilight’s” immortal leading man, Robert Pattinson, appeared on the red carpet for the movie’s premiere.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Absolute teen hysteria took over Westwood Village Monday night as “Twilight’s” immortal leading man, Robert Pattinson, appeared on the red carpet for the movie’s premiere.

Thousands of screaming fans, known as Twi-Hards, started lining up at 6 a.m. for a glimpse of the “Twilight” stars, especially Pattinson.

“He’s gorgeous,” “He’s really hot,” and “He’s good looking and talented!” are just some of the comments from fans when asked why people are going insane for the young actor.

“It is a little nuts, yeah” Pattinson said. “It’s been like this for a week now. I’ve gone deaf.”

The 22-year-old seems to think the hysteria is about his character and not himself.

“Well, they’re in love with the character,” he said. “I really don’t claim anything… Everyone always says, ‘I’m in love with you’ and I’m like, ‘Why?’”

Some hardcore “Twilight” fans were incensed when Pattinson was cast as their beloved Edward, but series author Stephenie Meyer told Access they quickly learned to love him.

“It wasn’t about (Robert), it was about the fact that they had already cast (the character) in their minds, so they’re thinking, ‘But this isn’t who I picture,’” Meyer Said. “I think everybody warmed up (to him) pretty fast.”

Meyer credits his “British thing, charmingness and some of it is just that he’s drop dead gorgeous.”

“The part that they don’t know yet is that he’s so insanely talented. I just can’t wait to watch his career from here ’cause I think he can do anything,” she added.

Pattinson’s “Twilight” costar, Kristen Stewart, thinks he is the perfect actor for the role of Edward, saying, “He was really the only guy who could’ve played him.”