“I have to look over my shoulder all the time, be really vigilant because at any moment, someone could be filming me or recording what I’m saying.”
I’d read tons of scripts over the summer, after I did Twilight – I mean hundreds… and everything just seemed exactly the same. This one initially stood out in the way the dialogue was written – it just seemed much more naturalistic than most things. Tyler as a character – it seems that most movies which have a young male protagonist as the lead have to be either a virgin, or have to learn everything during the movie, or they always go through the trials of the movie and end up a different person and they’re completely fine afterwards. But Tyler starts off with a lot of baggage and a very full and developed character, and ends up being developed in a slightly different way, rather than: “Oh I’m fine now!” You just never see that in films very much, especially for young people’s parts.
“I got expelled from my school when I was 12; I was quite bad!”
“Mainly because most movies being made now are designed in such a way that it’s all about making a lot of money. I’m not interested in simply adding more shit to the pile. I’d rather just not be a part of it, in that case.”
I was watching all the Twilight actors getting big while I was doing nothing. Sometimes I would tell myself: come on Rob, do a blockbuster, a stupid comedy…
“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”
I don’t really like watching my stuff. It makes me feel sick. You imagine you look a certain way in your head, and when it looks even the slightest bit different from what you imagine, you go, ‘Rubbish!’
“My life is pretty much identical to before. I don’t really do that much. All I do is read books and watch movies, I’m pretty boring.”
I used to go to the gym for about five hours a day but then I started losing so such weight. My head started to look really huge in comparison to the rest of my body.
“As soon as you start existing in a certain world, you feel like you have tremendous amount of baggage all the time. You get stuck in this rut where you want people to think you’re something else, but you’re too scared to do what that is to actually be the other person.”