Robert Pattinson on 'The Hunger Games': 'It will be a good movie.'



We now know that Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen, but all the fan anticipation and hand-wringing over who would/should/could be cast in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games might remind you of a time way back when (or, 2008) when there was a similar frenzy over the casting of Twilight. When EW recently sat down with Robert Pattinson, we asked the 24-year-old actor if he was familiar with the YA world’s latest obsession.

“I sort of came across it last year, and I didn’t realize it was the most enormous thing in the year,” says Pattinson. “It’s good! It will be a good movie.” As to whether or not he’d ever consider acting in another big franchise, Pattinson says he would. “But I’d want to have more input. The only horrible thing about being part of a franchise…well, not horrible…no, it is horrible…is that the bigger and bigger you get, it’s quite difficult to break out of stuff. When you’ve been playing the same part, you can’t suddenly start playing it differently. It takes away a little bit of the creative kind of … urge.”

For more on Robert Pattinson and Water for Elephants, including how the beloved book was made into a movie, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now.

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  • Chris

    I’ve never heard of the Hunger Games. Time to head over to Wikipedia!

    • katie

      It’s SOOO good. You should read the books. And I am confident the movie will be about a million times better than Twilight….but what isn’t? Ha.

      • Cygnus

        I’m not sure Pattinson should be a good judge in what’s good and not. Twilight is horrible.

    • LMNOP

      I agree, Katie. I read all 3 books with my 8th grade son. Each book’s content gets heavier, kind of like the Harry Potter books getting darker and darker. I found the end of the third book sad, but very powerful and very good. I’m really looking forward to the movie.

    • Elisabeth

      Heck Yeh!!!!!! Its awesome!!!!

  • seeulater

    It will be good because Robert Pattinson isn’t in it. No Razzies!!!!!

    • Ooo..

      LOL good one. He sucks

    • ks


  • Hannah

    Don’t stop there! I also want his opinion on how good The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Tree of Life, Thor, Sherlock Holmes 2 and Scream 4 will be.

    • seeulater

      Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!! He reeks and his movies reek. Ask him about anything he’s not in.

    • cici


    • JO

      EW — stop with the Robert Pattinson obsession!!!!!!! I can’t believe I have to read about him for the rest of my life.

      • Shawn

        Jo- Well here is a little secret about the wonders of reading. If you don’t want anything to do with Robert Pattison, don’t click on the article titled “Robert Pattison on The Hunger Games.” Just a tip. Your welcome.

      • ashley

        i agree with JO its not that i don’t like him i just hate that everyone is sooooo obsessed htere are better things in this world to care about

      • Hey

        Gosh get a life people ! He is only human and he can tell his opinion about anything he wants. Don’t read it …. It’s not a suprise. His name is in the title of the article ROBERT PATTINSON. Don’t click on it if you don’t like him.

  • McNulty

    Amazing insight, Robert. Now what do you think about the Yankees’ starting rotation or the commodities market?

    • not a jerk

      Jesus do you have to be such an a**hole, they asked him the question and he answered. If you don’t like him, don’t read articles about him. Everything is just so negative with you people, spend your energy on something else and go get a f***ing life.

      • Sarah

        It’s truth little Fan gal. He sucks.

      • @not a jerk

        I think people are making fun of EW for running this as a separate story (or they should be, anyway), not necessarily making fun of Pattinson for answering the question. It’s EW who looks dumb here, not him.

      • chris c

        I agree with you, people are so harsh for no reason on here.Does anybody stop to think about what this might do to someones self-esteem. I hope he has a good and long career and is not subjected to further ridicule just for landing in a movie that some love and some hate. More power to him!

      • Keely

        No kidding.

      • Adam

        @Not a Jerk- I agree with you here. All this Rob Pattinson hate comes from the anti-twilight crowd. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not a fan of the series, but so much of this crap is people jumping on the hate bandwagon. Saying he sucks based on one franchise is ignorant. I’m of the opinion that he’s more talented than Twilight allows him to be. But in the end, to each their own….

      • cici

        @Adam. I’ve seen him in several movies and I think he sucks.
        Alright then…

      • Nene

        I don’t care what the haters say. I think he’s awesome!

      • @ Adam

        I should prefaced this by stating that I’m not a Twilight fan but I’m not a Twilight hater either. In general i’m indifferent towards it and haven’t even read the books. But just to respond to your comment about Pattinson being more talented than Twilight allows him to be, well i respect your opinion but mine is this: i’ve watched his other non-twilight films (Dali, Water for Elephants, Remember me) and let’s just say that his acting skills are… limited to say the least.

    • renate

      your name says it all…LOOSER

  • Kim

    He’s complaining but didn’t he make a TON of money off little fan girls wanting to see his big franchise. I guess he’s “soooooo over” “Twilight” that now he can sound like a hole.

    • renate

      whats with you people giving out this low shots to a absolute humble serious intelligent person…It makes you look quiet stupid if I may say so. TWILIGHT is for TEENAGERS…. you old Morons. Hunger Games aren’t that good except the first book. It ends like blubbbbbbb….you also sound like you watch tooooo much Jersey shore

      • @renate

        If it’s for teenagers, then why do so many adult women get into it? What’s their excuse? Either they’re drooling over something meant for their teenage daughters, or Twilight is actually an “adult” story and can be critiqued as such. Make up your minds.

      • Krys

        Renate- I can honestly say I’m not “quiet” stupid and I have also never watched a single episode of Jersey Shore. I’m sorry people have a different opinion then you do and have got yourself some butthurt over your most precious “humble” RobPat.

  • Fortune

    Not gonna bash RP, but i will bash EW for making his opinion on a movie a whole freaking article. loL

    • JHC

      haha yes, I happen to like Mr Pattinson, and I can’t wait for him to be done with those silly vampire movies, but I do find it hilarious that EW pointed this out haha

    • Adam

      Haha, agreed.

  • Betty b

    Why would a person read a article regarding the opinion of a movie star they hate ?

    Just to spew hatred for Robert Pattinson or anyone who does not fit into their little selective world?

    You can’t help but feel sorry for them:(

    • Leia

      No kidding…..hateful, much!

    • Cris

      Welcome to the Internet, Betty. You must be new here.

  • Tracy

    I read on Vanity Fair that Jennifer Lawrence has the biggest crush on Pattinson. Hope he grows a pair and asks her out. She’s beautiful and very talented. He should call her manager.

    • vingo

      YES !

    • Kina

      She is sooooooooooo out of his league!

  • Mogan

    I don’t think he should ask her out..shes not bad or anything, but I don’t see it.

  • DRG

    Pity that Cedric Diggory bought it. Pattinson hasn’t been in a decent movie since.

  • kurt

    he is dashing…..

  • mawhi

    i’m just glad rpatz approves guys.

  • Liz Lemon

    Holy crap! The Hunger Games will be a good movie! I guess it’s official now! Stop the presses everyone!

    • LOL

      Boom! Roasted!

  • Cris

    Asking Robert Pattinson about making a quality movie franchise is like asking Daniel Powter (“Bad Day”) about how to how have a long career in music.

  • co.lor.ful

    why the hate for robert pattinson? it’s not his fault EW have decided to idiotically run an ENTIRE story about his opinion on the hunger games

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