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Robert Pattinson on Kissing Kristen Stewart, 'Eclipse' Promo

Robert Pattinson talks to MTV interviewer Josh Horowitz in the clip above [sorry, it's been deleted]. Pattinson goes on to explain his various ideas for the onstage kissing performance with Kristen Stewart at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.

Pattinson and Stewart were the expected winners for the Best Kiss Award for their lip-locking in Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon. When they got onstage, they did a “clumsy kissing” bit that ended with an apparently real smooch somewhere on Stewart's face. (Pattinson had his back to the audience.)

“The idea of doing this big romantic kiss,” Pattinson says, “… like, what's his name – Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams did. I couldn't do that. I'd be so embarrassed. So, I was thinking I'd better do something dumb. And then … huh … Kristen didn't want to do something dumb.”

In case Pattinson and Stewart win again next year (for this year's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Pattinson worries “there are only so many variations” of what you can do onstage. Next year, if they win he apparently plans to just roll his eyes and flail his hands.

Directed by David Slade, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens in the United States and about a dozen other countries on June 30. Melissa Rosenberg adapted Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel.

Also in the Eclipse cast: Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kellan Lutz, Xavier Samuel, Dakota Fanning, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Billy Burke, Daniel Cudmore, Anna Kendrick, and Jodelle Ferland.

Update: The original source for the video featuring Robert Pattinson promoting Eclipse has been deleted. Above is another Pattinson appearance on the The Tonight Show, from July 2011.

On Tuesday night, Robert Pattinson was a guest at Jay Leno's The Tonight Show. He chatted with Leno about this and that while promoting David Slade's upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight franchise in which Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Eclipse, which opens in various countries on June 30, also features Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Julia Jones.

The clip above doesn't offer much movie information. Pattinson talks about his father (sitting in the audience with Pattinson's mother) and replicates a hand-grabbing-wrist gesture that French show business icon Yves Montand made at the Oscars. (Montand sang and danced at the 1960 Academy Awards ceremony; that year, his wife, Simone Signoret, won the Best Actress Oscar for Room at the Top.)

On The Tonight Show, Pattinson also talked briefly about appearing naked in Bel Ami, in which he co-stars with Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci, and about working on Eclipse. Of late, Pattinson has been working on Francis Lawrence's Water for Elephants, opposite Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.

Also on The Tonight Show, Emma Roberts (Valentine's Day) remarked that she preferred Taylor Lautner's Jacob to Pattinson's Edward, to which Pattinson replied, “You've just revealed yourself to have absolutely no taste.”

Kristen Stewart in Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon

At TheWrap, Brent Lang explains how tracking Twitter users may be more reliable than more old-fashioned tracking systems such as the Hollywood Stock Exchange.

According to Bernardo Huberman, who co-authored a study about the Twitter box office effect, “If you looked at what happened with New Moon and The Blind Side, you might see the same trend. There was a lot of activity on Twitter leading up to New Moon, but the amount of negative feedback increased after the opening weekend when people saw the film. The opposite was the case with Blind Side, which saw its second-weekend numbers increase.”

In another piece, David Frankel tracks box office tracking – which has been way off lately.

Addendum: Toy Story 3 is currently “trending” – thanks to a promotional plug by Disney-Pixar. Proof of Twitter Power…

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  1. Taystenite

    Yes, Jaden and The Karate Kid were TT so I knew it would be a hit. Toy Story 3 also trended. Eclipse is talked about a lot and trends some days. It's going to do well.