Could a Vampire be the Next Doctor?
Add one more name to the Doctor Who sweepstakes: Robert Pattinson. The star of this week’s Twilight feature film told the Chicago Tribune’s Rob Elder, “That would be quite cool. I didn’t know [David Tennant] he was leaving. The Doctor is great…yeah, maybe. I did grow up watching it. I loved it when I was a kid. In fact, I met one of them the other day, Sylvester McCoy [the seventh Doctor]. He’s one of the few people I’ve asked for an autograph.”
Pattinson has been under the harsh glare of the publicity spotlight and he’s clearly been uncomfortable with it, preferring to just be himself. He’s proven to be a deep-thinker, obsessing about his character and his motivations almost to the point of paralysis on the set.
He thought Edward’s choice to remain in high school, for example, “was one of the most difficult things to figure out. You think he’d stay in college, or be a street kid. It’d be way cooler. But I think the whole concept of it is: He’s like an addict. I think he wants to make his life really, really, really boring. He always does all his homework. He just doesn’t want to get into a situation where he’ll kill someone.”
In addition to acting, he’s also a musician with a song on the best-selling soundtrack album.