Robert Pattinson Reads Between the Lines in 'Twilight'

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There's certainly a lot of angst and sexual tension in Twilight, and Robert Pattinson is calling it. The 23-year-old, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the series, said the whole thing about him not being able to kiss or really touch Bella, his human love interest, makes the films even juicier.

Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart (Photo Agency)
The intense longing is part of what makes the story so great; if everyone got what they wanted right away, it'd be boring. Or something.

He said: "The success of the Twilight books comes from the fact that fans can lust after Edward and yet, certainly in the first book, there's no actual sexual contact between him and the series heroine. Twilight is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence, and yet it's erotic underneath. There are so many elements in the story which are sexy."

We suppose no one seems to mind, or maybe even notice any larger message in the series, as New Moon, has already taken over $230 million in its 2 weeks in theaters.

See more pictures of Robert Pattinson here (click any picture):
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  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
  • Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
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