robert pattinson as edward cullenI used to think Twi-hards' undying obsession with Robert Pattinson was based on complete and total hype. I mean, really, how sexy is a gangly guy with ghastly pale skin that eerily twinkles in the light of day? But ever since Breaking Dawn: Part 2 opened, and Rob started slipping further and further away from the role of Edward Cullen, he's gotten hotter and hotter! Especially since he's been acting like he couldn't care less about what his publicist thinks and has been uncharacteristically candid in recent interviews.

Take what he said in a recent interview with MSN. The site asked him about Fifty Shades of Grey, because well, obviously whether or not he'd play Christian Grey is the most burning Q about his post-Twilight career. And Rob's answer was a jaw-dropper ...

He replied:

I am playing that part. ... I also wrote the book.

Whaaaa??! Oh, right, he was TOTALLY joking! Because that's what he does now.

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He must be so drained by being asked the same questions -- particularly about playing Christian Grey -- over and over again, he's started coming up with totally random, off-the-cuff, but downright hilarious responses to them. Like sarcastically asserting that he has already been cast to play Christian -- and not only that, but he also wrote the book. (I guess E.L. James' rise from fan fiction writer to world-famous author is just a cover? Oh man ... I'll bet there's a burgeoning conspiracy theory in the making there!) Or saying he wants to actually write a book -- which would be a flipped-flopped version of Fifty Shades of course. Uh-huh. Suuuure ya do, Rob!

But, no, seriously, I gotta give the guy cred for being so good-natured about it all. After all, even though he hasn't been cast as Christian -- and likely won't be -- it can't be easy being the guy who inspired the role. But he's handling it in the best, most lighthearted possible way.

Do you appreciate Rob's sense of humor about Fifty Shades?

 

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