We’re pretty certain he was joking, but Robert Pattinson – who seems pretty happy the Twilight movies are coming to an end – has said in an interview that he’d be happy to continue playing Edward Cullen, but only if the character comes out as gay.
Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were talking to Ellen Degeneres on her chat show, and she asked them whether there was any chance of more movies after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is released (it’s out Nov 16th). Pattinson commented, “I was also thinking another way to do it would be to make it look like ‘Will and Grace,’ where Edward turns gay.” However he still thinks Edward should stay with Bella and raise their kid.
There have been numerous rumours about Summit Entertainment trying to continue the franchise beyond the films based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling quartet, although it’s difficult to imagine Pattinson signing on for more, as he’s often seemed rather ambivalent about the movies. The latest rumours have surrounded the idea that a new film would concentrate on the Wolf Pack, although there’s been no confirmation of this. As the movies are massive moneyspinners it’s difficult not to imagine them trying to continue it in some way – although we’d imagine it won’t involve Edward going gay.
And just for Twilight fans, take a look at a nice promo shot of Pattinson as Edward, which was released ahead of the new movie.