Robert Pattinson Thought He Leaked Midnight Sun in 2008; ‘You Wouldn’t Be Alive Right Now, Rob’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Quarantine has turned lots of people again onto their childhood obsessions like Harry Potter and Twilight. And whether or not Stephenie Meyer determined to capitalize on that or not, she did select to launch Midnight Sun in the course of all of it. Which after all solely intensified this new/previous obsession.

Edward Cullen’s standpoint has been on Twihards’ minds for a very long time, because it leaked in 2008. Even although it was simply launched, Robert Pattinson had his palms on it again then and really thought it was his copy that bought out for a scorching second. [Spoiler alert: Some spoilers for Midnight Sun forward].

‘Midnight Sun’ simply got here out, however it’s been within the works since 2008

Taylor Lautner, Stephenie Meyer, and Robert Pattinson at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Los Angeles premiere on November 12, 2012.
Taylor Lautner, Stephenie Meyer, and Robert Pattinson at ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ Los Angeles premiere on November 12, 2012 | Jeff Vespa/WireImage

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For those who weren’t into the Twilight books or motion pictures in 2008, the Midnight Sun leak won’t have been on the radar. But, after Breaking Dawn was launched, the preliminary draft of Edward’s standpoint bought out onto the web. And, after all, Meyer was indignant. 

“I didn’t need my readers to expertise Midnight Sun earlier than it was accomplished, edited and printed,” she wrote in a weblog post in August of 2008. “I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being.”

It was an enormous deal for her and followers on the time. Because she additionally wrote that she was placing the e-book off indefinitely, even saying she was too emotional to offer it a correct ending. Despite it being a retelling of Twilight, she warned that if she even tried to complete it again then, she would kill off the Cullens. And, after all, nobody wished that. 

Robert Pattinson was frightened he unintentionally leaked it

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After it was leaked, Meyer posted a very good chunk of the novel on her web site. Sure, it took 12 years, however followers lastly bought the total, completed model of Midnight Sun this previous August. But Robert Pattinson truly bought it whereas filming the primary film. And when it leaked, he thought he unintentionally did it. 

“I just want to say right now, I didn’t leak it,” Pattinson assured Meyer throughout a Moviefone “Unscripted” interview between Meyer, Kristen Stewart, and Pattinson. “I thought it was me for a bit. Because I forgot where I put it on my computer.”

Meyer did admit she knew who it was and that Pattinson was not on the checklist of culprits. “I actually do know that,” she advised him. But she wouldn’t disclose who it was that did it. In her weblog post, she did reveal that she solely had a couple of copies of the unfinished e-book out on this planet, and had completely different modifications in every copy so she knew which model went to who.

She additionally jokingly advised Pattinson that if he was the one to leak it, “You wouldn’t be alive right now, Rob, FYI.”

Having entry to ‘Midnight Sun’ actually modified Pattinson’s perspective of Edward Cullen

Luckily Pattinson’s model was protected and sound on his laptop. And a very good factor too, as a result of he advised Collider in 2008 that having that supply materials into Edward’s head actually helped form his portrayal of the 100+-year-old vampire. 

“She gave it to me about two thirds into shooting,” Pattinson stated. “I didn’t even know that it existed. I knew that the first chapter existed and I based a lot of my angst from that on the character, from that first chapter that was on the Internet.”

He shared that whereas he knew Edward had “little control” in that first biology class, it was by no means actually defined in Bella’s standpoint how shut Edward Cullen was to shedding it and killing her (and the entire class) that day. But having the ability to get that perspective helped Pattinson grasp the severity of that scene. And the remainder of their relationship.

“I wanted that element of him to be very prominent,” Pattinson stated. “I wanted Bella to be saying, ‘I’m not scared. You won’t do anything to me –’ but not so certainly. So that it’d suddenly be like, ‘You won’t do anything to me, will you?’ I kind of wanted something like that. I think it makes it sexier if there’s a very real chance of him just flipping out and killing her.”

Midnight Sun is an fascinating look into Edward Cullen’s head, and who is aware of what Pattinson’s portrayal would have regarded like with out it. Plus, who is aware of what would have occurred if Pattinson did leak it? Yikes. 

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