A visit from "Harry Potter's" Robert Pattinson

November 10, 2008 4:31:39 PM PST
He's been called one of the hottest rising movie stars. He played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies and soon you'll see him in the film "Twilight." Actor Robert Pattinson stopped by The View from the Bay studio!

About the movie:

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed
Release Date: Friday, November 21
Rating: PG-13
Website: www.twilightthemovie.com

Movie Synopsis:
When Bella Swan's (Kristen Stewart) mother starts traveling with her new husband, the 17-year old leaves her home in Phoenix and returns to live with her father in tiny Forks, Washington. After the endless sun of Arizona, Forks' misty grey climate is quite exotic to Bella-as are her new classmates, the Cullen family. Impossibly good-looking and extremely private, they are unlike anyone she has ever met- in more ways than she realizes.

The Cullens are a family of immortal blood drinkers. For decades-centuries for some of them-they have disciplined themselves to consume only animal blood, living the vampire equivalent of a "vegetarian" lifestyle. They hide under the Olympic Peninsula's cloudy sky, living as normal a life as possible and keeping to themselves to protect their secret.

Director Catherine Hardwicke brings a worldwide literary phenomenon to life on the big screen in Twilight, the story of the passionate and unexpected romance between a teenage girl and a mysterious and irresistible vampire. Kristen Stewart (Into the Wild) and Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) star as a post-modern Romeo and Juliet in an action-filled and suspenseful adventure with a supernatural bite.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight focuses on two young lovers, swept away by destiny, who destroy the delicate balance between the hunter and the hunted with dangerous consequences. The film also stars Taylor Lautner ("My Own Worst Enemy"), Billy Burke ("24"), Peter Facinelli ("Damages," The Scorpion King), Elizabeth Reaser ("The Ex List"), Nikki Reed (Thirteen), Ashley Green ("Desire"), Jackson Rathbone ("Beautiful People"), Kellan Lutz (Prom Night), Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down), Edi Gathegi (Gone, Baby, Gone) and Rachelle Lefevre ("Swingtown").

Twilight is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) from a script by Melissa Rosenberg (Step Up, "Dexter").The film is produced by Wyck Godfrey (I, Robot; The Nativity Story), Greg Mooradian (Drumline, The Stepfather), and Mark Morgan (Agent Cody Banks, The Wedding Planner). Karen Rosenfelt (The Devil Wears Prada, Alvin and the Chipmunks) is the executive producer.

Bio of our featured guest:
ROBERT PATTINSON (Edward Cullen) gained industry notice at 19 years of age when he joined the Harry Potter franchise in Mike Newell's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, playing Cedric Diggory, Hogwarts' official representative in the Triwizard Tournament. Pattinson went on to appear in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, reprising his role in a flashback. Pattinson began his professional career with a role in Uli Edel's Sword of Xanten, opposite Sam West and Benno Furmann. He also appeared in director Oliver Irving's How to Be, winner of the Slamdance Film Festival's Special Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature. Pattinson played the lead role of Salvador Dali in Little Ashes, directed by Paul Morrison. His television credits include "The Haunted Airman" for the BBC.

As a member of the Barnes Theatre Group, Pattinson played the lead role in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." Other stage credits include Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," "Tess of the D'Urbevilles" and "Macbeth" at the OSO Arts Centre. Pattinson currently resides in London.