Jun 25, 2010

Rob Pattinson - Blood sucker - defender!

Hello all! Sorry for the hiatus. Just to update you all, some of you may not know but I'm a professional actress as well as a Mommy of 2. So between auditions, filming etc., I occasionally have gaps when I can get on here to log in and write! Trust me - I'm not a famous actress, just lucky to be an occasional working one! :)

Ok onward to the madness. Eclipse is coming out - so if you look up you can see the vultures flying over Rob and the gang.. they are just waiting there for something they can take a picture of that will prove to be mortifying for the actor.. or maybe take a quote out of context so that they can go off about how horrible (insert name here) is... Nothing like knocking someone down when they are ahead.

So all I'm reading lately are headlines like this:

Robert Pattinson Is Related To Dracula - Techland - TIME.com

Is Robert Pattinson a blood relative of Dracula?

Lunchtime Poll: Is Robert Pattinson really a vampire?

Is Robert Pattinson a blood relative of Dracula?

And that is only some of them.

Blurb from one of the articles:
According to what I'm sure are very "reputable sources," Pattinson, who plays Twilight's very sparkly vampire Edward Cullen, is distantly related to Transylvania's Vlad the impaler, who was the original inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Website Ancestry.co.uk unearthed the discovery after stalking sifting through Pattinson's family tree only to discover that he shares a connection with Vlad through a distant relation to Britain's Royal Family.


"Now it has been discovered that US born Pattinson is a distant cousin of Princes William and Harry on Prince Charles' side, through the Pickering family who lived in Yorkshire in the early 1500s, making Vlad a distant uncle of the two princes," reports the Telegraph. The Telegraph is also reporting that Twilight author Stephanie Meyer is also distantly related to the Royals, making her a relative of Vlad's as well.

According to very reputable sources my arse. You know they mean a library intern that did some research and invented all these connections. Gimme a break. Yet if you notice, the article also says he's distantly related to the royal family. Funny how that is not the big news, hmm? I would think being related to the royal family would be a bit bigger than the slim possibility someone is related to a psychopathic killer/leader a zillion years ago. Let's please not start to glorify Vlad the freakin' impaler!

Facts:
Historically, Vlad is best known for his resistance against the Ottoman Empire and its expansion[3] and for the cruel punishments he imposed on his enemies.[4]

This is how he punished:
Impalement was Vlad's preferred method of torture and execution. His method of torture was a horse attached to each of the victim's legs as a sharpened stake was gradually forced into the body. Death by impalement was slow and agonizing. Victims sometimes endured for hours or even days. Vlad often had the stakes arranged in various geometric patterns. The most common pattern was a ring of concentric circles in the outskirts of a city that constituted his target. The height of the spear indicated the rank of the victim. The corpses were often left decaying for months.

So please oh please stupid writers of the internet tabloids, I understand the fascination with the modern day vampire being all sexy, protective and vegetarian. That's fine. But let's not go back in time and glorify a connection (or lack there of) to Rob and Vlad considering that man was purely an evil, psycho that makes Freddy Krueger look like a pussy-cat.

And Rob coming to Kristens defense over a remark she made about feeling raped. Kristen is a young and passionate person (as most 20 year olds are). She has a very big connection and protective streak for women who have endured this horrible and reprehensible act. The fact that she said something in comparison does not give people the right to slice and dice her up and down. She misspoke and it was absolutely not intended to downplay or hurt anyone who has been a victim of such an atrocious crime.

I think it is very classy for Rob to defend her.

Blurb
"None of those associations came out and gave a statement [criticizing Kristen] without being called upon by the media first -- who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites," the actor tells EW. "That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone."

"All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it's easy. And it's quite good being part of these 'Twilight' films because you have to give so many interviews all the time, you can defend yourself. That's the only way. All of us stick together, as well. There are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs," Pattinson continued.

When questioned about the 'rape' comment, Stewart said, "I'm so sensitive about stuff like that. That is the one subject that means a lot to me. I made one movie directly concerning it [2004's 'Speak'], and I made another one where my character has a horrible history of rape [2010's 'Welcome to the Rileys']. I talked to a lot of people about it. I used the wrong word. I should have said 'violated.' But I'm young and emotional. It's just the way it goes sometimes."

So please let's not try to find reasons to knock everyone down on everything little thing. Dear God can you imagine if someone scrutinized every word you said? Everyone in the US would be in hot water.