*Welcome back to our reoccurring post called “How I Fell for Rob” where readers tell us well, uh how they fell for Rob. Want to share your story? Email us and you could be featured!*
You’ve gotten so many letters that follow the following pattern: Girl never heard of Twilight; Girl finds out about Rob; Girl thinks Rob is “meh”; Girl sees Twilight; Girl obsessed over Rob; Girl proves why he deserves to be obsessed over. While my story has the same outcome, it’s a bit different.
I had read books 1-3 (the 4th wasn’t even out yet) of the Twilight series before the Twilight movie was even thought of. And let me tell you-Edward had my heart! When it was announced that a movie was in the making and that YOU were playing the part of the delicious Mr. Cullen I had to Google you and see how you measured up. Unfortunately, in my eyes, you didn’t measure up AT ALL (I know, I know…How can I even call myself a fan? I am SO sorry, and I will make it up to someday!! Just give me a call ;). I even visited the Twilight fan sites that were demanding for a replacement, but, to my credit, I didn’t sign any petitions! Eventually, I got over the fact that you were going to be playing Edward, and I even convinced myself that you were actually perfect for the part. I went into the movie theatre opening night with no ill feelings towards you at all. Until you appeared on the screen (Oh, I should’ve warned you that this letter actually gets worse before it gets better).
While some people could see past the ridiculous caked-on white makeup, the red lips, the boufont hair…And those eyebrows! Yeesh!…I could not. So I left the theatre disappointed, and feeling how I did in the beginning-How could this guy be the one they chose to play Edward??
Months went by and I forgot about you and Twilight. I only saw the movie in theatre once, and I didn’t even buy it when it came out on DVD (in fact I didn’t even own a copy until 3 months ago!). It wasn’t until I loaned the books to my sister-in-law to read that I even thought about you again (and this too was probably only 4 or 5 months ago). She mentioned that after she read the first one, she became an obsessed Twi-freak and watched numerous interviews you and Kristen had done on YouTube. She had me curious-What were you like when not playing a vampire? I got on YouTube, clicked on the first interview I found, and BAM. I was done for.
You were gorgeous and funny and your accent was so sexy!…*Sigh*…I was in Heaven. I completely and totally fell for you. Not you as Edward, or the sexy smoldering version of you that is in all the magazines (although that side of you is very HOTT as well). I fell for the adorkable, stuttering, stammering, hair fondling, musically inclined Brit that is you, Robert (AKA Spunk Ransom!).
Needless to say, my obsession with you grew quickly, and I now have all the magazines, books, calendars etc. with you on/in them. I listen to your songs daily. I have seen New Moon in theatre 4 times and have 3 different copies of the DVD on reserve. I even have my own version of Twilight, and I can finally see past the makeup/hair/American accent.
I love you Rob, yes, as Edward, but more importantly, just as YOU. You make my life sparklier every day :)…Just don’t tell my husband I said so (even though I’m fairly certain he already knows!).
So…. Rob is in a new movie. Have you heard? Did you buy your tickets yet? You can buy them in advance on Fandango.
Anndddddd there’s a campaign going around to make Saturday March 13th, “Remember Me Saturday.” The idea is to go back and see the movie again (assuming you’re seeing it Friday night) and bring your family and friends- yes, even your grandpa. Having trouble getting the man in your life to give a crap about this movie? How about printing a picture out of Emile De Ravin, who has been looking smokin’ lately, and telling him that he’ll get to see her in some sex scenes? Oh, and make sure NOT to mention that Rob is in the movie. Then he’ll probably go with you for sure! Check out the Remember Me Saturday website for more details
Pic from Robsesssed