November 22, 2012
In this new interview from Cosmopolitan, Jackson Rathbone talks about baby Monroe, balancing fan girls and his girlfriend, Breaking Dawn Part 2 and more!
Beware: Breaking Dawn 2 spoilers ahead!
Q: So, how’s Monroe?
A: He’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life. He’s the best part of the future. This is the reason to wake up in the morning. This is the light that shines regardless of the sun.
Q: Do you love him like Edward and Bella love Renesmee?
A: I imagine my love is real…because it is! So, we’re deep in the Twilight zone here?
Q: We are and we got the closure we needed from Breaking Dawn, so thank you!
A: So you don’t have PTSD—post-Twilight stress disorder? Excellent.
Q: Do you?
A: No, I’m good. I was able to take the makeup off, take the contacts out, put the boots away and say goodbye to Jasper. But saying goodbye to the fans is probably the hardest part. It’s been an honor to play a character that they’ve welcomed into their lives.
Q: Is it weird with your girlfriend (Monroe’s mom Sheila Hafsadi) when screaming girls are freaking out at the sight of you?
A: It is a little awkward. At the premiere, girls came up and were like, “Can I kiss you on the cheek?” and I was like, “Uhhhh.” I was trying to say “No” and then she just leaned in and kissed me. I was like, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I didn’t say ‘yes.’ That was really awkward for me. I didn’t like it all.”
Q: Does being a heartthrob carry any weight at home?
A: No. What carries the weight is when I take the trash out and change the baby’s diaper.
Q: Our readers might cry if you guys get married. Are you going to be off the market officially any time soon?
A: Oh, I’m off the market already.
Q: So, the big Breaking Dawn 2 twist. Again, we issue a SPOILER ALERT!
Did you wonder why your head, out of all of those in the mix, was selected for decapitation?
A: It was really cool to have my head chopped off. That was badass. It’s like a surreal honor. Like, “eff yeah! They kill me.” Coolest death I’ve ever had in a movie! I got killed once in a movie years ago called Pray for Morning, except it was a really low budget movie and I magically had my neck broken. I had to whip my neck to the side and then they had a really cheesy cracking sound effect.