Robert Pattinson Will Bite You, Nearly Quit Acting: The MTV News Quote Of The Day

“There are some mothers, and then also there are a couple more guys from this sequel. There was a guy, maybe a 230-pound guy who was at the premiere, kind of maybe Hispanic looking, and he was asking me to bite him as well. And so I did, and the surprising thing was, I kind of liked it afterwards. And I’ve been out to dinner with him a couple of times.”

-Cheeky “New Moon” star Robert Pattinson, who joked around about biting people with veteran host David Letterman on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Pattinson has been on a whirlwind press tour to promote the second film in the “Twilight” series, which opens with a handful of sold-out shows Thursday at midnight and goes wide Friday. Though he plays a brooding undead loverman in the movies, Pattinson himself has been keeping it loose with various interviewers. In an appearance on Thursday morning’s edition of “Today,” Matt Lauer asked him about a bunch of tabloid rumors, and Pattinson confirmed every one. “I actually come up with these rumors myself,” he said with a smirk. “I’m my own press agent.” He was honest about the process of going from anonymity to superstardom almost overnight. “It’s kind of incredible. I mean, especially — literally the day before I auditioned, I was going to quit acting ’cause I never got any jobs,” he told Laure. “So I guess that’s not really quitting, when you’re not really getting any jobs. It’s just surrendering to fate.”