Robert Pattinson Isn’t Possessive of Cedric Diggory

Robert Pattinson, who rose to stardom thanks to his roles as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, has stepped out of the spotlight to pursue lower-profile projects in recent years. In an interview with Time Out London, Pattinson discussed his new film Good Time in advance of its UK release. In the interview, Pattinson spoke about how he got his start in acting.

I joined this little amateur theatre company in Barnes, I think specifically because I fancied this girl. I’d had no interest in acting until then but one audition broke the seal. It was so scary: I hadn’t sung, danced or acted in front of anyone, and suddenly I was doing all three in this audition for Guys and Dolls. I wanted the Frank Sinatra part. I think I got cast as a Cuban dancer.



Pattinson also talked a bit about Harry Potter, revealing that he has not yet seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

I haven’t yet, but I really want to. It is strange to me because that feels like a lifetime ago.

After all, it has been 12 years since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released, and Pattinson has played many other roles since he played Cedric. He said that he doesn’t feel possessive of that character.

Not really. Even with Twilight, I’d be curious if someone else played it. It was so nice to be a part of [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]. That, more than anything, changed my life. It’s the reason I didn’t go to university… It went so far over schedule, I couldn’t go. It was supposed to be four months, but it ended up being ten or eleven. I’d turn up to set every day but not work for weeks at a time. I was 17, and I was the only person who wasn’t in school. I’d just hang about.



Pattinson may not have gone to college, but he certainly has had an interesting career. Some reviewers have suggested that he might find himself at the Academy Awards for his performance in Good Time. When asked about the Oscar buzz, Pattinson responded humbly.

Even when we were doing this movie, I had no idea what was going to happen with it – it was so tiny. It’s been one of the craziest journeys.

Good Time has been released in over 20 countries and opens in the UK on November 17. Do you think Pattinson could receive his first Oscar nomination for this role?

Shelby Dale DeWeese

Shelby Dale DeWeese has been a Harry Potter fan since first picking up the books in 2000 and has been working for MuggleNet as a transcriber, transcript editor, and journalist since 2009. She is a writer and educator, and spends her free time reading, running, taking dance classes, and re-watching The Office.