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Matt Lanter Talks About Playing Robert Pattinson in Vampires Suck

Exclusive: Matt Lanter on Poking Fun at Robert Pattinson

Matt Lanter has a big couple of months ahead of him. Not only is he gearing up for the return of 90210, but we'll also see him do his best Edward Cullen in the Twilight spoof, Vampires Suck. At the Summer TCA, I stole Lanter away for a few minutes, where he talked about his respect for Robert Pattinson and his fears of a Twi-hard backlash.

PopSugar: How much fun was it to spoof Twilight in Vampires Suck?
Matt Lanter: I had a blast doing it. I've worked with those guys before on Disaster Movie, so I knew I was going to have a good time. And to be able to do a Twilight spoof—let's be honest, they had it coming, right?

Pop: Do you worry about fan backlash?
ML: Like a bunch of teen girls showing up at my house? A little bit, a little bit. So please don't hurt me. Keep reading . . .

Pop: Have you met Rob [Pattinson]?
ML: I have not! He seems like a great guy, though. He really does. Honestly, I'm a fan. He does a great job in the Twilight series.

Pop: So you've seen the Twilight movies?
ML: Yeah, I've seen them. I actually read the first book. I did my character research!

Pop: Can you do an Edward Cullen impersonation for us?
ML: I'm not going do a re-enactment for you! But I had the eyes and I had the hair. My hair was longer too, I had a very good, disheveled Rob Pattinson look going on. It was great, we pretty much closely follow the Twilight film. So a lot of the scenes in Twilight we're actually doing. What's also kind of cool is that we also follow our own storyline. It was fun.

Pop: Did you get to do the sparkling like diamonds scene?
ML: I did, I did do the diamond scene. And I was naked in front of—well, not completely. I had a little loin cloth on in front of like 300 extras. You know you have that nightmare where you get up in front of everyone, and you're talking, and all of a sudden you're naked? That actually happened!

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