Thursday, July 09, 2009

My fav Rob vid: "The Hug"


It's from one of my fav Rob moments on video: 
The Q&A session with the audience at the Austin Film Festival in Oct 2008. When he hugs that little girl and almost pees his pants with laughter and embarrassment. It's unbelievably sweet!

Transcript:
  • Audience member Maya (little girl): "I have two questions. Uh one, could you sing to us?"
  • Rob: "You know how I sounded in the movie. I’m terrible." 
  • Maya: "Um, can I hug you?"
  • Rob: "Yeah, if you want. You’ll probably be really disappointed, though. Ok, ok."  (walks over to the girl and hugs her with prompting from audience)
  • Rob: "Are you alright? I don’t know what to do. I’m emotionally retarded, that’s why I’m never having kids" 
Here is the link to the video of the full Q&A session. The scene in question starts at about 5:50.
It's a must-see!! Enjoy...

What I like about this video too: 
It is all BEFORE Twilight. The director of "How to be", Oliver seemed to think he had made a snap, because he had (unknowingly) cast the "guy from Harry Potter". (LOL) He had NO IDEA what lay ahead...
  • Oliver (to Rob): "When I cast you for the part I didn’t know about Harry Potter, I mean you said to me “oh yeah, whatever” and I was like “whatever”.  But it was after that, when we cast you, after, they were saying ‘Oh, you know you cast this guy that was in Harry Potter blah blah blah,” like you know, the telegraph person to look at, and I was like ‘Really? Ok, he just seemed right for the part, ya know, not that we didn’t have genuine casting choices, we just lucked out that we got the right person on the right day, you know.  That’s the way it works I guess, luckily.  But you know, two years or a year of looking for the right person, makes you eventually get lucky." 
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7 comments:

Twilight Moonlighter said...

Bette,
Hey! Just dropped by to show some love- I LOVE your buttons!

I'm your follower now- would it be too much to ask for an animated Twi Moonlight button, and a Twilight Parents Examiner button? I'll be sure and add your site over there, if I haven't done so already...

Thanks for being so cool!
xoxo,
-Kim
Twilight Parents Examiner/Twilight Moonlighter

Twilight Moonlighter said...

Ok- done. I don't know why I had a brain fade- I thought I'd added you when I wrote the "Bedtime Stories" article for Examiner. Regardless, you're added!
xoxo

Betti Gefecht, the addicted said...

No prob, Kim.
I heart you, no matter what.
Buttons are in the makeng. Might take a day or two... artist must muse...
:-)

Perpetual fangirl said...

Thank you so much for the link to the Austin Film Fest. I had never seen that before. I LOVE IT!!!

Twilight Moonlighter said...

Just saw this article today- you were compared to Shakira! Nice!

http://www.thedeadbolt.com/news/105922/twilight_shakira_new_moon_soundtrack_news.php

Betti Gefecht, the addicted said...

LOL!
I better start rehearsing some hippy hippy shake right now... :-)

Perpetual fangirl said...

Just wanted to say you are so completely awesome for making me a mini-banner! How cool of you. And I love that pic of Rob. The GQ outtakes are the best. In my complete gratitude, I linked you on my page. You have made a bloggy friend for life!