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On Friday night, Robert Pattinson did a live interview with MTV to promote his new film Water for Elephants -- and to answer some of the hundreds of questions tweeted by fans. Naturally, the interview drifted to the subject of Pattinson's leading lady, on and off the Twilight set: Kristen Stewart. While neither will talk directly about their (still unconfirmed) romance in interviews, Pattinson did open up when asked about their different acting styles.
"We just have different ways of thinking," Pattinson told MTV when asked about Stewart. "I like the kind of cerebral aspect of things, and she has kind of an immediate emotional response to stuff every single time. Like, she can be thrown by something someone says. She notices much more about people, whereas I just want to see the meaning of something."
Pattinson says that Stewart, who was "born to be an actor," likes to ridicule his academic approach to roles.
"I'm always like, 'I don't know what it means! I've got to understand before I can do it!'" says Pattinson. "And she's like, 'Why can't you understand? This is obvious... If you don't know, you shouldn't be an actor!"
So how does K-Stew compare to the co-stars in his next two non-Twilight movies: Reese Witherspoon (Water for Elephants) and Uma Thurman (Bel Ami)? Pattinson says that all three of them have something in common, besides being -- as he jokingly points out -- "hot girls."
"They're all very strong, actually," he says of the A-list actresses. "I always end up being in movies with very experienced and passionate people. They're never just flimsy floozies."
While Pattinson's Water for Elephants character is generally the complete opposite of Edward Cullen, there is one thing about him that will ring a bell with Twilight fans: his name is Jacob.
"I just wanted to show I could do Jacob too. It's the only reason I did the movie," Pattinson jokes.
Watch Rob talk about Kristen in the clip below! (More excerpts from the interview here.)