June 3rd, 2010
11:16 AM ET
Or, at least, he played one on TV.
In "The Bad Mothers Handbook," a 2007 BBC TV movie out on DVD on August 24, Robert Pattinson leaves his romantic alter ego behind and transforms himself into a bumbling geek.
Wearing shaggy bangs, Buddy Holly glasses, big sweaters, and constantly hunched shoulders, Pattinson plays Daniel Gale, the new student in town who befriends and eventually falls for his pregnant classmate, Charlie Cooper.
But unlike Edward, Daniel is hardly a charmer. In one scene, he not-so-smoothly presents Charlie with chocolates and a bouquet of flowers that he accidentally drops to the floor. "That was to lift your mood," Daniel tells her, "and make you less of a grumpy old bag." Yikes!
And while Edward may have had Bella swooning, Daniel has the opposite effect on Charlie, threatening death if he makes a move on her.
Sounds cheesetastic, we know. But hey, all heartthrobs have to start somewhere.
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