Robert Pattinson Monkeyed Around With Twilight Script
In an interview with MTV.com, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke reveals that R-Pattz is responsible for making sure one of the vampire flick’s most memorable lines, “You’d better hold on tight, spider monkey,” made it into the movie.
As Hardwicke tells it, the night before shooting the scene in which Edward and Bella romp through the woods, she realized that a crucial bit of dialogue was missing.
“I woke up in the middle of the night. I thought, ‘They’re going to be climbing that tree, and they’re not going to have anything to say. It’s just going to be another scene of them looking into each other’s eyes,’ ” Hardwicke recalls.
Unfortunately, due to the writers’ strike at the time, Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg wasn’t available to craft any lines. So Hardwicke hastily assembled a list of possible dialogue.
“I gave it to Rob, the whole list,” Hardwicke recalls. “And I said, ‘Rob, which one do you want to say?’ And he goes, ‘I want to say the spider-monkey one.’ ” We always knew he had a way with words. So which lines did Pattinson scrap in favor of the now-famous utterance? Check out the list of alternates below:
Edward: You’re not scared of heights, are you?
Bella: Not that I know of …
Edward: Hold on tight …
Bella: Don’t worry …
Edward: Wrap your legs around me like a spider monkey.
Edward: Got a good grip? Don’t let go.
Bella: No chance of that, buddy.
Edward: Prepare for liftoff …
Have your say in the comments section: Do you think R-Pattz made the right choice?