Robert Pattinson, who recently startled fans by saying he may not go on with the Twilight series of movies because it would typecast him as "The Vampire Cullen" has been advised by someone who should know, actor Jonathon Frid.
To those of you too young to remember Jonathon Frid, how about "Dark Shadows" or "Barnabas Collins"?
Frid played the vampire on television daily, which ran from June 27th, 1966 to April 2, 1971.
Although certainly not a young celebrity, many teens ran home after school or called others if they missed the show, which was a major cult hit and a groundbreaker for daytime television.
"Yes, I heard the name, "Barnabas Collins" or "the Vampire" also but I was on every day", Frid told Pattinson. Yet people only associate that now if I go somewhere and do dramatic readings of some of the material we used. Most of my acting has been at the theater."
Pattinson, interveiewed afterward told reporters that he probably would go ahead with the series. He said Mr. Frid had given him some really good advice. "One of which would be that whenever I play in a different kind of movie, I really put everything in it so that people will start thinking of me as "the vampire". He said that I should use that as my inspiration and I will."
"He's also got me thinking about trying to do some work on stage. Now THAT would be a challenge!"
I think Robert Pattinson won't be disappointing his fans and will continue to do the Twilight series. But if you see his name elsewhere, a true fan of Pattinson will go watch it.