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IT’S hard to believe, but Robert Pattinson isn’t the only dreamboat in Twilight. What makes this fast-rising 24-year-old actor even more of a dream is that he was born in Singapore and lived in Jakarta as a child. So close, yet so far – especially since he’s based in Los Angeles now, but calls Midland, Texas, home.

In Twilight, Rathbone plays Jasper Hale, Alice Cullen’s twitchy vampire soulmate who has the ability to control the emotions of people around him and is a latecomer to the Cullen family’s ‘vegetarian’ lifestyle. For his role, the colourblind 1.7m-tall heart-throb had to bleach his naturally curly brown hair blond and wear coloured contacts.

Rathbone has been acting professionally for a few years, appearing in TV shows like Beautiful People, The OC and Close To Home. Most recently, he played a hippie jailbird in the Rob Schneider comedy, Big Stan, and has the Donnie Darko sequel, S Darko, in the can. He’s also been in London shooting the Clive Barker horror film, Dread, and has been cast in M Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of animation series The Last Airbender.

But for the next few months, he’ll be busy pursuing his musical career. Rathbone and his jazz/rock band 100 Monkeys are set to release its first EP and full-length album, and will have a regular gig at the LA bar 24K Lounge. Naturally, it didn’t take long for the guitarist to get a semi-regular jam session going with his musically inclined Twilight castmates. He told Teen Vogue magazine: ‘Nikki (Reed) and I started writing songs together, and Kristen (Stewart) is actually a pretty sick guitar player. Rob (Pattinson) and I even did a couple of local open mic nights.

Like Greene, Rathbone is signed up for the next two movie sequels, New Moon and Eclipse.

Source: The Electric

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