Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guri Weinberg Tries To Stop Smoking, Rob Doesn't Help

We don't exactly know how we feel about Guri Weinberg (Stefan in Breaking Dawn) publishing his one-on-one conversation with Rob, but there it is. We're posting it, hoping that it leads to some of you considering quitting cigarettes.. *before* you turn 30 ;)

From Guri's Blog:

I am quitting smoking. I use the verb in it's present tense because I still don't feel entirely comfortable using the past tense. I have fallen off the non-smoking wagon so many times in my life that it may ALWAYS seem like a process. For anyone contemplating smoking - just slap yourself for me. Detoxing when you stop is just ridiculously uncomfortable.

And, you know, you miss it. More accurately, you miss the social aspects.

On Breaking Dawn, I would generally find Rob Pattinson already smoking when I'd go outside to sneak a few puffs in. We would generally start chatting about whatever, he'd get fired up about whatever we were discussing and he would then generally finish his cigarette and ask for one of mine. He'd light another one and we'd keep talking. Then I'd light another one. We would chain smoke if there was a long enough break on set. I hate to say that's how we got to know each other but that's how we got to know each other. As shooting went on, I was smoking a LOT. Getting sick, looking tired, yada, yada, yada. So, I started my daily rant that my wife is ALL too familiar with through many attempts to quit - " I gotta stop smoking".

Rob looks at me and says, "You know, I heard that if you quit before you're 30 you're in the clear, health-wise."

Since I am passed 30, that doesn't seem too good.

"Hey, Rob. I'm over 30."

He just looks at me totally non-plussed. "I know."

Silence. I'm waiting for the "but"…it's not coming.

"Well, aren't you just a ray of sunshine. Do me a favor - Go f*** yourself."

He's laughing hard now. He keeps trying to talk but he's laughing too hard. Feigning intense indignation, I get up to go to my room.

"Listen, man. I gotta go. Costco has a sale on caskets right now and obviously it's a matter of minutes AT MY AGE."

Now, he's having trouble breathing, he's laughing so hard. But, I'm still thinking…man…I have been smoking for way too long.

Consider this our PSA post of the week. Yes, there might be more.

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  1. Oh geez. I'm a smoker. 30+. Some of my friends have managed to quit over the years, some have not. I have heard this same conversation played out at least a hundred times between my friends and myself. Sometimes I'm playing the Rob role, sometimes the Guri role. The truth is, each of us who tries and fails to quit, repeatedly, we don't need friends to sabotage us, we enjoy doing it ourselves. We want to be healthy nonsmokers, but we don't want to put down that cigarette in order to be one.

    And unfortunately it's true. Good conversations happen over cigarettes. As a result, relationships are built and maintained over smoke breaks. My husband and I smoke outside of our house. We interact more while smoking on the front porch than almost any other time. It's an unfortunate truth.

    Any smoker from late twenties on, could plug any one of their friends names over Robs and the story would still be true. I hope Rob doesn't become the face for something that has no face. We all know how nonsmokers like to throw those stones.

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