Do you want to see Shakira blush? Ask her about “Twilight.” Why would the vampire-and-werewolf film franchise get the superstar singer feeling a bit embarrassed? Is it because the title of her upcoming October album, She Wolf, shares a fondness for hirsute shape-shifters? Nope. Turns out Shakira has a little crush on “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson.
“I love ‘Twilight,’ ” she told MTV News’ Tim Kash recently. “I can’t say what I love about “Twilight.’ ”
“Does the first name begin with Robert and the second name end with Pattinson?” Kash wondered aloud.
“No, no, no,” said the Colombian-born singer, bursting into laughter. “I’m too old. I can’t say those things.”
Fighting off a case of the giggles, she added, “I mean, how old is he — 23? 24? … You are getting me in trouble!”
For the record, RPattz doesn’t turn 24 until next May. And the 32-year-old Shakira didn’t fall for the man behind Edward Cullen until after she’d written and recorded the first single off the new album, also called “She Wolf.” “And then the president of my label said, ‘Have you checked out “Twilight”? It’s about wolves and vampires and things,’ ” she said. “And I’m like, ‘Ah, that’s up my alley. I mean, where is it?’ And I watched it and loved it.”
But Shakira is a fan of all the big new fantasy movies and, if she had to pick, she’d side with Team Harry Potter over Team Edward. “I mean, ‘Harry Potter’ has been there for how many years?” she decided. “Pattinson just arrived.”
That doesn’t mean she wouldn’t be interested in a little musical collaboration with RPattz, who plays guitar and piano and recorded vocals for two songs on the “Twilight” soundtrack.