The Grammy-nominated band appeared on the show Thursday to promote their third studio album, Women In Music Pt. III. Costumed as vampire brides, they went on to perform “3 AM” with a special cameo by the famed Twilight actor.
Pattinson made his appearance via a recorded video call, during which he performed the spoken intro to the song. A far cry from what we would have expected from Edward Cullen, he didn’t show up sparkling or fanged. Rather, he took the form of a thirsty ex aptly calling under the phone contact “Emotional Vampire.”
Haim talked to Seth Meyers about how they’d chosen Pattinson, stating that they’d wanted someone British who had “game.” As it turns out, they’d first asked Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch to play the part with no response.
Those silent denials would prove a blessing in the end, though. Really, who’s better to play an emotional vampire than the blood-sucking angst king himself?
“Congratulations to Robert Pattinson, really,” bassist Este joked while talking about his casting. “He’s the best. We love him. He really did us a solid by doing that.”
Of course, Pattinson’s appearance with Haim came as a pleasant surprise for fans, who took to Twitter to voice their approval.
ROBERT PATTINSON WITH HAIM IM LOSING ITTTTTTTTTTTT
— ❀ syd ❀ (@guyberrymen) October 23, 2020
HAIM SETH MEYERS ROBERT PATTINSON THIS IS LITERALLY MY BRAND THIS IS MADE FOR ME ONLY https://t.co/EBQSvf9KdA
— malik (@notsogolding) October 23, 2020
when I heard Robert Pattinson was gonna be here, I thought it was just gonna be that viral meme of his edited on the clip or something lol
HAIM performing on Seth Meyers is the highlight of my week aaaaaAAAAhttps://t.co/sLalWQxwf3
— leigh is pretending to be a cool girl (@LeighOffDude) October 23, 2020
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