Premiere (France) has more of their interview with Rob! All new stuff. Click here for french speakers and for the rest of us...it's a google translation for now. We'll update if a better one is available.
UPDATE: Better translation:
P: Is there some part of you that is thrilled to surprise your Twilight fans who would see Cosmopolis?
RP: When my casting in Cosmopolis was announced, I saw many of them buying Don DeLillo's book. And it doesn't shock them at all that I'm playing a role like this one. On the contrary, I feel like they want to see us succeed, for us to be successful after the saga. They want us to be loved and respected. They're aren't fans like any others, they might not all be movie fanatics, but I can feel in them a desire to become one. They're interested in what we do, even if it's an usual movie like Cosmopolis. Actors that are in popular hits or franchises, often feel like they have to do things that would please 'this' audience. But I think that they underestimate their spectators. I know that Twilight fans want to adapt themselves. If you've played in Transformers, it doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to that all your life.
P: Cosmopolis press promise to be ... interesting. In hope that all the interviews won't focus only on one particular scene.
RP: I don't see which scene they could focus on that would reduce/narrow down the movie ...
P: I do ...
RP: You mean the check-up scene, I guess? Having said that now, it's a pretty good promo for the movie: "So, you get your prostate checked in Cosmopolis?" *laughs* As soon as I have an erotic scene, the most common you could imagine, I know I'll hear about it.
P: In Cosmopolis, there's one where a taser is involved?
RP: The one in the hotel .. We shot that one in one take. Patricia (McKenzie), the actress, was really at ease with her body. When we had to rehearse the scene, she almost took all her clothes off. I just stood there in my underwear, so embarrassed! After the scene was done, I went to see the cameraman and asked him: "Is it me or what just happened was really intense? I almost felt like I really had sex!" The sex scene in History of Violence was already incredible. I don't know why but David Cronenberg is really talented for that. It's a surprising specialty for a director, but it's his.
P: David Lynch is pretty good too for that. It's funny because when you see Lynch and Cronenberg, the first thing that comes to mind isn't: "I'm sure those guys shoot amazing sex scenes."
RP: It might be due to the fascination that David has with the human body. Even in a movie like Videodrome, he sexualizes everything - the orifice that James Woods has on his belly looks a lot like a vagina. And I can really see David thinking about it and tell himself: "MMMh, I like that." We see less and less filmmakers having enough confidence that would let them flaunt and dig their obsessions. It's like Tarantino and women's feet. It's his thing, he likes that and thus going to put it iin all his movies. I'm not attracted to feet but when they film those of Bridget Fonda in Jacky Brow, it's sexy.
P: In Cosmopolis, you get a visit from Juliette Binoche in the limp. She uses the space in a very creative way ...
RP: Originally, the sex scene with Juliette was supposed to happen in a hotel room, but found it more interesting for it to happen in the limo. You have to ask yourself a question: how to you film, with success, a sex scene in a limo? Well, you end up bumping yourself everywhere in the car *laughs*. The worst is that I met Juliette Binoche, who is one of my favorite actresses, right before filming the scene. And 5 minutes later, we were writhing in the limo ... Very strange. But yes, it was more appropriate in that space.
P: What about Mathieu Amalric, the other French of the movie?
RP: He's amazing. I'm sad he's mostly filmed in wide shots because you can't really enjoy the crazy facial expressions he did. Does he work a lot in France?
P: Not enough. But he directs too.
RP: It doesn't surprise me. By the way, did you see the trailer for Rust and Bone? If only Audiard decided to film in English .. He's probably the biggest director active, able of making movies that touch the general public while still being, indisputably, art. The performances in his movies are the best, his action scenes are the best ... Not a lot of filmmakers can reach his level, except for maybe James Gray, with whom I dream of working.
Old outtakes in better quality after the cut
You have devoured his epic interview in the magazine? Find out here about our exclusive and original encounter with the star.You should now be familiar: the special edition of Cannes was first offered Robert Pattinson on the cover for an interview and a photo shoot event. Transfigured by David Cronenberg in Cosmopolis (in competition at Cannes and in theaters Friday), the hero of Twilighty shakes (atomizes?) Its image to deliver a stunning performance that will change everything. You have devoured his epic interview in the magazine? Find out here about our exclusive and original encounter with the star.
First: Is a part of you rejoices at the idea of surprising Twilight fans who will see you in Cosmopolis?
Robert Pattinson: When my cast was announced in Cosmopolis, I saw plenty to get the book by Don De Lillo (Tink: He should see what happened to Child 44 and that was only a rumor). And it does not shock at all that I play in a movie like this. On the contrary, I feel they want to see us succeed, we will be successful outside of the saga. They want to be loved and respected. These are not like other fans. They are not necessarily film buffs, but I sense a desire to become pregnant (Tink: LOL what?? Lost in translation methinks), they are interested in what you do, even if it is an unusual movie as Cosmopolis (Tink: YES. So true Rob). The actors who find themselves in popular or successful franchises often feel they must then do things at all costs to please "the" public. But I think they underestimate the audience. I know that Twilight fans are eager to adapt. It's not because you played in Transformers you must limit it to all your life.
The promotion of Cosmopolis promises to be ... interesting. Hoping that the interviews do not focus only on a stage.
Rob: I do not even see how they could cut scene the movie ...
I know ...
Rob: That of the medical check-up, you think? That said, it is rather good promo for the film: "So that way, you do you examine the prostate in Cosmopolis? "(Laughs). As soon as I have an erotic scene in a movie, even if it is the sex scene the most common that you can imagine, I know I'll hear about it ...
In Cosmopolis, there is still one involving a taser.
Rob: That of the hotel ... It was filmed in one take (Tink: Oh cool!). Patricia (McKenzie), the actress, was very comfortable with her body. Upon repeating the scene, she removed all her clothes altogether. I stood there in my underwear, super embarrassed! After shooting, I went to see the cameraman asking him: "I am, or what just happened was just super intense? I almost feel like actually doing the love! "The sex scene in A History of Violence already incredible. I do not know why, but David Cronenberg is particularly good at it. It is a specialty for an astonishing scene director, but it's his. (Tink: My body is ready.)
David Lynch is also good at it. It's funny, because seeing Lynch and Cronenberg, the first thing that comes to mind is: "I'm sure these guys make great sex scenes. "
Rob: This is probably due to the fascination that David has for the human body. Even in a film like Videodrome, he sexualizes all - this hole that James Woods was on his stomach still looks very much like a vagina (Tink: Tell me more...). And I can well imagine David thinking and say "Mmm, I like it though. "We see less and less of filmmakers have this insurance allowing them to view and dig their obsessions. It's like Tarantino with the feet of women. That's his thing, he loves it and so will put it in his films. I am not attracted by the feet, but when he shoots those of Bridget Fonda in Jacky Brown, is sexy.
In Cosmopolis, you also get a visit from Juliette Binoche in the limo. It uses space very creatively ...
Rob: Originally, the sex scene with Juliette was to take place in a hotel room, but we found it more interesting to be in the limo. Before asking a fundamental question: how to shoot a sex scene in a limo? Well, you finally hit around the car (laughs). The worst part is that I met Juliette Binoche, who is one of my favorite actresses, just before turning the sequence. And five minutes later it was just twisting in the limo ... Very strange. But yes, it is really appropriate space.
And Mathieu Amalric, another French film?
Rob: It was awesome. I am sorry he is filmed mostly in wide shot, because it does not benefit much from these expressions that he had dementia. Does it work a lot in France?
Not enough. But he realizes, too.
Rob: It does not surprise me. In this regard, you saw the trailer of De Rust and bone? If only Audiard could decide to turn in English ... This is probably the greatest director in operation, capable of making a film that touches the public while being indisputably art. Performance of his films are the best, its action scenes are the best ... Few filmmakers are approaching the level, except maybe James Gray, with whom I dream of working. (Tink: GAH! Keep being brilliant to me Rob. Just keep being brilliant.)
What attracts you in a project today?
Rob: I want to make a film that will inspire people to hang his poster on their wall (Tink: Is he serious? I want his films to be my house wallpaper. What will my guests think). Like Trainspotting at the time: everyone had that poster in his room, me included (Tink: SCREAMS! Me too!). It was a way to assert its identity. I dream of participating in projects that inspire the same thing. (Tink: Oh sweet, intelligent, artisitc, talented man. You will. And to us, you have.)These are old outtakes from the magazine that are in better quality.
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