“He's A Really Smart Guy & Knows Exactly What He Wants To Do To Build The Career That He Wants” ~ David Michod On Robert Pattinson

“He's A Really Smart Guy & Knows Exactly What He Wants To Do To Build The Career That He Wants” ~ David Michod On Robert Pattinson

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Our Affiliates RobertPattinsonAustralia were lucky enough to be able to attend Flickerfest in Sydney where they saw none other than David Michod!
You KNOW there was talk about Robert Pattinson and The Rover so here are some excerpts from their report.......
David noticed that his films seemed to be from the perspective of a child.  He thought that The Rover was the first time this wasn’t so, but then realised that Rob’s character Rey can be considered childlike in The Rover so maybe he hasn’t really distanced himself from that. (Kate: Childlike ReyRob, God help us all)
After the success of Animal Kingdom he was given the opportunity to direct other people’s scripts, but he realised what he loved the most was that he liked to build films himself from the ground up.  He worked on the script of Animal Kingdom for about 10 years (whilst he did other jobs of course) and he wrote the first draft of The Rover with Joel Edgerton in about 10 days before he even filmed Animal Kingdom.
I can’t tell you enough how much praise David heaps on Rob.  David said he “loves talented people”.  He also said numerous times how smart Rob is.  Really smart. (Kate: God I love this guy. David Cronenberg watch out, you have competition here! :))

David said he he finished The Rover about one to one and a half months ago and that noone has seen it yet.  He wanted to bring a teaser for us today, but he just wasn’t ready to reveal it yet. (Kate: *cries* I can be patient, yeap I can, I really can. Uh-huh patience is my middle name ;})
He said they are rolling it out and showing it to people over the next few months.  He said he felt the same at the end of The Rover as he did with Animal Kingdom.
David “absolutely loved the work done by Guy and Rob.  They created great characters and loved their performances”. (Kate: Can't wait to see Rob and Guy act together in this and this is making me even more excited)

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Loads More After The Cut

He said Rob had painted himself into a “luxurious corner” over the last few years.  That he’s a “really smart guy and he knows exactly what he wants to do to build the career that he wants”.  Rob was “incredibly hardworking and a fun guy to work with” and that “he’s a really good actor”.  Of course Rob thinks he’s a really bad actor, but it wasn’t long before David realised that “that was Rob’s schtick”.   Another story David relayed was that Rob wanted to make sure that Scoot McNairy and his accents were similar since Scoot plays Rob’s older brother in the film.   So Rob spoke to Scoot over the phone about the accents because Rob was worried about screwing up the Texan accent (Scoot is Texan in case you don’t know).  When Scoot heard Rob’s accent he said “that guy knows exactly what he’s doing he just playing dumb”.  Scoot said Rob’s Texan accent was perfect. (Kate: SO much praise for Rob. My heart is about to bust!)

I think the most endearing story David told about Rob today was when they were filming in Quorn.  They would all go to the pub for dinner.  One evening he was walking down the street towards the pub and he saw Rob walking down the street on his own.   When David approached him Rob said “I can’t tell you how magical this experience is – I’m walking down the street by myself.
David thinks that The Rover is actually darker than Animal Kingdom and by darkness he doesn’t mean bleak.  He said he thinks bleakness means relentless depressing, that there is no beauty in it like there can be in a dark film.

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Then RPAU got to talk to David off the record where David revealed......
He’s really interested in how this film will translate with Rob’s fans.  He’s curious to know how they will receive Rob in this role. 

He just raved about Rob.  He said Rob’s performance in this film is amazing and I can tell you he was pretty genuine about it.
And he also gave this little titbit ........
Do you want some 6 degrees of Rob and David again –  I don’t think this is something David will mind if I share, but he told us how his housemate “Luke” actually wrote the script for “Life” that Rob will be shooting soon. 
And finally when they asked him what he would tell Rob's fans about Rob and The Rover, he said this..........

David thought about it and then he said with so much emphasis.  “I know what you can say – you can say that I think  “Rob is REMARKABLE”.

Well you won't get anyone arguing with you there Mr Michod!

 Thanks so much to RobertPattinsonAustralia for sharing and make sure to head over there to read  their FULL Report!


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