NEW: Robert Pattinson talks about eating cans of tuna, working for Dior, filming in Chile and more!

NEW: Robert Pattinson talks about eating cans of tuna, working for Dior, filming in Chile and more!


From, Robert Pattinson was surviving on tinned tuna and living in a basement:
ROBERT Pattinson took method acting to the next level for his role as a low-life robber in the upcoming film, Good Time. 
He eschewed the usual five star accommodation laid on for a celebrity of his calibre and chose to live in one of New York’s seediest neighbourhoods. 
“I literally lived in the same basement apartment [as the character] in Harlem. I never opened my curtains, didn’t change the sheets the entire time I was there, for those two months, and I would just sleep in my clothes,” he tells 
“There was this woman who lived upstairs and she kept trying to see what was going on because she thought I was such a weirdo. I kept really weird hours and I would run in and quickly close the curtains.” He laughs. 
“I was like this freak living in the bottom of the basement.” 
It’s impressive that he maintained this lifestyle — though it must have been difficult for those around him, not to mention, rather smelly? He laughs. “I was by myself the whole time. 
“I only ate cans of tuna the whole time. I probably have mercury poisoning now because I ate it just out of the can. That’s all that was there: tuna, hot sauce, and Nespresso capsules.” 
It seems his commitment paid off. At the Cannes Film Festival, where the audiences are tough at the best of times, Pattinson received a standing ovation when the end credits rolled. Quite a departure from his adored role in the Twilight franchise which made him an international celebrity but his acting skills were never taken seriously. 
I ask him whether he was surprised by the positive reaction he received towards his performance. 
“I am always way more surprised that I am considered a heart throb.” He laughs. “That really blows my mind. Before Twilight, I never got the good looking parts, ever. I was gangly,” he insists. 
“What’s weird is that you can do one movie and everything changes. I think that’s why I get a lot of weird reactions to me being in movies. You have someone’s face [associated with a beloved fictional role] and then people were so obsessed with that character. 
“In Twilight they were like, ‘You are so beautiful.’ Literally, the amount of times that I’ve been walking down the street, looking disgusting, and then someone who is a Twilight fan would say, ‘You’re so beautiful!’ And [I wanted to say], ’You are literally, actually not seeing reality,’” he says. 
“And there are other people who got furious over it, saying, ‘What are you talking about? He’s ugly!’” He sighs. “So stupid!” He looks at the ground, shakes his head and says, “I can’t believe I just talked about that.” 

Pattinson must have felt validated at the reaction he received on opening night at the glamorous festival. “It was crazy. People were crying. And this movie specifically was such a long shot. I am really proud of it. It’s a really nice feeling.” 
He’s hoping Good Time will change his perception in Hollywood. “Doing a role like this allows you more freedom on the next job. Hopefully people will think, ‘I want to take a risk on him.’ Before it was like, ‘Everyone thinks you are sh*t,’ and the director would be like, ‘No. No one would believe you in that kind of role.’ But if you have proven yourself a few times people will say, ‘Yeah, maybe we will go with him. Hopefully it will work out’,” he says, shrugging his shoulders. “But of course there are no guarantees.” 
Times have changed since he had paparazzi following his every move. “I really don’t have to think about the fans [anymore]. I live in London where it’s not really a thing. And also, over the last few years, just the nature of fame has changed so much. 
“I noticed even in LA, there’s hardly any paparazzi anymore because people take their own photos on Instagram. Nobody buys gossip magazines because everybody just looks on the internet,” he says. 
“So, if there’s no money in it, no one does it anymore. It’s great.” He grins. “In LA, there were areas where I would never dream of going to, like certain shopping streets. Five years ago, there would be 30 paparazzi on every street. I am just getting used to that and it’s so nice to let that fear of being spied on go away.” 
The last time we spoke was for his Dior commercial when he became the spokesman for the luxe brand. “Yeah, it’s funny. I remember signing up with Dior and I was so nervous about it because a few years ago when I decided to do it there weren’t that many actors doing that kind of thing on that level. They might do it in Japan or somewhere where they thought they wouldn’t get noticed. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be taken seriously as an actor.” 
But they dangled the carrot and Pattinson couldn’t resist. “They gave me final cut on the commercial.” He smiles. “Then the next year, literally every single actor in the world was doing one. So, it’s not really a moral conundrum anymore.” 
It seems his second job pays well. “Yes, it does. I am basically a model, that’s my other job.”
Love all these quotes from Rob and a nice variety. I'm also glad DiorRob is his steady second job. I hope he always keeps it for purely selfish reasons....


Another interview under the cut!

This interview is via Google translate. Click the links in the title of the article of the source if you want to read the article in Spanish. Again, THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATION. You'll see what you're in for right away with the title lol...

From El Pais, Robert Pattinson: "Those who read heart magazines are not interested in actors":
For Robert Pattinson (London, 1986), his adolescent idol past is like a memory of another life. Like a distant folly of youth of which, on this sunny afternoon of end of festival, hardly seems to remember. The actor remembers a trip to Brazil, at the climax of the Twilight saga, which catapulted him to a violent glory with his then partner, Kristen Stewart. He saw nothing more than the hotel. "It was wild. I only remember people shouting, "he explained Friday. The actor sips a green tea on the interior terrace of a hotel on the Croisette. Once upon a time, fans would be hanging from the windows. In this, there is only silence. Pattinson appears as an approachable and strenuously normal type, with no retinue in sight and dressed with some sloppiness (although everything is from Dior).

The actor has returned to the Cannes Film Festival to present Good Time, an acclaimed low-cost thriller filled with neon lights and psychotropic colors, which tells of a small-time offender's obstacle course to save his disabled brother, arrested after A blow that went wrong. They lead the Safdie brothers, who emerged from the ultra-independent circuit and supporters of a guerilla film, prompting Pattinson to shoot in prisons and public hospitals in underprivileged neighborhoods in New York, where he says no one recognized him. The interpreter can leave the Riviera with a prize, judging by the panegíricos that has generated its interpretation. "I do not know, my wish has already been fulfilled, I just wanted to come to Cannes," he dodged with expertise. But a smile betrays him.

Five years ago, the actor was reborn in this festival. David Cronenberg had chosen him to play the protagonist of Cosmopolis, which ended his years of youth star. Since then, he has filmed with filmmakers such as James Gray, Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn. The collective hysteria that used to awaken his presence has been transformed into respect and good criticism. If he had something to prove, he has done it well. "Everything is part of the same progression. You always do the best you can. I hope to continue having something to prove, even if it is only in my face, "he replies.

He says his relationship with fame has changed. "Now the famous ones are Instagram," he smiles. "In addition, the culture of sensationalism has changed. People who buy those magazines are no longer interested in the actors. They only care about the Kardashians. " He says it with gratitude. And yet, he recognizes that he has ended up getting something positive out of that experience. To interpret the stalking feeling of its personage was inspired in that the paparazis inflicted to him. "A lot of that mentality is in Good Time, the feeling of being chased and wanting to get away, and the tricks you come up with to get it."

It was Pattinson himself who got in touch with the Safdies, who admit they were stoned. "I'm pretty proactive. I do not wait sitting down for heaven's plans. You often believe that it is the responsibility of your agents, but it is not. No one will know your taste better than you. " On the horizon, it will continue chaining to recognized authors. For example, before the end of the year will be the new projects of two French masters, Olivier Assayas and Claire Denis. And also the new thing of Ciro Guerra, the Colombian who arrived at the doors of the Oscar with the embrace of the serpent. "I loved that movie and I wanted to be in the next one, that we are going to shoot in Chile," reveals Pattinson, before realizing that he is talking over the account. "I should not say it, because it's not announced yet, but I hope I do not take the paper away."
I really like that last paragraph. I'm always into when Rob talks about how assertive he is with directors. It's an ambitious side of him that has shaped his career, especially post-Twi, but the character trait has been there all along.

Source: NewsAU | Source: El Pais


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