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Life after ‘Twilight’

Robert Pattinson plays in ” Maps To The stars ” (start: 11.09.) and ” The Rover ” (at present with the Fantasy film party) against his “Twilight” past in.

One would not necessarily have expected dirt, sweat and fatal gunfights – in the gloomy end time thriller “The Rover” which runs at the present Fantasy film party in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Hamburg and Cologne with the star of “Twilight” Robert Pattinson. At Guy Pearce’s side, the beautiful British shows his acting range as an underexposed, coarse promising gangster. The recognized also cult director David Cronenberg who worked with the 28-year-old already for the second time: in ” Maps To The stars ” (Kinostart:11.09.), Cronenbergs account with the snake pit Hollywood, gives a lying limousine chauffeur with show ambitions to Pattinson. What is it to him to change the glaring image, about that point the Teenieschwarm speaks in the interview.

TELESCHAU: temperatures up to 50 degrees, aridity and dust – the shooting to ” The Rover ” were no Zuckerschlecken, or?

Robert Pattinson: I like the heat and with the trick I stood all the time in my own sweat. One might be so correctly dirtily – there virtually never is this, otherwise. All that helped very much to be into the role. However, the most terribly things were the flies. They were everywhere and cannot be expelled. Sometime one stops hitting after them and we simply accept. To do this, is a good feeling.

TELESCHAU: The film is put on as a modern western and plays ten years after a fictitious economic breakdown of the western world. What would it really feel for you?

Pattinson: anyway! If everything collapses, the birth of such a new Eye-for-eye-society is credible. I am aware of it, however, not threatened.

TELESCHAU: in the film your character must learn to shoot to survive. Where do you stand with weapons?

Pattinson: I cannot do anything with it and I find it strange if people have one at home. They should be scrapped all!

TELESCHAU: And the violence in the film?

Pattinson: I don’t like films with torture and such which reveal in violence. There I wondered what it brings to the spectators to have a look at such a thing. They likely want to be frightened. For me, however, nothing like it, perhaps I am simply coward.

TELESCHAU: How would you survive in a society in which the law of the stronger belongs?

Pattinson: I can be alone completely well with myself and would hide in the forest – and for good, remain there.

TELESCHAU: in the post “Twilight” era you now work with directors like Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, Olivier Assayas and repeats with David Cronenberg. Have you ended it with the Hollywood-big productions?

Pattinson: In big projects it takes lots of time, and an enormous pressure is constructed. Projects must inspire me but only with being done correctly. Besides, the Blockbuster roles have little to offer for young men, they are all very similar.

TELESCHAU: Moreover, in ” Maps To The Stars ” David Cronenberg points, how neglected Hollywood is. Does it cover itself with your own experiences?

Pattinson: this film is strangely subversive. I was very much surprised by the first screening in Cannes on how the public reacts just to the fisrt sentences of the children’s star’s (Benji) which is shown in the film. How Cronenberg allows the kids to speak, is very honest and is spread far – I myself have experienced this often in Hollywood. There is so much hate and negative energy among them – I do not know at all where this comes, this is peculiar. But also the actresses who race if they do not receive a role, it’s abound there.

TELESCHAU: Also you would rather work with people like the Canadian Cronenberg?

Pattinson: anyway! He is incredible with his 71 years. With him I would say yes to all. I have accepted his offer without having read the screenplay. For him, I still never had to recite.

TELESCHAU: Does auditionning for a role belong to the things which make you panic?

Pattinson: I hate Auditions, am very bad at it and have almost states of anxiety. Also I try to avoid them always. With ” The Rover ” I had to audition even two times, but my will to receive this role was so big that I have created it. It was a strange feeling when the director said to me after the second time that it has cluck.

TELESCHAU: ” The Rover ” as well as ” Maps To The stars ” were shown in Cannes. They were praised in both cases for your performance. What does it mean to you?

Pattinson: To me this is important. I also believe no matter what an actor says, nothing will make any difference in what the others say about him. To have a premiere in Cannes, is very interesting because it is shown to people from the film industry and not only about the party afterwards. Meanwhile, I can also see myself on the screen without hating everything. This helps in the advancement.

Here is the original interview in German:

Das Leben nach “Twilight”

Robert Pattinson spielt in “Maps To The Stars” (Start: 11.09.) und “The Rover” (derzeit beim Fantasy Filmfest) gegen seine “Twilight”-Vergangenheit an

Schmutz, Schweiß und tödliche Schießereien – im düsteren Endzeitthriller „The Rover“, der derzeit auf dem Fantasy Filmfest in Berlin, Frankfurt, München, Stuttgart, Nürnberg, Hamburg und Köln läuft, hätte man nicht unbedingt den „Twilight“-Star Robert Pattinson erwartet. An der Seite von Guy Pearce zeigt der schöne Brite als unterbelichteter, derber Nachwuchsgangster seine schauspielerische Bandbreite. Die erkannte auch Kultregisseur David Cronenberg, der den 28-Jährigen schon zum zweiten Mal besetzte: In „Maps To The Stars“ (Kinostart:11.09.), Cronenbergs Abrechnung mit der Schlangengrube Hollywood, gibt Pattinson einen verlogenen Limousinenchauffeur mit Schauspielambitionen. Was ihm der krasse Image-Wechsel abverlangte, darüber spricht der Teenieschwarm im Interview.

teleschau: Temperaturen bis zu 50 Grad, Trockenheit und Staub – die Dreharbeiten zu „The Rover“ waren kein Zuckerschlecken, oder?

Robert Pattinson: Ich mag Hitze und beim Dreh stand ich die ganze Zeit im eigenen Schweiß. Man durfte so richtig dreckig sein – das gibt es ja sonst so gut wie nie. Das alles half sehr dabei, in die Rolle zu finden. Am schlimmsten waren jedoch die Fliegen. Sie waren überall und ließen sich nicht vertreiben. Irgendwann hört man auf, nach ihnen zu schlagen und akzeptiert sie einfach. Das zu können, ist ein gutes Gefühl.

teleschau: Der Film ist als moderner Western angelegt und spielt zehn Jahre nach einem fiktiven ökonomischen Zusammenbruch der westlichen Welt. Fühlte sich das echt für Sie an?

Pattinson: Auf jeden Fall! Wenn alles kollabiert, ist die Geburt einer solchen neuen Auge-um-Auge-Gesellschaft glaubwürdig. Davon fühle ich mich aktuell allerdings nicht bedroht.

teleschau: Im Film muss Ihre Figur schießen lernen, um zu überleben. Was halten Sie von Waffen?

Pattinson: Ich kann damit nichts anfangen und finde es seltsam, wenn Leute welche zu Hause haben. Die sollten alle verschrottet werden!

teleschau: Und Gewalt im Film?

Pattinson: Ich mag keine Filme mit Folter und solche, die sich an Gewalt weiden. Da stelle ich mir die Frage, was es den Zuschauern bringt, sich so etwas anzusehen. Die wollen sich wahrscheinlich gruseln. Für mich aber ist das nichts, vielleicht bin ich da einfach zu feige.

teleschau: Wie würden Sie in einer Gesellschaft, in der das Recht des Stärkeren zählt, überleben?

Pattinson: Ich kann ganz gut für mich alleine sein und würde mich im Wald verstecken – und für immer dort bleiben.

teleschau: In ihrer Post „Twilight“-Ära drehen Sie mit Regisseuren wie Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, Olivier Assayas und wiederholt mit David Cronenberg. Haben Sie mit den Hollywood-Großproduktionen abgeschlossen?

Pattinson: In großen Projekten steckt man zu lange drin, und es wird ein enormer Druck aufgebaut. Da muss mich erst wieder etwas richtig begeistern. Außerdem haben die Blockbuster-Rollen für junge Männer wenig zu bieten, die sind sich alle sehr ähnlich.

teleschau: In „Maps To The Stars“ zeigt David Cronenberg zudem, wie verkommen Hollywood ist. Deckt sich das mit Ihren Erfahrungen?

Pattinson: Dieser Film ist wunderbar subversiv. Ich war bei der ersten Vorführung in Cannes sehr darauf gespannt, wie das Publikum gerade auf die fiesen Sätze des Kinderstars Benji reagiert, der im Film gezeigt wird. Wie Cronenberg die Kids sprechen lässt, ist sehr ehrlich und weit verbreitet – das habe ich selbst oft in Hollywood erlebt. Da gibt es so viel Hass und negative Energie unter ihnen – ich weiß gar nicht, wo das herkommt, das ist merkwürdig. Aber auch Schauspielerinnen, die durchdrehen, wenn sie eine Rolle nicht bekommen, gibt es dort zuhauf.

teleschau: Also lieber mit Menschen wie dem Kanadier Cronenberg arbeiten?

Pattinson: Auf jeden Fall! Er ist unglaublich mit seinen 71 Jahren. Bei ihm würde ich zu allem ja sagen. Ich habe ihm für zugesagt, ohne das Drehbuch gelesen zu haben. Für ihn musste ich auch noch nie vorsprechen.

teleschau: Vorsprechen für eine Rolle gehört zu den Dingen, die bei Ihnen eine regelrechte Panik hervorrufen?

Pattinson: Ich hasse Auditions, bin sehr schlecht darin und bekomme geradezu Angstzustände. Also versuche ich, sie immer zu vermeiden. Bei „The Rover“ musste ich sogar zweimal vorsprechen, aber mein Wille, diese Rolle zu bekommen, war so groß, dass ich es geschafft habe. Es war ein wunderbares Gefühl, als der Regisseur mir nach dem zweiten Mal sagte, dass es geklappt hat.

teleschau: Sowohl „The Rover“ als auch „Maps To The Stars“ wurden in Cannes gezeigt. Sie wurden in beiden Fällen für Ihre Darstellung gelobt. Was bedeutet Ihnen das?

Pattinson: Mir ist das wichtig. Ich glaube auch keinem Schauspieler, der sagt, dass ihm völlig egal ist, was andere über ihn sagen. Eine Premiere in Cannes zu haben, ist sehr interessant, weil es den Leuten um die Filme geht und nicht nur um die Party danach. Inzwischen kann ich mich auch gut selbst auf der Leinwand sehen, ohne alles zu hassen. Das hilft bei der Weiterentwicklung.

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We’re up on the sixth floor of the Cannes Film Festival Palais, on a rather splendid little terrace overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the Cote d’Azur. And, guarding the room we’re about to meet in, is this diminutive silver pachyderm – the sort of mildly tasteless bling you tend to see on the French Riviera. Pattinson is evidently tickled: it’s not every day you see something quite so silly.

Then again, you suspect he’s seen a lot of bizarre things in his time since exploding on to the scene as teen vampire Edward Cullen in the mega-hit Twilight franchise. That was six years ago, during which time he’s got used to seeing gaggles of screaming girls wherever he goes. Heaven knows what they made of the recent black-and-white Dior Homme commercial he shot – a sizzling, sexy spot scored by Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. Maybe that’s why he has that permanently dazed look.

Today, he’s looking relatively unscathed by the fame that follows him like a familiar. It might be close to 6pm, but Pattinson has a brilliant means of affecting that just-got-out-of-bed look. Dressed in beige trousers, a green-and-navy lumberjack check shirt, black Adidas trainers and a black bomber jacket, it’s a casual street feel that suggests more Urban Outfitters than Armani Couture. Factor in the stubble, sleepy green eyes and tousled hair and it’s like he’s splashed on eau de hipster.

With two new films to bang the drum for – The Rover and Maps To The Stars – it’s Pattinson’s second time in Cannes in two years, following his arrival as a limo-dwelling billionaire in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. That was a turning point, he says. “I’d never even been to a festival before. It makes you think differently about things. You realise what you like. Cannes means a lot to me. I’m basically aiming for everything to get into Cannes.”

At 28, this boy from Barnes, in south-west London, is craving credibility. “Rob really fights to be seen as an actor, rather than just as a movie star,” says director Anton Corbijn. “He’s really trying to prove his worth.” Corbijn has just finished working with him on Life, which casts Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock at the time he undertook an assignment to shoot a pre-fame James Dean. Looking down the lens, rather than being deluged by flashbulbs, was doubtless intriguing. “It was interesting for him to be on the other side of the camera for once,” adds Corbijn.

Of course, it’s been difficult, given his on-off romance with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. Two years back, the media-crowned R-Patz and K-Stew were in Cannes together. “It’s nice to have someone who is really ambitious and has good taste,” he told me at the time. “I’ve always liked my friends and people around me to be quite good pacemakers. You don’t want to have a bunch of arse kissers around. You want it to be a competition. You want the people you respect to be good.”

Then the unthinkable happened. Stewart was snapped kissing Rupert Sanders, her (married) director on Snow White And The Huntsman. It virtually kept the gossip rags afloat for that summer, as Pattinson moved out of their LA home and went on Jon Stewart’s chat show (where the host brought out Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream to console him). After reportedly getting back together, and overlooking her “momentary indiscretion”, they finally split in January last year.

More recently, Pattinson has been linked to just about every A-list starlet going – from model Imogen Kerr to musician Katy Perry and actor Riley Keough, who happens to be Elvis’s granddaughter and a friend of Stewart. Naturally, Pattinson is coy on the subject of his singledom, but he’s still willing to talk about Stewart – at least when it comes to their work ethos. “I think both of us have had pretty similar ideas about what we want to do. I think. Well, actually I didn’t … I didn’t really know what I wanted to do until two years ago.”

Smartly, the only relationships he’s building right now are with directors, meeting and greeting even before scripts are on the table. “I got sick of just waiting for something to happen,” he says.

Strangely, despite his unfathomable levels of fame, he’s not the sort of actor the Hollywood studios have come calling for to front huge summer blockbusters. “Maybe after the first Twilight, I had offers for that kind of stuff, but I’ve never really been part of the group that gets offered that stuff. You get quite defined by Twilight in terms of big franchise stuff.”

It seems the intensity of the Twilight years has sent him searching for more soulful, adult experiences – as demonstrated by his two new movies. In The Rover he teams up with Guy Pearce for an apocalyptic Australian tale set 10 years after a global economic meltdown. Taking place in an arid landscape full of scavengers and thieves, the film begins with Pearce’s character Eric seeing his car stolen. Refusing to relinquish his possession, he gives chase – and along the way meets the slow-witted Rey, played by Pattinson.

The pair form an uneasy bond in a world of chaos. It’s a unique role for an actor usually cast as either the romantic hero (Twilight, Water For Elephants) or the arrogant alpha-male (Cosmopolis, 2012′s Guy de Maupassant adaptation Bel Ami). When writer-director David Michod met Pattinson, he hadn’t seen the Twilight films. “Still haven’t,” says the director, smiling. “I just met him while I was meeting all sorts of people in LA and I really liked him. He came in to test for The Rover and I knew almost immediately that I’d found my Rey. It was as simple as that.”

Shot in Australia’s Flinders Ranges in scorching temperatures, Pattinson says he revelled in the discomfort. “If you’re trying to do something where you weren’t playing someone who is filthy and disgusting all the time, then it would have been annoying – if you had someone [from the make-up department] constantly getting rid of your sweat. But when you can wallow around it, it’s nice.” Pattinson, it should be noted, once admitted to Jay Leno that he rarely washes his hair. “There’s a scene – me and Guy up against a fence. I remembered it; we’d both been out in this ridiculous heat and kind of being a bit insane, and I realised it just wasn’t make-up any more. We were both so sunburned and looked like such shit. And even the look in your eye … there wasn’t anything to eat out there either, so I was literally eating pieces of bread with barbecue sauce on, for six weeks. I was turning into a lunatic.”

Michod, for one, is aware that The Rover is not your usual R-Patz fare. “I don’t know what his fans will make of the movie,” he shrugs. It explains why Pattinson was desperate for the role. “I’ve never worked so hard for an audition. I was obsessed with it. But once I got the job, I’ve never felt more free in a part. There were no constraints to it at all. The first thing I asked David was, ‘Is Rey mentally handicapped?’ And he said, ‘I don’t know. Decide.’ It was really open.”

His second new film, Maps To The Stars, sees a reunion with Cronenberg – proving again that in showbusiness it’s not what you know. “He just offered it to me. I hadn’t even seen the script, but I was like, ‘Yeah, definitely.’ I like him and I like all his movies.”

A venomous Hollywood satire that deals with the warped and corrosive nature of fame, it’s one of the best-written pieces you’ll see all year, not least as it showcases Julianne Moore’s Cannes-winning Best Actress performance as Havana Segrand, a desperate Hollywood has-been.

When Pattinson finally did read the script, he was immediately taken. “It’s the weirdest story in the world,” he smiles. He plays the brilliantly-named Jerome Fontana, an aspiring actor who makes his crust driving a limo (presumably a sly nod to his Cosmopolis role) and befriends Mia Wasikowska’s character – a shy, disfigured girl who arrives from out of town to become a personal assistant to Havana. One of the most eye-catching scenes, however, sees Pattinson and Moore enjoying athletic sex in the back of his limo.

It’s not his first time at this particular rodeo, having enjoyed more than his fair-share of limo-bonking in Cosmopolis – notably with Juliette Binoche. “None of them were supposed to be sex scenes, and he [Cronenberg] changed them all afterwards,” he protests. “I always find sex scenes are the most random thing to see in a movie. Two actors pretending to have sex. Why? It’s so stupid.” Quite whether this means he’d like to eliminate sex scenes from movies or indulge in authentic copulation on screen is not clear.

Presumably it’s the former – given the experience he had with Moore on Maps. “That was kind of hilarious. That was the first time I’d met Julianne as well. It was so hot in Toronto [where the film was shot], and she’s one of these people … she doesn’t sweat at all. But I sweat like a crazy person. And I was trying to literally catch drops of sweat from hitting her back. It was so embarrassing. Afterwards she was like, ‘Are you OK? Are you having a panic attack?’ It was so embarrassing.”

Still, at least the scene will help stamp out those silly rumours questioning Pattinson’s sexuality after an interview he gave to the US magazine Details when he spoke with Jenny Lumet, who worked uncredited on the script of 2010′s Remember Me, a romantic drama set in the build-up to 9/11 starring Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. In it, in reaction to the magazine’s photo shoot that put him among a cluster of naked models, he claimed he was “allergic to vagina”.

Ironically, it was as a means of meeting girls that Pattinson’s father Richard encouraged him to act. He joined an amateur group, Barnes Theatre Company, and was soon cast in a role in a production of Guys And Dolls. Both his father, who ran a business importing vintage cars, and mother Clare were immediately encouraging. “When I was not trying very hard at school, my dad was like, ‘Just leave school and get a job.’ No-one ever said, ‘You need to do your exams.’ It was more like, ‘If you’re not going to take advantage of things, don’t do it. Do so something else.’”

Pattinson’s upbringing alongside his older sisters Lizzy and Victoria sounds harmonious. His mother used to work at a model agency – and the teenage Pattinson began by getting work in this field (though he later claimed he had “the most unsuccessful modelling career”). His first acting break didn’t exactly go to plan either, as he was left on the cutting room floor of Mira Nair’s 2004 adaptation of Vanity Fair. A year later, however, he was cast in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, playing the handsome Quidditch star Cederic Diggory. Around the same time, he was due to appear in a Royal Court production of The Woman Before, but was fired before opening night and replaced by Tom Riley.

“Getting fired from that was probably the best thing that happened to me because I was going around saying ‘I’m such a firebrand, such a rebel. I got fired because I wanted to keep my integrity as an actor.’” He almost blushes at the recollection. “I just remember saying so much bullshit to people afterwards.”

It’s moments like this that make Pattinson such an engaging and honest interviewee. He recalls the aftermath, auditioning for A Few Days In September, a Juliette Binoche movie. “I wanted it so bad,” he recalls. But, to rub salt into the gaping wound, the role went to his replacement on the play, Tom Riley. “Because Tom replaced me so close to the play going on, there was a really good review of his which [mistakenly] said it was me. So I took it to America with me, and I was like, ‘I’ve been doing theatre.’”

Thankfully, his saviour came in the shape of Edward Cullen. “If I hadn’t done Twilight, I’m not even sure if I’d be acting any more. I was doing jobs for £500 for four months.” He cites Little Ashes, in which he played Picasso. “I got Twilight afterwards, completely by fluke. I had no money, and I had to pay a tax bill.” Now it’s so different – with an estimated fortune well over £40 million. While Time magazine placed him among their 100 most influential people list, a Russian astronomer even named an asteroid he discovered as 246789 Pattinson.

In all this time, Pattinson hasn’t stopped challenging himself. You’ll next see him playing Colonel TE. Lawrence, made famous by Peter O’Toole in Lawrence Of Arabia. The film is Queen Of The Desert, which tells the story of English writer, traveller and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, played by Nicole Kidman. “Obviously it’s big shoes to fill, but it’s not like I’m playing Lawrence of Arabia,” says Pattinson. “It’s Gertrude Bell’s story, and Lawrence was just … they were just friends. They were best friends for a period.”

There’s talk too that he might team up with Robert De Niro in Idol’s Eye, the story of a gang of crooks robbing a pawn shop. While that might be a daunting prospect, there’s a relish in Pattinson’s eyes; he’s finally being accepted as an actor, not a tween heartthrob. As a result, he’s been able to banish self-consciousness. “You find it a lot in acting, especially when you feel the need to prove yourself all the time. The main enemy is getting trapped within yourself. It happens all the time.” n

The Rover (15) opens on August 15. Maps To The Stars (cert TBC) is released on September 26.

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The best thing about Robert Pattinson is how weird he is. If he weren’t acting, he’d be the one in the office grinning with half a mouth and going out of his way to avoid the water cooler. He’s friendly, but weird — with a laugh like Butt-head if he’d gone to a nice independent school in Barnes. We met in May at the Cannes film festival, once he’d finished his cigarette under a sky barely holding its rain. To call his clothes “grunge” would be a disservice to the thought that goes into grunge. It’s just messy: lumberjack shirt, T-shirt, trainers, white jeans. “I’m so hung-over,” he moans, as I turn the tape on. “I feel absolutely disgusting.”

The room is packed with soggy hacks. They sit in clusters, for 15 minutes of R-Patz, for a quote about Twilight to spread over the internet. The vampire saga is over, but remains undead. From 2008 to 2012, those five films, based on Stephenie Meyer’s novels, made £2 billion worldwide and fostered a fan base still fervently in love with their leading man. To many, he will always be Edward, the immortal who cared and fell in love with Bella (Kristen Stewart). They added to the mystique by becoming an off-screen couple, too. Throw in his key role in Harry Potter and it’s unsurprising that the pallid hunk has spent much of his life in the headlines. It’s been an odd coming-of-age for the youngest of three, who grew up in a polite London suburb and, as I find out, doesn’t really like big films.

What he does like is his latest role, in The Rover, an indie thriller from the ­director David Michôd, who hasn’t even seen Twilight. This pleases Pattinson, who talks avidly about the film even though he went to a party last night and “forgot” he had to work. There are few more normal 28-year-old multi­millionaires. We talk about a recent interview for Dior in which he spoke, foolishly, about French girls because, “I was being asked ‘What’s your favourite part of scent?’” He shakes his head at the inanity of the question. “I also told someone I use moisturiser, and then saw it written down — I’ve spent all this time ­trying to get credibility and there’s a f****** headline about moisturiser!’”

The thing is, he’s mortified. All he wants, and needs, now is credibility. He’s loaded: five Twilights and some fashion contracts have sorted that. So, over the past few years, since David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis in 2012, he has been seeking weird, dirty roles. He’s the only actor to have had sex in a limo — on screen — twice this decade. In The Rover, he defecates in a dusty shrub. I put a quote from Catherine Hardwicke, who shot the first Twilight, to him. “Rob’s obviously ridiculously photogenic, but he’s also so talented. I see him creating stylised, odd, wild characters.” He squirms at the first part, but loves the second.

“I’m picking things so strange, they can’t be judged in normal terms,” he says. His brain is creaking; his voice, soft and tired. “If anything’s relatable in a mass way, I don’t know if I can do it. That’s just not how I relate to anything. If there are certain character beats, I’m not going to be able to achieve them. So I like making it my own game. You can invent a new set of ­emotions that don’t even really make sense to you.”

In The Rover he plays Rey, a bloodied drifter in a future Australia, ravaged ­lawless by some unspecified crash. He may be a ­soldier and, as Pattinson puts it, is “handicapped”. The actor is excellent, bringing the baggage of his better-known work to a sombre, serious film — Sad Max, if you like — that pits him against Guy Pearce’s angry Eric. The pretty one sings along to a song that goes: “Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful.” Rey’s teeth are awful: ­pyramid-sharp and crooked. They remind Pattinson of “the kids at school who didn’t brush their teeth” — the “weirdos”, he smirks. “Always the ones who played too many video games.”

This is what’s fun about Pattinson — or, at least, his hung-over version. There’s no filter. Most big shots would hold back from a slur about people who play video games, as most of them watch their movies, too. But he doesn’t. I suggest that the mentally and physically crooked Rey is his Miley Cyrus moment, a public ruining of something innocent. “It’s like doing Miley Cyrus,” he repeats, grunt-giggling, but I don’t think he ever thought of ­himself as pure. He certainly doesn’t care. He doesn’t even have a publicist. I could have asked who he’s dating, but any answer about that from a globetrotting young heart-throb in May, for a piece in August, felt hopeless. On the way out to Cannes, I read up on his love life. There were rumours about the model Imogen Kerr, and Katy Perry, and Katy Perry’s stylist.

I ask what he thinks he will be rem­embered for, how Google will autofill his name in the future. Stewart — his Twilight co-star, about whom he recently said, “Shit happens” — will always be there. So will Twilight. What else? “Gay?” he laughs. But it’s not really up to you, I add. Yours is an image controlled by manic fans, ones who retweet any news about any role hundreds of times a minute. “They’re very pro­active,” he nods. “Good publicists. But I don’t like referring to them as ‘fans’. I think it’s gross when people are, like, ‘I love my fans!’ You don’t even know them.” He continues, saying he thinks that’s probably dubious as he’s “quite insecure”, before booming, theatrically: “ ‘How can you ever love me? You don’t!’ ” I have no idea how much of this conver­sation he will remember.

I grab five minutes with Pearce — who broke away from his teen-sweetheart part, Mike in Neighbours, with a series of sketchy roles in tough films — to see if he has any advice about how to escape a past. He doesn’t envy his co-star, far better known than even he was in the 1980s. “I’m glad I haven’t had to deal with it,” he says, frankly. “It’s pretty full on. Rob’s got a good sense of humour, but it gets to him, totally. He sees Twilight stuff and goes, ‘Eurgh, whatever…’ ” Pearce can’t help. It’s hard to outrun a quickly lived past. Pattinson went to the same prep school as Tom Hardy, albeit almost a decade later, and I imagine he envies his fellow alumnus’s slow-build career.

“People always ask, ‘Can you actually act?’ ” Pattinson tells me. He’s frustrated. “Well, what the hell do you think I was doing in Twilight? Good or bad, I was ­acting. It’s the same articles every single time.”

I ask if he has been turned down for roles because of what went before. “One job. It’s only ever been one job, when someone said, ‘I can’t cast you because of Twilight.’ ” And the film was? “Oh, just some film that flopped anyway.”

He has a list of 20 directors he wants to work with. There is “no career plan”, but he wants “people to have a good time with, to tell your friends about”. As yet unseen are films he has done with Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn. He has made two Cronenbergs in two years, the second being the Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars. He’s sticking to his word.

“Your last job is your last job, and you’re potentially not ever going to get another job again,” he says. “So, you know, ‘I worked with Werner Herzog’ — that’s better than saying, ‘I’m doing Whatever 3’, when you get a bunch of money and shoot for 11 months and ­promote for eight months and then everyone says it’s shit. I think doing a movie for anyone except yourself is crazy.”

He rambles at length, as passionate ­people do, half monologue, half conver­sation. Revealing snippets come thick and fast. “I hear actors say they don’t read reviews or care about it, and I think they’re making it up. Everybody cares about it.” Or, when I ask about a YouTube video called Robert Pattinson Hates ­Twilight, he shrugs: “I’ve said so many dumb things.” He then accuses critics of giving “more leeway to mainstream ­movies made as entertainment”, and thinks the “crazy”, much derided ­Cosmopolis will find an audience on late-night TV. I hope so. It’s a smart film. “When people make difficult things, it’s hard enough for anyone to see it,” he says. “They are reliant on critics to buoy it up a little bit.” He’s annoyed they often don’t.

If The Rover — shot in a town of 50 ­people, “who live there to get away” — is the remoteness Pattinson craves, then Maps to the Stars is the celebrity he knows. On the shoot for the former, he “stopped wearing fake-dirt make-up and just looked dirty”. In the latter, he wears an awards-show suit and drives around Beverly Hills in a limo with famous actresses. It’s nebulous, with Julianne Moore as a washed-up diva, John Cusack and Olivia Williams a terrifying power couple with awful children, and Carrie Fisher as Carrie Fisher. “I thought it was hilarious,” says Pattinson. “Subversive, combative. But that’s Cronenberg.” He has seen brats like the film’s Benjie (Evan Bird), who has too much too young and loses it all, but doesn’t know why people turn out like that.

Near the end, Pearce bursts through a big curtain and tries to make Pattinson leap into his photoshoot. The younger man curls up. “I hate having my picture taken. Hate it,” he protests. He’s pushed. He flat-out refuses. “I’m way too self-conscious.” He doesn’t want to be the focus of attention any more. Playing leads, he says, isn’t fun. Big movies, he says, aren’t fun. “You just don’t get interesting parts, and you also have to work out tons for a movie you might not like. It’s a big hassle.” He just wants to make weird films and his own weird music. Not that he will release the latter. “I can’t deal with criticism very well,” he sighs. “I’ve already got it from one angle. I don’t need it from anything else.”

The whole day reminds me of the sharpest thing I’ve seen Pattinson say, a joke on an American chat show that sums him up well. It was with Jimmy Fallon, two years ago, when the host said that “millions of Twilight fans” were heartbroken by the end of the saga. “Bittersweet, isn’t it?” he asks. His guest pauses, making as little eye contact then as he did with me. “Erm,” he replies, “for them.” After our interview, I hear him struggle with ­questions about superheroes, and if he could survive an apocalypse. Later, he heads for another cigarette in the rain. “I’m quite good at being by myself,” he told me earlier and, as I watch him, soaking, I believe him. Actually, somewhere in his mind, I think he’s already by himself, all the time.

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posted by Jul 14, 2014 • Filed in: Cosmopolis, Internet/Bloggers, Movies, Photos, Press, The Rover, Twilight

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Whatever perks of fame and fortune might come their way as a result — and several tied to mega franchises in “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” have had explosive head starts — this crew seems to truly care about the craft.

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Pattinson is finally gaining traction with a string of demanding roles in the offing and an impressive turn in the just-released “The Rover,” a case of a gritty turn rising above the project.

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Hit my radar as the swoony vampire in “Twilight” | Proved a keeper after playing the arrogant young billionaire in David Cronenberg’s arty “Cosmopolis”.

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posted by Jul 9, 2014 • Filed in: Internet/Bloggers, Movies, Press, The Rover, Twilight

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Robert Pattinson grew thanks to the overwhelming success of ‘Twilight’ in no time become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and that the British actor long had trouble. Pattinson is struggling in their own words for years with panic attacks and he knew until recently not sure how to deal with his fame: “I received as a young actor just before each audition a panic attack that was so painful that I considered to definitively repeatedly. stop acting. ”

“It’s been two years since the last ‘Twilight’ movie came out, and you’re playing a very different kind of film it. Where do you live now? And do you still occasionally go to your native England?”

Pattinson: “I’ve been in England for two months last year, I’ve never ‘been home’ for so long six years, I’m always around Christmas time back there, but I get there in time, I get so depressed… LA regard as my home. LA begins to lie to me. “becoming more and more

“You must certainly live with the success of ‘Twilight’ in a closet of a house.”

Pattinson: “I left my home in Los Feliz actually just sold I have rented houses left and right over the past six months and that was a pretty neat experience I’m suddenly starting to realize that I was not old enough for me!. with plumbing to keep busy. ” (Laughs)

“You gave last year a candid interview about your panic attacks. Did you here still bother?”

Pattinson: “I’d like to go into therapy, but the mere thought gives me a panic attack (laughs) I have a lot of people talked about in the past, but there is all you can say I find my anxiety to.. some strange reason, sometimes quite fun. I received as a young actor just before each audition a panic attack. That was so painful that I have considered to quit acting. finally repeatedly Auditions for ‘The Rover’ were very long. An audition lasted more than four hours, of which I was the first three quarters to contend with terrible neuroses. The director had fortunately understood here and I finally have to regroup me. “

“How liberating it was to film? Filming of ‘The Rover’ in the Australian Outback, I do not suppose you were constantly accosted by ‘Twilight’ fans.”

Pattinson: “Yeah, that was a wonderful feeling I have every time we were on the road enjoyed not only because there were no fans who were chasing me, but just the fact that he-le-fold was none.. . It was much easier for me to concentrate and I did not worry me to make. I did not have to be that someone would step sneaking up on me and I found immensely soothing. “bang

“Suppose you have only one day to live, what would you absolutely have to do?”

Pattinson:. “I do not know, I suppose I would want to spend all the people I love to once again one last time to do a crazy time.”

“Like what?”

Pattinson: ‘Maybe I’ll walk naked in Times Square or something. ” (Laughs)

“I recently read in The Hollywood Reporter that you sit for a while with no clothes, and that they might be stolen. How could such a thing happen?”

Pattinson: “I have no idea I do it myself nothing of it, but yeah, I wear for a while every day the same clothes I got this jacket not turned off for weeks I know this sounds crazy, but I think.!.. this has also to do a little bit with my OCD. What is less nice is that I’m photographed every day and by now everyone is starting to get me to do the same again and again. ” (Laughs)

“So you have no idea where your clothes now?”

Pattinson: “They will probably in some moving box lie, but I can not find them until now I was recently looking for my Teen Choice Awards, I wanted my prices in my hall exhibiting so I put my guests along.. could intimidate, but which are to this day all trace. “

“Do you have any plans to ever make your own music album”

Pattinson: “Yes, I’m still trying to find a way to bring an album but it’s very difficult, I would like to do it for my thirtieth because after that age is the most pathetic if you still need something. release. ” (Laughs)

“How do you react when you see appear? Another lie about yourself in a book”

Pattinson: “It’s always the same crap keeps coming back I’ve been with every girl with me in the picture is supposed to be a relationship that begins in time or to be a bit old who wants to read such things now anyway it…? All is not nothing, you know. “

“You grew due to the success of ‘Twilight’ in a very short time to become a famous movie star. How do you look back?”

Pattinson: ‘Fame is simply part of the job I’ve led a very different life in recent years, there were a lot of things that I suddenly could not do, and that I have struggled with that a long time I did two years… ago finally able to accept that this is now my life and now I can not even remember what my life (for ‘Twilight’) looked. I can now much easier for them than a few years ago. “

“There may also be a lot of benefits attached to your reputation.”

Pattinson: “Yes, the fact that I met a lot of people, which is sometimes really hallucinatory David Beckham recently said hello to me when I met him on the street in London, and it felt very weird I sometimes feel real.. a small child. It is really crazy. “

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