I Like Robert Pattinson All Of A Sudden!

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Not only because he's been cuckolded by whatshername, and because he looks like Max Headroom in David Cronenberg's new anti-capitalist mindscape Cosmopolis, but because he was cutely self deprecating at the TimesTalk he and the director did last night.

Wearing a backwards baseball cap and chewing gum, the Twilight vampire admitted that when offered the Cosmopolis role, "I suddenly realized what the implications of getting an offer were--that you had to do it, which terrified me.

"I knew David had done the script and I know his work. I knew I couldn't bullshit him.

"I called him and said, 'I don't know what it's about. I don't know what I'm doing'."

"And I said, 'You're the man I want," chimed in Cronenberg, as the audience of young women shrieked and squealed in appreciation.

There were even more female hormones raging in this room than at the Lady Bunny roast later that night.

Pattinson also talked about filming a lot inside a limo, explaining, "Everything becomes easier as soon as you you sit down in your seat.

"And if not in your seat, a bed is even better!"

By this point, the shrieks and squeals were almost deafening.

How could whatshername have cheated on this guy?

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nostradavid
nostradavid

The trailer looks great, and Cronenberg always does cool stuff.

JohnnyDeep
JohnnyDeep

I really feel bad for this dude.

His g/f cheated on him -- and they're quite a public couple. He's got to live this paranoid stalked life due to his 'fans'. And on top of all that, he made a movie w/ David fuking Cronenberg and he's not even allowed to talk about it in interviews -- this panel discussion aside obviously.

Even Jon Stewart just mocked him w/ ice cream and questions about being dumped. It was kind of in poor taste on Stewart's part -- who's usually a top notch interviewer.

Cronenberg -- one of the most inventive and original filmmakers of his time -- and all the dude gets is "So, whats it like to have your heart ripped out in public when you're arguably the biggest star in the world right now?"

The media is some stupid shallow shiz.

That's my 2 pence.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

He's not the world's greatest actor, but who cares - he's gorgeous - I think I'm going to see this. Love Paul Giamatti as well.

exackerly
exackerly

As reported on Slate.com, the main reason David Cronenberg "wanted" him is because Pattinson is British. Under the terms of the Canadian-French co-financing deal, Cronenberg was only allowed to use one American actor in the movie, and Paul Giamatti was already cast.

DJLoopsFruit
DJLoopsFruit

@mikeymusto ive been super impressed by him since water for elephants OMG what a tear jerker that is and he was so good in it

DDTL10
DDTL10

@mikeymusto I've always liked him! I'm glad you do too. @MrSamuelColt said Rob looked good in a beard.I wish Sam and Rob would make a movie!

musto
musto moderator

Also, Carr asked Cronenberg and Pattinson how they got together. Cracked Cronenberg, "Dating service!" The girls shrieked their approval.

musto
musto moderator

I had to leave before it was over, but I hear MC David Carr brought up Pattinson's problems with Kristen, likening  the situation to that between Prince Charles and Lady Di. There were catcalls from the audience, the gals feeling this was a taboo topic and Pattinson should not be put on the spot about it. The actor looked uncomfortable, gave some vague non-answer, and then things went back on track.

musto
musto moderator

 @exackerly And Pattinson is the only British actor in the world, right?

musto
musto moderator

 @musto I mean Cronenberg said that. Sorry.

exackerly
exackerly

 @musto Of course not -- but maybe that suggests that he wasn't Cronenberg's first choice either.

bwaybill
bwaybill

 @exackerly Most people who end up in movie roles weren't e first choice.

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