Uma Thurman has praised her ‘Bel Ami’ co-star Robert Pattinson for his acting ability.
The 25-year-old actor became very involved for his role as 19th century Parisienne womaniser Georges Duroy for the film, and Uma insists he is constantly working hard to bring his skills up to the “next level.”
In an interview with Stylist magazine, she said: “He’s very serious. He did a huge amount of rehearsals in his own time. I think that’s what you do when you’re a young actor, when you take your work very seriously and want to take it to the next level.”
Uma, 41, rose to fame as a teenager in films including ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ and while she finds it hard to be as serious as her co-star – famous for his role as Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ franchise – she did offer him advice on set.
She added: “When you’ve been doing this a really long time, it’s hard to take it all so seriously. I said to him, ‘Don’t get too upset about it, because, before you know it, ‘Twilight’ will just be an old film that made you lucky enough to get another job. But when you’re in that position and you’re young, it’s hard to hear through the noise.”
Uma doesn’t like to watch her oldest roles again, and she displayed a similar attitude to Robert in her earlier years.
She added: “I find it excruciating to watch myself as a teenager. I’ve made a vow never to do it. I was only 17 and working with some of the finest people you will ever meet in the industry, but you don’t realise until you’ve spent 25 years trying to work with such a group again.”
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Time Out London:
Robert Pattinson steps into the shoes of antihero Georges Duroy for this lively if muddled adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1885 novel, directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, known for their theatre company Cheek By Jowl. Duroy is a likeable rogue in a world of scoundrels, an ex-soldier on his uppers in Paris who crosses the threshold of the chattering classes when he meets an old acquaintance, journalist Charles Forestier (Philip Glenister), who introduces him to a web of high-class intrigue that stretches from the boardroom to the bedroom. It’s in the latter that Duroy excels, and he exercises his charms on Forestier’s wife Madeleine (Uma Thurman), and her two friends, fun-loving Clothilde (Christina Ricci) and older, vulnerable Madame Rousset (Kristin Scott Thomas), the wife of a powerful editor.
As a whirlwind of bonking and banquets, ‘Bel Ami’ is diverting and sometimes amusing, and Pattinson is adequate in the lead – pretty enough to convince as a womaniser but with enough of a hint of ambition and a moral vacuum behind the eyes. His scenes with Ricci have an attractive sense of abandon to them, but the other two women make little sense beyond superficial tics. There are serious themes afoot concerning backroom dealing in politics and media, but these are never brought out by Donnellan and Ormerod, who rush through the material with little time for thought and zero sense that anything is at stake. This ‘Bel Ami’ is spirited and sensible but little more than period fluff.
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Both Cinemart Shinjyuku(Tokyo) and Cinemart Shinsaibashi(Osaka) will be promoting a White day Special price offer starting March 12th to 16th.
*From Cinemart cite Dates: March 12th to 16th Special Price Show time:
*Cinemart Shinjyuku—the last show at 7:30pm for 12th, 13th, 15th & 16th, and whole day on 14th; 12:20pm, 2:45pm, 7:30pm
*Cinemart Shinsaibashi—the last show at 8:30pm for12th, 13th,15th & 16th and whole day on 14th; 12:00pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:30pm Spechial Price offered to couple; if you bring a date you will pay 1000 yen and the date will be free.
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Lucky French Robert Pattinson Fans: Bel Ami Instituit Francais Screenings!
UK/France/Italy | 2012 | col | 102 mins | dir.s. Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod, with Robert Pattinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci | cert. tbc | in English
Based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
The preview screening on 7 March will be introduced by directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod
Here’s a flyer of the Aussie Collector Box for Breaking Dawn part 1, out on March 15th:
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