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Robert Pattinson’s interview with The Herald Scotland
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.”
Previews of this interview were posted here with original audio
New/Old pictures of Robert Pattinson from Cannes 2012 & 2014
While busy promoting his new flick The Rover in Cannes, MTV UK were quick to probe R-Pattz over what floats his boat on the box, leaving the Twilight actor to reveal: “I love English reality TV. I like Geordie Shore. It’s like the Jersey Shore of England.
“It’s amazing, one of the greatest TV shows I have ever seen in my entire life.”
Pattinson went on to gush: “And it’s not really laughing at people because I don’t really like that kind of reality TV, the people in it, you genuinely really like them, it’s crazy.”
New/Old pictures of Robert Pattinson in Cannes
New The Rover Cannes portrait with Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and David Michôd
New still of Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson from ‘The Rover’
And Rob talks about ‘The Rover’ script in an interview with Associated Press from Cannes (click to read the full interview – about David Michôd)
The director’s rising star also attracted Twilight actor Pattinson, who has often played cool characters that trade on his severe looks. But in The Rover, he’s received the best reviews of his career for playing a fidgeting, bloodied misfit with a stuttering Southern accent.
‘‘There was something about the speech pattern,’’ Pattinson says. ‘‘When you’re reading something, it’s very rare that you actually want to say it out loud. As soon as I started reading this, it was just a fun voice.
‘‘You become really annoying and run into the other room: ‘Listen to this!’ And they say, ‘What are you talking about? I can’t understand anything you’re saying’.’’