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Robert Pattinson at the Q&A in Arclight Cinema in LA

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New Robert Pattinson interview with Buzzfeed   Leave a comment

New Robert Pattinson interview with Buzzfeed

PATTINSONLIFETRPCLA-2 (2) In The Rover’s bleak universe, there is virtually no backstory — illustrative of a world in which nothing really matters — and we know little about Robert Pattinson’s Rey other than that he and his older brother (Scoot McNairy) are in a small band of thugs who were violently thwarted during a criminal act we don’t see. An injured Rey has been abandoned for expedience’s sake, which is how he becomes a hostage to Eric (Guy Pearce), whose car has been stolen by Rey’s former friends. (Eric really wants that car back, for a reason that is revealed only in the movie’s final moments.) As Rey, Pattinson plays a “half-wit,” as Eric calls him, a far cry from Twilight’s Edward Cullen, the emo vampire who served as a tweenage fantasy.

The Rover is David Michôd’s second feature as a director, following up on 2010’s lauded, provocative Animal Kingdom. And though it takes place in Australia, where Michôd is from, Rey and his brother inexplicably have American Southern accents. It’s good for Pattinson to sound nothing like Edward, the character that made him famous. Rey starts out fearful — in one scene he folds himself into a fetal position. But he also changes as the movie goes on (to describe would be to spoil). In Variety, Scott Foundas called it a “career-redefining performance” for Pattinson.

In an interview with BuzzFeed this week in Beverly Hills, Pattinson discussed The Rover (which premiered at Cannes last month and comes out in New York and Los Angeles this weekend, and will be released nationally next Friday), and his post-Twilight career. And he has been working a lot: In addition to David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, which also premiered at Cannes, he will soon appear in Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, Anton Corbijn’s Life, and Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye with Robert De Niro, which has not yet begun filming. As someone who tripped into huge stardom after he was cast in Twilight, and then fell into a viper’s nest of paparazzi as one-half of a tabloid couple while he dated his co-star Kristen Stewart, Pattinson, now 28, described life after Edward as a “process.”

He has now lived a good portion of his life hunted, both by paps and fans, but in person, he is neither brooding nor tortured. Actually, he was quick to laugh. And he seems to have figured out how to live a sane life, if not a normal one.

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New Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and David Michôd interview with HitFix   Leave a comment

New Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and David Michôd interview with HitFix

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New Robert Pattinson interview with LA Times + The Rover Cast & Crew talk about him   Leave a comment

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The only similarity between Robert Pattinson’s work in “Twilight” and his new film “The Rover”? The screaming fans who still appeared as he walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Thursday at the U.S. premiere of the Australian indie movie.

“It’s always distracting when that happens,” “Rover” director David Michôd said in a rare lull of silence outside the Regency Bruin Theatre.

Before casting Pattinson in “The Rover” – the director’s second film (the first was 2010’s “Animal Kingdom”) — Michôd said he wasn’t versed in Pattinson’s vampire period.

“I was pretty much totally unfamiliar with his work, but I had had a meeting with him before I even know I was going to make “The Rover” and really liked him,” Michôd said. “I found his physical energy really kind of beguiling and he was really sort of emotionally available, so I really wanted to sort of see what he could do. And, he just knocked my little socks off to the extent that me and my casting director turned to each other once he left the room and went, ‘Well, OK, that’s done, right?’”

That meeting eventually led to Michôd casting Pattinson in his new movie, which features the star and Guy Pearce as an unlikely duo who embark on a quest across a post-apocalyptic landscape. Pattinson trades glittering skin and perfectly coiffed hair for open wounds and a shoddy buzz cut.

“It’s just so kind of stark, and it was just so different,” Pattinson said of the material. “Something just spoke to me in it, and I really don’t know quite what it was.”

He added, “If these scripts came along once every six months, I would do them every single time. But they just don’t.”

Pearce noted that he “saw a transformation before Day 1, really,” and Liz Watts, one of the film’s producers, said she believed the team ethos helped Pattinson hone the character.

The actor, she said, “came to the outback and put up with flies and heat and dust and all the rest.” (Pattinson has praised the isolated location of the film for helping him focus on the role.)

There was a different vibe in Westwood on Thursday night, the screaming fans a reminder of Pattinson’s more typical moviemaking experience.

Clutching a three-foot rendering of Pattinson’s scruffy face, Nancy Cambino, 47, said she traveled from her native Long Island, N.Y., to see Pattinson at “The Rover” premiere. She became a fan during his “Twilight” days, and has met him multiple times. But it’s not “Twilight” that keeps her holding her Pattinson cutout.

“I actually don’t like ‘Twilight.’ I never did,” Cambino said. “I’m a Rob fan, not a ‘Twilight’ fan. I saw ‘Twilight’ and I went, ‘Oh, I like this guy,’ and I went to watch all his other movies and I like them much better.”

Cambino said she already had her ticket to see “The Rover” that night at a public screening, eagerly pointing to the words on her Pattinson poster below the movie’s title.

“A career-defining role. That’s what it’s all about,” she said.

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Robert Pattinson talks about The Rover script + 2 New stills from The Rover   Leave a comment

New still of Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson from ‘The Rover’

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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’.’’

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Robert Pattinson’s Interview with ET from the LA Premiere + Guy and David talk about Rob   Leave a comment

New interview from the LA The Rover premiere – click on the screepcap to watch

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*VIDEO* New Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and David Michôd Interview with ‘The Wrap’   Leave a comment

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