Rob on His “Cosmopolis” Character & if He’d Ever Do a Superhero Movie

Aug 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

NextMovie has a new interview with Robert Pattinson and Cosmopolis director, David Cronenberg.  Check out an excerpt and read the rest (concerning that superhero business) here:

Before making ‘Cosmopolis,’ did you consider the effect your involvement might have on skewing its audience?

RP: No, I basically was consumed with terror about me being bad in it. I mean, that’s what I was thinking right up until Cannes. The night before the premiere at Cannes, David was like, ‘Oh, yeah. I’m fully expecting walk-outs.’

I knew I already liked the movie a lot, but I was still terrified then, mainly because I’m, like, going to have to have a fight with 3,000 people, if they started booing or something [laughs].

You were expecting people to get up and leave? Because your character is so unsettling? He is arguably a sociopath.

RP: I think the walk-out thing actually is just the culture of filmmaking, I mean, it’s become a consumer thing. People think they’re being insulted when there’s a challenging movie. It’s so weird.  People sit in a movie which they know is s**t and know they’re gonna talk to all their friends and say it’s s**t, but to sit there and watch a piece of s**t [laughs]. They’ll watch one which they know is kind of good and don’t really get it and have to walk out and be so offended. I don’t think I’ve ever walked out of a movie in my life. And people will be so offended by it, they can’t take it anymore.

(Photo: via NextMovie)

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