Most actors and actresses get nervous before interviewing for a role, but not Rob Pattinson. The actor/writer/director/hockey player seems perfectly at ease talking about his upcoming movie, “Batman.” Even though he plays a detective in the movie, he still has a lot to say about it. Here is our guide to how to respond to Rob’s interview.
Embrace The Interview
We can’t stress this point enough: just because this is an interview doesn’t mean that it is not welcoming. In fact, you should embrace it as such. Give the journalist the respect he or she deserves by responding to their questions in an honest and open manner. While the interview will no doubt be tempting to gloss over or outright lie about, chances are you’ll get away with it for the most part. After all, it’s not like Batman is going to be around for the rest of your life to come clean.
The one thing we noticed about Rob is that he seems completely at ease talking about Batman. Even when they asked him about the darker themes the movie explores, he had a confident answer. This should not be surprising, though, because Rob is clearly a man of confidence. The same could be said of Heath Ledger’s Joker, as well. Both characters were confident in the choices they made, which led to tragic outcomes for some, but in the end, they both found peace. That is what you should keep in mind whenever you are confronted with a bad decision: make the best of it. Confidence is the key to moving forward even when everything seems hopeless. It’s also the key to a successful interview.
Take Care Of Your Health
Even though you are not necessarily revealing any big secrets about Batman, you still need to take care of your health. It is no secret that the film industry can be hazardous to your well-being. Not only does it require a lot of dedication, but it also puts you at an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. The latter is especially relevant for actors, as the stress of working in a film industry will no doubt be contributing factors to your heart health in the long run. If you feel that you are not eating healthy meals or getting sufficient sleep, then that is something you need to address before filming begins. It is never too late to start caring for your health, and you also need to realize that the earlier you start, the easier it will be to maintain good health throughout the duration of the filming process. In the end, you will be grateful for all that extra care, as good health will certainly enhance your productivity while on set.
Respond In A Genuine Manner
Speaking of being grateful, we can’t help but notice that Rob is very eager to speak about his new movie. When asked about the themes that interested him most, he did not hesitate to name them: “gratitude and redemption.” It is clear that he is looking for some positive reinforcement for his decision to play such a complex character. While many may see these as negative themes or traits, Rob seems to see them as positive. It is a refreshing view to hear an actor or filmmaker speak so highly of their work, and we are definitely grateful that he is allowing us to see a different side to Batman. It is also heartening to hear that he is seeking redemption from his past mistakes. Even when we are in the middle of a tragedy, it is important to look for the good that came out of it. This is what helps us to move forward and heal. You should do the same, as responding in a genuine manner is what will help you to gain some credibility should the need arise.
Be Ready To Talk About Yourself
At the end of the day, it is you who is going to be interviewed, so you need to be prepared to answer questions about yourself. While it is flattering that the interviewer wants to hear about your character, it is also your chance to show off your talents. If you have something to contribute about yourself that will make the interview more interesting, then do not hesitate to share. Even if the journalist does not use everything you say in the interview, it will still be worth it. After all, the more you talk about yourself, the more you allow the interviewer to discover about you. As a writer/director/hockey player, you will no doubt have a lot to say, and the more you say, the more you will be able to communicate your vision to the world. Remember: we are all works in progress, and everyone has something to offer. Be ready to talk about yourself and to let the world learn more about you.
Above all else, treat this like any other interview. Be yourself, be confident, eat healthy, sleep well, and take care of your health. Above all, do not be afraid to be you. The more you are yourself, the more you will be able to contribute to the world, and the happier you will make us all. Good luck out there, and thanks for listening.