We’ve never seen Robert Pattinson quite like this before. The 26-year-old actor is typically calm and collected, but the trailer for the new film Water for Elephants is giving him ample reason to rage. In the film, he plays Edward Cullen, a wealthy man who buys a circus to save it from financial ruin. His best friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) convinces him to bring some of the animals with him to England to make money off of them. In the trailer, you can see Edward in a deep depression, haunted by the memory of his young son’s death. He doesn’t get too much happy in this scene, but he does get quite a bit of profanity-laced screentime. Check it out:

  • Edward: “Fucking circus. Fucking carnival. They’re all fucking liars.”
  • Jacob: “You think that’s what this is about? Your son? Jesus Christ.”
  • Edward: “I don’t believe in God. But if there is somebody up there, I hate him.”
  • Jacob: “Listen to me, you psycho: There’s no one up there. It’s just you and me here. Now let’s get back to business. You want to be a good vampire? You listen to me: You have to fuckin’ kill to be a good vampire. You don’t just settle for being a bloodsucker. You want to be the best! That’s what this is about! So every day you have to get up and you have to fuckin’ murder to be a good vampire. Now we’re talking! So how ’bout it? Shall we?”
  • Edward: “What is your problem? Jesus Christ.”
  • Jacob: “I’m trying to help you, you stupid fucking cunt.”
  • Edward: “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that.”
  • Jacob: “No, I didn’t just mean you. I meant all of them, your family, the whole fuckin’ circus! They’re all liars. They’re all fuckin’ bitches.”
  • Edward: “You’re being hysterical.”
  • Jacob: “Maybe you’re right. Let’s just calm down and breathe. You want to be a fuckin’ good vampire? You fucking kill! That’s what you do. That’s what makes you a good fuckin’ vampire! That’s it! That’s your solution? Fuckin’ kill?!”
  • Edward: “I’m not going to be able to solve all of my problems with violence.”
  • Jacob: “That’s your answer for everything. You fuckin’ kill!”
  • Edward: “I don’t know what else to do.”
  • Jacob: “I don’t give a fuck what you do! Fuckin’ kill!”
  • Edward: “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that.”
  • Jacob: “Why do you keep saying that? Like you’re fucking Sherlock Holmes or something. How the fuck do you know what I’m thinking? You don’t even fucking know me!”

It’s strange to see such a mild-mannered, unassuming young man speak with such venom. Sure, we’ve seen him yell at and insult people during the filming of his movies, but it seems like this is something new. Perhaps he’s simply had enough of the circus life and is ready for something new. Whatever the case may be, we’re sure to see many more mood swings from this charming actor as he continues to grow in fame.