As the world continues to try its hardest to stay positive and upbeat during these difficult times, it’s important to look for reasons to celebrate too. One such reason is the work of one of cinema’s most respected and talented actors, Robert Pattinson. The British actor has been a major player on the big screen for over a decade now, and since the early 2010s he’s firmly been positioned as one of the most bankable young stars in Hollywood. His breakthrough role was in the phenomenal and much-acclaimed film, Water for Elephants, which came out in 2011, followed by The Hobbit trilogy, The Great Gatsby, and The Lost City of Z.
Over the last decade, he’s established himself as a leading man with a diverse range of roles, from comic book movies (Mockingjay – Part 1, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool 2) to historical epics (King George, Fallen Kingdom).
Though his filmography is packed with blockbusters, it’s important to remember that behind the scenes, Pattinson has been working harder than ever to prove himself as a reliable and skilled actor. He’s one of the first movie stars to adopt social media and has regularly posted both on and off-set pics from the set of his movies. He’s also diligently pursued his studies, regularly taking acting and writing courses, and in recent years he even launched his own acting coach studio, located in London.
In light of these efforts, it’s no wonder that over the past few years, Robert Pattinson has slowly but surely rebuilt and refined his public image, establishing himself as a relatable and approachable actor. Though he’s always been a talented actor, it’s only been in the past decade that people have started warming up to him on a personal level.
From Twilight to Transformers
To mark this historic moment, we’re delighted to present to you an exclusive interview with Robert Pattinson. In it, we discuss his upcoming movie, Cosmos, how he prepared for the role of Cade Yeager in the film, and much more. We also cover a variety of subjects, including his early life, the making of Cosmos, and his opinion on the current state of the film industry.
Check it out, and then dive into our extensive roundtable below to reveal what you think about the interview.
The movie industry was in a bit of a state when Cosmos was released in February. The pandemic prevented movie theaters from opening, meaning fewer people were going to see films, and thus fewer opportunities for actors to earn money. Because of this, many big-name actor released movies with minimal fanfare, and Cosmos was no different. The movie only received mixed reviews, with some critics panning it and others finding it entertaining.
While the general public was distracted by the pandemic, Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Cade Yeager, a genetically engineered super soldier who rebels against the establishment, was one of the more promising new projects in cinematic history. Yeager, who was created by the military and raised in a lab, is the perfect blend of charisma and action – two things that the public loves most in films. It didn’t hurt that Cosmos also starred Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, the daughter of Joe and Connie Williams, in one of her first prominent roles. The fact that it was directed by two megastar directors – Guillermo del Toro and Andrés Muschietti – only added to its draw.
On How He Prepared For The Role:
In preparing for the role of Cade Yeager, Robert Pattinson took a crash course in firearms and underwent intense shooting schedules. Though he’s never held a gun in his life, he studied extensively with a personal instructor and attended several shooting ranges to familiarize himself with the weapon. In addition, he had an arsenal of guns and gear at his disposal, which were loaned to him by the military. Most notably, Cosmos marks the first time that Robert Pattinson has ever done a film in 3D.
He found the experience challenging but also found new depths to his character. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said: “In terms of the depth and the challenge, it was probably the most immersive experience I’ve ever had – shooting in 3D and working in virtual reality. You put the headset on, and it takes you into the action. You feel like you’re there. It makes a big difference.”
On The Difference In Personalities:
When it comes to acting, many people prefer to imitate what they’ve seen, rather than try and interpret it themselves. As a result, many leading men in Hollywood are simply playing their roles, rather than giving their own personalities a spin. Not so with Robert Pattinson. He’s always been open about the fact that he doesn’t just read scripts, but also watches films and studies his co-stars. As a result, his performances have always stood out, because they’re so original.
For example, in Cosmos, he ditches the traditional accent and replaces it with a Southern one, while still retaining the character’s core identity. He doesn’t just play the role, he embodies it. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he said: “I wanted to explore the world of Cade Yeager and how he interacts with the people around him on a day-to-day basis. What makes him different from others and how that affects his relationships with the people he meets.”
Though Cosmos was a commercial and critical success, it didn’t achieve the box office returns that the producers were hoping for. Perhaps the film’s most unique selling point is that it’s one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to feature a LGBT storyline. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pattinson said that: “I think that it’s really important now more than ever for society to unify around these types of themes. The more we can do to make it easier for people to come out, the more we can help fight homophobia and transphobia.”
On The Cinema Industry:
With more people working remotely during the pandemic, home movie theaters have become a popular option, especially for families. As a result, the number of people seeing films at home has almost doubled, and with it, the income of the movie industry. Though this has certainly been a boon to those involved in the film industry, it’s also provided a new challenge: getting people to leave the house and go to the movies.
Robert Pattinson is one of the first big-name actors to truly capitalize on this trend. He’s regularly been spotted at premiere events and after parties for films, often taking the opportunity to speak about the benefits of seeing movies in theaters. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said: “I think when you go to a movie theater, it’s an event. You leave your phone behind, you get out of your daily routines, you engage with other people. There’s been a lot of studies about how people change after going to the movies, as far as socially. There’s a lot more talking, a lot more interaction. You have a laugh, you have an experience, and I think that’s what people want in these unprecedented times.”
Though he hasn’t said anything about it yet, Robert Pattinson has previously participated in a Twitter Q & A with fans. At the end of each question-and-answer session, he has either thanked or replied to every person who tweeted at him. In addition, he has also regularly responded to fans on social media, replying to every single tweet he gets to acknowledge them. He’s even gone as far as to create an entire hashtag, #RPattzterzsofam, in order to keep up with all of the support he is constantly receiving on Twitter.
It’s important to remember that though the global pandemic is over, the world still needs to come back to some kind of order. Movie theaters have recently opened their doors, and it’s a new day for the movie industry. The combination of increased demand and new technology has revitalized the business, causing it to boom. The global box office revenue was up 15% in 2020 and is expected to increase by at least 20% in 2021.