Monday, May 28, 2012

New interview with Showbiz411!

New fan pic of Rob in Cannes!

Rob & Kristen's interview with Sky Cine News from Cannes!

 Translation thanks to Fiorels90|via
Rob's intro:
It's a strange movie, people will find him petty important referring to the contemporary society but while we were doing it, it seemed totally surreal. Every actor that would come on the set was like 'What is this about?' and no one knew. That's my biggest fear when it comes out, that people won't get it.

Favourite movie:
R: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
K: 'A Woman Under The Influence' by John Cassavetes. It really influenced me.

Favourite actor:
R: Brando, Jack Nicholson.
K: De Niro.

Favourite actress:
R: Ellen Barkin.
K: Jodie Foster and Catherine Keener.

Movie that always makes you cry:
K: 'A single man'
R: Gotta say 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' again.

Movie that always scares you:
R: Oh god, I don't know. 'The exorcist' or something like that.
K: Movie with people going crazy. That's frightening. For example 'Take Shelter', so good.

Movie that sexually excites you:
K: On the Road?
R: This is a tough one.
K: That's a tough one!
R: That movie called, my French accent is awful, 'Prenom Carmen', a movie by Godard. Actually I liked the main character.
K: Gosh, 'Unfaithful'. The whole movie! And also Diane Lane is one of the sexiest women on earth.

'Rob, is it true, as you said to VF, that you are ready to go and live with kristen?'
K: What?
R: Ehm, I read it and thought 'What is this interview?! I don't even remember doing it.' - But yeah, that woman kept making questions only about that and I was like 'What is going on here?'
I always try not to talk about my personal life and she basically said 'Oh, I would like to ask you about that!'

K: We are so proud of each other. And it's so crazy to be here together.
R: Yes, it's crazy having finished Twilight this year. It's very strange and incredible for both of us.
K: I can't wait to see his movie.
R: I hope you enjoy Cosmopolis, in Cinema Today. And I hope you like it and maybe see you soon.
Or watch HERE at 1:02

More HQ photos from the 'Cosmopolis' photocall!

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New coverage from the OTR red carpet & Kristen talks about being in Cannes with Rob!

 Watch HERE
Rob is at 0:35-0:48. The reporter says what's exciting is that tomorrow (referring to the awards that took place yesterday) his movie is also in competition as Kristen's. But that doesn't caused any stress at home (Thnks to Anita for helping me with the translation). At 0:56 Kristen says that she wanted Rob to win at the Cannes Film Festival: "I want him to win! The fact that we both were up here on the same year is crazy and very much of a coincidence."
Thnks to  happymommy81 for finding the video

Rob's new interview with Noticias Caracol (Colombia)!

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New interview of Rob with Shortlist!

    Known predominantly for his work in the Twilight saga, 26-year-old Robert Pattinson is keen to put the blood-sucking behind him and embark upon a more mature career.

    We spoke to the man himself and he revealed that as the fifth and final film is about to be released, he's happy to see the back of his 107-year-old character.

    “Playing the same part for a while, you just run out of ideas," he said. "You feel kind of useless, you don’t know what to do anymore."

    "I’m not trying to get away from it." he added "You’re screwing yourself, you’re saying you think your work is sh*t if you try and get away from it. And I never thought it was. But I kind of got to the end of my inspiration. You get to the point where you’re like, ‘I don’t want to do a film for a teen audience any more'."

    You can read the full interview in next week's ShortList out on Wednesday. 

New portrait of Rob from Cannes!

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More new HQ pics from the 'Cosmopolis' premiere!

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New interview of Rob with RTL!

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Rob: When I read the sript, as soon as you read the script, it's like: wow, it's so different from anything I did before. It's the kind of challenge I look for as an actor. I mean no one else but me got that role. And then I read the script, I really liked the style of it. It was well structured and really easy to read as well.

If Robert Pattinson made young girls fall in love with him, he only has eyes for her, Kristen Stewart, who became just as famous with the Twilight saga. For the both of them, it's not as easy anymore to live a normal life.

Rob: There's no point in worrying about it. And also, when you come to Cannes, you have to expect all this activity around you. People can think whatever they want.
youtube|Translation thnks to RPLife

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New French interview of Rob!

Everywhere in the streets, Robert Pattinson sees himself on posters, magazines covers and tells himself: This isn't me. "I don't recognize my face, my hair, nothing. It's like an out of body experience."
Yet standing on the terrace of a big hotel in the morning light, the lead of Cosmopolis, by David Cronenberg, looks like his image. Though, he's more discret and soft, and above all more happy. He laughs all the time, his contagious cheerfulness that nothing disarms.

Subtle. The eternal question on celebrity, for starters. The star of Twilight that caused a riot during his last visit at Cannes (security had to carry him out so he could escape 700 rabid fans), starts with a serious answer. "The most frustrating is to know that it isn't me they like or hate. To know that I serve as a support to a feeling that has nothing to do with me." He think for a bit. "The paparazzi, you get used to them. But it's still weird to see those guys who decided to be assholes their whole lives. You feel like telling them: 'Why did you chose that job?' Everyone hates you!'" And then he starts laughing so hard he can't stop. "It's like people who give you parking tickets. You watch them, they all seem so happy! Mhhh cool, I'm gonna ruin someone's day!"

When David Cronenberg called him, he jumped with joy and then with fear. His working method was different for the actor. "David didn't do rehearsals. A few days before the movie started, I called him. 'Don't you think we should talk about it a little?' He told me: 'Oh no, don't worry about it. It'll come on its own.'" On the set, he tried the old method. "I would lock myself all day in the limo to live like my character. I was hot, sweating and sleeping. They had to shake me to wake me up." On the third day, he finally got out.

He claims that working with David Cronenberg gave him confidence. "I would look at the end of Twiight approaching and I started asking myself questions 'What to do, what are the right choices?'" Among his dreams, working with Jacques Audiard. "I love all his movies and his male characters are amazing. I would love to be like this."

He lives in Los Angeles, like his girlfriend Kristen Stewart, a 'particular' life where he can't really go out for a coffee but he won't complain. One last anecdote: "When I go to restaurants, if I'm a little drunk ... and that I see someone with a phone, I tell myself: 'He's taking a picture of me!'" He starts laughing again. "So I get up, pissed off, go to his table: 'Show me your phone!'" He puts his hands on his sides. "Last time, I almost threw some guy's phone through the window. He wasn't he even taking a picture of me, he didn't even now who I was!"
source|Translation thnks to RPLife

New interview with The Huffington Post!

CANNES, France -- Robert Pattinson has gone from playing a vampire to depicting another kind of bloodsucker – a billionaire financier whose world crumbles in the course of a nightmarish cross-town drive in "Cosmopolis."

The "Twilight" heartthrob stars in David Cronenberg's Cannes Film Festival entry as sleek, self-centered moneyman Eric Packer, who sees his fortune and sense of self evaporate during an eventful day in his stretch limo.

Pattinson's famously handsome face is on-screen in every scene, but "Twilight"`s young fans may be surprised and confused by a film that explores Cronenberg's fascination with physical, social and psychic violence.

The 26-year-old actor is not worried.

"If some 12-year-olds went to go and see that, or got the video for their birthday – sitting down and watching that, it's incredible," the actor said during an interview on a Cannes hotel rooftop. "I would love that to happen if I was a kid."

It's a bit of amiable mischief-making from an actor who wants to be known as more than doe-eyed vampire Edward Cullen, in love with human Bella Swan in the "Twilight" saga.

He said he craves the cinematic understatement that blockbusters don't always provide.

"I remember when I was in the first `Twilight' movie, I really wanted to not have Edward touch Bella, apart from when he saves her life and when they kiss the first time," said Pattinson, lightly rumpled but friendly and poised after a long day of press interviews. "I was thinking of the (Ang Lee) movie `Lust, Caution,' and thinking there should be this tension there the whole time – just standing near someone there's electricity.
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New interview with Viva Press UK!

CANNES – Having ended his vampire duties, Robert Pattinson is working hard to establish himself as a leading man where his acting skills eclipse his heartthrob status. His new film, COSMOPOLIS, directed by David Cronenberg, is a bold step forward in that direction. Pattinson’s striking features are a perfect match for the film’s eerie plotting that owes just as much to Cronenberg’s macabre vision as it does to the original source material, Don DeLillo’s eponymous novel. Making its world premiere as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s official competition, COSMOPOLIS sees Pattinson play Eric Packer, a Wall Street billionaire whose life undergoes a strange sequence of events against the backdrop of his rapidly collapsing Manhattan universe. Is this how the 26-year-old Pattinson hopes to conquer new audiences?

“I didn’t expect to be able to find a project as brilliant as this even though I could spend my life working with directors like Cronenberg,” explains Pattinson. “I have led a charmed life so far as an actor but I’m trying to find as many different and complex roles as possible and being able to work on this film is another gift that I’ve been given. It’s up to me to show what I’m capable of now!”

Though his previous film, BEL AMI, failed to catch on at the box office, Pattinson has high hopes that COSMOPOLIS will be the film that redefines his screen persona. Pattinson was joined at Cannes by his equally famous girlfriend and TWILIGHT co-star, Kristen Stewart, although they typically avoided appearing together even though Stewart has repeatedly “outed” their relationship and Pattinson has similarly admitted their love affair and commitment to each other.

In conversation, Pattinson is exceedingly polite and responsive and utterly indifferent to his celebrity status. One gets the impression he would be just as happy if COSMOPOLIS was his first film and audiences would get to know him afresh.

Q: Rob, your role in Cosmopolis is very different from anything we’ve seen you in before. How would you describe your character, Eric Packer?
PATTINSON: He exists in his own, separate reality in a way and in the course of the film he’s trying to discover something about the world he’s really living in and how he can adapt to it. Packer lives in this complex financial universe which is guided by trading algorithms and he plays the game which is dictated by those laws which are their own distinct reality. That’s his central dilemma. He’s dealing with financial data that is constantly projecting him into the future and he doesn’t know what it’s like to live in the present. Packer has become so disconnected from the world that it’s made it difficult for him to understand what the world is really like. I’m sorry if that sounds very metaphysical but that’s how the story unfolds.
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New interview of Rob & David with Portugal's National TV!

Watch HERE at 71:20!

New 'Cosmopolis' BTS still with Rob & David Cronenberg!

It's from Cahiers du Cinema magazine
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New interview of Rob with Le Figaro!
Le Figaro: How does it feel to be at Cannes?
Rob: It's crazy. I was at the screening of On the Road the evening before yesterday. It was intense. At every scene, I felt terrified, blown away, captivated. On the Road and Cosmopolis are kind of similar in a way, they talk about a journey. They're road movies. In a way, they talk about the same thing, freedom, this desperate attempt to look from something different than the sad daily reality.

LF: You and Kristen Stewart, both actors from the Twilight Saga, are in competition at Cannes. Is that a game, a coincidence or a challenge?
Rob: I don't think of it as a challenge. I admit that it's really strange. The year when Twilight ends, Kristen and I end up in Cannes ... For me, Cannes is the most important competition in the world. When I was a kid, even before I knew I wanted to be an actor, I would rent DVDs with the Palme logo on it to impress my friends. As an actor, you dream that one day all your movies could have that logo on their DVD cases. My secret goal was to one day be invited at the Festival. I thought it could happen in 10 years and it happens now! I think the phone call I got to tell me that Cosmopolis was selected for the official competition, was one of the happiest moments of my life.

LF: What push you to make this movie?
Rob: The script. I read it in half an hour. It was perfect. The only thing that terrified me was that the fear that I could screw everything up. What helped me decide too was the conversation I had with David Cronenberg. I asked him why he chose me and he answered: 'I don't know!'. Then, I asked him if he understood anything about the script and he simply told me that he didn't but that it wasn't important. I hesitated for a week then I called him back one night, almost in tears: 'I want to do it, as soon as possible!'

LF: Who's Eric Paker?
Rob: He's a guy who did everything to empty himself. A lot of people think he's nihilist. On the contrary, I think he hangs on to the slightest bit of hope. But every time, he's disappointed.

LF: How did the filming go?

Rob: David Cronenberg did everthing he could to unsettle me. Eric Packer slipped through my fingers like an eel. David constantly told me: 'If you understand anything to what we're doing, it's over!' So I played my role like a melody to a song. I didn't understand the lyrics but I felt like I was in tuned to it. After one week of acclimation, we often filmed scenes in one take. Even the 15 minute scene with Paul Giamatti was done in one take! At the end, this is the movie that gave me the most confidence.

LF: Will Cannes be a launching ramp for you after Twilight?

Rob: People don't watch Twilight for what the movies are but more as a global phenomenon. Edward Cullen is like a superhero A superhero who doesn't do anything but be super. In Cosmopolis, I'll finally be judged for my performance. That's why I'm scared!
scans|translation thnks to RPLife

2 new interviews of Rob & David with BFMTV!

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Robert Pattinson is bankable and it helps the auteur cinema.
David: Funds for the movie were really hard to find. Actually, Robert helped us a lot because of Twilight and that we can't deny. So bless them! Bless the Twilight movies without which I couldn't have made this movie.

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Rob: You end up running out of ideas. I've done 5 movies withe same character. Especially someone who doesn't change, I mean, he doesn't die, who has no fears. You get to the point where you're like ... I don't know, people are gonna start calling me out on it.
David: I'm hoping that Rob will be in the 5 sequels of Cosmopolis that I have planned. I didn't want to kill you in case we might want a sequel.

New interview of Rob & David Cronenberg with Allocine in Cannes!

More new pics from the 'Cosmopolis' premiere!

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More pics from the 'Cosmopolis' photocall!

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New pics from Le Grand Journal!

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More new pics of Rob at the 'On The Road' premiere!

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More videos of Rob in Cannes!

Entering the theater for Cosmopolis

Applause after the movie (30 seconds of it)
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Paul Giamatti talks about Rob & 'Cosmopolis'!

Giamatti hadn't worked with Cronenberg before, but he was excited to hear that someone was adapting one of Don DeLillo's novels. The script, with its single very long scene for his character, won him over completely.

"I thought the script was just bonkers," he says. "And then the part was really interesting. And then it's also 20 minutes long. That doesn't come along very often."

Giamatti plays Benno Levin, a deranged man whose encounter with the Wall Street financier played by Robert Pattinson constitutes the final act of Cronenberg's new movie. It was Giamatti's first encounter with the vampire heartthrob.

"I've never seen the Twilight movies," he admits. "I knew who he was but only vaguely. I didn't even know he was English. When I walked in he was just a guy who was really good and knew what he was doing. He was so ready and in command of it he helped me. It calmed me down and pulled me in."

He shot the pivotal scene while making another movie, flying from Miami to Toronto and back again. "I was thinking about it a lot on my own while I was doing that other movie," he says, "and fortunately that other movie was not that demanding on me so I had time. I felt prepared."
Full interview at  the source|via

New interview of Rob with RAI!

New interview of Rob with USA Today!

Some rumors are so good, that they even get the movie stars involved believing. Even if it's only for a few minutes.

Robert Pattinson woke up Saturday morning at the Cannes Film Festival, the morning after his triumphant premiere in Cosmopolis, and saw internet reports that he was being considered for Catching Fire, the sequel to the The Hunger Games.

"I woke up this morning and saw all these things about me being cast in The Hunger Games," Pattinson tells USA TODAY. "I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent."
The response?

"My agent was like, 'No,'
" Pattinson reports.

"(My agent) was like no one's going to offer you that part," Pattinson says, breaking into a laugh. "I was like, thanks for the reassurance."

But Pattinson was riding a high after his new film Cosmopolis (due out in the U.S. in August) received a standing ovation in Cannes with girlfriend Kristen Stewart in attendance.

Even that was stressful. The ovation came after director David Cronenberg warned him that the Cannes audience can be harsh.

"David tells me the night before, 'I'm fully expecting some boos,' " says Pattinson. "I was literally like, 'Why are you telling me this?' "

"I literally didn't watch one second of the movie, I was waiting for people to walk out," says Pattinson. "I was expecting a fight."
It was only hours afterwards that Pattinson was able to wind down at the film's afterparty.

"It took a full three hours of continued panic," says Pattinson. "Full adrenaline. It was just too weird."

ZIP files for all the photos from the 'Cosmopolis' premiere, photocall & more!

Guys, I'm so sorry but I don' have the time to upload ALL the pics from the 'Cosmopolis' premiere, so here you can find the zip files for everything you need, not only from the premiere but from the photocall and LGJ as well, thnks to IceAngel34! All the pics are from pattinsonlife! Enjoy! 
  • Photocall: Part 1 here Part 2 here Part 3 here and Part 4 here 
  • Red carpet & Leaving the Premiere: Part 1 here and Part 2 here 
  • Le Grand Journal here

Rob's Cannes portraits!

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New interviews of Rob & David Cronenberg with TG1!

Rob at the premiere of 'Mud' in Cannes!

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French Cosmopolis distributor, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, praises Rob!

The movie just got screened for the press, did you get any reactions yet?
 I did and so far I only got compliments for David Cronenberg on the movie. A lot of people were thrilled to finally discover the movie. I read an article in a daily newspaper that David will be the winner of the ceremony by K.O. It's a phrase that's delightful to hear even if I saw other movies at Cannes that are really good and on a high level. We know that Cosmopolis is a big movie that is extremely contemporary and modern. I told you when we saw each other a few days ago, I recommend everyone to go see it because it has not only a great director and a strong subject but it's also Robert Pattinson and the other actors that give everything they've got, and who act on an amazing level.

A little word about Robert Pattinson, he's attracting all the attention today and he took a lot of risks by working with David Cronenberg. Do you think he succeeded on his big break since Twilight and that he became a credible actor when it comes to cinema?
 It's obvious that he's a big start when you see the crowds he draws in on the croisette. He's a huge star but he's incredibly serious, an extraordinary movie fanatic and he's incredibly intelligent compared to the image the media tried to paint him with for a few yers now. He's such a wonderful boy, he's a movie star in the popular cinema for sure but he belongs in the auteur cinema too, in such a natural way. He's an amazing guy! He has looks that help him become an actor but he uses them, put them on a different level. It's all about his spirit, his heart and the emotions he has that talk and express themselves in this movie. He doesn't show off/uses his looks. He's really, really good.

New pictures of Rob from his interviews!

 Pics of Rob doing press in Cannes today 
 Cannes Photo Diary: Day Eleven
Chatting Cosmopolis with the always charming (and funny) Robert Pattinson…
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From the Journal 20 interview

Pic of Canal+ journalist posing with David Cronenberg & Rob

New interviews of Rob!

Interview with France 3 [or watch here]

Rob: I remember the first conversation we had was on the phone cause I had to wait a week before I said yes 'cause I was, I didn't ... Normally you have to ... actors are good at bullshiting, no matter what the script is, you've got something to say about it. You even have to admit if you hate it but you have something to say. And with this one, I just couldn't ... I was like, I know there was ... I know it's about something but I don't know what it was about. But David just said, you know, he doesn't know what it was about either but there's just something interesting there.
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Rob to do an interview with FunRadio on May 30th!

New great photos of Rob in Cannes!

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Pictures from inside the theater at the 'Cosmopolis' premiere!

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Videos from the 'Cosmopolis' premiere!

Robert how are you feeling tonight?
Rob: I feel amazing, I'm really, really excited. I hope poeple like it. I'm so happy and proud to be at Cannes. I love the movie so I hope it goes well.

How was it working with David Cronenberg?
Rob: Yeah, yeah. He's a brilliant director. I love to work with. I'd love to do every movie with him.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Rob & Sarah Gadon doing a photo session on Le Grand Journal!

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Pics & Video from the 'Cosmopolis' premiere!

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New photo of Rob from Télérama!

New interview with TG1!

New interview of Rob & new pic!

The interview is from yesterday
 Video is dubbed. Rob talks about Kristen & 'On The Road'

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The journalist who interviewed him speaks over the video and also says "He's excited for the premiere of his movie at Cannes and wishes good luck/congratulates to his girlfriend Kristen Stewart. 'Kristen is amazing in On The Road. I've always admired her talent. It's incredible to be both here in competition at the festival. Maybe here starts a new phase of my career' "

"Kristen’s always been a great actress, people just…can’t even see what you actually are"
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'Cosmopolis' Press Conference!

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Video of Rob after the press conference greeting his Russian fans|source

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New 'Cosmopolis' Interview from the Cannes Film Festival!

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Pics & videos of Rob at the 'Cosmopolis' photocall in Cannes!

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Rob's new interview with Premiere (France)!

Outtakes now in better quality from Premiere|via

From Premiere!Translation thnks to RPLife 
P: Is there some part of you that is thrilled to surprise your Twilight fans who would see Cosmopolis?
RP: When my casting in Cosmopolis was announced, I saw many of them buying Don DeLillo's book. And it doesn't shock them at all that I'm playing a role like this one. On the contrary, I feel liek they want to see us succeed, for us to be successful after the saga. They want us to be loved and respected. They're aren't fans like any others, they might not all be movie fanatics, but I can feel in them a desire to become one. They're interested in what we do, even if it's an usual movie like Cosmopolis. Actors that are in popular hits or franchises, often feel like they have to do things that would please 'this' audience. But I think that they underestimate their spectators. I know that Twilight fans want to adapt themselves. If you've played in Transformers, it doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to that all your life.

P: Cosmopolis press promise to be ... interesting. In hope that all the interviews won't focus only on one particular scene.
RP: I don't see which scene they could focus on that would reduce/narrow down the movie ...

P: I do ...
RP: You mean the chek-up scene, I guess? Having said that now, it's a pretty good promo for the movie: "So, you get your prostate checked in Cosmopolis?" *laughs* As soon as I have an erotic scene, teh most commun you could imagine, I know I'll hear about it.

P: In Cosmopolis, there's one where a taser is involved?
RP: The one in the hotel .. We shot that one in one take. Patricia (McKenzie), the actress, was really at ease with her body. When we had to rehearse the scene, she almost took all her clothes off. I just stood there in my underwear, so embarrassed! After the scene was done, I went to see the cameraman and asked him: "Is it me or what just happened was really intense? I almost felt like I really had sex!" The sex scene in History of Violence was already incredible. I don't know why but David Cronenberg is really talented for that. It's a surprising speciality for a director, but it's his.

P: David Lynch is pretty good too for that. It's funny because when you see Lynch and Cronenberg, the first thing that comes to mind isn't: "I'm sure those guys shoot amazing sex scenes."
RP: It might be due to the fascination that David has with the human body. Even in a movie like Videodrome, he sexualizes everything - the orifice that James Woods has on his belly looks a lot like a vagina. And I can really see David thinking about it and tell himself: "MMMh, I like that." We see less and less filmmakers having enough confidence that would let them flaunt and dig their obsessions. It's like Tarantino and women's feet. It's his thing, he likes that and thus going to put it iin all his movies. I'm not attracted to feet but when they film those of Bridget Fonda in Jacky Brow, it's sexy.

P: In Cosmopolis, you get a visit from Juliette Binoche in the limp. She uses the space in a very creative way ...
RP: Originally, the sex scene with Juliette was supposed to happen in a hotel room, but found it more interesting for it to happen in the limo. You have to ask yourself a question: how to you film, with success, a sex scene in a limo? Well, you end up bumping yourself everywhere in the car *laughs*. The worst is that I met Juliette Binoche, who is one of my favorite actresses, right before filming the scene. And 5 minutes later, we were writhing in the limo ... Very strange. But yes, it was more appropriate in that space.

P: What about Mathieu Amalric, the other French of the movie?
RP: He's amazing. I'm sad he's mostly filmed in wide shots because you can't really enjoy the crazy facial expressions he did. Does he work a lot in France?

P: Not enough. But he directs too.
RP: It doesn't surprise me. By the way, did you see the trailer for Rust and Bone? If only Audiard decided to film in English .. He's probably the biggest director active, able of making movies that touch the general public while still being, indisputably, art. The performances in his movies are the best, his action scenes are the best ... Not a lot of filmmakers can reach his level, except for maybe James Gray, with whom I dream of working.

P: What attracts you in project today?
RP: I want to do a movie that would make people want to hang its poster on their wall. Like with Trainspotting before: everyone had that poster in their room, me being the first. It was a way to declare one's identity. I dream of being in movies that would inspire the same thing.

New interview of Rob & David Cronenberg from Cannes!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

New interview of Rob with 'Metro France'!

From Twilight to the cinema of David Cronenberg, that's a big step. It is the beginning of a new career for you?
Firstly, to be here with this movie, it's amazing. For a young actor like me, for people who really like cinema, it's the ultimate festival. One of the only ones that considers cinema like an art form. Here it's not about being a celebrity and all that comes with it. To go back on the subject of my career, it's probably teh start of something. Because shooting Cosmopolis gave me the confidence I needed to invest myself in projects that really interest me.

You started in England but you became famous because of Hollywood. Do you think young american actors see Cannes like you do?
Maybe ... until the day their movie gets selected *laughs*. In the US, Cannes isn't given a lot of media coverage, we talk about it more in a professional environment. Whereas in London, the festival is on the first page of the newspapers for two weeks. The thing that is weird here is all these people that clap for you at the end of the screening. I went to the one for On the Road (note: wednesday night) and it hit me. In the USA, people leave as soon as the credits roll. I asked david what would happen if we were booed with Cosmopolis. Do we have to stay up for 20 minutes anyway? *laughs*

Apparently, you're a fan of Cronenberg. Did you sign on for one of his movies without reading a script?
Absolutely. I did so last week! My agent asked me if I was reading for the next movie with David and I said yes without thinking *laugs*. For Cosmopolis tho, I read teh script one year before it got offered to me and I foudn it excellent. On the first read, I felt a connexion. It talked to me without me even knowing what it was about.

Cronenberg didn't make you rehearse or explain to you that he wanted to discover the meaning of the movie during the shoot. It didn't scare you?
Its' pretty understandable because the script is really complicated and can be taken in many different ways. David didn't talk to me a lot, indeed. We had a brief conversation, that's it. I remember being sitted in my hotel room two weeks before filming; telling myself: "My god!" The very first days, I was terrified. We did camera tests. I was sitting in the limo, I didn't have anything to do ... and I almost threw up. My heart was beating so fast, I was scared David was going to fire me, that he thought I was a faker. But he was really relaxed. His crew explained to me that for teh first week, he didn't knwo what he was doing, but that it was normal ... That he was trying to find a meaning to teh movie. As soon as we found our rythm, we went faster and faster. At teh end of the filming, we only did one take per scene. It was crazy. For teh last one, we had 4 days scheduled, we did it in one day and a half.

What was the hardest for you? The dialogues that are pretty literal?
Most of the time, dialogues in movies aren't very good. And actors change them, it's part of the job. In this one, they were so good ... What was difficult was that David tended to chnage the program of the day depending on technical problem or another. Which meant that I had to have the script memorized, every day, like a play. But it was nice because most of the time, when you go back to your hotel after filming, there's not much to do but then I had to go over the script ever night.

What about the sex scenes? Are they fun and exciting at the same time?

The most difficult one was the one with my bodyguard played by Patricia McKenzie. At first, we were supposed to see us climax at the beginning of the scene, and then talk after. But David suggested that we talked while we f*cked *laughs*

And the scene where your prostate gets examined?
5 minutes before we filmed, David told me 'I want to see the bottom of your balls on the top of the frame.' *laughs* At the moment, I reminded myself that I woudl do anything for him. So I went back to see him and told him that wouldn't happen. He took it really well. At the start, it's a very bizarre scene that you won't see again in another movie, I promise.

Don DeLillo wrote the book before 9/11 and teh financial crisis. But his characters in Cosmopolis deal with current dilemmas. Did you try to make yours as contemporary as possible?
It wasn't done on purpose. Except that tons of things came on during filming. Like the Occupy Wall Street movement that happened at the same time as we were filming the riot scene. And then Rupert Murdoch got a pie in the face, like my character! It's funny, because at first I didn't see Cosmopolis like a description of reality, more like a poem. That's how the book is read and what makes it timeless. Now about the financial crisis, its virtual side, the fact that we could replace money by rats and that it wouldn't change anything ... I completely agree. To be honest, I never invested money in anything. It doesn't make sense, it's all in people's heads.

Did you think of a speech if you win?
Absolutely not! I'm terrified by only the idea of goign on stage and to get booed!

It would be your first big award ...

hey, I won Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards for Twilight. Three years in a row!

Well now we could as well give you the price of the best finger in the a..
*roars with laughter* That would be amazing, that was be an incredible price. For the best prostate scene in the history of cinema.

Your next movie will be with Cronenberg then?
I don't know when exactly we're going to shoot. It will be David's first movie in America. In Los Angeles, to be exact. It will be about the industry of cinematography and I promise that it's going to be really weird. Till then, I'm doing Mission: Blacklist with the French director, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, who did Johnny Mad Dog. It'll be about the search of Saddam Hussein and we want to film in Iraq, in Tikrit, even tho it's complicated. But I'm 26 and it's the kind of thing that tempts me. If someone should do it, it will be me!
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New Pics of Rob on 'Le Grand Journal'!

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Rob on "Le Grand Journal" (Cannes)!

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New 'Breaking Dawn - Part2' character poster of Rob as Edward Cullen!

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Details on 'The Twilight Saga - The Complete Film Archive'!

From EW
For those of you anticipating Nov. 16th — the release of the final Twilight movie — with a mix of utmost dread and excitement, the good folks at Little, Brown will be releasing the definitive, lushly photographed tome to commemorate the record-breaking film series on Oct. 9. EW got the first peek at the cover and the scoop on what you can find inside — from the looks of it, you’ll have a hard time prying this must-have from a true Twihard’s cold, dead hands. Feast your eyes below!
Fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight Saga novels and films will treasure this magnificently detailed film guide!  The Complete Film Archive offers a fresh look at the adored films based on Stephenie Meyer’s beloved book series. Discover newly revealed secrets from the set through stories from the actors themselves— including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the glittering cast. Go inside the phenomena with removable script pages, reproductions of screening passes, VIP invitations, and set pieces, as well as other collectibles that make this deluxe volume a must-have for every fan. Through new interviews with the stars and filmmakers, as well as unpublished images, the entire saga unfolds in rich detail: the beginning groundswell of Twilight mania, the frenzy for New Moon, the dramatic action of Eclipse, and the transformative conclusion of both Breaking Dawn films. The love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen quickly became a global obsession, and this lushly illustrated volume captures the evolution like never before.

New 'Cosmopolis' still!

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Rob & David Cronenberg to do a Q & A in London on June 1st!

Cosmopolis Q&A with David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson
Members' priority booking now open!

Curzon Q&A: Cosmopolis (15) plus Q&A with David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson
Friday 1 June 6.30pm MAYFAIR

Members' priority booking is now open. Any remaining tickets will go on general sale from Friday 25 May at 1.00pm. Click here for more information on how to become a Curzon member
Priority booking is available in person at Curzon Mayfair or by phoning 0330 500 1331.

Tickets: £50.00/£42.50 Cineastes