Rob, in a recent interview, expressed his worry about his character’s likability in Bel Ami. He fears that fans of him won’t “understand” the character and will subsequently change their minds about him. Although I think this is highly unlikely because it has been proven with Remember Me that Twilight fans do not care either way as long as he remains dear to Edward Cullen, Rob still has anxiety about the release of this movie. I’m excited to see him in a riskier role .. he did so well in How To Be!
Studio execs worry R-Patz’s portrayal of an unlikeable lead may hurt his heartthrob status!
Robert Pattinson’s proud of the work he did on Bel Ami, but the film has not been given a release date, mostly because his character is so unlikeable that studio executives think it may hurt his image!
Rob, 24, spoke with Total Film about the problems the movie is facing by having their super-famous star play a ruthless womanizer.
“We were really true to the book and because the guy is basically a s–t who wins everything at the end it’s really difficult to market it -– especially with me in it,” Rob says. “Everyone’s worried that everyone’s going to be thinking, ‘Oh I want him to be nice, he’s got to be nice to all the ladies.’”
We’re sure the Twilight faithful would still go and see Bel Ami — after all, R-Patz is a great actor no matter what he’s starring in!
Source via hollywood life