Rob at London Cosmopolis Screening Q&A – 6/1

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  • Pattinson didn’t necessarily try to move away from Twilight by taking on roles in Cosmopolis or Bel Ami.
  • Cosmopolis simply felt really really new to him.
  • “David is an adjective” (Pattinson on getting to work with Cronenberg)
  • Cosmopolis was a project that was hard for Pattinson to say no to, despite the scale of his role.
  • “I just spent the whole movie in perpetual terror” (talking about the rollercoaster of very established fellow cast members)
  • “It’s tactile, it’s physical… and gradually you find the right way to shoot the movie” Cronenberg on being spontaneous with cinematography
  • “It’s organic and it comes from the material itself”, Cronenberg continues on how his films come together
  • Cronenberg going into detail about the fine art references (Jackson Pollock and Rothko) in Cosmopolos
  • Hollywood gives an instant high – Cronenberg loves more complex films you can let wash over you and absorb various things from.
  • And then it’s over to the audience for questions!
  • Cannes was incredibly exciting this time for Cronenberg, as his son’s film also screened there.
  • Cronenberg would love to see Pattinson and Mortensen in a film together – “would be sensational”
  • “I don’t like repeating myself” – Pattinson on choosing film roles
  • A lot of the horror scripts Cronenberg gets offered these says seem like either rip-offs or remakes of his previous films.
  • “I don’t think I’d been more afraid in my career” – Pattinson on the first screen test in the limo; felt like throwing up
  • “None of it’s awkward if you think it’s going to be good afterwards” – Pattinson on filming some of the scenes in Cosmopollis
  • “And I’ve done more awkward things in my real life” – Pattinson
  • That finishes our Cosmopolis Q&A and preview at Curzon Mayfair. Don’t forget that the film opens on 15 June.
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