Transcript of Rob mention:
If Sarah’s critically acclaimed role as the wife of Fassbender’s Carl Jung got the industry’s attention, her second Cronenberg role as Robert Pattinson’s wife in Cosmopolis cemented her rising star status. Not only did a second collaboration with Cronenberg mean she’d joined the ranks of the director’s Jeremy Irons and Vincent Cassel, she became the focus of the Twihard sets’ curiousity when she got close to Pattinson on screen.
“I kept mt distance, knowing that there might be backlash,” says Sarah of working opposite Pattinson whose Twilight fan-base is comparable to Beatle mania or Bieber Fever. “Caitlin, David’s daughter, received more backlash because she was tweeting a lot of photographs from the set, and people were speculationg about their relationship and proximity. I think too that I kept such a distance that they thought, ‘We’re not going to find anything with this one! We’ll pin it all on that one!’ It’s terrible that that happens too. It’s terrible for him because I take my work seriously, obviously, and so does he. It’s not like you would ever compromise the integrity of your work by doing something… at least I never would. I’m boring that way.”
Next up in Sarah’s non-traditional career is a role in Oscar-nominated French Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve’s first English-language film, An Enemy, opposite to Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, and Isabella Rossellini. The film tells a story of a man, played by Jake, who leaves his mistress to fall back in love with his wife, played by Sarah. Having Jake Gyllenhaal as her third major on-screen husband after Fassbender and Pattinson isn’t so bad, I joke.
“I only accept rich, famous actors as my husbands,” laughs Sarah
Although cozying up to Fassbender, Pattinson and Gyllenhaal would definitely be a perk to most people, their heartthrob statuses seem irrelevant to Sarah. In fact, she seems more excited to her co-stars to join her in the art-house realm than anything else. When I suggest that Pattinson’s work with Cronenberg has helped change the path of his career from teen heartthrob to bonafide actor, Sarah agrees. “Yes,” she says with a smile. “Now he’s going to work with Werner Herzog.”
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