Cosmopolis Behind The Scenes Video From David Cronenberg’s Virtual Exhibition

TIFF created a site David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition to explore Cronenberg’s career and work. It has videos, interviews, behind the scenes pictures, more. Check out the full site here.

Cosmopolis is part of the exhibition and has a behind the scene video from the movie.

Did you catch Rob’s cute smile after the “cut”? And how he gets into and comes out of character? It’s wonderful!

Much of Cosmopolis takes place in the back of Eric Packer’s (Robert Pattinson) limo, which has been cork lined—or “Prousted”—to block out the sounds of the external world. While the limo provides a very intimate setting for Eric and his occasional companions as they make their way through the streets of New York, more than 160 extras were employed as the mob of protestors running rampant outside of the car. This video takes a closer look at the sound design of this film, and the technical challenges of balancing the chaos of a crowd with the extreme quiet inside the limo.

Source: Cronenbergmuseum

Rob To Co-Star in The Childhood Of A Leader

News has broken today that Rob will co-star in new drama The Childhood Of A Leader with Juliette Binoche and Tim Roth. Rob and Juliette previously starred together in Cosmopolis. How exciting, Rob has so many amazing projects coming up in the new year we cannot wait to see. What we know so far is;

Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson are attached to “The Childhood of a Leader,” a new drama directed by Brady Corbet, Variety has learned.

The pic is Corbet’s feature directorial debut, after winning honorable mention at Sundance in 2009 for his short “Protect You + Me.”

The drama, which focuses on the childhood of a post-World War I. leader, is tentatively scheduled to shoot in Europe starting in May. Corbet co-wrote the script with Mona Fastvold (director of “The Sleepwalker,” which will be competing at 2014′s Sundance Film Festival). It will be produced by Antoine and Martine de Clermont-Tonnere, Chris Coen and Amour Fou.

Corbet, star of the indie “Simon Killer,” just wrapped roles in Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young,” Andrea Di Stefano’s “Paradise Lost” and Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent.”

Source: Variety

Patricia McKenzie Talks Rob & Filming the Cosmopolis Sex Scene

Hopefully all of you have seen Cosmopolis at least once by now and are all familiar with that killer last sex scene with Eric Packer and his bodyguard, Kendra. Well, here’s a GIF to jog your memory …

Now you remember, right?! Can’t forget THAT scene ;) The lovely ladies over at ROBsessed interviewed Rob’s co-star in the film, Patricia McKenzie, about her experiences filming Cosmopolis and working with Rob. She reveals in her answer below about what Rob used to cover his … *cough* package.

ROBsessed: Rob once said sex scene tricks have modesty patches. What other tricks are used in sex scenes? Mint gum?
McKenzie: Wardrobe arrives between each take with a robe, to cover the actors up, touch up makeup and spray fake sweat, although the last part was wholly unnecessary.  It’s incredibly hot and sweaty gyrating under cinema lights, and I was going through a phase, as I sometimes do, where I stopped using deodorant and wearing nail polish or any other chemicals.  All part of my detox.  It takes me a lot to work up a sweat, so I didn’t really consider how hot I would be or how potentially smelly.  So luckily,  I had two little deodorant wipes, that I tried to use, which was mortifying, but at least maybe he knew I was trying not to be offensively oderous.  As far as being covered up, I had nothing, and Rob had a white sport sock taped on with masking tape, for modesty which was pretty funny. Sometimes I find those awkward cover-ups only draw attention to the nudity and make me more self-conscious than if I have nothing, but he didn’t buy my argument, and kept the sock, rather flimsily attached.

Read more of ROBsessed’s interview with Patricia here!

Source: ROBsessed

Sarah Gadon Mentions Rob w/ Real Style Magazine

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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.”

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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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Source: Real Style Network