New Rob Portrait & Interview with Le Parisien [Cannes 2014]

Thanks to RPLife for the translation!


Post-apocalyptic western, “The Rover”, thats screened out of competition,
takes place in the Australian outback. But the film caused a sensation at
Cannes, thanks to it’s Hollywoodian cast: Guy Pearce (“LA Confidential”)
and Robert Pattinson, star of “Twilight,” that play lawless men,
struggling to survive.

Yesterday we met with the former partner Kristen
Stewart, 28, also in Cannes for “Maps to the Stars,” by the Canadian
David Cronenberg.

We did not expect you in “The Rover” (Release
June 4), this violent road trip frim Australian director David

ROBERT PATTINSON: Me neither… I’ve been very lucky
since I finished the “Twilight Saga”. You can’t imagine how many
interesting scripts I get, like “The Rover.” I loved “Animal
, the last film by David Michôd. So when I was offered the character
of Rey, the young American severely wounded by soldiers abandoned in the desert,
which is faced with a bitter and withdrawn Australian farmer played by Guy
Pearce, I rushed into the adventure . This is a merciless

Was it difficult filming in the Australian

Formidable instead! We spent seven weeks in beautiful, wild,
remote from civilization areas. It was a nine-hour drive from Adelaide. Without
laptops, without tv etc… And without the paparazzi! It was another life, in
the depths of the desert. This inhuman atmosphere is felt throughout the movie,
this feeling of doom like in “Mad Max”.

You are also at Cannes
with “Maps to the Stars”

I think I would do all Cronenberg’s
films if he asked me. Two years after “Cosmopolis” where my character
lived permanently in his big limousi , it amused me that gave me the role of a
driver of the stars in Hollywood. This is a secondary role, but oh so
significant, alongside the great Julianne Moore.

For an actor of your
calibre, Hollywood, what does that mean?

A sort of bonfire of vanities. A
fierce hard place, full of money , where ego and jealousy are terribly
exacerbated. Where everyone wants to be famous at any cost. It’s very, very hard
to live there. Especially, if you do not have a serious professional environment
and real friends to keep you from all temptations. Me, I ‘m doing fine. I
managed to live my life and fame. Probably because I know the dangers and
pitfalls …

“Twilight” is well and truly over…
Ah yes! It is
well and truly over! I’m too old now to play the undead! There are so many
directors with whom I really want to work .

Corbet, a young director who will direct me in “The Childhood of a
” Harmony Korine (“Spring Breakers”) soon. And the French
Olivier Assayas for a gangster movie that I’ll film in the end of the year in
the United States. I also hope one day Quentin Tarantino…

From RPLife: “(Gangster movie? Looks like it really is “Hubris”, Assayas next project
announced last year – read more here)

Source: Le Parisien

Via: RPLife

New candid pics of Rob being interviewed today in Cannes – May 20

“This is my serious face.” :) – SR’s caption


Look who just came in at the @chopard lounge! Robert Pattinson is here



Info inutile: #Pattinson après une cuite peut descendre 1L de flotte en 10 minutes.. #cannes2014 #inrocksTV



This Charming Man 3 (Robert Pattinson)  Par @basilelmr

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Rob’s Cannes 2014 Interview with Metro News – May 19

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Robert, you are in Cannes to present not one but two films. Is this a coincidence ? This is a nice surprise, although I admit that I really wanted that The Rover in particular was shown here. Actually we missed all the other festivals in the hope to be here. We focused on Cannes because it is the most beautiful in the world. Particularly as for a different film like this one.

As Maps To The Stars, this is a film made outside the Hollywood system. Is this an indicator of the direction you want your career to be after Twilight? What guides me is the desire to work with a director. I realized that if I work with the best in the world, there are chances that I’ll be happy with the result (laughs). I have a really satisfactory work experience. There are twenty filmmakers with whom I want to work and I just started. Next? This year Harmony Korine and Olivier Assayas. Then James Gray in January. We met, became friends and waited to find the right project.

In your place, many young actors try to land a superhero role, or at least a role in a big franchise. Have you considered? I never auditioned for this kind of film. And I ‘m not even sure I know how to play a superhero. If I have my place in this world (he thinks). It doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t do a big studio film at some point. Besides I look full. But I really struggled to find me there, as an actor.

In The Rover, you play a guy a little fool, that we don’t know much except that he is the scapegoat of his brother. How did you get the role? On the first reading, I heard his voice in my head. That of a guy who talks so low force being told to close his mouth. (laughs). So much so that every word that comes out of his mouth is suffering. It was a lot of fun though watching the first cut, some of my dialogue was inaudible!

You are also in the generic Maps to The Stars by David Cronenberg. Is the Hollywood portrayed in the movie as dark the one you know? I’ve always had a good time in Hollywood. Actually I like her dirty side as long as I don’t spend the whole year, that I dontt become a caricature as we see in the film. Remain an observer: I can tell you that there is a lot of weird people out there.

You often come across them? All the time! Actually perhaps now I am one…

Don’t tell me you sell your stool on the Internet as the young actors of the movie! Ah if I could… (laughs) Frankly everyone in Hollywood is a little crazy. The actors are in essence, if we consider that we are asked to play the variety of human emotions, sometimes in the same film. I assure you that you will struggle to meet more people dingo! (laughs)

Via: RPLife – translated by RPLife through Google Translate, for now. Thanks!