Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod Talk About ‘Bel Ami’ & Casting Robert

Casting


“We asked actors that we really wanted to work with, people that we have admired for a long time, explains Donnellan of their casting choices. “Kristin Scott Thomas we know of old. Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Robert Pattinson we have always admired. There’s also Colm Meaney, a wonderful Irish actor who plays Rousset and Phillip Glenister. They are all actors we love.”


Ormerod and Donnellan were thrilled to be working with such a diverse cast. Donnellan describes the moment that the actors turned up for rehearsals. “It was absolutely fantastic to see them arriving one after another. They are all incredibly professional and great fun with wicked senses of humour in their own different ways; Uma, Kristin and Christina are all very different people. We had a ball, an absolutely wonderful time because the material was so fantastic, the roles and screenplay are fantastic. Everybody felt like they were being stretched, especially us because it was our first movie. Kristin, Christina, Uma and Robert would all agree that they were doing things they hadn’t done before, which was what made it so thrilling.”

Talking about Georges’ costumes


Dicks-Mireaux explains how the costumes she designed for Georges help to tell the story of his progression throughout the film. “He wears black virtually all the way. Maupassant writes very clearly about starching, and we spend a lot of time and effort on the shirts. This period is a very transitional period between the boiled shirt and the pleated shirt so we’ve done a combination of the two. We’ve engineered this ingenious way of making sure we can always have the stiff cuffs. I’ve gone for very high collars on Robert because he suits them really well and it makes them all stand up correctly. If you look at the British royal family they seem to wear a slightly broader look. You look at the French drawings and they seem to have a much tighter, narrower look – a bit like Christian Dior suits: that very pinched, nice, narrow, elegant, long lined leg. He had a journey and then right at the end of the journey he sort of dips and goes a little bit more bourgeois and slightly pompous. He thought he might have a moustache at the end.” 


Georges ‘Bel Ami’ Duroy


The central character of Georges was a complex and captivating subject for Rachel Bennette, as she explains. “Georges is a difficult character, that’s what makes him so fascinating. He’s quite enigmatic in certain respects and he’s not a typical character in many ways. He’s very reactive as opposed to the active protagonist that you’re used to. So it was a question of trying to get the measure of him.”


“He never works and he still gets it all. That’s what’s so maddening about Georges Duroy,” Donnellan concurs. “He gets the lot with no effort and it’s something we have to live with. Georges has a talent to get to the top and he’s a businessman with one commodity to sell. Another thrilling thing about Georges is his emptiness; people can project anything into him which is another reason why he’s so successful.”


Bennette concludes: “I find Georges really compelling, even if I don’t always like him. There’s something about his audacity, and his daring, and his absolute refusal to be told his place. And there is something quite appealing about that: essentially it is a kind of mad courage that he has.”

We only posted the parts relating to Robert from the Bel Ami Production Notes | RPLife

Rachel Zoe Talks ‘Twilight’ – Mentions Robert & Kristen

You’ve spoken publicly about your love for Twilight. What is it about the series that you love so much?
Rachel Zoe: I would say that you completely lose yourself in the purest form of romance. It’s the first time in so long that you get to see such a strong love, and get so caught up in it without any of the physicality

You’ve also been outspoken about your crush on Robert Pattinson. Have you gotten to meet him yet?

Rachel Zoe: No, I have not met Rob. But, I have many mutual friends and have heard nothing but the loveliest things about him. I think he’s a very talented actor and would love to meet him in the future.

If you could style any of the Twilight cast, who would you pick and why?

Rachel Zoe: Bella and Edward — I would love to dress them as a couple because I think that’s always fun.

If you had to pick: Twilight books or movies?

Rachel Zoe: Movies, because I’m an extremely visual person. I actually read the books after the movies, which was fun because I could see Kristen and Robert as Bella and Edward.

Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Rachel Zoe: Team Edward, obvi.


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Robsten Sighting in Paris Airport Departures Today

Apparently, Rob and Kristen were both spotted together in the Paris CDG Airport today. @LoveIsGreat_ was lucky (and brave) enough to chat with Kristen. (Rob had left as soon as she had gotten the nerve to go up to them.) Unfortunately Kristen wouldn’t let her take a picture; however, Kristen did sign her cookies’ box :) There is speculation as to where Robsten are going. I think they’ll end up back in L.A. <3

@LoveTheStew: ” OMG KRISTEN AND ROBERT ARE HERE ” “@LoveIsGreat_: OMG !!!!! Ya Kristen !!!!!!!! Et Robert !!!!!!!!!!!”

@LoveTheStew: ” My god ! She is so tiny !! So cuuuute #Kristen ” “@LoveIsGreat_: My goooooood !!!!!!! :O elle est toute petite !!! Trop chou #Kristen !!”

@LoveIsGreat_: I can’t believe they were in Paris !!!!! Awww :,)) wanna talk to them !!

@LoveTheStew: ” Nice baseballcap Rob, but it’s’easy to reconize u ! “”@LoveIsGreat_: pas mal la casquette Robert , mais c’est facile de te renconnaitre !”

@LoveTheStew: ‘ She is so cuuuuute #Kristen@LoveIsGreat_: Elle est trop chouuuuuu !!!!!! #Kristen”

@LoveTheStew: ” Maybe they’ll be in the same plane !! ” “@LoveIsGreat_: Henn peut etre qu’ils seront dans le même avion que moi :O”

@LoveTheStew: ” Awww she put her head on his shoulder so cuuuute ” “@LoveIsGreat_: Awwww elle a mis sa tete sur son epauuuuuule trop chouuuuu !!!”

@LoveTheStew: “@LoveIsGreat_: Los Angeles + Kristen + Robert = DEAD :,))))

@LoveTheStew: Shit, Rob’s leaving , gonna talk to k “@LoveIsGreat_: Merde, Robert vient de se lever :/ bon tant pis je vais parler a Kristen qd même :,))”

@LoveTheStew: Omg i have an autograph of Kristen she is so cute !@LoveIsGreat_: J’ai un autographe de Kristen !!!!! Elle est trop chouuuuu :,))))))”

@LoveTheStew: She signed my cookie box bc i didn’t had any paper @LoveIsGreat_: Elle a du signer ma boite de gateau lool psk j’avais pas de papier :,)))”

@LoveTheStew: And she loves paris according to what she told me :,)) @LoveIsGreat_: Et elle adore paris en plus elle m’a dit :,)”

@LoveTheStew: Wow she has 2 phones Oo ! A bb and an iphone ! :O@LoveIsGreat_: Wow elle a 2 telephones Oo ! Un blackberry et un iphone :O”

@LoveTheStew: Awww she waved at me while leaving she is so cuuute !@LoveIsGreat_: Aww elle m’a fait coucou en partant !!!!! Elle est trop chouuuu :,)))”

@LoveTheStew: ” Are that we’ll be in the same plane ! ” “@LoveIsGreat_: Ou qu’ils seront dans le même avion !”

@LoveIsGreat_: My autograph !!!!!!! yfrog.com/h0s45ghj

@LoveTheStew: They WERE in Paris. Not ARE. They gilr who saw them is on her way to Los Angeles

@LoveTheStew: They were at CDG airport ( Paris ) they were leaving. Stop asking me the same questions please !

Thanks to @LoveTheStew for the Translation of @LoveIsGreat_‘s Robsten Fan Encounter! :)

‘Bel Ami’ Costar Philip Glennister Mentions Robert

“Geezer” lol That’s funny!

You recently filmed Bel Ami with Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas, what’s your part? 
I play a Parisian sub-editor married to Uma Thurman (or ‘The Thermanator’ as she was known on set – she has a very powerful presence and she’s taller than me), then that ugly geezer Robert Pattinson turns up and shags everything that moves. Apart from me, thank goodness.

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Rob & Kristen Make Forbes’ ‘Hollywood War of the Wages’ List

Robert Pattinson vs. Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson: $20 million
Kristen Stewart: $20 million

The highly successful Twilight series has earned $2.5 billion at the box office so far and at this point, co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart earn the same amount for starring in each film. Despite the fact that Pattinson has been busier, with films like Water for Elephants, because of the timing for when he got paid for the movie each Twilight star earned the same amount of money between May 2010 and May 2011: $20 million. With the big Universal film Snow White and the Huntsman slated to hit theaters this summer, Stewart is likely to pull ahead of Pattinson.

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