Robert Pattinson recently talked with MTV News about his upcoming projects, thoughts on puppies and kittens, and why he was seen at the gun range. He also talked about his new movie Cosmopolis. They discussed about the actor’s limits when it comes to doing challenging material or quirky characters.
Pattinson said that Shia LaBeouf was willing to do anything for his role in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. Pattinson said that he doesn’t know yet what he’s willing to do for future roles. He confessed that he might not be able to do that type of movie in the near future.
The actor was self-deprecating when it came to his acting skills and how it was stretched for Cosmopolis. He said that it was all luck to be able to be part of David Cronenberg’s movie. He said that he never thought of becoming an actor when he was a kid. He said that he likes the idea of being in movies.
Pattinson is still not comfortable with his abilities as an actor. He added that an actor must constantly feel there’s a 99 percent chance of failure. Every job can turn into a devastating failure that you can’t get another one again. Instead of feeling bad, he uses that feeling to be motivated. He maintained that he likes the feeling of living in the present.
In Cosmopolis, Pattinson stars as Eric Packer, a finance wizard with a net worth in the billions. He lives in a time of economic uncertainty and has received death threats. Instead of taking things slowly, he drives across New York to get a haircut.
Critics praise Cronenberg for creating intellectual and emotional tension all throughout the movie. Cosmopolis is a story of how an obscenely rich person gets into his stretch limo to get a haircut.