Robert Pattinson covers French magazine Premiere for its new issue.
Included is a preview of his interview, along with a rather obtuse photo shoot for which Pattinson came up with the idea to dedicate the whole thing to David Cronenberg’s movies; apt, since Pattinson stars in the auteur’s latest movie, Cosmopolis.
The interview centered, as these things often do, around Pattinson’s best-known work to date: Twilight. The franchise, that is. So, it’s brought up by Premiere as the benchmark for Pattinson’s acting and, by all accounts, Premiere was complimentary. Told his acting was good in those movies, he responded: “In some scenes maybe… I tried anyway.” Interesting sidestep, so as not to bite the hand that feeds.
When the subject of his talent is broached, Pattinson is uncharacteristically terse: “I’d like to ask a question to those people who think I just started acting well: What do you think I was doing in Twilight? Do they think it’s how I act naturally? No, I had to take decisions as an actor. I find it funny when I read stuff like ’Will Cosmopolis finally prove that he can act?’ What does that even mean?”