Robert Pattinson on The Rover
Robert Pattinson joined an exclusive club this Spring, appearing in two separate competition films at the Cannes Festival: David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire Map to the Stars and David Michôd’s dystopian outback thriller The Rover which was co-written by Joel Edgerton. “That little group of Australians are all very talented” says Pattinson, “and that was one of the reasons why I wanted to do The Rover, because it’s a little clique and they all kind of support each other and I like the idea of being part of a movement. I’m like the only American person whose ever done stuff with them – hey wait, what am I talking about - I’m not even American. I just play one in the movies!”. Well, the British transplant is also kind of playing one in real life these days, living in Los Angeles, working in Hollywood and even learning to surf. The thoughtful direction he has given his post-teen vampire career is especially impressive. Next up for Pattinson are Mission Blacklist for Swedish helmer Jesper Ganslandt, on the hunt for Saddam Hussein and a biography of Lawrence of Arabia for Werner Herzog. All that plus a role as the face of the new Dior Homme campaign – it’s a wonder he found a few minuets o catch up with the HFPA’s Elisabeth Sereda to talk about The Rover. Check out the video.