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Robert Pattinson To Star as Dennis Stock in Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life’  

From ScreenDaily:

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Robert Pattinson will star as Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and Dane DeHaan will play James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Life. FilmNation handles international sales and will introduce the script to buyers in Toronto.

See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman produce with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films, marking a post-The King’s Speech reunion between See-Saw and FilmNation. CAA holds US rights.

Luke Davies wrote the screenplay to Life, which chronicles the friendship that ensued when the straight-laced Stock embarked on a road trip with Dean in 1955 for a Life magazine commission.

Filming is scheduled to commence production in February 2014 on location in Canada.

“As an internationally celebrated photographer, Anton Corbijn is the perfect filmmaker to direct Life,” said Canning and Sherman. “Finding the right actor to play James Dean was a big responsibility, but Dane’s body of work has proved what a chameleon he is and what he will contribute to the role.

“Casting Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan brings together two of the most exciting young actors of their generation.”

“We were fortunate to work with Anton on A Most Wanted Man and are thrilled to be a part of his next film,” said FilmNation CEO Glen Basner. “His incredible talent combined with the chemistry between Dane and Robert will bring to life the fascinating story of the fast friendship formed at a very pivotal time in Dean’s life.

“The project also marks our re-teaming with See-Saw Films whose impressive track record continuously keeps them a top-player in international film production.”

Pattinson will next be see in David Michôd’s The Rover and starred in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis as well as the Twilight franchise. He recently wrapped on Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars .

DeHaan broke out in the sci-fi hit Chronicle and also stars in Toronto entries Devil’s Knot, Metallica Through The Never and Kill Your Darlings. His credits include The Place Beyond The Pines.

For those wondering who Dennis Stock was: he’s the photographer of some of the most iconic photo’s of James Dean. Check some of those out HERE

 

From The Film Stage

First revealed earlier this summer, Life is a period piece whose drama is deeply rooted in the intertwining worlds of fame and photography, something the helmer is remarkably familiar with. As scripted by Luke Davies, its action centers on the relationship between James Dean and Life Magazine‘s Dennis Stock, the latter of whom had been tasked with capturing the up-and-coming actor less than a year before his rise to stardom and tragic death.

We’ve now got news from Screen Daily who will take the parts, as Robert Pattinson has signed on for Stock and Dane DeHaan will step into the iconic shoes of Dean. Production is already set for this February in Canada, where we will follow the duo on a road trip. This is another addition to Pattinson’s promising slate of films coming up, with David Michôd’s The Rover and David Cronenberg‘s Maps to the Stars, while DeHaan will be see in Kill Your Darlings and Metallica Through the Never this fall, ahead of his major turn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Robert Pattinson Withdraws from Queen of the Desert?   

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s recent interview with Queen of the Desert producer, Cassian Elwes, Robert Pattinson and Naomi Watts are no longer attached to the project.

With Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson dropping out of Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell biopic Queen of the Desert, is the project dead?

It’s been in casting hell, but we feel like we are coming out of it now. I think we’re close to making an announcement.

Read the full interview here.

Tweets on the other hand are making every comment uncertain:

RT @cassianelwes: “@leamai3: @cassianelwes Can you confirm If Rob Pattinson dropped out of the Queen Of Desert?” nothing is written in stone

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Robert Pattinson Dior Ad Crashes Viral Video Charts at No. 1

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By TheImproper Staff, September 11th, 2013

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Robert Pattinson smolders in Dior Homme’s new video ad for the fragrance.

Robert Pattinson is being paid a bundle to represent Dior Homme, but the fashion and fragrance brand is getting its money’s worth and then some. Rob’s newly released Dior ad is topping the viral video charts for advertising on the Internet.

The charts are usually led by clever software, technology and fashion apparel ads, but Pattinson’s Dior Homme fragrance campaign has broken the mold, according to Visible Measures, which tracks that segment of the market.

Rob’s Director’s Cut Dior video broke into the chart at No. 1 with just over 7 million views for the week. It was released Sept. 1 after the brand teased fans for weeks with photos and video snippets.

TheImproper published a lengthy behind-the-scenes video and more than 70 photos from the campaign.

The top-five viral video campaigns were rounded out by Intel/Toshiba, Honda, Five-Hour Energy and Google’s Chrome, according to the ratings.

Ad Age’s Viral Video Chart, powered by Visible Measures, focuses on brand-driven social video ad campaigns, according to the publication.

Each campaign is measured by “True Reach,” an MRC accredited metric that includes views from brand-driven and audience-driven social video clips,” it says.

Rob’s spot shows him in various scenes getting hot and bothered with French Model Camille Rowe. They kiss passionately, embrace under water in a swimming pool, race along the shoreline in a classic BMW convertible and drop in on swank parties. Led Zeppelin cranks in the background.

Rob personally recruited Romain Garvas to direct the ad, which was produced by Paris-based Iconoclast.

Rob and Camille’s chemistry was unquestioned, but the ad drew criticism for its conformity to “every other perfume commercial,” according to the advertising trade.

Calvin Klein released a fragrance spot in July that features actress Rooney Mara in black and white and Chanel No. 5 produced an ad spot with a similar look and feel as Robs, using actor Brad Pitt.

Still Dior’s Twitter feed #DiorRob is trending. To see the ads and the firms that round out the Top Ten check out AdAge. And, be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for Robert Pattinson news you can trust.

Isla Fisher and Robert Pattinson at

by Lindsay Miller

Robert Pattinson was a Brit among a sea of Aussies at tonight's Australians in Film gala in LA. A suited-up — and nearly scruff-free — Rob was on hand to present an honor to Blue Tongue Films. The production company is behind his upcoming movie The Rover, which was shot in Southern Australia.

Rob had a front-row table at the award ceremony, where he dined on kohlrabi and beet salad by his rep's side and laughed along with the rest of the crowd — including Isla Fisher, Hawaii Five-0's Alex O'Loughlin, and several prominent Australian filmmakers — during the raucous festivities. Tonight was the second public appearance Rob has made this week; on Tuesday, he attended a screening of his friend Nicholas Jarecki's latest directorial project, Seduced and Abandoned.

Isla Fisher presented Baz Luhrman with one of two Orry-Kelly International awards tonight. The Great Gatsby director couldn't be there to accept in person, so she announced that she'd take home his boomerang statuette, teasing: "My first award!" Isla also couldn't resist comparing the title of the honor to the R&B singer with a very similar name: R. Kelly. When Rob presented the second of the statuettes to Blue Tongue shortly after Isla, he said he was chagrined she'd already made the first R. Kelly-related crack. Then, he jokingly referred to the honor as "the golden shower award," earning the evening's biggest roar of laughter from the crowd. In typical self-deprecating form, Rob also wondered out loud if he should ditch his "insanely" generic written speech, but ultimately decided against it after the crowd urged him to keep reading.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's POPSUGAR Live! for video from last night's ceremony and red carpet — and to hear why some of the Australian actors in attendance told us Rob deserved to be an honorary Aussie for the night.

Robert Pattinson Lifts Hollywood Profile, Flying Solo

Appeared at Two Industry Events in Three Days

By TheImproper Staff, October 25th, 2013

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Robert Pattinson stuck closely to married actress Isla Fisher at the Australians In Film Awards Gala in Hollywood. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)

Robert Pattinson is suddenly a man about town in Hollywood. He’s popped up at two industry events this week, flying solo at both to hobnob with actors, directors and producers. Is he trolling for work, or more comfortable now with the establishment?

In the most recent sighting, the dapper, clean-shaven and suited actor appeared at the “2nd Annual Australians In Film Awards Gala” in Hollywood.

The event is a schmooze-fest for the Australian acting contingent in Hollywood. It gives Aussie actors a chance to network and also doubles as an awards program for Australian based movies and actors.

Officially, Rob, 27, was there as a presenter. But he definitely has an affinity for the country.

He spent two months in the Australian outback this past spring to film “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic thriller about a society ruled by gangs. He co-stars with Aussie actor Guy Pearce.

Rob called filming in the desert under grueling conditions a life-changing experience and developed a keen fondness for the country, even if he was collared by police for riding his bike without a helmet during his stay.

Only three days ago, Pattinson showed up at an official screening for Director James Toback’s film, “Seduced and Abandoned,” at the Clarity Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rob rubbed shoulders with Toback and directors Nicholas Jarecki and Brett Ratner.

In each case Rob was alone, or with one of his reps. His reported girlfriend Dylan Penn, daughter of actor Sean Penn, was nowhere to be seen.

And earlier this month, he was spotted with Florence Welch and her sister Grace at an Arctic Monkeys concert. He and Welch are just friends. So the Dylan Penn connection may be a little less than tabloids are making it out to be.

At the Australian event, Rob stuck closely to his table mates, including fetching redhead Isla Fisher, 37, who is married to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, 42. He was also spotted
on the red carpet talking with Delta Goodrem, an Australian singer-songwriter and television actress.

Rob presented the “Fox Studios Australia Orry-Kelly International Award” to Aussie production collective, Blue-Tongue Films. In keeping with the raucous atmosphere, he dubbed the honor “the R Kelly golden shower award.” That Rob! What a card!

On a slightly more serious note, he added: “You look at the film industry now, everyone’s so cut-throat, especially in L.A.”

“Seeing how the Blue Tongue group came together, they all seem to support each other and they’re also critics that share high quality work without their egos getting involved,” he said.

Sounds like Rob’s kind of crowd.

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Though the book it’s based on burned up the New York Times Best Seller list when it was released back in 2009, director James Gray has been finding it surprisingly hard to get traction on a film adaptation of David Grann’s The Lost City of Z. Benedict Cumberbatch signed on for the lead role of explorer Percy Fawcett earlier this fall, but little other information about the status of the project has emerged since. Today, however, Screen Daily announced that Robert Pattinson has joined the cast of the film in a major role.

Pattinson’s involvement was unveiled during this week’s American Film Market, and Screen Daily revealed the casting in their first AFM-centric print issue of the year.

The film has had a long road to the big screen but, with Pattinson and Cumberbatch both on board, I can’t imagine that The Lost City of Z will collapse at this point. The project was previously in development over at Paramount Pictures before pay disputes and then-star Brad Pitt’s interest in Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly led to the film flatlining.

Now, Pitt’s own film company, Plan B Entertainment, has committed to producing duties, and Panorama Media has agreed to finance and sell rights for the film. It looks like all the pieces are falling into place for The Lost City of Z to shoot early next year.

Pattinson’s role is as of yet unclear, though I would predict that he will portray Raleigh Rimmell, a close friend of Fawcett’s son who accompanies the explorer on his journey into the Amazon. The role of Jack Fawcett is also still open, but I can’t imagine that Gray would expect audiences to buy Pattinson as Cumberbatch’s son.

The Lost City of Z centers on Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British soldier-turned-explorer who becomes obsessed with the idea that an ancient civilization exists deep within the Amazon. Fawecett ventures into the deadly Amazon many times on various expeditions before funding eventually dries up. Convinced that the lost city, which he dubs Z, still exists, Fawcett undertakes one final adventure into the Amazon, bringing with him only his eldest son Jack and one of Jack’s closest friends. None of them are ever seen again.

Do you approve of Pattinson’s casting for this historical adventure film? Are you excited for The Lost City of Z? Let us know in the comments section!

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Who am I to disapprove of this piece of news? Besides, my girl squealed with unbridled excitement at this. ^^

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German Distribution, Toronto Screening: David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson MAPS TO THE STARS

By Andre Soares | Most Recent Update: Nov 19, 2013 

 

Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg ‘Maps to the Stars’ gets German distribution, Toronto screening

Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars has found a German distributor. Screen Daily reports that Christian Meinke’s MFA+ has acquired the rights to the David Cronenberg-directed Hollywood satire at the American Film Market, recently held in Santa Monica. MFA+ also picked up Vincent Grashaw’s feature debut Coldwater and Tobias Lindholm’s Danish thriller A Hijacking / Kapringen, which has a similar premise to that of the Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks hit Captain Phillips. (Photo: Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps to the Stars.)

In Map to the Stars, John Cusack (replacing Viggo Mortensen) plays a Los Angeles analyst and self-help guru whose wife (Olivia Williams) is immersed in the career of their teen star son (Evan Bird), fresh off of rehab. Their daughter (Mia Wasikowska) is a recovering pyromaniac — a dangerous passtime in Kalahari-arid Southern California.

One of Cusack’s clients is an actress (Rachel Weisz replacement Julianne Moore), who has visions of her dead mother (Sarah Gadon) and whose chief goal in life is to remake the movie that made Mom a star in the ’60s. And finally, Robert Pattinson plays Jerome Fontana, a limo driver with aspirations of movie stardom who befriends the young pyromaniac.

Bruce Wagner (Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hill) wrote the Maps to the Stars screenplay, which has been a prospective David Cronenberg film project since at least 2006. Back then, the film was described as a "dark Hollywood thriller," which, if correct, indicates that the screenplay has undergone some radical changes.

Note: Maps to the Stars is totally unrelated to Miguel Arteta’s Star Maps, a 1997 drama about a young and handsome seller of star maps and sex worker (Douglas Spain), who suffers at the hands of his abusive father (Efrain Figueroa).

‘Maps to the Stars’: Cannes 2014 as possibility?

Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell tweeted that Maps to the Stars, "with plot of life crisis & rehab, had industry sneak Monday in T.O. — perfect choice!" Whether or not this second David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson collaboration will have a Cannes Film Festival 2014 premiere remains to be seen.

There’s certainly a chance, as Cosmopolis had its official debut at the festival two years ago. In fact, in the last 18 years, four David Cronenberg movies have vied for the Palme d’Or. Besides Cosmopolis, there were Crash, Spider, and A History of Violence.

‘Maps to the Stars’ cast

Besides Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, and the other aforementioned performers, also in the Maps to the Stars cast are the following: Niamh Wilson, Emilia McCarthy, Jayne Heitmeyer, Amanda Brugel, Kiara Glasco, Joe Pingue, Justin Kelly, Ari Cohen, Jennifer Gibson, Chris Anton, Jonathan Watton, Donald Burda, Clara Pasieka, Gord Rand, Byron Lane, and Star Wars‘ Carrie Fisher as herself.

Carrie Fisher, of course, wrote her own bit of Hollywood (semi-)fiction, Postcards from the Edge, which became a 1990 movie directed by Mike Nichols. Meryl Streep starred as a sort of Carrie Fisher while Shirley MacLaine played a sort of Debbie Reynolds.

Hollywood satires have been around for as long as Hollywood has been around. Some have been lighthearted — e.g., King Vidor’s Souls for Sale, starring Eleanor Boardman as a film-star to be — others have been scathing — e.g., Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd., starring Gloria Swanson as what might have become of Eleanor Boardman three decades later. (Actually, Norma Desmond was inspired by Barbara La Marr and other movie vamps of the period. Boardman played Good Girls.) Anyhow, chances are Maps to the Stars will fall into to the latter category.

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After leaving Edward Cullen behind following the release of Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 nearly one year ago, Robert Pattinson has kept himself busy. Although there have been no 2013 releases — unless one counts his Dior commercial — Pattinson has several projects that, if they all come to fruition, will have his name plastered on movie billboards about half a dozen times in the next two years.

Those include David Michôd’s Australian-set futuristic thriller The Rover, co-starring Guy Pearce; Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, with Nicole Kidman (replacing Naomi Watts) in the title role (as Gertrude Bell) and Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia); Jesper Ganslandt’s Mission: Blacklist, with Robert Pattinson as U.S. interrogator Eric Maddox; and James Marsh’s thriller Hold on to Me, with Carey Mulligan.

Recently, Robert Pattinson’s name has found its way into James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, to star Benedict Cumberbatch as British explorer Lt. Col. Percival Fawcett, who nine decades ago disappeared in the Amazon while in search of a mythical civilization. It’s unclear which role Pattinson would have in the film.

And as a commenter reminded me below, Robert Pattinson should also be playing photographer Dennis Stock opposite Dane DeHaan’s James Dean in Life. According to online reports, the Anton Corbijn-directed movie is supposed to begin production in February 2014. One more: the IMDb lists Hate Mail as another Pattinson movie project; Scarlett Johansson was at one point mentioned as the film’s leading lady-to-be. (More on Robert Pattinson and ‘Life.’)

Besides David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and the Twilight movies co-starring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson’s previous features include Mike Newell’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (as Cedric Diggory), supporting Daniel Radcliffe; Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes as a troubled Salvador Dalí in love with Javier Beltrán’s Federico García Lorca; Allen Coulter’s romantic drama Remember Me, opposite Emilie de Ravin; Francis Lawrence’s Water for Elephants, co-starring Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz; and Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s underrated Bel Ami, with Robert Pattinson excellent in the title role opposite Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Uma Thurman.

Info about Maps to the Stars acquisition by German distributor via mapstothestarsfilm.com. Image of Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps to the Stars via justjared.com, which offers about a dozen other photos on the film’s set.

"German Distribution, Toronto Screening: David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson MAPS TO THE STARS" Originally Published: Nov 19, 2013

Robert Pattinson to Co-Star in ‘The Childhood of a Leader’  

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From Variety

Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson are attached to “The Childhood of a Leader,” a new drama directed by Brady Corbet, Variety has learned.

The pic is Corbet’s feature directorial debut, after winning honorable mention at Sundance in 2009 for his short “Protect You + Me.”

The drama, which tells the childhood of a post-World War I leader, is tentatively scheduled to shoot in Europe starting in May. Corbet co-wrote the script with Mona Fastvold, the director of the upcoming Sundance drama “The Sleepwalker.” It will be produced by Antoine and Martine de Clermont-Tonnere, Chris Coen and Amour Fou.

Corbet, the star of this year’s Sundance indie “Simon Killer,” just wrapped roles in Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young,” Andrea Di Stefano’s “Paradise Lost” and Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent.”

Source: ToR

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For Robert Pattinson, Cannes Is a Coming-out Party

For the past year, Robert Pattinson has been trying to disappear. He says he's been actively avoiding having his photo taken, trying to erase a tabloid persona.

"I'm just trying to not be in stupid gossip magazines, basically, and I think the best way to do it is never be photographed ever," says Pattinson. "As I get older, I just get more and more and more self-conscious about getting photographed. I don't know why. I've done it too many times and now I feel like everyone can see through me."

Not being photographed isn't an option for Pattinson at the Cannes Film Festival: The annual Cote d'Azur extravaganza is famous for its walls of photographers and its rabid hunger for celebrity.

But Pattinson has unveiled a new, more mature image of himself at this year's Cannes. He stars in two of the festival's top films: David Michod's lean, dystopian thriller "The Rover" and, in competition, David Cronenberg's dark Hollywood satire "Maps to the Stars." In the latter, he plays a Los Angeles limo driver trying to break into the movie business.

In "The Rover," which opens in the United States on June 13, he gives arguably his best performance yet, playing a bloodied half-wit who travels across a near-future Australian Outback with a terse man bent on revenge (Guy Pearce). With a halting Southern accent, he's a mangy, wounded puppy dog of a man, loyal to his companion.

More than any film before, "The Rover" announces the 28-year-old former "Twilight" star as a talented actor of range, capable of disappearing into a complicated role.

"It's literally exactly what I wanted," Pattinson said of his Cannes, smiling atop the Palais des Festivals.

His performances have been eye-opening for many, including Pattinson's co-stars. "I wasn't aware of what he was capable of," says Pearce. "On the second day, I said to David, 'He's really (expletive) good, isn't he?'"

The new chapter for Pattinson really began with his first collaboration with Cronenberg in the 2012 stylish Don DeLillo adaptation "Cosmopolis." Since then, he says, he's been choosing parts solely by director.

"I sort of had a bit of a list," says Pattinson. "The things I'm going to do next I've said yes to them before I've even seen a script."

Along with Michod ("Animal Kingdom") and Cronenberg, Pattinson has shot movies with Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn. He's lined up films with Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers") and Olivier Assayas ("Carlos"). All are widely acclaimed filmmakers who mostly operate far from the mainstream.

"It takes so much of the responsibility off you," says Pattinson. "I don't like the idea of trying to make movies as, like, a vehicle. Also, I don't really know who my audience is. I don't know if I have an audience. Outside of 'Twilight,' I don't know."

"Playing the lead in 'Cosmopolis' was not at the time what he wanted to do," says Cronenberg. "I had to talk him into it. He was really looking forward to playing a smaller role in an ensemble piece. In a way, ('Maps') is kind of a perfect continuation of our relationship, which I really value."

Pattinson auditioned for Michod for "The Rover," though the screenplay's scant backstory made it difficult. Exposition is largely resisted on the characters and the nature of the "collapse" that destroyed Australian currency. Pattinson went in in character.

"But then I had to sort of ask a couple questions half in character at the beginning, like: 'Is he mentally handicapped? Before I completely make a fool out of myself?'" he recalled laughing.

"The second he started doing the character, I was getting excited," says Michod. "I was getting excited about the performance he would give, excited about the character as invented by him and excited by the prospect of taking a possibly very underestimated franchise star and letting him demonstrated what he's actually capable of."

Pattinson says relished playing a more physical part.

"I had done so many parts where I was super still — like the whole of 'Twilight,'" he says. "It's so restrictive. You do something where you have blood all over your face, you can't be expected to fit into any kind of mold."

Drafted into a global franchise at a young age, Pattinson has previously said he wasn't even sure if acting was meant for him. For one of the more famous people on the planet, he doesn't exude confidence or self-seriousness, but rather has a squinty, bemused manner and is quick to laugh at himself. Now, he acknowledges his confidence is growing.

"I'm very, very good at lower expectations," says Pattinson. "Lower expectations and over-deliver."

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Robert Pattinson covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, opening up about life before and after the Twilight Saga.

The actor recalls a fateful, middle-of-the-night talk withTwilight director Catherine Hardwicke during the audition process, confessing they had “this ridicu­lous conversation, and I hadn’t read the books or the script or anything and I just bullsh*tted on the phone.”

Pattinson went on to test with Kristen Stewart at the Hardwicke’s home, where “in one of the scenes, I [was meant] to take my shirt off, and I think I was the one guy who didn’t.”

Of course, he did ultimately end up shedding his shirt for the film series, which turned out to be way different than he ever expected, especially considering he initially thought it would be similar to Hardwicke’s previous project Thirteen, “but with vampires.”

“I genuinely had no idea it was going to be a [blockbuster],” admits Pattinson, who says “everything changed when they did the marketing, and the general public started to view [the films] in a different way when they started to push the ‘team’ aspect of it.”

He goes on, “It was like, ‘I’m on Team Edward or Team Jacob.’ That saturated everything, and suddenly there was a backlash. Whereas with the first [film], there wasn’t a backlash at all.”

Reflecting on his role as Edward, Pattinson says, “It was quite a constricting character, in a way.”

“You want to make [him] as dramatic as possible, but you have someone who never loses his temper, and so it’s like, ‘How the f*ck do you do this?’” he says. ”I think that was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done.”

The magazine asks whether Pattinson is still in touch with Stewart, and quotes him as “blithely” replying with ”Yeah.”

Despite the franchise’s mega-success, the movie star still finds himself struggling to score new roles to the point where he’s asking to meet with various directors in hopes of someday working together.

His persistence has paid off in one case, as Spring Breakers filmmaker Harmony Korine is now crafting a project for him.

“He won’t even tell me what it’s about,” reveals Pattinson, and that seems to be just fine, as he tells the magazine, “I don’t know if I’ve really particularly found my feet as an actor yet — I have to prove certain things.”

And while the grind of maintaining a Hollywood career can be taxing (he says he hasn’t even taken time to vacation because he has “a fear of missing out”), Pattinson insists he lives a happy life.

“I did some interview a while ago, and it sounds like I’m a manic-depressive about to kill myself,” he laments. “And I’m like, ‘No I’m not!’”

Pattinson calls himself “a relatively solitary person,” but notes, “I’ve been in L.A. for five years, so I know a bunch of people here now,” allowing for a “nice” birthday earlier this month.

He even plays in poker games with former co-star Kellan Lutz, who is apparently very, very good.

“It’s ridiculous!” he says. “It’s like they basically just ask, ‘Do you want to spend $500 to hang with us?’ ‘Oh, great!’”

That aside, Pattinson isn’t a big spender.

“I buy nice guitars, and that’s about my only expense,” he says, going on to explain why he recently sold his home.

He tells THR, “It was too big a house. It was incredible, like Versailles. It was absolutely, completely crazy. It had this incredible garden, but you just stay in one room, anyway.”

“I could basically live in a cell as long as I had a window,” he adds, later noting, “I have extremely simple desires. I don’t need anything. I don’t want anything at all.”

In fact, he recounts recently floating in a pool chair with some wine, feeling, “This is absolute heaven. This is all I require out of life.”

Pattinson does, however, still have one serious complaint about being in the spotlight: the paparazzi, who recently stalked him in Los Angeles.

“It was like eight cars following me. And this went on for 10 hours, this thing. I literally didn’t know what to do,” he says. ”[But] you figure out ways to deal with it.”

“It’s been such a long time now, it just becomes what your life is. I can’t even really remember what my life was like before,” he admits.

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