Monday, September 21, 2015

New Rob Interview With Associated Press



I like that Rob is doing what he does to make himself happy. That’s what real life should be all about.

“The man relentlessly pursued by photographers is stepping into their shoes for his latest movie role.

British heartthrob Robert Pattinson plays photographer Dennis Stock in Anton Corbijn’s “Life” – which follows the relationship between Stock and a young James Dean (played by Dane Dehaan) who is on the brink of superstardom.

The 29-year-old Pattinson talked to The Associated Press about the transition from celebrity to photographer and the onset of fame after his roles in the blockbuster “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” film series. “Life” comes out on Friday in the United Kingdom and Dec. 4 in the U.S.

Q: “You spend your life in front of the camera, how was it to be behind the camera?”

PATTINSON: “It is interesting to feel the power trip, especially when I was shooting the scene on the red carpet, when you are part of the massive throng of people, and not only are you part of the crowd and hidden but you have something you can hide your own face (with). You just see all the pressure is on someone else. It is kind of nice, you feel all secure in your little pack. It is very different.”

Q: “Did it spark an interest in photography? Are you now a budding photographer or were you interested in photography before the film?”

PATTINSON: “I wasn’t really interested in photography before. And then I started shooting on the same Leica that Dennis Stock had, I think it’s the same one I’m using in the movie. I took about 20 rolls of film, and then got them all developed, and I was really into it before I saw the photos. I really thought that when someone tells you the fundamentals you think that it’s all going to come out and be amazing. When they’re not you like ‘I don’t understand why aren’t they like genius photos?’ I kind of lost interest afterwards.”

Q: “What is interesting is Dean’s journey … he is on the brink of fame and he is considering the impact that fame is going to have on his life. Was there a moment like that with you?”

PATTINSON: “No. I guess Dean had, in the movie anyway, a very strong idea of how he wanted to be and what he felt it was going to be. Whereas I didn’t have any idea like what was going on at all. The first period of getting famous was incredibly strange to me and really fun at the beginning because you didn’t realise the consequences of anything. You could say or do whatever you wanted and it just didn’t matter. I only really realised what being famous was about three years after I got famous, four years afterwards.”

Q: “When you are choosing your roles, do you consider your fan base?

PATTINSON: “I don’t think about it at all. I will go through periods where I will think ‘Oh maybe I should do a commercial movie’ and then I just think, someone gave me a really great piece of advice, someone from my agency weirdly, they said the only clients that are happy are the ones that just do what they want to do. … So I just kind of do everything for myself.”

Q: “If you could hang out with Dean for a day, what would you do?”

PATTINSON: “I would take a bunch of photos of him because then you would have a whole career, sell a bunch and license them out afterwards. I don’t know, he’s just a 23-year-old guy. He would probably be really annoying.””

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4 comments:

goofy and gus said...

Excellent interview.

Marilyn said...

“When you are choosing your roles, do you consider your fan base?

PATTINSON: "...I will think ‘Oh maybe I should do a commercial movie’ and then I just think, someone gave me a really great piece of advice... they said the only clients that are happy are the ones that just do what they want to do. … So I just kind of do everything for myself.”

That is such a mature and unusual attitude for an actor to have. His bank account gives him the luxury of choosing exactly what he wants to do, and who he wants to work with. Most actors don't have that luxury at 25, but he did, and it makes his films much more personal.

It also shows that he's not in show business for the fame -- he's not chasing awards or box office, he's put his quality of life before those kinds of shallow values. That shows so much maturity and that he recognizes the importance of living your life the way you want to, not the way society or anyone else thinks you should live it. It takes a strong person to do that. He's not easily influenced by peer pressure or the need to please others. He's making his own path and gets satisfaction from the work, not the accolades that go along with being an international superstar.

It also shows that the people at his agency aren't trying to use him to get a bigger commission. They have his best interests at heart, they want him to be happy. He isn't just a commodity to them, someone they can sell to the highest bidder for some dumb comic book franchise or action movie. It's good to know he's surrounded himself with people he can trust. Smart man.

live guest said...

Life is getting such great reviews and is 61% fresh on RT. I am really looking forward to Rob's suburb acting with this character. He seems to be in such a happy place right now.

Daniela Millán said...

Marilyn, bravo I agree with every word of it.