Thursday, May 31, 2012

Amazing HQ and UHQ Pictures from the Paris Screening and Cannes

Amazing HQ pictures from the Paris screening and Cannes (I'm not sure if all Cannes pictures are new).

Compilation of New Fan Pictures from Cannes, Paris and Lisbon - More than 450 Pictures

Compilation of fan pictures from Cannes, Portugal and Paris. Just pictures that we haven't posted yet.

Wyck Godfrey Talks Collaborating With Rob On a New Project

When MTV News caught up with "Twilight" producer Wyck Godfrey recently to discuss Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's chances of another Best Kiss win at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3), he revealed that he and Pattinson might be cooking up some post-"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" work plans, in the form of a big-screen adaptation of a crime thriller.

"There's a book called "The Professionals," which is a new crime thriller that Rob has read and really likes," Godfrey said of Owen Laukkanen's well-received debut novel. "We're just starting to look at a writer [to adapt it]. It's kind of a 'Bonnie and Clyde' for today, and he would be fantastic in the role. It's in the early days; we'll see."

A modern-day version of "Bonnie and Clyde" sounds gritty and violent no matter which way you look at it. We asked Godfrey if he sees this potential big-screen crime thriller as a PG-13- or R-rated film for Pattinson.

"Possibly R," he said. "[Rob's] an adult now."

MTV | Via | Via

Red Carpet Interviews from the Cosmopolis German Premiere

Red carpet video/Leaving the premiere - Interviews start around 2:55 - talks Cosmopolis, Twilight, Berlin

Rob's interview with Le Petit Journal from the Paris Screening

Starts at 16:34. They ask him how he liked being on the show.

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Rob, Cronenberg, Giamatti and Sarah Gadon to be on Strombo

All right, this is exciting: 'Cosmopolis' just premiered at Cannes, and now we've got the director and cast of David Cronenberg's latest in the studio. David himself, Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, and Toronto's rising star Sarah Gadon will all be in the red chair.

The show is airing next Thursday, June 7th, so make sure to tune in and check it out.

'Cosmopolis' goes on wide release across Canada Friday, June 8th.


'Cosmopolis' German Premiere

Rob new interview with Ciné Télé Revue (Belgium)

The interview was done during Cannes. The interviewer precises that Rob was eating a lollipop.

In the movie, you get your prostate checked? Is yours asymmetrical too?
Rob: *laughs* I haven't checked that yet! Everybody talks about it, it's crazy how that line marked people.

Did you feel up to the task to take on this role?
Rob: When David Cronenberg called me I was in the middle of shooting Breaking Dawn. There were only three weeks left. As soon as I got home, I pounced on the script and read it in one sitting, in one night. It was really strong, complex and freaky but so funny!

Your character speaks all the time, weren't you scared?
Rob: The risk of failure was huge. At first, I told David I didn't feel ready for the challenge. There was too much pressure, but he convinced me. Even though he knew I didn't understand anything from the script. *laughs*

What didn't you get?
Rob: For Cronenberg, everything made sense. The fact that I didn't understand didn't bother him. He was more concerned about my performance. The world of finance means nothing to me. It conceals an absurd distortion of power struggles. But it's not the end of the world, it's a rebirth because this world needs sometimes to be cleansed and purified.

Your character tries to escape from himself. Since you became famous - and with all these paparazzi hanging on to your coat-tails - are you experiencing the same thing?
Rob: I try not to think about it, I only do my job. I stay cautious about all of this but it's still weird. It's like speaking in your sleep. Cosmopolis is a challenging movie that will open doors for me to new projects. I am very pleased. Saying that though, I can't compare this with my private life even if I feel completely claustrophobic.

Are you relieved that Twilight is over now and that you can now move on to something else?
Rob: I will never disown Twilight. It was my job security. I'll never try to find excuses. The advantage now is that directors think differently. As an actor, it's something you've always dreamed about.

Lots of people think it's because of Twilight that you're pushed to do more diarist and intellectual movies ...
Rob: I did little movies before Twilight. People only notice you when they feel like it. It depends from one type of audience from another. I 'acted' too in Twilight. It was a beautiful period in my life but now it's time to turn the page.

Are you still offered heartthrob's roles?
Rob: It's not always easy to play heartthrob. You need to be extremely confident or be completely oblivious to what people think of you. I like to keep my integrity as an actor.

Did you see 'On the Road' in which your girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, has a role?
Rob: Yes and it's sort of weird to see her like this. To have people clapping for you at Cannes, a Festival that's a little crazy and with so many people, is funny. We might expect those kind of reactions but always end up being surprised.

Did you become up professional opponents?
Rob: No, never. For a year now we both had the chance to evolve in the job we love, especially in those amazing movie projects. Kristen is really ambitious. She knows how to find good scripts, she has the nose for that. I admire her.
We wanted people to respect and understand our choices. During the Cosmopolis screening at Cannes, I was a nervous wreck. I was looking in front of me, behind me, trying to guess people's reactions. I was trying to listen for whispers. And in the end, I missed half the movie. *laughs* At the after party that followed, I was even more terrified at the prospect of having to face people's comments.

Will you be in a movie together after Twilight?
Rob: Yes, absolutely. We're trying to write a script together. It won't be for now but we've thought about it for a long time. The filming of the last two movies was long and difficult.My character doesn't change, he can't die. We finish on a high note.

Thanks to Twilight Belgium for the scans

9 New 'Cosmopolis' Clips!

And they're all in HD!

Wyck Godfrey Talks About the MMAs 'Best Kiss' and 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Talks about the MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss

Talks about Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Source | Thanks @melcitron

More Videos From the Cosmopolis Portugal and Paris Screenings


You can hear better what he says inside the theater - At 0:57 he talks about "Map To The Stars" (via/via)

New HQ Pictures of Rob in Paris Yesterday (May 30th)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kristen talks about Rob and Cosmopolis with E!News "I'm Really, Truly Impressed"

Fan Account, Pictures and Videos of Rob in Portugal (May 28-29)

Some of the pictures were posted on the premiere and May 28th post, but looks like a lot of them are in HQ here. I'm just gonna repost everything - they're all part of their fan account.

From @dizzy_ladybug, @3cheers4tyranny, @patsystew and their friends

More from Rob's Interview with USA Today - talks about future projects

On Nov. 18, he'll reprise his role as vampire/new father Edward Cullen opposite Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 2, the final installment in Stephenie Meyer's behemoth series.

But before that, he'll appear in a surreal role as a Wall Street banker in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis (due in August), which earned a standing ovation for its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

"I used to think it was a good thing to have a safety net," says Pattinson, 26, of his starmaking Twilight role. "To know you're always safe is not real. It's got to matter."

So after Breaking Dawn, Pattinson will launch into a busy slate of projects that are starting to take shape.

"I have five things going — actually six," he says. "I'm pretty sure I know which one is going to be first."

That would be Mission: Blacklist (2013), based on the true story of the interrogator credited with locating Saddam Hussein after the fall of his regime. After that, Pattinson will head to Australia with Guy Pearce to shoot The Rover, a thriller set in the post-apocalyptic future. It will be directed by David Michod (who wrote and directed 2010's critically acclaimed Aussie film Animal Kingdom).

Like his role in Cosmopolis, this movie doesn't quite fit into a box.

"It's really complicated to explain," Pattinson says, laughing. "I seem to like choosing movies lately that are difficult to promote."

USA Today

Rob at the 'Cosmopolis' Paris Screening

Rob on Le Petit Journal

Yann: Usually he gets welcomed by thunders of applause. The girls scream and take off their shirts. The photographers yell at him. It's a riot and complete chaos.
Tonight, let's spare him that, if only just for his ears. Let's welcome one of the biggest star of the world in silence. Here is Robert Pattinson.
Welcome to the show.

Rob: Hey. Silence *laughs*

Yann: Welcome to the show.

Rob: Thank you.

Yann: Bonjour.

Rob: Bonjour.

Yann: Sit down, please.

Rob: This is weird.

Yann: It is, huh? Do you like it?

Rob: Kind of, I'm a little, ... quite frightened. I don't really have experiences like that. This is serious.

Yann: They can scream if you want. Would you prefer that?

Rob: I mean if you feel like doing it. But you don't have to.

*Audience screams and claps*

Rob: It's better. I'm definitely not tired of it yet.

Yann: You're 26 and British, a huge worldwide star and you're the lead of Cosmopolis, the new movie of David Cronenberg.
And I'm going to ask you something difficult, summarize the plot and the mood of the movie in only one sentence.

Rob: It's quite difficult to summarize in one sentence but it's basically about a guy, a millionaire trader that goes across town in his limo and his world just goes completely insane in one day. That's the simple way of explaining it.

Yann: Ok, that's one sentence. The new president of the French Republic?

Rob: Describe him in one sentence?

Yann: No. Do you know him?

Rob: I'm incredibly ignorant.

Yann: His name is François Hollande and he was elected partly because of this sentence.

FH: This adversary governs: it's the world of finance.

Yann: The world of finance. Are the bad guys in movies financial traders now instead of the indians?

Rob: I don't know, I don't really see it like that ... That's amazing tho, this phrase but huh ...

Yann: Why?

Rob: Just the fact that someone is bold enough to say that in this kind of high position. Like every single person working in finance are gonna hate him.

Yann: Yes.
Teenagers loved you before now it's Télérama, the Inrock and Libération. You became the hero of the French intellectual press. Do you get a kick out of that?

Rob: Yeah, definitely. But it becomes ... it's very, very easy to become pretentious after that. I spent the last five years with people who asked me questions about my favorite food or stuff like, what's the perfect date ... And now I'm asked: 'what do you think of the economy?' I'm like, I don't know, I don't know anything about that.

Yann: Speaking of that, you gave thousands of interviews since the beginning of the Twilight saga. We gathered all the questions, the most boring ones that always come back, that are asked all the time. You're going to tell us, right after, which one pisses you off the most, ok?

Rob: Ok.

  • Are you the new Brad Pitt?
  • Are you the new Jude Law?
  • Rob, are you the new Robert Redford?
  • Have you ever drank blood?
  • Watch out, I have garlic, vampire!
  • How does it feel to be a sex symbol?
  • Was there pressure by shooting with someone like Cronenberg?
  • Like most vampires do you live during the night?
  • Isn't it hard to be famous at 26?
  • As a British man, do you like pudding?
  • So, the rivality between you and Taylor Lautner during Twilight filming, is that true?
  • Can I have an autograph?
  • You're rich, handsome and famous. What else is do you need?
  • Hey Robert, you're a ladies' man.
  • When are you and Kristen getting married?
  • How old were you when you kissed a girl for the first time?
  • Fans that scream all the time are irritating, right?
  • Do you speak French? Could you say a few words for your fans?
  • What do you have planned after the interview?

Yann: The most boring one?

Rob: That's every interview I've ever done. Those are the normal questions.

Yann: What's the most boring one then?

Rob: I don't know. Mainly, like, *drops his earpiece* I've lost my mind! I think ... a lot of people ask me ...

*Audience claps*

Rob: I thought I was getting an applause because I got it back in here. A lot of people ask me, ... tons of people ask me if I think I'm going to have a career after Twilight, which is really nice to hear: 'Are you worried you're gonna be a total failure after Twilight?' I get asked that a lot.

Yann: Yesterday, the author of a beautiful book about Marilyn Monroe was here on this show. Listen to what she told us.

Yann: If Marilyn Monroe was a 30 years old woman today, who would it be? From the top of my head I have: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, ... stop me when you agree on one. Rihanna ...

Françoise-Marie Santucci: No, I was gonna say none of them. I'm gonna give you a more twisted answer and say Robert Pattinson, I think.

Rob: You didn't give her very many good options. Between Paris Hilton, Britney Spears or me.

Yann: She didn't let me finish. There was Scarlett Johansson. Do you know why, do you a comment?
She said that because ...

Rob: It's my boobs.

Yann: She said that as a compliment because she was a popular heroine, worshipped but smart. So, that's why she said that.
Can I ask you one last thing? Just for me. *puts on vampire teeth* Do I look good?

Rob: It's beautiful.

Yann: Thank you Robert Pattinson. Your new movie is Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg.
Do you want screams, tiny cheers or the silence to leave?

Rob: I mean, I quite like the idea of leaving in silence, maybe everyone can just hum. Just hum. A dramatic exit.

Yann: Thank you Robert Pattinson.

Rob: Thank you.


Another Q&A with Rob and Cronenberg in London on June 1st

The first Q&A was announced here. It'll be at Curzon Mayfair on June 1st at 6:30PM

Now we hear about a 2nd Q&A happening on the same day at London’s Regent Street Apple Store. From We Love Movies [More Than You]
Friday the 1st of June is a packed evening at London’s Regent Street Apple store. If you live in London and haven’t taken advantage of the wealth of Meet the film maker talks that the Apple Store host, you are really missing out.

This friday sees Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt discuss their latest movies. It’s totally free, but seats are limited, so make sure you get there early.

Between 6 and 6.45pm, you can hear director David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) discuss their new film, Cosmopolis. Eric Packer (Pattinson) is a billionaire being chauffeured across New York in his extravagant limousine when wild activity erupts on the city’s streets. The movie is already attracting rave reviews and Cronenberg already wants R-Patz in his next project.

From Apple's Regent Store Website

Podcasts from past events are available for download on the site.

Apple's Q&A will be from 6-6:45PM GMT and Curzon starts at 6:30PM GMT (there'll be a screening of the movie first).

Thanks to Gossipgyal

Great New Interview - Rob talks about being 26, Cosmopolis, not being able to hide and more

Robert Pattinson has swept away his teen idol persona in one fell swoop, thanks to Cosmopolis. ShortList’s Jonathan Crocker talks off-piste career choices with a reluctant superstar

Five minutes after meeting her, Robert Pattinson found himself having sex with French actress Juliette Binoche in the back of a limo. “She literally turned up and was like, ‘Let’s do it,’” he grins.

“It was just hilarious. There wasn’t enough room in the limo so she was banging her head on the ceiling.” So this is what’s it’s like to be Robert Pattinson. “It’s just boring,” he counters, almost apologetically.

What happens when you’re mega-rich, mega-handsome and mega-bored? You flip out. You get in a limousine and go on a ride that could change your life forever. Bouncy, backseat sex with an Oscar-winning actress. Boozy, late-night clubbing. Rabid crowds trying to get their hands on you. You beat up a guy in the street. You kill a man...

Hold on a minute. This isn’t Robert Pattinson’s real life. Well, it isn’t and it is. His startling role in David Cronenberg’s new arthouse psychothriller Cosmopolis – dark, sexy, violent, cerebral and possibly the weirdest film of the year – is exactly the one he’s been waiting for. A film impossible to understand, yet makes perfect sense.

In the most daring performance of his career, Pattinson plays a 28-year-old multibillionaire travelling across Manhattan in a stretch limo to get a haircut. By the end of the film, he’ll have destroyed everything he possesses to create an exciting, dangerous future.

“I want more,” Pattinson tells a bare-breasted hooker who is aiming a high-voltage Taser at his naked chest. “Show me something I haven’t seen before.” Well, here it is: Pattinson escaping from the Twilight zone.

Since transforming from an out-of-work London actor to hair-gelled bloodsucker Edward Cullen, Pattinson has been engulfed by a tsunami of fan frenzy not seen since Leonardo DiCaprio failed to shove Kate Winslet off that floating door in Titanic. He sees his own face everywhere: on posters, on merchandise and magazine covers. Fans send him vials of their own blood and scream terrifying things such as, “Rob! I just want to touch your hair!”

He stays in hotels and needs 25 bodyguards to protect him at premieres.

“People used to go absolutely insane,” he says. “They couldn’t hold themselves together at all.” Doesn’t he wish it would all just go away? No, actually. “I’m clinging on to that for dear life,” he laughs. “That’s my career!” That’s the problem and Pattinson knows it.


In Twilight, he plays a 107-year-old vampire trapped in the body of a 17-year-old boy. In real life, Pattinson’s curse is worse: he’s a 26-year-old actor trapped in the body of a 107-year-old vampire. “I mean, playing the same part for a while... You just run out of ideas. You feel kind of useless, you don’t know what to do any more. I’m not trying to get away from it. You’re screwing yourself, you’re saying you think your work is sh*t if you try to get away from it. And I never thought it was. I kind of got to the end of my inspiration. You get to the point where you’re like, ‘I don’t want to do a film for a teen audience any more.’”

Exactly what Cosmopolis is, though, Pattinson’s still not sure. “Normally, you’d think that if you read a script and you don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be doing it,” he says. “But if it’s a Cronenberg movie, you have to do it. It was a strange situation.

I asked David what it was about and he said, ‘I don’t know what it’s about either.’”

New Cosmopolis clip - We Die on Weekends


New Pictures from the Photocall/Press Conference in Lisbon + Quotes

Rob Interview with Fun Radio (France)

or listen to it HERE

And the hot topic of the day is the hero of the Twilight saga. The good looking guy that everyone in Hollywood wants, that every girl want in their bed, let's not kid ourself. It's Robert Pattinson who plays in Cosmopolis, a movie spondered by Fun Radio, that just came out. It's the new movie by David Cronenberg. And we had the chance of meeting Rob at the Cannes Film Festival.

Indeed, you do well by saying that it's a movie by David Cronenberg because it's completely sick, where you can see the actor - revealed by the Twilight saga - almost completely naked which is already a good reason to go see it. This interview was recorded last weekend during the Festival. We asked him if he liked French cinema.

Rob: Definitely, yeah. If I could speak French, I'd live in France.

Ok, very good. But did he ever watch a French movie, I don't know, we could ask him like The Artist for example.

Rob: I haven't seen it and I was sitting next to ...

There we think he might say Jean Dujardin, right?

Rob: Oh no, it's the actress who plays with him. I saw her at the On the Road screening the other day. She was sitting next to me and I was like: 'I know, .. I know you' and I was sitting there the whole time and I couldn't remember her name. At the end I asked them, 'is that the girl from The Artist?' and they were like 'yeah, how did you not know that?' I wanted to say 'sorry' so much afterwards, I was so embarrassed.

Bérénice Béjo.

Yep, nice for her.

It's like the story of her life.

I mean, to stay mute in front of her is normal after The Artist.

Bérénice isnt like the easiest name to remember either.

Since it's still early, it's 6:17am, we asked him the first three things he does when he wakes up. And in order, please.

Rob: Complain. About being awake. Huuuh, feel confused about where I am. Checking that my arms and legs are still attached.

He doesn't pee?

He's a star.

He's a vampire, he doesn't pee.

We edited a part with just his laugh because I find it amazing.

Let's see, Robert Pattinson's laugh.

They pretend to tell a joke and then play Rob's laugh lol

This was the first part of the interview. I can already tell you that he's going to talk to us about the UEFA European Football Championship, boys. We're gonna talk football with Robert Pattinson and he'll tell us too what puts him off in the girls he meets.

Of course, and he'll give us too the recipe for eggs with meurette sauce, Robert Pattinson style. It's eggs with blood, it's amazing. Only he knows how to do make them.

Exclusive interview with the hero everyone talks about. The actor that makes Hollywood shake. The lead of the Twilight saga movies, Robert Pattinson who gave us an exclusive interview for Fun Radio.

Robert Pattinson who plays in Cosmopolis which just came out in theaters. To be honest, it's a role that's completely different from the one in Twilight. I'm reminding you by the way that the last movie of the saga comes out in November. Let's imagine that in ten years, he's asked to reprise his role as a vampire, would he say yes?

Rob: In ten tears? Probably, yeah. It'd be so strange like still trying to play 17.

It remains that it's thanks to Twilight that Robert Pattinson because such a huge star and idol for girls. So, let's ask the question, girls you never know if he breaks up with Kristen Stewart. What don't you like in girls, what puts you off?

Rob: People who are sort of ... snob. 'Cause they always feel like I need to attack them.

To finish this interview, the UEFA European Football Championship starts in ten days so we asked him if he was going to root for team England, his native country.

Rob: England - France would be fun. I mean England now is so ... no one is expecting anything from the team. It's literally like ... who's their trainer? But, like, England puts so much pressure on them but I think they're gonna do really well this year.

You see, the purpose of doing interviews is to learn things and I just did.

Well, I just learned that he knows nothing because England - France is a group match.

Well, I just learned that he's English.

But he played in Harry Potter, that's how he got discovered.

... big blank.


More Pictures of Rob with fans in Portugal on May 28th

The pictures from the premiere from that source were added to this post - second set of pictures

New Rob and David Cronenberg Interviews with STV from Cannes

Watch here or Youtube

Thanks @alexandra1116 | Youtube thanks to @veronicaspuffy

New Picture and Interview from Portugal


How would you define Eric Packer (main character in 'Cosmpopolis'): it he just a sort of a weirdo or is he a visionary?
He's just a weirdo(laughs). I think he is a person who is desperately looking for something but doesn't know what that is. Basically, no one is a visionary, the world repeats itself.

But wasn't Don DeLillo's a visionary when he write the book? Because the story was written 12 years ago, but is current and reflects the global economy today...
Yes, that's crazy. But at the same time, the collapse of financial markets... it seemed obvious that would happen.

Do you follow news about the economy, the reality of Europe?
In general but not specifically. It's weird. I know they're all terrified of what's happening.

The dialogues of 'Cosmopolis' explores this theme but in a poetic, theatrical way. Do you believe that there are people that speak like that?
It is a little too theatrical. But Eric is a guy who doesn't share his world. In his universe, everybody speaks his language, behaves like he wants. He is totally egocentric, maniac, wants to be God.

And how different is Robert from Eric?
(Laughs) He's really confident and thinks no one can change him. While I... I change in every new talk, with every new person. I want to please those who talk to me.

But are you a confident person...
Kind of. I'm more confident when everyone hates me.

But they all love you, especially because of the success of 'Twilight'. Did you accept this movie because you thought it would change your career and turn you into a "serious" actor or was it because you would film with someone like David Cronenberg?
I try to do all my jobs as if I'm a serious actor (laughs). And some people forget that I ever did in the past... But David's (Cronenberg) movies are all so unique and personal that I knew it was important to make this movie.

At the Cannes Film Festival, critics were divided: hated and loved the movie. Do you really care about reviews?
I am always surprised. I thought no one would notice the film (laughs). But I like to see such passionate reactions, in any sense whatsoever. And everyone cares about the critics. I care about what everyone says. I care about what girls (fans) outside will tell and maybe they won't even like it

Are you going to work with Cronenberg again?
Yes, in a movie about the movie industry. Really fun and bizarre. I still don't know when we're going to film because I have other projects...

Do you think 'Cosmopolis' could be an Oscar movie?
I don't know. I keep my expectations low.

But winning an Oscar is the biggest dream for an actor...
Completely. Actors are moved by the awards, it is as if they were kicked on the head.

Source | thanks @veraleeon for the link

Great Pictures of Rob at the Cosmopolis Premiere in Portugal

Kristen talks about Rob and Cosmopolis with MTV: "I'm so proud of him"

MTV Player

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Cosmopolis + On Set Interviews + New Scene


Another Short Video from the Cosmopolis Applause at Cannes

thanks veronivaspuffy

New Cosmopolis Still + Win 2 Tickets to the Cosmopolis Canadian Premiere

From eOne - Looks like the still posted here, but it's new.

eOne is also giving you a chance to win two tickets to the Cosmopolis Canadian Premiere in Toronto on June 4. Rob, David Cronenberg, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand and Emily Hampshire will attend - click here and here for a chance to win.

click for HQ

New Red Carpet Interviews from the Cosmopolis Portugal Premiere

Watch here (at 44:25 - at 32:00 there's also a press conference coverage) or Youtube - just the premiere coverage (Youtube)

ETA: Another red carpet interview. Watch here or Youtube (Youtube)

At 5:27 (new question at 6:02)

Thanks @D_oncall

'Cosmopolis' Portugal Premiere - Pictures and Videos

Added Video from inside the theater and tons of fan pictures

Fan Pictures

New Pictures of Rob Sightseeing in Portugal Today

Cronenberg talks 'Map To The Stars' - Rob, Viggo Mortensen and Shooting in LA for the first time

And evidently the Cronenberg/Pattinson collaboration has been a mutually beneficial experience as the director and 26-year-old actor are hoping to reteam on Cronenberg's next effort. Titled "Map To The Stars," Cronenberg confirmed to Playlist contributor Aaron Hillis in Cannes that he and Pattinson were hoping to make this their next picture. And the director also revealed that one of his regulars hopes to be on board as well.

"I asked Rob if he would be interested in playing a particular role in it and he said yes, he would. Likewise, Viggo [Mortensen] is interested in a role," Cronenberg said. "It would be very interesting. This is a project called 'Map To The Stars' written by Bruce Wagner who is a wonderful L.A. screenwriter."

Wagner also wrote an adaptation of "As She Climbed Across the Table," a Jonathan Lethem novel that Cronenberg hopes to make one day for Steven Zaillian's Film Rites shingle. As for 'Maps,' it's a movie Cronenberg tried to make five years ago, but the financing fell through. And the director cautions that the new iteration of this project also has yet to be sewn up financially.

"It's not a go picture. We have a script that I love that Bruce wrote," he said. "It's a very difficult film to get made as was 'Cosmopolis' actually. Whether I can get this movie to happen, I tried it five years ago, I couldn't get it made, so I still might not be able to get it made."

The film is dark comedic drama about two child actors ruined by Hollywood's depravity, and Cronenberg adds that "Maps To The Stars" is " very extreme. It's not obviously a very big commercial movie, and even as an independent film it's difficult. 'Map To the Stars' is completely different [from 'Cosmopolis'], but it's very acerbic and satirical, it's a hard sell."

It's hard to believe, but the internationally renowned filmmaker has shot every film of his in Canada or elsewhere, but never within the United States. That will change if he gets his way on this picture. "Well, 'Maps To The Stars' is an L.A. story and I really felt that is something I could not create on a set in Toronto," he told us. "Whereas the structure of 'Cosmopolis' allows me to create New York on a soundstage in Toronto."

The Canadian-born filmmaker is hoping to make the picture his first U.S. shoot. "I would want to shoot in Los Angeles and I've never shot a foot of film in America," the filmmaker revealed, describing this odd circumstance despite having spent much time south of the Canadian border. "America is very familiar to me since I was kid, my father was born in Baltimore. And it's not like I haven't wanted to, but it's just the weirdness of co-productions and so-on and money things, really -- the expense of shooting in some cities in America. So I actively would like to be shooting in L.A. for at least part of this movie, but once again with budgetary problems... I just don't know if I will be able to, but I would like to."

Full article at The Playlist

ETA: Another part of Cronenberg's interview to The Playlist was posted. He doesn't directly talk about Rob, but talks about the relationship between Rob and Giamatti's character. Very interesting

New Rob Interview from Cannes - Talks about making Twilight because of Kristen

New Cosmopolis clip - A Protest Against the Future


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"The hardest part was the initial stress before I started filming 'Cosmopolis', but soon the fear was gone," Robert Pattinson told journalists at the CCB.

Outside, since early morning, dozens of young fans of the "vampire" from the 'Twilight' saga, lined up around the barriers surrounding the red carpet - where there will be a premiere, starting at 8PM - waiting to see their idol. They didn't know that at that very early on (11:30AM), he was already inside the building.

"We brought a t-shirt to give to him. I don't know if I will be able to say something when see him," said the two fans, Patricia and Sandra, creators of the site 'Twilight ao Amanhecer'. The t-shirt could not be more clear about the feelings towards the actor: 'Keep Calm and don't forget to be awesome'.

Pattinson is calm, in the press room when he tells the journalists that he's aware that "this role is very different from his character in Twilight. "It was a gift," admits the actor who knows he is idolized by millions of fans. "I care about what everyone thinks. I know that many young girls will see the movie and I hope everyone enjoys it."

David Cronenberg liked to film. The film. And the actor. "It was all fun and Robert Pattinson is a great actor", he said.

Outside, Patricia, Sandra and all their friends that came from various parts of the country, as well as others, that came from Spain, would like to be heard. "If I can, I'll give him a hug," said one of the girls. The day will be devoted entirely to wait for the premiere, and while they can't see the 'vampire' of their dreams, they run to anything connected to the idol.

When they see Clare and Richard, Robert Pattinson' parents, the hysteria is huge. Time to set cameras and phones and wave nervously. It's not Robert. But for now, they know that they are out there with his parents, it's kind of a proximity ...


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Videos + Article From the 'Cosmopolis' Press Conference in Portugal

ETA2: And another video with new questions from the press conference - at 0:15 (Youtube)

ETA: Another video (more from the press conference) - starts at 0:45 - parts of the press conference during the whole video (Youtube)

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Translation of the article - mostly quotes from the video

Director David Cronenberg and actor Robert Pattinson were at the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, this Tuesday, at the press conference for the film 'Cosmopolis', produced by Paulo Branco, while dozens of fans were waiting outside the premiere, scheduled for this night.

The film, - which premiered in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival in France last week, but didn't win any prize - will have it's second public screening in Lisbon, for a premiere at the CCB at 8:30PM, with the appearance of Cronenberg and the movie's lead actor, Robert Pattinson. There is another premiere scheduled, at 10PM at Monumental Cinema, also with the presence of both.

During a meeting today with the press, the Canadian director and British actor, accompanied by producer Paulo Branco told us some details about the shooting of the film, an adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo.

At the entrance of the CCB, where a red carpet is already set, about twenty Pattinson fans at 12PM, were already waiting for tonight's premiere. Among them were four Spanish girls from Valladolid, that are there since Monday night.

'Cosmopolis' is the first film where Robert Pattinson worked with David Cronenberg, after being the lead actor of the vampire saga "Twilight," a worldwide box office success.

Robert Pattinson plays the role of a millionaire, Eric Parker, who want to go across New York in a limousine to get a haircut.

The trip, that lasts a whole day, is a metaphor about his life and his selfdestruction until a final confrontation - a crucial dialogue in the movie - with a former employee (played by actor Paul Giamatti).

"The dialogues from the book were what gave me the certainty that this could be a movie. They were dramatic, interesting. Don DeLillo wrote very specific dialogues and I transcribed all of them for [the script], "Cronenberg said.

Robert Pattinson, who has in "Cosmopolis" the first major dramatic role of his career, admitted that he was "scared" at the beginning because he didn't know if the movie would work, since it had too much text, the story is set inside a limousine and he's in almost every scene.

Now that the movie is done, the actor admits that he thinks about acting and cinema differently. Pointed as one of the actors that will be on the sequel of "The Hunger Games" [Note: he already denied those rumors] we don't know much about his future projects. Pattinson says that he doesn't know what kind of characters he would like to play in the future, but that he has a wish: "I just hope to play good characters."

Cronenberg caused a hearty laugh at the press conference when he said that he chose Pattinson because "he was very inexpensive, he was available and would follow the director's orders."

"I saw some of his interviews on Youtube and I noticed his sense of humor. We had fun filming, even though it's a dark movie (...). I had to kind of convince him, but not to convince him it would be an interesting movie, but to convince him that he was the right one to do the role," he said.

David Cronenberg, 69, director of movies like "Videodrome" (1983), 'The Fly' (1986), "Crash" (1996) and "A History of Violence" (2005), said he is still digesting everything that the film represents.

"We showed the film at Cannes and it was the first time I watched it with an audience. I Still don't know what the movie brought to my life, but it already made a difference. We have been quoting parts of the movie. The movie means many things," he said.

This was the first time that Paulo Branco worked with David Cronenberg, to whom he suggested the adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo.

'Cosmopolis', that will be released in Portugal on Thursday, is considered an independent film, with a budget of 15 million euros.

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When you read the 'Cosmopolis' script, did you think it was going to be a science fiction adventure or, the opposite, an almost realistic film?
To be honest, I didn't think it would be a realistic movie. What really interested me was the lyricism of the script, a combination between poetry and fun... Usually, when I read a script, it's possible for me to visualize the movie. It wasn't like that with Cosmopolis: it was like I could only hear. Did that possibility of "hearing" came from the importance of the dialogue? Yes, because the dialogue surprised me even by the unique style. Starting by the structure of the pages: I could instantly see long monologues, which are rare in movies. At the same time it is incredibly easy to read: I think I read it in 40 minutes...

The book was written a long time before the financial crisis from 2008 and, now, it almost seems like a piece of news from today.
Even the pie on the face episode with Rupert Murdoch looks like a "prediction" from Cosmopolis

By knowing that, did you feel like you're portraying the reality of the present days?
As strange as it seems, I didn't. I felt that it was a movie about the wish to be free There are people that see it as a nihilist story, about the neglect of everything, but I never saw Eric Packer's character that way. To me, he's someone desperately trying to find something and... he can't.

Why, is money not enough?
Yes. In any case, to him, money is something that doesn't mean anything. I should say that the stock market can be anything to mean, it doesn't make any sense. For example, when we read the news about Facebook: 104 billion dollars? How can that be real?

Before filming Cosmopolis, were you familiar with Cronenberg's work?
Yes, I had seen a lot of his movies. I had a poster of Scanners in my room.

Maybe we can say that Cosmopolis brings back one of the main questions from his previous movies. What is reality?
There is one scene, during a riot, where Eric says to the woman, that conversations between "normal" people are too strange... And every time he tries to behave like a human being, he feels like an alien. Would it be that reality is just to take some antidepressants and live... happy?

How is it for an actor to prepare for a character like this?
I started by the usual ways and that didn't work.

What usual ways?
Where does the character come from? What are his motivations to behave like that? All of the sudden, nothing of this makes sense for Eric. There's a scene (which is in the book too) that, to me, was the key point of everything. It's the moment where Eric, with his "chief of theory" talk about the Nasdaq building: to them, it looks like a church.

And what happens in a church like that?
To them, they spend the time crating transactions, everything happens as if they'd live in the future, no need to deal with the present: the future is infinite, the present is astounding.

How do you think that people will see Eric? Will they be sympathetic? Will they hate him?
To be honest, I don't know. The first reactions have been really good, but I don't know. When I watched the movie, I felt that, in the end, Eric is just a really sad character. What is strange is that if we had to deal with him, Eric would be someone that no one would care about.

This sadness is probably a recurring theme with Cronenberg...
Definitely, because they are not stories that end when we get to the end. There's always some unreachable happiness, that leaves discomfort... I like that.

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Great NEW 'Cosmopolis' Stills + Interview with Rob - Atual Magazine (Portugal)

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Translation - Thanks so much to Bee for helping with the translation

It wasn't easy to estabilish contact with Robert Pattinson, during a phonecall between Lisbon and LA, that had to wait for the commitments of one of the most popular actors in the world. Inside the limousine of "Cosmopolis", film that Paulo Branco produced and David Cronenberg directed, from the novel by Don DeLillo, the british actor became Eric Packer, a 28 year old golden boy that decides to cross New York to get a haircut. Wall Street stockbroker, proud of his great instinct on the world of high finance, Eric Packer will lose on that day his wealth, under an apocalyptical atmosphere that makes him reconsider his existence. To the character, it's like going to hell. But to Robert Pattinson, it's the movie where things will change: the teen idol from the Twilight Saga gives in 'Cosmopolis' an electrifying performance and shows that he's a complete actor with a great future.

I'm not going to ask you about your favorite hobby, how's your personal life or what is your next project.

In 'Cosmopolis', you worked for the first time with David Cronenberg, director known for not letting anyone indifferent.
Is it true? Now I can say that it is true. I needed some time and distance because during the shooting of Cosmopolis I didn't understand very well what I was doing. I only understood that when I watched the movie for the first time. I was alone in the room. I was perplex. I had a strange feeling, like a contagion.

Do you think 'Cosmopolis', in its own way, is also a movie about vampires?
Oh no. I hope not! There are no vampires here.

What was the main reason that made you accept this part?
David Cronenberg, no doubt.

He was part of your cinematographic world?
Yes, I've been a big fan, for a long time. "Videodrome" is one of my all-time favorite movies. I knew that he always put his creativity above everything and that this project could become a lifetime experience. He's one of those rare filmmakers that seems to be not afraid of anything. What he does is really his, his movies, from the first to the last scene.

And you? Were you afraid to make this movie?
Until the first day, I can't say that I wasn't scared. Most directors try to guide the actors by the hand. They give them directions all the time, make them a puppets. With Cronenberg everything is different and automatic. We got to the end of shooting, filmed and... that's it. The relationship with the work is very much a sensory experience and the hardest thing is learn how to set the right tone. No one tells us the psychological reasons of the characters, for example. David knew exactly what he was doing. He knew the script by heart. I had never worked with a director so confident in himself.

What exactly happened before filming?
David first gave me the script to read and then I read Don DeLillo's novel. The script is very true to the book. I was extremely impressed by its rhythm. But I was also surprised by the simplicity, because people had told me that Cosmopolis wasn't an easy book, a novel impossible to adapt to the screen. David's script was like a poetry. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do, where to go or even how the story was going to end. And the more I read, more questions seemed to stay without answers. It wasn't easy because my character is in every scene. That made me study the script word by word, like it was theatre.

Did you know DeLillo's work? Were his books your bedtime reading?
Not really. I had read some of his books, but nothing about 'Cosmopolis' or Eric Packer.

Did you learn more about yourself as a man and an actor with this part?
Oh yes, my debt is endless. I found out that you can't do the same for the rest of your life. With that, I don't wan't to say that I saw myself in this character. He's nothing like me.

Who is Eric Packer?
It's hard to answer because I don't think he symbolizes anything. He knows he moves in the world of finance, that he will lose everything in 24 hours and watch his own destruction without being able to rationally and emotionally react. He works with the void, with speculation and reacts with coolness to his instincts, something that makes him very mysterious. But I can't see him either as cause or as a victim of something, because his expression is neutral, he escapes stereotypes. He's just part of a gear, it's like he's part of a machine. His life is a parallel reality, almost as if he had just arrived from another planet. Basically, he doesn't know how to live in the present because he devours the present. It's curious that when we were filming the movie, no one in the set wondered what he meant, if he actually meant anything. I think David brought this. He likes to work like this, in the dark, without any logical explanation to things. David is a very instinctive person who reacts less to the ideas than to emotions.

Let me ask this again, a different way: do you think you would want to meet Eric Packer? Could you be his friend?
I don't think I could be his friend, but yes, if he was a real person, I would definitely like to meet him. To know what he would say about the world today and the global crisis. I would like to talk to him about that. Probably only once.

You just told me about the difficulty of the text. How did you prepare for the part? Knowing Cronenberg’s movies, I believe there weren’t many rehearsals …
It’s true. Cronenberg doesn’t like rehearsals. When an actor arrives on set you have to bring your character with you, the confrontation has been done at home and it's kind of a pact. Cronenberg is a director of an incredible exactitude. And, on the other hand, very sensitive about the actors’ performances. If we lose focus for a brief moment he interrupts the shot immediately, it’s almost nerve-wracking to work with someone like that. No detail will escape him. Cronenberg knows exactly how the take is going to be like by the end of the day, which ones will come first and which ones will come after: he arrives on set with the movie completely set up.

But, for an actor, there are scenes harder than others: I remember the sex scene in the limousine, for example.
For me it was a very strange moment. I have that scene with Juliette Binoche, of whom I've been a fan for a long time. We had never talked before. She arrived in Toronto one morning and in the afternoon we had to film the sex scene in the limousine. It was a little scary.

In the last part of the movie, you work with Paul Giamatti, one of the best and greatest actors of your generation. Didn’t that intimidate you?
It didn’t intimidate me, but it increased the tension. Paul wasn’t less tense than me. It’s a crucial moment in the movie, a big confrontation dialogue, and Cronenberg insisted that we would say the line the way it was written, like it was Shakespeare. No changes were allowed. Paul gives an amazing performance in that scene.

Do you think Cosmopolis will be a ‘before’ and ‘after’ mark in your career? Or does it seem like just another job, another natural step?
“Cosmopolis” will definitely be an important movie for me. I’ve changed, and I feel the change. I’m going through a phase in my life that I will have to make choices and test myself as an actor. “Cosmopolis” wasn’t an easy choice for me. I was labeled by the ‘Twilight’ saga when I got to “Cosmopolis”, and I am aware of that, I’d be cynical if I said otherwise. Before the shooting I was so distressed. I doubted my capability, didn’t know if I’d be good enough. I thought I was going to ruin everything. But then I thought: “If they bet on me, it’s because they believe in me.” “Cosmopolis” fell on my lap. It encouraged me to change everything.

There’s still a final episode of the “Twilight” saga, that will be released by the end of the year, after “Cosmopolis”. Doesn’t that bother you now?
I face the release with the same professionalism. No, what bothers me it’s to think I grew old, that I have wrinkles on my face and maybe it’s time to break off from what I’ve done until now, a time that I will accept naturally.

Do you think today, that ‘Twilight’ especially after a valuable movie like Cosmopolis, from an artistic point of view will be an experience that will be forgotten?
I wouldn’t say yes because I’ve always given my best, even if a lot of people thought of me as a small actor, or even as a bad actor because of “Twilight”. They’re the same voices asking themselves: “Now, with Cronenberg, we’ll see if he’s capable of acting, we’ll see if he’s a serious actor.” There’s a lot of work in Twilight. I’m turning 26, I was in five movies of the series and I was confronted by a lot of artistic decisions. And they counted, of course. What I did before counted. And that’s why David offered me the part. I’ve always wanted to make good movies, but before “Cosmopolis” I was a bit worried if they were good or not. Now I worry about what they think of me, I want to gain respect from others because of my work. I have a series of projects in hands, that I wasn't expecting to get, thanks to “Cosmopolis”.

Your transition through the Twilight series brought you a lot of things. It made you become a media figure of the world. And one of the best well paid as well. Success is around you. How do you deal with that?
When a person suddenly becomes well known, when you can’t step outside without a paparazzi waiting for you, it's very easy to lose control of your image and of what other people think of us. Deep inside we’re just a cogwheel of a big gear and we don’t know where it's going. It happened to me. It was almost overnight. Being a celebrity doesn’t require aptitude. At a certain point I asked myself if I was still an actor, or where was the actor in me: in the movies or in my life?

Do you feel like you’ve become a Hollywood product?
I feel like Hollywood changes people in something they’re not. Hollywood protects and destroys that image the way it works better for it. It’s a dream machine, in my case, it created a label. I’ve lost parts in movies for being related to Twilight. Although, for an actor, what’s a commercial success if not a parallel fact? The movie won’t be better or worse because of that.

There’s a perverse side in everything because the success of the movie also depends of the real success of the actors. For example: Cosmopolis teaser trailer, released months ago was one of the most watched and shared on the internet. The movie was being talked about by everyone, especially because you’re part of it…
The teaser is 30seconds long and it can lead people to believe something else. It’s not the movie.

Do you think Cosmopolis will change radically your image, especially for the fans that follow and worship “Twilight”?
There it is: the opinions they have about me count, but I learned to protect myself from them. I start to feel really tired of being the idol of teenage girls, girls that are half my age. You need to want to have more than a pretty face on the screen or photogenic charisma that worked for quite a long time. You have to know how to take risks. I’m aware of that and I don’t fall for illusions.