Robert Pattinson Says Nobody Would Care About Him Without 'Twilight'
Would he still be "just" Cedric Diggory to movie fans?
Robert Pattinson goes from modern-day virgin vampire in 'Twilight' to 19th century manho in his upcoming film, 'Bel Ami.'
Co-starring Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas, the film is an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel, chronicling the rise of Georges Duroy (Pattinson) from a poor soldier to one of Paris' most powerful men, leaving a trail of used and manipulated women in his wake.
Georges is definitely not Edward.
Pattinson spoke to The Herald Scotland about this interesting transition:
Given the contrast between the caddish Duroy and Pattinson's chivalrous Twilight character, Edward Cullen, it's tempting to think that the actor has selected Bel Ami as a conscious bid to show his range, to prove that there's more to his make-up than a fiendish pout and excellent hair.
"Doing something like Twilight opens doors and it closes others. You can say, 'Oh if I was still unknown, then no-one would judge me,' but at the same time, nobody would give a s*** either." He laughs. "It's a weird little balance. And, most of the time, you are just completely guessing what people do, so I suppose doing scripts that you think are good is the way to go. And that's what I thought about Bel Ami.
'With Bel Ami, though, I guess there is something quite fun about going from Edward Cullen to playing a guy who pretty much abuses women to get money out of them.
"Edward so wouldn't approve! So, yes, I thought that was a funny irony. But the story, independently, is great, and I only thought about the irony afterwards. The thing that stands out in the story in Bel Ami is just his behaviour —the women that he manages to screw over are all attracted to him to begin with and so he starts having affairs with them and destroys their lives afterwards. That's kind of nuts. But, to answer your question, I don't think about doing things just because they are different from Twilight, no. Honestly, Bel Ami was just such an intriguing film."
See the entire piece at The Herald Scotland.
In the meantime, check out the 'Bel Ami' trailer:
Your thoughts on Pattinson's new role? Are you just fiendishly dying to see him play such a character (as well as...uh...see him in all those bedroom scenes)? Sound off in the Comments.
Source: @RPLife for the posters
looks interesting! but no pattinson in twilight would be like no cruise in mission impossible, it just wouldn't work!
Just really can't wait for Bel Ami to hit the theatre! I will be first in line to see Rob on the big screen again... Of course I own almost all of his movies right now on DVDs, but I will never miss one of his movies on the big screen. Oh yeah, and that IS very funny what Dcanblu says about Rob being a love child. All I know is he is blessed with SOMETHING! Can't stop watching him...
men get better with age just like patrick dempsey and Robert will get just hotter with age, he won't be skinny flat and i can't wait for better roles for him. he has potential.
but please don't pair him with old hags!
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Myriam Gabriel-Pollock has been writing for MSN since 2006 -- everything from quizzes to feature articles to the Twilight Superfan blog. Prior to that she was a hi-tech geek. She has happily transitioned into a film geek, especially if there are wizards, vampires, mythical places, and spaceships.