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The Devil All The Time is the sort of film that’s designed to encourage debate. A Southern gothic story in each sense, it tackles faith, intercourse, loss of life, and makes you assume twice about good and evil. It additionally options one of the crucial hotly debated actors in recent times, Robert Pattinson. So it is sensible that one of many greatest subjects of debate when the film hit Netflix this week was his efficiency — extra particularly, his accent.
In The Devil All The Time, Robert Pattinson performs Preston Teagardin, arguably the movie’s most detestable character. Although he’s a pastor, his actions are merciless, predatory and manipulative — in different phrases, something however holy. Regardless of Teagardin’s despicable persona, followers who watched The Devil All The Time had been extra instantly distracted by the British actor’s tackle a southern accent.
There was, to place it mildly, a variety of reactions from followers within the Twittersphere. Followers on either side had been fast to notice that Robert Pattinson didn’t use a dialect coach whereas making ready for his position in The Devil All The Time. In accordance with some followers, that wasn’t the fitting name:
Different followers, nonetheless, defended Robert Pattinson, arguing that his efficiency is a spotlight of the movie — and that his option to forgo teaching was the fitting one:
Apart from the “good” vs. “unhealthy” debate, followers additionally discovered all kinds of phrases to make use of to explain Robert Pattinson’s accent in The Devil All The Time. Cinephiles on Twitter remarked that it was every little thing from humorous to the (unintentionally) scariest a part of the Southern gothic thriller. There have been those that roughly simply settled on being unable to cease interested by Robert Pattinson’s southern accent:
One other fan identified that The Devil All The Time shares one thing in frequent with Robert Pattinson’s different Netflix movie, The King:
So yeah, perhaps it’s only a Robert Pattinson and Netflix factor. The studio, for his or her half, threw its assist behind the actor’s dedication to his efficiency with a tweet of its personal:
Robert Pattinson’s unorthodox method to his newest efficiency ought to come as no shock to followers. He’s recognized for searching for out surprising roles — from Twilight to The Lighthouse — and making them his personal. Since we barely hear him communicate in The Batman trailer, it’s too early to inform if the accent he adopts for Bruce Wayne can be successful or a miss. Although based mostly on his work on The Devil All the Time, he seemingly aimed to create one thing distinctive on his personal.
What did you consider Robert Pattinson’s accent in The Devil All The Time? Was it humorous, scary or a mixture of each? Tell us within the feedback!