Robert Pattinson Talks ‘Tenet,’ ‘The Batman,’ Self-Isolation – Variety


After starring in a sequence of essential favorites corresponding to “Excessive Life,” “Good Time” and “The Lighthouse,” Robert Pattinson was set to have considered one of his most high-profile years since his days performing within the “Twilight” franchise. The actor stars in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie “Tenet,” nonetheless set for a July launch date, and was within the midst of capturing Matt Reeves’ upcoming reboot “The Batman” till the coronavirus pandemic compelled Warner Bros. to halt manufacturing in March. Now self-isolating in a London condo, Pattinson supplied some particulars on each upcoming initiatives in a latest GQ profile.

“[‘Tenet’ is] so insane,” Pattinson stated, describing how a crew of lots of would fly collectively from one nation to a different over the shoot. “In every nation there’s, like, an infinite set-piece scene, which is just like the climax of a traditional film. In each single nation.” The one particular factor Pattinson stated he may affirm was that “there’s truly no time touring” within the film.

Pattinson additionally addressed the prospect of taking part in Batman after working with Nolan, whose massively profitable “The Darkish Knight” trilogy introduced the property again into cinematic relevance. The actor mentioned being interested in the distinctive challenges of the challenge.

“I form of like the truth that not solely are there very, very, very well-done variations of the character which appear fairly definitive, however I used to be pondering that there are a number of definitive playings of the character,” Pattinson stated. “You’ve seen this kind of lighter model, you’ve seen a form of jaded model, a form of extra animalistic model. And the puzzle of it turns into fairly satisfying, to assume: The place’s my opening? …Additionally, it’s a legacy half, proper? I like that. There’s so few issues in life the place folks passionately care about it earlier than it’s even occurred. You’ll be able to nearly really feel that pushback of anticipation, and so it form of energizes you just a little bit. It’s completely different from while you’re doing a component and there’s a risk that nobody will even see it. Proper? In some methods it’s, I don’t know… It makes you just a little form of spicy.”

Pattinson went on to debate his previous decade of labor, how he’s acclimated to fame and his present dwelling state of affairs beneath social distancing and shelter-in-place rules.

“I’m basically on a meal plan for ‘Batman.’ Thank God. I don’t know what I’d be doing aside from that,” Pattinson stated. “I can survive. I’ll have oatmeal with, like, vanilla protein powder on it. And I’ll barely even combine it up. It’s terribly simple. Like, I eat out of cans and stuff. I’ll actually put Tabasco inside a tuna can and simply eat it out of the can.”

The actor additionally mentioned the difficulties of discovering motivation to maintain up his exercise regiment for “The Batman” given the present circumstances, stating that he’s been ignoring the coach that Warner Bros. employed for him. “I believe if [other actors are] figuring out on a regular basis, [they’re] a part of the issue. You set a precedent. Nobody was doing this within the ’70s. Even James Dean — he wasn’t precisely ripped,” he stated. “Actually, I’m simply barely doing something.”


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