Full Interview at
MovieWeb - November 21, 2011
From: David Cronenberg Talks 'Cosmopolis'
Robert Pattinson stars in this thriller about a billionaire who loses his entire fortune in a single day.
I asked him if Cosmopolis will be the movie that will separate Robert Pattinson from his Twilight past. Here’s what the director
had to say below.
“I have no control over that, obviously. All I know is, as with Keira, I thought that Robert was very underrated. I mean, Keira has
done more work than Robert has, but in England, they’re always on her for whatever weird English class reasons. I’m not sure what
that is. I always thought she was a substantial actress, and I had no doubt that she could really ace this role. I felt the same
about Rob. The fate of the movie, though, who knows. I certainly think this. I don’t think that any director who’s looking to see
what Rob can do, will not be able to see how terrific he is by looking at Cosmopolis. Even if the movie isn’t a success at the box
office, creatively, as far as I’m concerned, it is a success, and for Rob, it totally is. He’s brilliant in the movie,
he’s fabulous. If nothing else, it will be a great demo film for Rob, for any other director who’s looking for a great actor.”
Thanks to 'Thinking of Rob'!