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. Heres 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, theyre always on her for whatever weird English class reasons. Im 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 dont think that any director whos 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 isnt a success at the box office, creatively, as far as Im concerned, it is a success, and for Rob, it totally is. Hes brilliant in the movie, hes fabulous. If nothing else, it will be a great demo film for Rob, for any other director whos looking for a great actor.


Thanks to 'Thinking of Rob'!