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Robert Pattinson On Acting, Adele, Twilight, And ‘Cosmopolis’
June 7, 2012
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Robert Pattinson was in the red chair recently. In this clip, he tells George about moving on from the 'Twilight' series, working with David Cronenberg, his social life as a celebrity, arguing with Adele, and what he wants to do next. You can see the full interview with Robert right here.

Robert's on the show with 'Cosmopolis' director David Cronenberg, and fellow actors Paul Giamatti and Sarah Gadon.

In this clip, Robert talks about...

Moving on from Twilight
George Stroumboulopoulos: You know, post-Twilight franchise, you were trying to go down different roads? Was this legitimately part of your planning?

Robert Pattinson: This was not part of the plan at all. I just thought I was totally oversaturated everywhere, I wanted to do little tiny parts or maybe no parts at all. I got this three weeks before I was finishing the last Twilight movie, and I was really, really determined to find ensemble pieces or anything small just so I didn't have to be in everybody's face and annoying everyone. And then this thing came up.

Arguing with Adele
RP: Actually I had this argument with Adele, which is probably the most ridiculous thing I've ever said. I was saying, "you know, you can really just like reach for it," and she was like, "you do realize I am like the biggest-selling female artist ever?" And I just for some reason just decided to get into an argument with her.

The next act of his career
GS: Do you think much about the fact that when this franchise goes away, that you need that second act to your career? Do you think about that?

RP: The only thing I ever thought about was thinking, I don't want anyone to think that I somehow got trapped by something, you know. And I don't know if anyone really does, the general public, about Twilight - but the amount of times you get asked, "oh, are you worried about being typecast?" I'm just worried about people saying, like, "What happened to that guy?" And also, you think, you want to do something at least a little bit worthwhile with what kind of power you've been given, through luck. And not just keep trying to extend the same thing for as long as possible. I'm not very scared of it going away at all. If I could somehow maintain a career in which I keep making movies like Cosmopolis, than I think it would be amazing, because not very many of them are made. You know, I always thought after The Dark Knight, for instance, it makes tons and tons of money, and Heath is doing something just outside -- and people understand what he's doing, it's not like he's not doing something totally crazy, but it's just slightly outside the box of what people are used to seeing, and I really thought that was going to change everything as to how the big budget movies are made. But it didn't, at all. If every single actor wasn't afraid of trying to do something slightly abstract and not concerned about their movie making tons and tons of money, then eventually the industry would change.


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