We’re rather excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a Google Hangout with the stars of sci-fi drama The Rover, Msrs Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce.
Directed by Animal Kingdom’s David Michod, The Rover is a gripping tale of two men forced together to survive in a dystopian Australian outback. Tense, terse and sparse, it’s a serious departure for Pattinson and acts as an acting tour de force for Pearce.
We’re hosting a live Google Hangout with them both Wednesday 6 August at 2pm (9am ET) for a 20 minute chat. We want YOUR questions to ask the cast. To be in with a chance of chatting to them direct, we need you to:
It’ll be streaming live below too on the day – and feel free to watch The Rover trailer further down this page to give you an idea for questions!
The Rover is in UK cinemas 15 August 2014.
Source: Total Film
He’s the 28-year-old British actor who has survived trial by fire – the Twilight phenomenon, tabloid hysteria – to become one of our most promising leading men. Over the next few months, you’ll see him deliver top-drawer performances in movies by David Cronenberg, Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn. First, The Rover, this summer’s must-see film. To celebrate, Esquire’s man in LA invited September’s cover star over for beers and a barbecue
Given that he was clearly quite nervous for the interview itself, perhaps he was lying all along, which would mean he wasn’t, which would mean he was and so on forever. But then he proved it. As he squirmed and fidgeted in his seat, he told Kimmel, apropos of nothing, that he had “extraordinarily heavy saliva”, which was why he couldn’t spit very far, no more than a foot. He also said that he quite enjoyed being spat on in an erotic way. The audience loved it, and it was quite funny. But it was also quite weird.
“OK, I can explain,” he says. “On all those talk shows you have to do a pre-interview with some producer the day before. And then a second before you go on, they tell you what you said in the pre-interview to prep you for it – and then you have to go and say it all again. So, I was sitting there with Jimmy, and that story I said the day before suddenly seemed not funny at all. I mean it wasn’t that funny in the first place and now I’ve got to perform this unfunny story which Jimmy’s going to fake laugh at it, and… I just can’t take it. So I started panicking. I was literally pouring with sweat. And I felt myself drooling. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m starting to drool.’ So, I made up this stupid story about having heavy saliva, and Jimmy’s face just went, ‘What the fuck are you talking about?’”
He laughs. It’s a mumbled kind of laugh, full of self-deprecation and restraint. “As soon as I saw his face, I felt much better!” he grins. “I was back in my comfort zone!”
He’s telling me all this while sitting in my backyard in Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles. Yes, Robert Pattinson is in my house, having a beer while I putz around with the grill, a scenario that probably ought to feel weirder than it does. He’s never come over before. It’s not like we’re mates or anything. We only met the one time, three years ago, an occasion he’s long forgotten. Read more…
Filming The Rover in a remote part of south Australia with cast and crew all staying in a local pub was just about perfect, says Robert Pattinson. The filmmakers all mucked in together, braved filming in soaring temperatures, and at night bonded over a drink or two. Pattinson wouldn’t have had it any other way and says that it helped director David Michôd and his cast and crew build an unbreakable bond.
“It was amazing,” he says. “Because the whole crew was staying in the same place and there was nothing else to do, we were living in a pub. It’s annoying if you’re in an unfamiliar city and all the people you work with are from that city, they all go home, so you’re just stuck in your hotel.
“When you can hang out with a bunch of new people, you get close to them really quickly, especially when there’s literally nothing else to do. It’s really fun. I hadn’t done that for a long time. I had a fantastic experience making this film.”
Pattinson was born and raised in London and started his professional career as a 16 year old in the TV film Ring of the Nibelungs. A year later, he played Cedric DIggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He starred in five, hugely successful Twilight films and his other film credits include Bel Ami and Cosmopolis.
Q: How’s it going?
Q: How was shooting in rural Australia?
Q: Did you enjoy playing a less beautiful character?
Q: How would you describe the themes of The Rover?
Q: Are you happy at the place you’re at in your career?
Q: What’s happening with Life?
Q: People called you the new James Dean. Now you’re doing a movie about James Dean, but not playing him. Weren’t you interested in that role?
Q: Are you enjoying the travelling?
Q: When you have time for yourself, what do you do?
Q: Do you still write songs? What’s your process?
We’re up on the sixth floor of the Cannes Film Festival Palais, on a rather splendid little terrace overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the Cote d’Azur. And, guarding the room we’re about to meet in, is this diminutive silver pachyderm – the sort of mildly tasteless bling you tend to see on the French Riviera. Pattinson is evidently tickled: it’s not every day you see something quite so silly.
Then again, you suspect he’s seen a lot of bizarre things in his time since exploding on to the scene as teen vampire Edward Cullen in the mega-hit Twilight franchise. That was six years ago, during which time he’s got used to seeing gaggles of screaming girls wherever he goes. Heaven knows what they made of the recent black-and-white Dior Homme commercial he shot – a sizzling, sexy spot scored by Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. Maybe that’s why he has that permanently dazed look.
Today, he’s looking relatively unscathed by the fame that follows him like a familiar. It might be close to 6pm, but Pattinson has a brilliant means of affecting that just-got-out-of-bed look. Dressed in beige trousers, a green-and-navy lumberjack check shirt, black Adidas trainers and a black bomber jacket, it’s a casual street feel that suggests more Urban Outfitters than Armani Couture. Factor in the stubble, sleepy green eyes and tousled hair and it’s like he’s splashed on eau de hipster.
With two new films to bang the drum for – The Rover and Maps To The Stars – it’s Pattinson’s second time in Cannes in two years, following his arrival as a limo-dwelling billionaire in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. That was a turning point, he says. “I’d never even been to a festival before. It makes you think differently about things. You realise what you like. Cannes means a lot to me. I’m basically aiming for everything to get into Cannes.”
At 28, this boy from Barnes, in south-west London, is craving credibility. “Rob really fights to be seen as an actor, rather than just as a movie star,”says director Anton Corbijn. “He’s really trying to prove his worth.” Corbijn has just finished working with him on Life, which casts Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock at the time he undertook an assignment to shoot a pre-fame James Dean. Looking down the lens, rather than being deluged by flashbulbs, was doubtless intriguing. “It was interesting for him to be on the other side of the camera for once,” adds Corbijn. Read more…
Robert Pattinson has hailed Geordie Shore as “one of the greatest TV shows” he’s ever seen.
“It’s amazing, one of the greatest TV shows I have ever seen in my entire life.
“And it’s not really laughing at people because I don’t really like that kind of reality TV, the people in it, you genuinely really like them, it’s crazy.”
Pattinson previously revealed he loves watching The X Factor, and called for the return of judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole.
Geordie Shore returns to MTV on July 22 at 10pm.
Source: Digital Spy
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are so last year! Now it’s Pattinson and Katy Perry! The two have been making headlines ever since it was reported that they are an “ITEM”. Things seem to be getting serious between the two, though Perry still has a lot of apprehensions about Pattinson and his off-and-on relationship with his ex love interest Stewart.
“She’s mad about Rob but is so terrified of getting serious and hurt again,” a source told Web Pro News. “I think that’s why she’s trying not to get too involved romantically. She’ll also be super cautious of becoming one half of a celebrity couple yet again.”
Pattinson and Perry have been friends for a long time now. Though the two were seeing other people previously, they continued to maintain a strong friendship with each other. Perry has previously been in relationships with Russell Brand and John Mayer.
The two have been spotted together frequently and most recently at the premiere party of Rob’s upcoming film, “The Rover.”
Other media sources reported that the 28-year-old now wants to take things to the next well with Perry.
“Rob’s behavior makes it clear to anyone who sees him with Katy that he’s interested in taking their friendship further, a source told Gossip Cop.
Many people are also concerned that the singer may get herself pregnant since she’s been hooking up with many guys. Before Pattinson, Perry was linked to flings with Diplo and Rob Ackroyd. OK magazine reported that the “Dark Horse” singer is “looking for validation” since her breakup with John Mayer.
“Several people in her crew are worried she might slip up and get pregnant,” a source told the magazine. “She certainly has plenty of potential baby daddies in the mix. Friends fear her trysts may have bigger, more permanent implications.”