Robert Pattinson Remembers ‘Twilight’ As a “strange” Story

Ever since he left behind the frenzy and madness experienced with Twilight, Robert Pattinson has focused on developing himself as an actor through bizarre films and extreme characters, earning himself the title of king of independent cinema. And although he has decided to return to the great productions with Christopher Nolan (Tenet) and putting on the Batman suit in the film that shoots the hero of Gotham, this Briton is convinced that Twilight is another example of the movies “Strangers” that he usually performs.During an interview with IndieWire promoting The Lighthouse, the magnificent folkloric thriller he did with Willem Dafoe, Robert spoke of that five-film saga that had him immersed in the role of vampire Edward Cullen for four years (2008 -2012). And to the surprise of his fans, he has ruled that it was never a romantic story for him, no matter how much the marketing campaign sold it that way. “Even before Twilight he was already doing strange things. And to be honest, I always believed that Twilight is pretty weird. It really was marketing that made it mainstream. If you look at any interview I did back then, he kept talking about chewing the placenta or anything that might sound disgusting, I would bring it up again and again, ”he said, referring to the most bizarre scene, in this case from The Twilight Saga: Dawn. Part 1 (2011), when Edward has to get the baby out by chewing on the placenta. “But you know, a guy alone can’t compete against the entire marketing department telling me, ‘It’s a romantic odyssey, it’s beautiful.’ But not for me, it was disgusting, ”he laughed. And what reason is he? Although Twilight was full of looks and friction that made it a romantic melodrama, there were many elements of the story that could be described as strange. For example, that Jacob (the werewolf played by Taylor Lautner) remained attached in body and soul to Edward and Bella’s daughter, Renesmee, since he was a baby, falling in love with her when he had been in love with the mother first; or that the main vampire was 100 years old and fell in love with a 17-year-old girl; or that vampires shone in the light of day. As early as last November, Robert confessed to Jennifer Lopez in an interview between actors for Variety that Twilight was “a strange story” and that it was not romantic as was Noa’s Diary Since then, Robert Pattinson focused his career on minor, independent projects that challenged him as an actor. He became a fetish actor for David Cronenberg and in recent years he made some of the best films of his career such as the aforementioned The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, 2019), Z, the lost city (James Gray, 2017), Good time (Benny and Josh Safdie, 2017) or High life (Claire Denis, 2019). He was even the one who stole the show in the Netflix epic The King (David Michod, 2019) despite having just a few minutes on stage.Currently filming The Batman under the orders of Matt Reeves, taking over after the resignation by Ben Affleck adapting the story to a hero with detective overtones and with a new batmobile included.The Batman opens in June 2021.More stories that may interest you: