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Robert Pattinson talks The Lighthouse for upcoming releases

We have been spoilt the last few days with new interviews from Rob promoting The Lighthouse (especially for its UK release). Here are a few more for you to sit back and enjoy.

RTE Ireland – Robert Pattinson learned all about Willem Dafoe’s ‘demonic glint’ in The Lighthouse (Click on Rob to watch)

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Robert Pattinson has told RTÉ Entertainment that he learned all about the “demonic glint” in co-star Willem Dafoe’s eye while they were making the maritime masterpiece The Lighthouse.

“As soon as I saw him once in the kind of early makeup thing I was like, ‘Oh, you’ve got like a whole thing. You know what you’re doing with this’,” he recounted. “And at the time I didn’t know at all how I was going to play my part! He’s just got such great technique and so much energy, so funny. It just seems so effortless to him.”

Pattinson said trying to keep up with Dafoe was a test of endurance.

“He just has this energy, this indefatigable energy, where it’s just take after take!” he laughed. “We’ll finish a take and almost every take he’s like, ‘Again!’. And I’m like, ‘God! I can’t!'” 

“There’s that little sparkle in his eye where – especially with a character like this – he kind of wants you to fail! It’s a funny thing when you’re trying to psyche yourself up to destroy him and there’s still this little demonic glint in his eye afterwards! It becomes very real very quickly!”

Associated Press Robert Pattinson says he could live on a deserted island like his character in “The Lighthouse” because he “quite likes menial tasks” and also doesn’t “care about being praised

AP also tweeted this short extract about The Batman

Sian Watson posted this short on her IG yesterday

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When I get to watch movies like The Lighthouse (and speak to Robert Pattinson) I’m pretty chuffed to go to work – and he let me blame my bad dating on the movie too but not getting into that 🙃

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Euro News (French Dubbed) but you can still hear Rob

Robert Pattinson: “It’s a strange story. In the script, there were a lot of really dark elements but there were also some very funny ones. Everything is taken to the extreme, a bit like in a slapstick comedy” .

Euro News (Spanish Dubbed)

UPDATED: 31 January 2020

NME – Asked by NME if there’s anything he learned from his time on The Lighthouse that he would take forward to The Batman, Pattinson said: “I think whenever you bring in stuff from a previous movie into the next one, it’s always so disastrous. When you watch the movie, you’re like, ‘I just did the same thing as I did in the other one’ and it’s kind of… you’ve always got to avoid doing that.” Rob also explains how the photo with Death Grips & Beyonce came about at end of interview [Click on Rob to watch]

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Updated: 1 February 2020

Sky News – I’ve started the vid at the beginning of Rob (at 14.35). Transcript from the interview follows:

“I thought it was very original. I’d been reading a lot of scripts at the time and it just really stood out. I wanted to work with Robert anyway, I really liked him and I love The Witch.

“There was just something so fascinating about it – it was really ambitious, it felt well researched, it just felt like a world when you read it.

“And when you get these characters doing such extreme behaviour, then I just knew it would be really fun to play.”

Pattinson says his behaviour was a bi-product of the role: “When you can do these scenes where it’s just really extreme and you can see in the scene what’s required of you, you need to be super hyped up.

“But at the end of the day, it was just lovely because you just spent every single drop of energy you had, and then go home. I was sleeping amazingly every single night because we’d just been screaming the whole day.”

Despite the on-set-challenges, the 33-year-old actor says he wasn’t afraid to step outside his comfort zone.

On the contrary, he relished the opportunity: “There’s a part of me which kind of likes the sort of… I like perversity in something you kind of think… I don’t know.

“I think a lot of people like to play things pretty safe and once you’ve broken that fear of, ‘Oh, what will people think if I do this?’, when you just do it once, then you’re like, ‘Now I realise I don’t actually care what people think, and it’s fun.”

Pattinson goes on: “People come out of a movie theatre being like, ‘What was that?’ I mean, it’s an exciting feeling. That’s just the world I want to I want to be part of.”

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