Robert Pattinson: no Twilight Saga baggage in new film Cosmopolis

Robert Pattinson: no Twilight Saga baggage in new film Cosmopolis
Robert Pattinson

According to director David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson carries no 'Twilight' baggage into new movie 'Cosmopolis', which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

Robert Pattinson plays the role of high-class New York financier Eric Packer in the upcoming drama. 'Cosmopolis' is based on Tom DeLillo's novel, which follows the journey of Eric Packer, a self-centered moneyman who witnesses his fortune evaporate during an eventful day, in which he tries to get across Manhattan to a barber shop. While in his limo, Eric meets with a series of characters, including his wife, which makes this movie a sort of an existential journey for Packer. Robert Pattinson spoke about his character: 'He's like an alien. He's not part of his body. Eveything's an abstraction. The world's an abstraction. Everything is.'

Pattinson's 'Twilight' character, Edward Cullen is worldwide famous and adored, and director David Cronenberg wanted to make a clear distinction between characters and movies: 'You must ignore the baggage. You know it exists. But we're doing a new thing. And you have to forget all that other stuff.' He also mentioned that 'Twilight' is of no importance as previous role for Pattinson, as he is 'a real person with a history and a past. The history and the past is not Twilight. It is Cosmopolis.'

When Pattinson was asked by the journalists if his life ressembled to Eric Packer's, hinting the similarities between the character's existence captured in the sealed unviverse of his limousine, and a celebrity's life, director David Cronenberg stepped in and replied: 'That's not like Rob. He's quite a different person.'

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