Last time Robert Pattinson went to Cannes, the crowd went crazy for him, but now Pattinson tells French Premiere, “This year they won’t even notice me: ‘We don’t care, he’s not in The Hunger Games!’” The Twilight star says things have changed for him on the eve of the vampire franchise’s last installment. “I’m older,” he groans. “When I have to go on the makeup chair, I see all those wrinkles that came with time, it’s scary. I thickened/filled out too. Since I didn’t have any clothes when we shot the first movie, I stole some from the movie when we done and I can’t fit any them anymore!”
But change is good, and Pattinson hopes to tweak perceptions of him with a role in David Cronenberg’s Cannes-bound Cosmopolis, which has already put out an impressive teaser. Just keep your reactions in check, would you? “I’ve been doing movies for eight years and I’ve been criticized often and all of a sudden, this teaser is released and everyone is excited,” Pattinson laughs. “‘It looks great! His acting is good in it!’ It’s ridiculous! I’d like to ask a question to those people who think I just started acting well: What do you think I was doing in Twilight? Do they think it’s how I act naturally? No, I had to make decisions as an actor. I find it funny when I read stuff like, ‘Will Cosmopolis finally prove that he can act?’ What does that even mean?” Hmmm? Josh Hutcherson has a new tattoo? We’re on it!