The supreme pairing of Variety’s Actors-on-Actors interviews has arrived: Jennifer Lopez and Robert Pattinson sat down for a half-hour chat, and the results are, as one would guess, divine. She’s talking about playing a mama-bear stripper in Hustlers; he’s talking about wearing a mustache and fucking a mermaid in The Lighthouse — and just when it seems like sensory overload, Pattinson reveals a passion project he spent years chasing. “Something I was trying to find for years was to do a ballet movie,” he says. Hollywood, stop messing around and give Pattinson a ballet movie, you cowards! Witness the full exchange below:
Pattinson: Something I was trying to find for years was to do a ballet movie. And then my agent was like, “Why? Do you know how to ballet?” I’m like, “No.”
Lopez: But why? Why, Bobby, tell us?! Is there something fascinating to you about the world of being a male ballet dancer?
Pattinson: I think there’s a ballerina inside me.
Lopez: Yeah, there’s a ballerina in there. It’s the dance.
There are so many things to parse here: Jennifer Lopez calling Robert Pattinson “Bobby.” Robert Pattinson revealing there’s a ballerina inside him. Noted dancer Jennifer Lopez agreeing. Get this man on a bar, stat!