Screening: [more pics here] and here [link]
Fun Radio (France)
And the hot topic of the day is the hero of the Twilight saga. The good looking guy that everyone in Hollywood wants, that every girl want in their bed, let's not kid ourself. It's Robert Pattinson who plays in Cosmopolis, a movie spondered by Fun Radio, that just came out. It's the new movie by David Cronenberg. And we had the chance of meeting Rob at the Cannes Film Festival.
Indeed, you do well by saying that it's a movie by David Cronenberg because it's completely sick, where you can see the actor - revealed by the Twilight saga - almost completely naked which is already a good reason to go see it. This interview was recorded last weekend during the Festival. We asked him if he liked French cinema.
Rob: Definitely, yeah. If I could speak French, I'd live in France.
Ok, very good. But did he ever watch a French movie, I don't know, we could ask him like The Artist for example.
Rob: I haven't seen it and I was sitting next to ...
There we think he might say Jean Dujardin, right?
Rob: Oh no, it's the actress who plays with him. I saw her at the On the Road screening the other day. She was sitting next to me and I was like: 'I know, .. I know you' and I was sitting there the whole time and I couldn't remember her name. At the end I asked them, 'is that the girl from The Artist?' and they were like 'yeah, how did you not know that?' I wanted to say 'sorry' so much afterwards, I was so embarrassed.
Yep, nice for her.
It's like the story of her life.
I mean, to stay mute in front of her is normal after The Artist.
Bérénice isnt like the easiest name to remember either.
Since it's still early, it's 6:17am, we asked him the first three things he does when he wakes up. And in order, please.
Rob: Complain. About being awake. Huuuh, feel confused about where I am. Checking that my arms and legs are still attached.
He doesn't pee?
He's a star.
He's a vampire, he doesn't pee.
We edited a part with just his laugh because I find it amazing.
Let's see, Robert Pattinson's laugh.
They pretend to tell a joke and then play Rob's laugh lol
This was the first part of the interview. I can already tell you that he's going to talk to us about the UEFA European Football Championship, boys. We're gonna talk football with Robert Pattinson and he'll tell us too what puts him off in the girls he meets.
Of course, and he'll give us too the recipe for eggs with meurette sauce, Robert Pattinson style. It's eggs with blood, it's amazing. Only he knows how to do make them.
Exclusive interview with the hero everyone talks about. The actor that makes Hollywood shake. The lead of the Twilight saga movies, Robert Pattinson who gave us an exclusive interview for Fun Radio.
Robert Pattinson who plays in Cosmopolis which just came out in theaters. To be honest, it's a role that's completely different from the one in Twilight. I'm reminding you by the way that the last movie of the saga comes out in November. Let's imagine that in ten years, he's asked to reprise his role as a vampire, would he say yes?
Rob: In ten tears? Probably, yeah. It'd be so strange like still trying to play 17.
It remains that it's thanks to Twilight that Robert Pattinson because such a huge star and idol for girls. So, let's ask the question, girls you never know if he breaks up with Kristen Stewart. What don't you like in girls, what puts you off?
Rob: People who are sort of ... snob. 'Cause they always feel like I need to attack them.
To finish this interview, the UEFA European Football Championship starts in ten days so we asked him if he was going to root for team England, his native country.
Rob: England - France would be fun. I mean England now is so ... no one is expecting anything from the team. It's literally like ... who's their trainer? But, like, England puts so much pressure on them but I think they're gonna do really well this year.
You see, the purpose of doing interviews is to learn things and I just did.
Well, I just learned that he knows nothing because England - France is a group match.
Well, I just learned that he's English.
But he played in Harry Potter, that's how he got discovered.
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Le Petit Journal [more here]
Yann: Usually he gets welcomed by thunders of applause. The girls scream and take off their shirts. The photographers yell at him. It's a riot and complete chaos.
Tonight, let's spare him that, if only just for his ears. Let's welcome one of the biggest star of the world in silence. Here is Robert Pattinson.
Welcome to the show.
Rob: Hey. Silence *laughs*
Yann: Welcome to the show.
Rob: Thank you.
Yann: Sit down, please.
Rob: This is weird.
Yann: It is, huh? Do you like it?
Rob: Kind of, I'm a little, ... quite frightened. I don't really have experiences like that. This is serious.
Yann: They can scream if you want. Would you prefer that?
Rob: I mean if you feel like doing it. But you don't have to.
*Audience screams and claps*
Rob: It's better. I'm definitely not tired of it yet.
Yann: You're 26 and British, a huge worldwide star and you're the lead of Cosmopolis, the new movie of David Cronenberg.
And I'm going to ask you something difficult, summarize the plot and the mood of the movie in only one sentence.
Rob: It's quite difficult to summarize in one sentence but it's basically about a guy, a millionaire trader that goes across town in his limo and his world just goes completely insane in one day. That's the simple way of explaining it.
Yann: Ok, that's one sentence. The new president of the French Republic?
Rob: Describe him in one sentence?
Yann: No. Do you know him?
Rob: I'm incredibly ignorant.
Yann: His name is François Hollande and he was elected partly because of this sentence.
FH: This adversary governs: it's the world of finance.
Yann: The world of finance. Are the bad guys in movies financial traders now instead of the indians?
Rob: I don't know, I don't really see it like that ... That's amazing tho, this phrase but huh ...
Rob: Just the fact that someone is bold enough to say that in this kind of high position. Like every single person working in finance are gonna hate him.
Teenagers loved you before now it's Télérama, the Inrock and Libération. You became the hero of the French intellectual press. Do you get a kick out of that?
Rob: Yeah, definitely. But it becomes ... it's very, very easy to become pretentious after that. I spent the last five years with people who asked me questions about my favorite food or stuff like, what's the perfect date ... And now I'm asked: 'what do you think of the economy?' I'm like, I don't know, I don't know anything about that.
Yann: Speaking of that, you gave thousands of interviews since the beginning of the Twilight saga. We gathered all the questions, the most boring ones that always come back, that are asked all the time. You're going to tell us, right after, which one pisses you off the most, ok?
Are you the new Brad Pitt?
Are you the new Jude Law?
Rob, are you the new Robert Redford?
Have you ever drank blood?
Watch out, I have garlic, vampire!
How does it feel to be a sex symbol?
Was there pressure by shooting with someone like Cronenberg?
Like most vampires do you live during the night?
Isn't it hard to be famous at 26?
As a British man, do you like pudding?
So, the rivality between you and Taylor Lautner during Twilight filming, is that true?
Can I have an autograph?
You're rich, handsome and famous. What else is do you need?
Hey Robert, you're a ladies' man.
When are you and Kristen getting married?
How old were you when you kissed a girl for the first time?
Fans that scream all the time are irritating, right?
Do you speak French? Could you say a few words for your fans?
What do you have planned after the interview?
Yann: The most boring one?
Rob: That's every interview I've ever done. Those are the normal questions.
Yann: What's the most boring one then?
Rob: I don't know. Mainly, like, *drops his earpiece* I've lost my mind! I think ... a lot of people ask me ...
Rob: I thought I was getting an applause because I got it back in here. A lot of people ask me, ... tons of people ask me if I think I'm going to have a career after Twilight, which is really nice to hear: 'Are you worried you're gonna be a total failure after Twilight?' I get asked that a lot.
Yann: Yesterday, the author of a beautiful book about Marilyn Monroe was here on this show. Listen to what she told us.
Yann: If Marilyn Monroe was a 30 years old woman today, who would it be? From the top of my head I have: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, ... stop me when you agree on one. Rihanna ...
Françoise-Marie Santucci: No, I was gonna say none of them. I'm gonna give you a more twisted answer and say Robert Pattinson, I think.
Rob: You didn't give her very many good options. Between Paris Hilton, Britney Spears or me.
Yann: She didn't let me finish. There was Scarlett Johansson. Do you know why, do you a comment?
She said that because ...
Rob: It's my boobs.
Yann: She said that as a compliment because she was a popular heroine, worshipped but smart. So, that's why she said that.
Can I ask you one last thing? Just for me. *puts on vampire teeth* Do I look good?
Rob: It's beautiful.
Yann: Thank you Robert Pattinson. Your new movie is Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg.
Do you want screams, tiny cheers or the silence to leave?
Rob: I mean, I quite like the idea of leaving in silence, maybe everyone can just hum. Just hum. A dramatic exit.
Yann: Thank you Robert Pattinson.
Rob: Thank you.