Robert Pattinson’s career has been one shining with some of the biggest, most interesting roles. From the Harry Potter franchise to inspiring Oppenheimer, he has contributed to the Hollywood industry in the most charming way possible. Despite almost being typecast and reduced to his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, he worked extremely hard.
It was his dedication to cinema that helped him become one of the most adored characters and even bag a role as iconic as that of Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. However, there was one movie that scared him so much that he became unsure about whether or not it was right to do the film.
Robert Pattinson was Intimidated by Good Time’s First Draft
While having a round table conversation on The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Pattinson talked about what it was like working on Good Time. The movie got a lot of praise and had the hand of Oppenheimer star Benny Safdie. The movie saw a bank robber who stops at nothing to save his brother, even if it means getting involved with the criminal underworld.
“The first draft of the script, there were certain scenes in it where I was reading that and I was like, ‘Jesus I don’t even know if this is legal.’ Is it a loophole if you do something in a movie? Does that make it legal?”
When Pattinson saw the first draft of the movie, he began questioning whether or not it was even legal to do certain things that were written. He pointed out that it concerned him as to how just because things were being filmed and faked didn’t necessarily mean they were legal to do. However, he ended up doing things anyway. He was scared of the script initially but that quickly faded because he saw just how different the film really was from his usual roles.
Robert Pattinson Signed Onto Good Time Even Before a Script was Made
Robert Pattinson admitted while on the same round table conversation with The Hollywood Reporter that it did not take a lot to get him to sign the film. In fact, he gave in to Good Time even before his character was made. He loved Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie’s previous movie’s trailer and that was enough to get him on board.
“There was no role when I first signed up to it. There was no script or anything. I just really liked the trailer from the director’s previous movie. And I’m just starting to find as well that I am basically playing a director.”
He also explained as to how the entire role was different from his usual cup of tea. It was dark and gruesome, something he had never done before. He was looking forward to it and also exclaimed about how it felt as if he was basically a director in the movie as well.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter