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“I was invited as an afterthought”: Robert Pattinson Claims He Felt Uninvited By Andrew Garfield and Charlie Cox Before ‘The Batman’ 

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson’s rise in Hollywood has been an extraordinary spectacle. The young British actor, who can be identified by his signature crazy hair and chaotic personality, has a severely underrated on-screen presence and his filmography hardly begins and ends with the Twilight saga. As the star begins his meteoric rise to glory, his journey comes with the attached speculations and sensationalized media interviews. One such snippet reads of his history with some of his Hollywood compatriots.

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson Talks About Being ‘Pity Invited’ to Friend Circle

During the early days of their Hollywood debut, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan, Charlie Cox, and Eddie Redmayne were all famously roommates. Even then, the young actors were unaware of the fame and global exposure that comes with overnight success. In the group, that success befell Robert Pattinson, the fifth young Brit to have become a member of that club. 

Jamie Dornan, Andrew Garfield, and Eddie Redmayne from their early days at Hollywood
Jamie Dornan, Andrew Garfield, and Eddie Redmayne from their early days in Hollywood

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During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, in response to whether The Batman actor has been comparing notes with his aforementioned roommates about playing a superhero (since they all have experience in that genre now, except Dornan), Pattinson claimed:

“I wasn’t actually roommates [with them]. They were all roommates, and I was kind of the last one invited. I was invited as an afterthought. There’d be like one slice of pizza left and I’d be like, ‘Is there any for me?’”

Although this does sound like a typical middle school friend group fissure between the popular kids and the one who doesn’t fit in, there is more to the story as was revealed by Jamie Dornan when ET manages to catch up with him 2 weeks later.

Also read: Robert Pattinson’s Twilight Affected His Former Roommates Reveals Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan Responds to Robert Pattinson’s ‘Pity-Invite’ Claim

Jamie Dornan and Andrew Garfield at the 2022 Oscars
Jamie Dornan and Andrew Garfield at the 2022 Oscars

The Fifty Shades franchise actor, Jamie Dornan reacted to Robert Pattinson’s ET interview statement and claimed,

No! The pity invite? No. I think with Rob it’s always been like, he sort of had success earlier, so we were a bit like, ‘Does he really fit in with us?’ Because we were not working and he’s working all the time. He did Twilight and was suddenly in a different stratosphere than us and we’ve sort of, not caught up, but we all started working more consistently, but yeah, Jesus, we’ve known each other a long time.”

The Batman (2022)
The Batman (2022)

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Robert Pattinson did, in fact, enjoy stratospheric success although the majority of that might have been accredited to underappreciated films that were not produced for commercial success but aimed at critical ingenuity. The 2019 horror-drama, The Lighthouse, which Pattinson starred in beside Willem Dafoe is a beautifully constructed piece that deconstructs the despair and the fantastical limits of the human psyche when put in isolation and exposed to the possibility of oblivion.

In recent years, Robert Pattinson also went on to portray the morally villainous Reverend Preston Teagardin in the acclaimed Netflix ensemble film, The Devil All the Time (2020) and provided a crucial impetus to Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bender, Tenet (2020). Other noteworthy performances from the actor include Remember Me (2010), Cosmopolis (2012), Good Time (2017), The King (2019), and Waiting for the Barbarians (2019). Each of these films treads a very specific genre, each wildly different from the next, with Pattinson effortlessly blending in and out of the roles and constituting a radically interesting Hollywood resume.

The Batman is available for streaming on Prime Video.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.