“Mad genius who can do anything”: DC Star Robert Pattinson Dethroned MCU’s Tom Holland in His Own 2020 Movie

DC Star Robert Pattinson Dethroned MCU's Tom Holland in His Own 2020 Movie
Featured Video

Actor Robert Pattinson is well-known for deeply understanding his roles and adopting the characteristics of his character in real life. He primarily does this so he can accurately portray the character in the movie. In multiple movies, the actor has showcased different accents and that’s exactly what he did in 2020’s The Devil All the Time.

Advertisement
Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson in The Devil All the Time
Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson in The Devil All the Time

In the movie, Pattinson played the role of Preston Teagardin alongside some big Hollywood stars like Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, Eliza Scanlen, and Mia Wasikowska.

Also read: “I’ve never been a fan until your film”: 2 Times Oscar Winner Wasn’t Impressed With Christopher Nolan’s Batman, Calls Robert Pattinson Version the Greatest Ever

Advertisement

Robert Pattinson was praised for his accent in The Devil All the Time

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson

Actor Robert Pattinson was hired to play the role of Preston Teagardin in director Antonio Campos’ 2020 movie The Devil All the Time. The movie required most of the stars to master the Southern drawl and they got a dialect coach to help them out, however, Pattinson didn’t do that.

The actor mastered the accent on his own and didn’t tell anyone about it until the cameras rolled. Before the shot, he rehearsed his accent in front of Campos, who was then so impressed that he called Pattinson a “mad genius who can do anything.

Also read: “You don’t quite realise how insidious it is until it’s too late”: Robert Pattinson Ate Nothing But Boiled Potatoes and Salt For 2 Weeks to Look Better

Advertisement

Robert Pattinson has mastered different accents

Robert Pattinson in Good Time (2017)
Robert Pattinson in Good Time (2017)

Learning a new accent isn’t new for Pattinson as he has done it for several movies throughout his career. Pattinson, who is originally British, mastered the Queens accent before working in Good Time (2017). The role in the movie was specifically written for him by directors Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie.

In 2008’s Little Ashes, Pattinson mastered a Spanish accent by watching interviews and copying ex-Liverpool Football club manager Rafa Benitez.

In The Rover (2014), Pattinson came up with an unfamiliar southern-American accent. Fans also got to see an old-timey country accent in Damsel (2018).

Advertisement

The Lighthouse (2019) is undoubtedly one of Pattinson’s best works. In the movie, he showcased a New England accent that perfectly went well with his character of Thomas Howard.

Pattinson has also tried a French accent in The King (2019), however, that was somewhat of a failure as it became more of a joke. Pattinson himself once explained that the idea stemmed from a joke as he was just goofily practicing his French accent.

Whenever Pattinson is offered to play a character, he dives deep into their life. Before filming Good Time, Pattinson actually went around New York and worked odd jobs to understand his character.

Advertisement

Related: ‘The Batman’ Robert Pattinson Had A Bad Episode Of Claustrophobia Before His Ex-girlfriend Calmed Him Down: “I just wanted to punch anyone who was near me”

Source: IMDb

YouTube video player

Advertisement
Avatar

Written by Farhan Asif

Articles Published: 1123

With over 2 years of experience in content writing, Farhan Asif is a seasoned writer at FandomWire where he specializes in bringing the latest news and insights from the world of entertainment and gaming to readers around the world. With over 700 published articles for FandomWire, he has also written more than 750 articles for AnimatedTimes. Apart from this, he has a passion for coding and is pursuing a degree in computer science. During his free time, Farhan loves to play video games and hopes to create a video game of his own one day.