“What the f**k is going on?”: Robert Pattinson Nearly Punched Director Out of Rage While Filming Horror Movie That Took A Heavy Toll on Him

"What the f**k is going on?": Robert Pattinson Nearly Punched Director Out of Rage While Filming Horror Movie That Took A Heavy Toll on Him
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Robert Pattinson has been known worldwide for the unique roles that he has portrayed over the years. Ranging from a vampire to a Hogwarts student, the genuinely unique movie that Pattinson starred in was Robbert Egger’s horror movie The Lighthouse.

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Talking about rage unchecked on the movie sets, Pattinson and his co-star Willem Dafoe spoke about the terrible shoot that they had to endure. The Batman actor even went as far as almost punching the director for the heavy shooting that Robert Eggers made the actors go through.

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Robert Pattinson in and as The Batman (2022).
Robert Pattinson in and as The Batman (2022).

When Robert Pattinson Almost Punched The Director!

The Lighthouse was a 2019 movie that terrified audiences beyond their expectations. With a runtime of almost 2 hours, the movie was completely released in black and white in theaters. Starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers who get stranded on the island due to a storm.

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson inThe Lighthouse.
Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse.

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Talking about the tough time the duo had while shooting the movie, Willem Dafoe and his co-star stated that it was indeed a horror experience to shoot the movie. Recalling the horrible conditions, a hilarious tale of spraying a fire hose on his face repeatedly while Robert Eggers repeatedly reset the take to do it all again.

“That’s the closest I’ve come to punching a director. However much I love Robert [Eggers], there was a point where I did five takes walking across the beach, and after a while I was like, “What the fuck is going on? I feel like you’re just spraying a fire hose in my face. I am spraying a fire hose in your face.”

He further continued,

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“It was like some kind of torture. It definitely creates an interesting energy. [Laughs] Just out of curiosity, do you think differently about a part when you decide to do a less commercial thing, as opposed to when you’re doing a huge franchise thing? Are the approaches different?”

It was indeed a traumatizing experience for the actor but the final result turned out to be good. The Lighthouse earned an average of 7.4/10 on IMDB with a whopping 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Robert Pattinson Has Found His Love With The Batman

Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz in a still from The Batman
Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz in a still from The Batman

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With the actor becoming famous for portraying the role of Bruce Wayne in the 2022 movie The Batman, it seems that Robert Pattinson has found his favorite character. After portraying the character in Matt Reeves’ movie Pattinson was received with love from all over the world for his dark and brutal character.

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The actor has been stated to star in a sequel to the 2022 blockbuster with The Batman II with Matt Reeves returning once again as the director. With the changes going around in the DCU, James Gunn has clarified multiple times that Matt Reeves’ Batverse and the DCU will remain in different universes. Robert Pattinson’s and Matt Reeves’ The Batman is available to stream on HBO Max.

Source: Interview Magazine

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.