Just because Robert Pattinson has been playing an American dreamboat for the past four years doesn't mean he's any less of an Englishman at heart.
Ever since he broke onto the scene in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Rob has primarily been starring as an American in films. Between "The Twilight Saga," "Remember Me," "Water for Elephants" and now "Cosmopolis," one concerned fan was apparently worried RPattz might be losing his sexy British accent. We put the question to the man better known as Edward Cullen during "MTV First: Robert Pattinson," and he admitted that sometimes he does slip into American when he's in the United States.
"I remember when I first came to America I couldn't drive, so I was taking taxis everywhere and I got into this habit of speaking in an American accent just because people genuinely couldn't understand you," he explained. "The amount of times people would ask me what my name was, I'd be like, 'Rob,' and they'd be like, 'What are you saying? Your name is Rope?' I was like, 'How are you hearing Rope?'"
It's no stretch to say that Robert Pattinson is taking a huge step forward in the film world in this week's "Cosmopolis." The man better known as Edward Cullen is being directed by one of Hollywood's finest, David Cronenberg, in a movie that's getting some of the best reviews of his career. One even called the film a "game-changer" for the star, and that's something Pattinson has had difficulties coming to terms with.
Pattinson told MTV News during "MTV First: Robert Pattinson" that he knew the first sign of change was coming when Cronenberg told him that he wanted him for the part of Eric Packer. The "Twilight" star's at first couldn't grasp why he would be the actor chosen for such a challenging part.
"That was one of my first questions. 'What do you see in me? Why? Why? Why are you hiring me?'" Pattinson said. "Cronenberg is one of those people when you're asked who you want to work with, he doesn't even come into my head. Because that's like saying, 'Want to work with Orson Welles?'"
Even if Robert Pattinson is in the process of establishing the post-"Twilight" portion of his career, "Breaking Dawn – Part 2" is still a few months away, and promoting the final film in the series will mean a lot of reminiscing from the star.
During "MTV First: Robert Pattison," the 26-year-old actor said that he has no problem getting all nostalgic about the series that made him a household name.
"It's an amazing experience," he said. "It's a huge chunk of my life, and the end of the movie, the last few scenes, kind of look back at the whole series. It's so sweet."
Robert Pattinson is coming to MTV to debut a clip from his new movie, "Cosmopolis," and to answer your questions. Starting at 7:49 p.m. ET, Pattinson will be taking over MTV to share the footage, but immediately afterward he'll be right here, answering your questions in a 30-minute interview.
What was it like working with legendary director David Cronenberg? What does saying good-bye to the "Twilight" series mean to him? You will find out all of the answers to your questions during "MTV First: Robert Pattinson."
Consider this a friendly reminder that tonight Robert Pattinson will be coming to your house...when he premieres a brand new clip from his upcoming film, "Cosmopolis," on MTV.
The "Twilight" star is branching out into the bizarre world of David Cronenberg's latest movie, so to find out all about "Cosmopolis" and maybe even get some of your own questions answered, you'll have to tune into MTV starting at 7:49 p.m. ET.
That's when Pattinson will debut the clip, and then immediately afterward on MTV.com, he'll sit down for a 30-minute interview about everything that's currently going on in his life. To get the answer to your questions, tweet them to @MTVNews using the hash-tag #AskRob.
"MTV First: Robert Pattinson" starts tonight on MTV at 7:49 p.m. ET.
"The Twilight Saga" might be ending soon, but Kristen Stewart's story is only just beginning. The 22-year-old has just landed a major leading role in "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's upcoming indie "Lie Down In Darkness."
Vulture broke the news, saying that Stewart will play the role of Peyton Loftis. The film is based off William Styron's 1951 novel of the same name that tells the story of the dysfunctional Loftis family set in Virginia in the 1950s.
This isn't the only indie Stewart has starred in that's set in the '50s. She also has Walter Salles' adaptation of "On the Road," which is due out in theaters at some point later this year. Now that her commitment to "The Twilight Saga" is up it's clear that she's reveling in her return to indies.
Jessica Biel will do anything to save her son in "The Tall Man." The upcoming thriller from "Martyrs" director Pascal Laugier is due out on VOD tomorrow before hitting theaters in a limited release on August 31, and MTV News has an exclusive clip from the project to tease you for its impending premiere.
Biel stars as a mother who lives in town where children are going missing, though she doesn't believe in the myth of the Tall Man kidnapper until her own son disappears.
Between her work on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Cellular" and this film, Biel has definitely mastered her look of terror. Tensions are running high in this clip, which shows Biel's character Julia Denning coming face-to-face with the titular Tall Man.
In the past two years, Jeremy Renner has gone from well-respect, but relatively unknown indie player to an A-list action hero, but for his latest project, the actor is eying a rather dramatic role.
According to Deadline, Renner and "Breaking Dawn" director Bill Condon are considering joining DreamWorks' proposed WikiLeaks film. Renner would take on the role of the site's infamous leader Julian Assange.
Read more about the project after the jump!
Sorry, Francis Lawrence, but it looks like you won't be helming the last two "Hunger Games" films. The folks over at Summit are reportedly pushing the movies through production so quickly that he won't be able start pre-production on the first "Mockingjay" movie because he'll still be working on "Catching Fire."
It sounds like "The Hunger Games" series is going the same route as the "Harry Potter" series and "The Twilight Saga" before it by having a different director film each installment. Thompson on Hollywood is reporting that Summit's Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, producer Nina Jacobson and author Suzanne Collins are looking to find the right person to helm each "Mockingjay" film.
By Meg Malone
If the recent July 4 holiday left you with a desire to delve further into American history, then this bit of movie news may be up your alley. According to Deadline, an announcement from Disney has put forth the dates when moviegoers will be able to see the Steven Spielberg directed film "Lincoln" in theaters. Viewers can get transported back to the 19th century first when it makes its exclusive release on November 9, followed by a widespread opening a week later on November 16.
As Deadline pointed out, the November 16 wide release will pit the film against the premiere of fan behemoth "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2." However, it's probably safe to say that the teenage-vampire franchise and historical biopic fans may not have too much demographic overlap for either to be too concerned about the other stealing potential audience members opening weekend.