Good morning everyone, I hope you are all taking care of yourself! Today you can read a new exclusive interview of Robert Pattinson for Esquire Singapore. He mainly talks about Dior and the new fragrance but he also talks about his life (gym, music..etc). Enjoy 😀
On the new Dior Homme campaign: ‘I’m Your Man’
What do you like most about this new Dior Homme campaign?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It’s always a fantastic experience shooting these advertisements. I’d always loved the Blaze videos, and it was fascinating to see how they create such a vibrant and kinetic energy in their work.
To what extent does it differ from the previous Dior Homme communications?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I think it may be a bit more emotional than the previous one.
The claim of the new campaign is “I’m your man”. What does it stand for? Does it mean anything personal/particular for you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I’ve always loved Leonard Cohen and the song is so beautiful, so I think that comes to mind first. Leonard Cohen is my man.
What image of masculinity would you like to put forward through this campaign?
ROBERT PATTINSON: That you should be as free as you want to be.
How close do you feel to the man on camera?
ROBERT PATTINSON: To some extent quite similar because I felt very comfortable with the people involved in making it. I always feel I have to leap a little way out of myself to do any kind of performance though.
How was it to shoot with Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, also known as The Blaze? Could you tell us more about the creative relationship that you shared?
ROBERT PATTINSON: They’re awesome. I met them at Cannes in 2017. Always thought their videos showed exciting potential. I think they could make a great feature film one day. They’re incredibly fun to work with. Having them demonstrating dance moves in the club scene was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen directors do. We talked about the concept a few times in London before we shot but really it was so organized by the time I arrived in New York I felt comfortable just jumping right in.
If you had to share one memorable moment/anecdote from the shoot, what would it be?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Probably dancing on my own in front of 200 dancers. Definitely the first and probably last time that will ever happen. [laughs]
How did you prepare yourself physically and mentally before shooting the film? Any particular diet?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Basically, having a couple of shots of tequila before the dancing!
Did you look at some movies to prepare (Scorsese, Ferrara, De Palma…), iconic masculinity figures such as Brando, or other cultural references for inspiration?
ROBERT PATTINSON: The Fat Boy Slim video with Christopher Walken.
What about shooting with Mikael Jansson? Did you know him from a previous project or did you meet him on this occasion?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I hadn’t shot with him before but always loved his work. He’s also incredibly easy to work with and an amazingly talented artist.
What do you think it means to be someone’s man today?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I think that really depends on who’s the man you’re trying to be. You have to be flexible!
New York almost plays its own role in this film. What are your feelings towards this city, since you are an English man in New York? Does it inspire you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: The energy of NYC is always inspiring to everybody, I think. I get very charged when I’m there. But I don’t think I can ever stay for that long. I think I move at a little slower pace than the city does.
On the relationship between Robert Pattinson and Dior + The Dior Homme franchise
Could you tell us more about how you relate to the Dior brand?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Before I started working with Dior, the house always seemed like such an untouchable icon of style, but over the years of being involved with the company I’ve seen that the people who work there have such a warmth. Everyone has always been so approachable and friendly and leaves such a great impression when you visit. That’s probably why it has accrued such an illustrious history.
Do you remember the first time Dior approached you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Absolutely! In Los Angeles 7 years ago. And I still see the colleagues I met then all the time.
What do you enjoy most about working with Dior? What is the creative process like?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It’s always such a pleasure. So relaxed. Beautiful clothes that no one is too fussy about. You can roll around in them and no one admonishes you. Everyone at the company is incredibly fun. The parties at the end of a shoot are always a highlight.
You have been the face of Dior Homme for quite a while now (since 2013). What does it mean to you? Do you enjoy this role?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Absolutely. I was initially worried about working with a brand, but I don’t think Dior is a typical company in any way. I’ve been able to see such incredible craftsmanship first hand from expert couturiers to Francois Demachy, the genius “nose” behind all the Dior fragrances. I’ve always felt so at home whenever I’ve done any project with the company.
Do you feel like being the face of this fragrance has had an impact on your personal development?
ROBERT PATTINSON: For sure. It’s allowed me access to a world that very few people have seen. From having access to behind the scenes of fragrance creation with a renowned creator like François Demachy, to becoming friends with some of the top designers in the world like Kris Van Ache, Kim Jones and of course Karl Lagerfeld. It also allowed me to see that behind such an iconic brand there is actually a very tight-knit family of great people working to make it work. It’s really nice to see that a large company can still be run on the basis of creating absolute quality first and not compromising for corporate interests.
Has working with Dior influenced your style? And the way you use fragrance?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I definitely look sharper when I’m doing premieres than I used to. With fragrance, I think working with Dior made me realize that fragrance can be used in a more casual context. Subtly. It doesn’t have to be a huge deal. And when you use it, people really notice and love it.
Why are you the perfect fit for Dior Homme?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I know working with [the Dior Homme team] has always felt very natural and been such a pleasure.
To you, who is the ‘Dior’ man?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Being a Dior man, is conveying several things at once. It is true luxury and modernity; it is an elegance that is both in the details and very simple, very obvious. It is a look, a way of being timeless and avant-garde at the same time. A Dior silhouette, and a perfume to go with it. A scent that allows you to reveal your personality without being too much. It is a statement of masculinity and what it means today, with all its nuances.
What do you think of the evolution of Dior Homme? Has the male character changed over the years in your mind?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I feel lucky to embody a fragrance like Dior Homme, to me, it is a long term and meaningful story. My relationship with Dior is not a shallow one; with each film, they capture something of me, like a reflection that mirrors my evolution as a man, even if it’s sometimes in the smallest details. Dior Homme is a fragrance that has evolved, matured with time, just like I have. This parallel is a key element.
Is the fragrance Dior Homme made for every man?
ROBERT PATTINSON: The new Dior Homme is a statement of masculinity, it is straightforward and intensely woody. These woody accords speak out loud, they address men from the very start. They bring forward virility, but also tenderness and sensuality. There is something that feels very “clean” about this creation, which makes it universal and easy to love. This subtle freshness makes it a scent that stays on and envelops you, but that is not heavy. It’s like clothes that you wear, but that make you feel weightless.
Do you have a favorite Dior Homme scent?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I must say I really like this new version of Dior Homme. It’s all about sensuality, but a masculine one. This perfume gives itself to you immediately, but keeps something mysterious, as though all the woods were talking to one another.
3 words to describe the new Dior Homme Eau de Toilette?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Virility, sensuality, and tenderness.
How does this new fragrance make you feel?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It gives you confidence. This new Dior Homme conveys masculinity that is both obvious and seductive. It is a luminous sensuality, which makes it very modern.
Would you say that it is an everyday scent? Why?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It’s easy to wear because it’s not about over sophistication for an elite. It is neither powdery nor sweet. It avoids all the clichés that come to mind when you think about sensuality. It is charming without trying too hard, and it keeps a woody fresh feeling that you crave at any time of day.
Robert Pattinson on fragrance
At what time of the day do you apply your fragrance? And where?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I’m more used to wearing perfume at night when I have plans to go out. I usually apply it on the neck and wrists.
What do you love in a scent?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I want a perfume to be there, like a signature, but never shouting. I like that it leaves a trail behind, but a subtle one.
Some say that a smell can take you places. Where does Dior Homme take you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Definitely New York. Whether it takes me back to running on a roof in Rockaway Beach, or in a beautiful penthouse looking over Manhattan… It’s been an adventure when you think about it! To me, New York is a character of the story almost as much as the man I embody.
If you were asked to say the first thing that comes to mind, what should a man smell like?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I feel like a man’s taste in perfume is a tricky thing. It needs to be comforting, enveloping and not threatening. But at the same time, you wear perfume to claim your difference, you want that little surprising thing that’s going to make you stand out.
What role does perfume play in seduction?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Perfume plays a key role in seduction. It’s the intimacy of the moment that you share, it’s the scent that you leave behind like a trail to follow once you’re gone…it’s very sensual.
Catching up with Robert Pattinson
What was the most challenging project you have ever done?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Probably . A very creatively satisfying project but the conditions made it pretty tough. Extreme weather almost every day…
What are your plans in the near future? Will you be taking on any new acting roles?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I’m working on Christopher Nolan’s new movie Tenet right now, and I will start The Batman this year.
What have you learned from the characters you have played? Is there anything you took on?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I think you take on little parts of every character you play. Sometimes in your everyday life and sometimes just in technical terms for the next movie you do. I think I try and choose parts that will force me to explore an area that I’m interested in anyway and so doing the job expands your understanding of yourself.
In what ways did your life change in the last 5 years and what are you expecting for the following years?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Over the last five years, working with incredible directors has really broadened my expectations of where I would want to go professionally. I think every time you work with someone special, like Claire Denis, for instance, you just want to keep having experiences like that.
You seem to be effortlessly camera-ready. Do people often tell you how photogenic you are?
ROBERT PATTINSON: That’s working with really great photographers!
What is a normal day in Robert Pattinson’s life?
ROBERT PATTINSON: There’s never a normal day! [laughs]
What is your morning routine?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Don’t really have a morning routine but I’m not functioning before I have breakfast and a shower.
Do you practice any sport or go to the gym?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I run and do jiu-jitsu.
Who are your music icons?
ROBERT PATTINSON: D’Angelo and Ohio Players.
What is your vision of the film industry nowadays?
ROBERT PATTINSON: There are always amazing movies at festivals throughout the world. I just wish there was a way to get larger audiences to see these smaller movies. But seeing more and more festivals popping up internationally with increasingly large audiences always makes me happy.
Could you tell us more about your passions? What do you fight for in life?
ROBERT PATTINSON: To not be forced into thinking in a prescribed way in the confusing world we live in.
What drives you to wake up every morning?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Not having enough time to do what I want to do.
Hello guys, here is a new photo of Robert Pattinson on the set of the Dior Homme Ad in New York City in 2018. I love it! Enjoy 😀
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To celebrate David Cronenberg‘s birthday, his daughter, Caitlin Cronenberg shared three new photos of Robert Pattinson on the set of Cosmopolis in 2011 on Instagram. So Happy 77th birthday to Mr. Cronenberg and enjoy these new photos (Link of the gallery)! 😀
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Happy birthday to my amazing dad, who taught me, among other things, how to run a calm, creative and productive set where every crew member is treated with respect and valued for their contribution. Here are a few photos from the set of Cosmopolis. #happybirthday #davidcronenberg #idesofmarch #cosmopolis #robertpattinson #kevindurand
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all going well! The Batman should have been shot in Liverpool from March 16 to March 29 but finally, the film has joined a long list of Hollywood films currently in production that have been put on temporary hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So ,The Batman is going to shut down production for two weeks due to coronavirus. The film’s crew was shooting on a sound stage in London since January and was planning to change locations to Liverpool. Warner Bros. thought it was best to go on hiatus during the location change. I’m really happy about this decision, Warner Bros. and Matt reeves need to take care of the crew. Everyone needs to be safe so it was the right thing to do! ♡
Here is an interview of Robert Pattinson for Kinowetter. Robert talks about dealing with isolation while on the set of The Lighthouse and in his personal life, working out for his new movie ‘The Batman’ and about fandoms. I’ve added more than 500 HQ screen captures in the gallery (Gallery | Imagebam)! Enjoy 😀
Good morning, Robert Pattinson was interviewed by a French Magazine, Sport & Style. He talks about his father, masculinity, stress, English boxing and more. I’ve translated the full interview below. I’ve also added two new MQ photos of Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme 2020. These photos are from the Dior 2020 Photo Book. I hope we will have them soon in better quality! Enjoy 😀
SPORT & STYLE: The actor agrees: men have literally mutated over the last forty years.
ROBERT PATTINSON: As a child, I was fascinated by classical male figures. Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brandon, Jean-Paul Belmondo…all actors at ease with themselves, at the antipodes of the shy person that I was. My father didn’t look like those profiles. He’s very funny, eccentric. He’s a good person, very intelligent, but it took me a long time to understand his behavior and strangeness. When I was a teenager, I was fascinated by ultra-confident people because that’s what I was looking for. But as time goes by, I now prefer beings who evolve a little on the fringe, so that they can serenely observe things and other people.
SPORT & STYLE: For Robert Pattinson, these rather rare people don’t need to be the centre of attention, they have their own thoughts which gives them a certain form of autonomy. “Everything my father is.” said Robert.
SPORT & STYLE: In this paragraph, a sociologist talks about the fact that men are no longer in the fascination of a “guy” model. She says that men who are not traditional male is not a flaw. Robert Pattinson, on the other hand, is convinced that it is more comfortable to be a man today than it was in his father’s time.
ROBERT PATTINSON: Life is always more difficult when you are refused to explore a minimum of your identity. If society expects you to behave in a certain way, to stay in that box that doesn’t suit you, life becomes hellish.
SPORT & STYLE: For the actor, life becomes boring if you have to stay the same person all the time.
ROBERT PATTINSON: Today, you have the right to blossom, but the challenge lies elsewhere, in the astonishing number of choices available to you.
SPORT & STYLE: The sociologist speaks in this paragraph to say that it is imperative to disappear into the world in order to exist, to make a place for oneself. Today, moving forward in life is equivalent to building self-affirmation.
ROBERT PATTINSON: There are so many ways to live a man’s life, it can become stressful. But I much prefer this stress to the stress of a young man fifty years ago.
SPORT & STYLE: In the latest Dior Homme video, directors Guillaume and Jonathan Alric film a free man who engages in stylish role-playing to please the woman he loves. A man ready to take on any face, with a racy, casual look.
ROBERT PATTINSON: Let’s say I’m filmed there at the extreme point of the self-confidence scale, with a form of bravery, very little doubt. A state in which you feel free to do what you want, without having to prove anything.
SPORT & STYLE: Robert Pattinson sometimes envies people who are able to dance freely, without fear of the other’s gaze. A total star on the screens, Robert Pattinson openly confides his sickly shyness in real life.
ROBERT PATTINSON: I was terrified of the dance scene itself. I never dance with anyone. I had to force myself. On D-Day, I ran away from everyone, looking for every dark corner to hide in. Finally, I took a shot of tequila and threw myself into the water.
SPORT & STYLE: The result is pretty cool. “Probably the talent of the directors“ answer Robert.
ROBERT PATTINSON: I appreciate the freshness of the perfume. I don’t like overly powerful fragrances, they make me claustrophobic. I only wear perfume on holidays or for events. It’s an eau de toilette that makes me feel more alive, awake and confident. As if I was wearing it from the inside. It acts like an aura and I like it.
SPORT & STYLE: On the preparation, prior to a very physical shoot, he mainly tells about the English boxing classes.
ROBERT PATTINSON: It’s a sport I’ve been enjoying watching for the past two years. I love the way the matches are staged, the attitude of the fighters, the nobility that comes out of the whole. Right now we are witnessing the rebirth of the charismatic boxer.
SPORT & STYLE: His fitness routine? He’s assuming he’s pretty lazy.
ROBERT PATTINSON: I love running because it doesn’t involve any particular headache. No need to force yourself to listen to an entire podcast. Luckily, I’ve never had to do much physical training with filming, until this year when I was asked to become significantly more muscular. So I started training with this goal in mind. I knew I would have to lift my shirt. I mostly practiced core strength exercises because it’s very effective, and I experience it as a kind of meditation. More generally, I’m asked to lose weight very quickly. So I became a master in the art of slimming in two weeks.
SPORT & STYLE: And in the bathroom, what kind of man is he?
ROBERT PATTINSON: With age and wrinkles coming, I now enjoy facials. Today, if I need to be offered something, I ask for a spa treatment without hesitation. At home, I like to make myself a film mask that comes off like a sheet. I also do it when I fly, so I don’t feel completely dry and dehydrated when I get off the plane. I never would have imagined this five years ago.
“Man changes with the times, but you also change a lot over the course of a lifetime.” – Robert Pattinson
Here is a new interview of Robert Pattinson on the Mill Valley Film Festival red carpet on October 05 (2019). I’ve added more than 500 HQ screen capture of this new video in the gallery (Gallery link | Imagebam gallery) & you can check our post of this event to see all HQ photos from The Lighthouse premiere and Q&A. Enjoy 😀
Here it is guys! Matt Reeves just posted the Batmobile with Robert Pattinson standing alongside in his Batsuit. We can see that Bruce Wayne will be driving a muscle car. The photos are absolutely perfect. I love the car aesthetic, this is so badass & incredibly unique, it is something that really hasn’t been seen before in the films. Again, Matt Reeves has nailed it! What do you think about it? Enjoy 😀
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 4, 2020
ELLE: You started acting when you were 18 years old, and in 15 years you’ve made 34 movies (and won eight awards…). Why do stay so active? What moves you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Now I have more fun making movies! The more I learn about how to do things, the more doors it opens to my mind. And the more comfortable you feel, the freer you’ll feel as well. I used to think in acting as a test, in which there was the possibility to fail. But when you stop thinking about the result…You never know if it will be good or bad, so the best thing is to enjoy it! And, as soon as you start behaving like that, everything becomes funnier.
ELLE: And, as you get older, maybe you can choose the roles you want to play and who you want to work with?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Yes. It happens when you get older and [you] do more projects. You can talk to the director. It’s more of creative collaboration. When you’re younger, you have that school mentality. Someone is telling you what to do and so you just feel like saying no all the time. But then you realize that they are all in the same boat. And that everyone wants to make a good movie!
ELLE: What would you say to the teachers who discouraged you from joining the theater club?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I’m glad they did. When I think about it now … At the time, I was so angry that I didn’t want to have anything to do with the arts at school. And then, I ended up getting an agent, which wouldn’t have happened if I had een a part of the school’s drama club. Sometimes having a little bit of resentment is pretty good. It gives you more fire [energy].”
ELLE: Do you really think that you managed to attract a more “male” audience, as some professionals in the field suggested after Cosmopolis?
ROBERT PATTINSON: To be honest, I never thought about an audience. But the first time I noticed that men accepted me better must have been with Good Time. And it was a little strange … But, again, it’s the same logic as the drama teacher. I liked it when the male audience said to me “Oh, you’re an idiot”, because it made me want to go to the fight! These things give you energy. What’s dangerous is not having enemies. We always need good enemy!
ELLE: Do you read reviews about you on the internet?
ROBERT PATTINSON: When a movie comes out? Yes.
ELLE: What about the bad ones, does it affect you or do you consider yourself strong enough to deal with it?
ROBERT PATTINSON: When I was younger, it affected me. But now … it’s a strangely addictive thing. Reading the bad reviews is more addictive than reading the good ones. You can read a hundred good ones and a bad and, I don’t know if that’s because of that, but now the bad ones don’t affect me anymore. Unless they involve someone else. If it’s just about me, I can take it.
ELLE: What if it’s about someone important to you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It doesn’t happen much. And I think I can separate things well. It’s one of the advantages of not having an Instagram account. Access is cut off. I’ve always had a barrier and that’s why there’s no problem. It’s all just noise.
ELLE: You’re turning 34 soon and you’re going to be a part of the so-called Millennial. What does it mean to you? Do you recognize yourself as a member of that generation?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I think I’m another last stronghold of the previous generation. I don’t feel like a Millennial at all. Many of the things that people think are important, such as social networks … are not at all important to me. They annoy me. I don’t see what it is the reason to have, to publish, to take pictures of myself and put them online … It all seems crazy to me.
ELLE: You’ve made a lot of movies lately. Waiting for the Barbarians, The King (Netflix), The Devil All The Time, The Lighthouse and Tenet (currently being shot). How many scripts do you receive per month? It’s you who choose each role?
ROBERT PATTINSON: To be honest, I don’t receive that many scripts. Except when it comes to a director I really want to work with. When I’m not working, I read a lot of scripts, but right now… I find it very difficult to read a script when you’re working on another project. I cannot understand it completely. But I love to discover filmmakers that my agents don’t know about!
ELLE: And the movie you’re filming now, Tenet? Can you talk about it?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I can’t say anything about Tenet… nor about Batman! Anyways, I don’t know anything. I’m only starting Batman next year. We’re not even filming yet.
ELLE: After all the artistic films you’ve made, was it difficult for you to decide to be in a film like Batman?
ROBERT PATTINSON: No, I wanted to do it. In every new job, I’ve been trying to do the opposite of the previous one, to be able to surprise myself. And I don’t know why, but at the end of last year, I was thinking I really wanted to do a big movie. I hadn’t think about exactly what it could be, and then Chris Nolan and Tenet came in and Batman came out shortly after. I had been making small movies, I was already relatively comfortable in what I was doing for a while, I didn’t even get nervous anymore. Not even with Tenet, which is a great production. I think it was also because of the directors. I can totally trust Chris Nolan and Matt Reeves. They are very unique filmmakers to whom I would immediately say yes if I wanted to make a smaller film.
ELLE: Do you have to physically prepare to step into Batman’s shoes? Is that the reason why you’ve been running a lot lately?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Yes. As soon as I finish this job, I will immediately start intensive training. In fact, it is quite pleasant, because I have been doing so many hours in the Chris Nolan film that the idea of, for a few months, being really healthy, just doing physical exercise and sleeping seems like a real dream! I can’t wait! But yes, I’ve never been a big guy. So I have a certain curiosity about what it’s like to be.
ELLE: You’re the face of Dior Homme since five years ago. How did this colaboration started and what does it means to you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I think it was before that. I met them in 2012. I wasn’t thinking about doing anything like this. But when I met them, I liked the team very much, the three people who talked to me at the beginning. They’re really cool. And Dior is Dior!
ELLE: That was your first ad? Is it the only one until now?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Yes. The only one! Basically, I really liked the way they presented the project to me. At the beginning, I wanted to work with Romain Gavras. And, at the first meeting, I asked: “Can we do it with Romain?” And they said “Yes, it’s a great idea!”. It’s great to work with Dior. I never went to the shows in Paris before, and I never even thought about it. But now I look forward to them every year. With Dior, I have all the glamor of acting, but without the hardest part! When you’re making a movie, you work 20 hours a day, you’re exhausted all the time. This collaboration is fast and very funny. It’s the best job ever!
ELLE: Do you like to discover underground artists? How was it to shoot the new Dior Homme campaign with the french avant-guard duo, The Blaze (Guillaume and Jonathan Alrie)? Have you met them before?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It was great! I met them in Cannes in 2017* (they were DJs at the Good Time party) and I was talking to them about making a movie together because their films are so cool. They know what performance is. And when it came to Dior, I didn’t even have anything to do with it. When I heard it, I thought, “Oh, this is great, because it’s a big ad, and they are quite unknown. something like that! Their music is great.
ELLE: There is a dance moment in the ad. It seems to be “possessed”. Any preparation?
ROBERT PATTINSON: A shot of tequila and nothing else! I was literally in the dark. I couldn’t see anyone around me.
ELLE: Do you like dancing, in real life?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I was always very shy to dance, so when I did that, my thought was,”Oh, I broke the curse. Now I can dance in front of people!” About two weeks later, I went to a party, everyone was dancing and I threw myself on the dance floor and it was like “Yes, it’s okay. You just have to dance!”
ELLE: How do you feel when you see yourself in a Dior outdoor?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Actually, I’ve never seen any! I’m always walking around airports and thinking,“ How is Johnny Deep’s here and not mine?” It’s always Johnny Depp! [Laughs] ” What beauty care do you have? A diet, a routine? “Yes, now, at 30, I really think about what I eat. I didn’t try very hard, I ate pizza at three in the morning, but… if you don’t eat well – especially when you’re always working – you can’t even survive.
ELLE: What’s the best way to turn off and relax?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Probably, running. As soon as you get used to running, I think it’s better than anything else. It clears the mind so much! But what I really like nowadays is finding ways to sleep better. I’m obsessed with sleep masks, meditation apps, essential oils… I LOVE those things!
ELLE: Do you have any sleep disorder?
ROBERT PATTINSON: A bit. I don’t take pills to sleep. But I love that moment when you fall asleep! So, I got a good sleep mask that helps me fall asleep anywhere. On set, I sit on a chair, put the sleep mask and fall asleep quickly … in front of everyone.
ELLE: Are you narcoleptic?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Maybe! [Laughs]
ELLE: And talking about music, what’s on your playlist?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I’ll see … (opens Spotify on his phone) … what have I been listening to … Oh [Message on the screen] … I didn’t pay my last bill … [Laughs] … changing my credit card … I’ve been hear a lot of Aretha Franklin and that sort of classic stuff. When I can!
ELLE: How would you define your style?
ROBERT PATTINSON: It depends. You know what? There is this thing about sneakers. I use these Adidas from a collaboration with Palace, which were made in 2015. They are no longer produced. And I use different pairs… I have about 20 pairs of these sneakers in all colors and I use them every day! And when some go bad, it’s scary, because there are only a few left. I already called the company to see if they had any extra stock they didn’t sell.
ELLE: Are you a kind maniac?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Yes, with these shoes. I wear the same pair of shoes for five weeks in a row, and I have an alert on eBay. Whenever my size appears, I buy it immediately!
ELLE: Today you’re fully dressed in black, but we’ve already seen you wearing extravagant clothes on the red carpet such as capes.
ROBERT PATTINSON: I didn’t think much about what I’m wearing today, but I like to wear crazy things, and I think that if I didn’t work with Dior, I would be a little more shy about using more extravagant pieces. With the collection created by Kim Jones, now it makes even more sense (Note: Pattinson was also the first Dior Homme ready-to-wear ambassador).
ELLE: Would you wear a colour such as pink?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Yes, I like the contrast, although a few year ago, when I shaved my hair, wore a lot more pink. When you have you hair dyed blond, long, seems like you’re in Miami Vice. But yes, if I had my hair shaved, I’d definitely wear skirts and stuff like that.
ELLE: What would you never wear?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Hum… I don’t like serious and perfect things. But I’ll probably wear then at some point of my career.
ELLE: You confessed ELLE that you obsessed with Kate Moss and Jane Fonda when you were young. Have you met them?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I met Kate Moss and was with her a couple of times, doing things for Dior. And I haven’t met Jane Fonda yet, but I’m still a huge fan of her.
ELLE: She is an activist like you, Robert. You are collaborating directly with GO Campaign. What does this NGO do?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Go Campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children worldwide by creating local partnerships and solutions. All the children have the right to have opportunities, education, medical care, food, water… Two of my friends worked for them and told me to go to an event, five years ago or so. They made an auction and built a school in Cambodja. It is a completely transparent and very efficient non-profit organization. Over the past five years, it has become much bigger than it was when I started working with them.
ELLE: And now there’s a Robert Pattinson School?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Yes! And the school has been growing every year. I’m really proud of it.
ELLE: What keeps you alive and motivated in general?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Actually, I only do things to have fun. Your body tells you how to live your life if you listen to it carefully. There were bad times. I watched Amy Winehouse’ documentary a few years ago. And Tony Bennett said something that touched me, “Life shows how to live, if you live enough”, or something like that, I can’t remember the exact quote. As you get older, the more your body tells what to eat, what to do, tells you everything. If you listen to it and pay attention! And if you’re not having fun doing a certain thing, stop. As soon as you start living like that, you start to feel always well.
ELLE: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I would love to have a production company. There’s a part of me that would like to record an album- but I don’t know if it will ever happen. I like to make long-term plans. That is the key of happiness. That’s it and having plans for the future – everything you build is towards a goal. And you have to have those plans!”
ELLE: What was the strangest thing that happened to you?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Become an actor! The strangest thing in my entire life! I really don’t know how it happened.
ELLE: What do you like the most about your friends?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Positive attitude. I don’t like people who like to complain. It’s really boring.
ELLE: Your biggest flaw?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Pfff, none [Laugh]. Actually, how do you say it? Procrastinate. I postpone everything, really everything, until the last minute.
ELLE: Your idea of happiness?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Being in very creative places. I’m very happy in the initial stage of the work of a creative project before the problems start. When everyone is very excited.
ELLE: Your idea of unhappiness?
ROBERT PATTINSON: When people that I love are worried about something and I can’t help them. And repetitive things. Like being stuck in a circle with the same things always happening. That’s unhappiness to me. Like in that Bill Murray’s movie, Groundhog Day.
ELLE: If you weren’t Robert Pattinson, who would you like to be?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Probably a dog. I think I’ll be one in my next like, almost certainly.
ELLE: The heroes of you’re life?
ROBERT PATTINSON: As I get older, the more my parents are. But when I was younger, were a lot of rappers. They were the first people I saw who didn’t care about what people would think about them. It looked like they were showing the middle finger to everyone.
ELLE: Favourite cult movie?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Probably Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
ELLE: Favourite series?
ROBERT PATTINSON: The Wire. It is a tv series about a policeman and criminals in Baltimore.
ELLE: A director that you admire?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Claire Denis. I admire her a lot.
ELLE: Favourite book?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I’ve been reading a lot of Batman comics lately. I’ve also read a very good book by Christopher Hitchens called Mortality.
ELLE: Favourite dish?
ROBERT PATTINSON: Any type of pasta. I’m really boring when it comes to food. Maybe Spaghetti bolognese. More pasta than burgers.
ELLE: Ideal holidays?
ROBERT PATTINSON: An extreme or the other. Doing something with lots of activities, like climbing or going to the beach and do absolutely nothing, with no one around me.