Robert Pattinson Discusses Twilight's Edward vs. Bel Ami's Duroy
Posted 02.07.12 by Mandy
In Robert Pattinson's latest movie, Bel Ami, it's clear that his character is nothing like Twilight's loyal and honest Edward. In a recent interview with the Herald Scotland, Pattinson was asked what Edward Cullen would think of Georges Duroy and declared "Edward so wouldn't approve!"
While the moody vampire, Edward, is decidedly a one-woman man, the 19th-century cad, George Duroy, seduces one lady after another. Or as Pattinson described it: "Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristen Scott Thomas... And I sleep with all of them."
Pattinson goes on to point out that he did not decide to make Bel Ami solely because of the differences between Edward Cullen and Georges Duroy.
The thing that stands out in the story in Bel Ami is just his behaviour — the women that he manages to screw over are all attracted to him to begin with and so he starts having affairs with them and destroys their lives afterwards. That's kind of nuts. But, to answer your question, I don't think about doing things just because they are different from Twilight, no. Honestly, Bel Ami was just such an intriguing film.
The actor admits that Twilight does have an impact on how his career unfolds from this point on.
Doing something like Twilight opens doors and it closes others. You can say, "Oh if I was still unknown, then no-one would judge me," but at the same time, nobody would give a s*** either. It's a weird little balance. And, most of the time, you are just completely guessing what people do, so I suppose doing scripts that you think are good is the way to go.
As far as choosing projects, that sounds like a great way to go. Bel Ami is expected to hit theaters March 2, but you can get plenty of RPattz action in Breaking Dawn - Part 1 which is released on DVD and Blu-ray Friday night. Don't forget to enter to win a collector's edition of the DVD as well as an autographed soundtrack right here.