CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'On The Road' premiere during the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2012 in Cannes, France (Editorial credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com)
Robert Pattinson has been involved in some of the biggest Hollywood franchises in recent history. The actor sat down with Kristien Gijbels
for the podcast HFPA In Conversation
and shared how his earlier roles in films like Twilight
and Harry Potter
have shaped him since his 'The Batman' casting news.
"It's funny because the secrecy of things is taken very seriously," Robert shared about finding out the news on his way to Cannes Film Festival. "I just thought they'd all have thought I did it, but I can't even get people to come to dinner with me, let alone be able to leak stuff to the press. I don't even know my pin number."
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The breaking news also leaked during a bad time for the actor. Pattinson was busy promoting his new film 'The Lighthouse'.
"It was weird as well because everyone just assumed it was true, and it wasn't true at the time," he shared. "It's also annoying as well, because Lighthouse
is this little movie, and you kind of don't want to piss everyone off where they organize this whole press tour and then everyone asks you about something else...It was quite stressful."
Robert Pattinson also discussed his time working on set of 'Harry Potter' and how he enjoyed it.
"It was a really nice environment on Harry Potter
," he shared. "Even compared to the movies I've done since, it was very protective. The way the kids were treated...In Harry Potter,
they were at school and they were kind of doing work at the same time...It felt like a very friendly family environment."
The actor recalled one good memory during one of his press tours. "It was amazing. Especially during that press tour," he shared. "I remember going to Tokyo for the first time, and sitting in my room looking out over the city and being like, 'How has this happened?' I really like that movie...I wouldn't be acting if it wasn't for that."
LOS ANGELES - FEB 22: Robert Pattinson at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA
Robert Pattinson also discussed his audition for the movie 'Twilight'. The actor recalled the audition process for the movie and how it changed his acting career. "I had gone to LA because I had been just sending tapes in London," he shared. "I didn't even have my own fancy video camera. I would use my parent's old Sony handy-cam from the early '90s...I sent tons and never got anything."
Little did Pattinson know but his decision to move to LA was for the better. However, it did take a bad audition for him to learn how to improve his acting career.
"It was the scene when [Edward] had a guitar...my agent was like, 'take your guitar into the audition,'" he shared. "I just walked in and they were like, 'Oh. You brought a guitar. Do you want to play us a song,' and I was like, 'No. This is the worst decision I ever made.' I was saying no and they were like, 'You just brought a guitar into just to hold it? Why did you bring a guitar in?' My entire confidence just s--t the bed. The audition was one of the worst auditions I did in my whole life. I remember calling my parents and saying, 'I'm done, I can't torture myself anymore,' and the next day I got a Twilight