Robert Pattinson Reveals His Secret Audition Technique

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Robert Pattinson used to change his accents for auditions because he didn’t want casting directors to know where he was from.

Robert Pattinson revealed he would adopt an American accident and put on a character as soon as he entered the audition room to make it seem like was from Denver, Colorado rather than showing casting directors that he was actually British.

Josh Sadie, the co-director of Robert’s movie Good Time said at the Cannes Film Festival in France, “You were telling me that story about how you’d go to auditions with your Denver accent, because you just did not want anyone to know that you were British-born. No offence to the British.”

Robert confirmed the story, adding,  “I would do an impression. I would have another character to go an audition to play a different character.”

Since the hit Twilight movies where he played Edward Cullen, Robert has been trying to distance himself from romantic lead roles. In the movie Good Time, he plays a tattooed bank robber with a goatee beard who is trying to save his arrested brother after a bank robbery goes wrong.

The movie premiered last Thursday and was thought to be one of the most well-received movies at the event thus far. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it received a six-minute standing ovation, with members of the audience whistling, cheering and yelling phrases like, “Great job”.