Cannes -- Le Grand Journal, Cosmopolis Premiere and Press Conference
And the hot topic of the day is the hero of the Twilight saga. The good looking guy that everyone in Hollywood wants, that every girl want in their bed, let's not kid ourself. It's Robert Pattinson who plays in Cosmopolis, a movie spondered by Fun Radio, that just came out. It's the new movie by David Cronenberg. And we had the chance of meeting Rob at the Cannes Film Festival.
Indeed, you do well by saying that it's a movie by David Cronenberg because it's completely sick, where you can see the actor - revealed by the Twilight saga - almost completely naked which is already a good reason to go see it. This interview was recorded last weekend during the Festival. We asked him if he liked French cinema.
Rob: Definitely, yeah. If I could speak French, I'd live in France.
Ok, very good. But did he ever watch a French movie, I don't know, we could ask him like The Artist for example.
Rob: I haven't seen it and I was sitting next to ...
There we think he might say Jean Dujardin, right?
Rob: Oh no, it's the actress who plays with him. I saw her at the On the Road screening the other day. She was sitting next to me and I was like: 'I know, .. I know you' and I was sitting there the whole time and I couldn't remember her name. At the end I asked them, 'is that the girl from The Artist?' and they were like 'yeah, how did you not know that?' I wanted to say 'sorry' so much afterwards, I was so embarrassed.
Yep, nice for her.
It's like the story of her life.
I mean, to stay mute in front of her is normal after The Artist.
How would you define Eric Packer (main character in 'Cosmopolis'): is he just a sort of a weirdo or is he a visionary?He's just a weirdo(laughs). I think he is a person who is desperately looking for something but doesn't know what that is. Basically, no one is a visionary, the world repeats itself.
But wasn't Don DeLillo's a visionary when he write the book? Because the story was written 12 years ago, but is current and reflects the global economy today...
Yes, that's crazy. But at the same time, the collapse of financial markets... it seemed obvious that would happen.
Do you follow news about the economy, the reality of Europe?
In general but not specifically. It's weird. I know they're all terrified of what's happening.