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Robert Pattinson Says He Doesn't Feel Like a Professional Actor

Robert Pattinson Says He Doesn't Feel Like a Professional Actor

Robert Pattinson holds his hand to his face for a photo on the cover of Interview Magazine‘s Fall 2018 issue.

The 32-year-old actor was interviewed by his The Lighthouse co-star Willem Dafoe for the magazine. The shoot was photographed by Ryan McGinley and styled by Interview‘s Creative Director Mel Ottenberg.

Here is what Rob had to share with the magazine:

On not feeling like a professional actor: “With every single movie I’ve done, I’ve felt a compulsive need to tell the director on the first day that I have no idea what I’m doing. And I think in a larger corporate structure, people just don’t take that well. I don’t think I’m ever going to get to a point where I feel like, ‘Oh, I’m a professional actor with a set of tools ready, and I’ll be able to tell the story using whatever colors you need.’ I mean, I’ll literally do a movie specifically because I think I can’t do it. You just hope you don’t drown. And then when you don’t drown, you hopefully figure out how to swim.”

On the audiences for his movies: “When I’m making a movie, I don’t think about who’ll watch it at all. I mean, I do want to help get people to the movie. That’s really the only time I think about it. There’s a part of me that likes the art of marketing. I feel like a lot of actors don’t even want to think about the commercial prospects of a movie.”

On doing interviews: “I definitely do get a certain high from it. There’s a little gremlin inside of me that thinks, ‘Just say something shocking. You’re only here for a few minutes, say something terrible.’ There’s a kind of perverse glee I get from that. But I’ve given my publicist a number of heart attacks.”

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Photos: Ryan McGinley
Posted to: Magazine, Robert Pattinson

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